Windows Windows 7 Help

Office Suites

1. Is Office supplied with Linux?

Yes, an Office Suite is usually suppplied on most major Linux Distributions such as OpenOffice (free), LibreOffice, StarOffice. and other office type programs include Abiword, kwrite.
The above office suites include Word Processor, Spreadsheet, Presentation, Drawing and Database programs.

There are now some online office products such as Office Live and Google Docs.

2. Can you run Microsoft Office on Linux?

Yes, you can run most versions of Microsoft Office on Linux using WINE (Windows is Not an Emulator). Compatible versions include Office 2000 to Office 2013 (mainly the 32 bit versions).

You can download a time limited trial version of Office from Microsoft's Trial Page.

3. Can you run Microsoft Works on Linux?

Microsoft Works 4,6, and 9 work on Linux using WINE.

4. Can I read and write documents written in Microsoft Office be used on Office on Linux?

Microsoft documents such as doc, docx, xls, xlsx, ppt and pub can be read and written using Open Office and Libre Office applications. Note that saving documents will use the older doc, xls formats.
Microsoft Access databases could be imported into alternative database programs such as Kexi.

5. Is there a Desktop Publishing program for Linux?

Yes, there is a program called Scribus which supports all the professional features you find in a publishing program including frames, text, pictures, shapes, lines, fills,
colours, fonts, vector graphics, EPS, SVG, PSD, PDF, colour profiling and others.

6. Is there a Note taking tool in Linux?

Yes, there are plenty of note programs including Tomboy Notes which is included in Linux Mint.