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LibreOffice (LO) is the state of the art free replacement for Microsoft Office.
At the time I update this, LO is currently in V5.3.
This "tutorial" should also work with Apache OpenOffice.
There are still some issues with Microsoft's extensions: .docx, .xlsx and .ppsx.
This happens because they are proprietary formats and it is hard to access their data dictionaries.
For the best free Office experience it is important to have:
If you have a 64-bit OS, download LO 64-bit.
Download it from: https://www.libreoffice.org
Download also the offline help.
The following dictionaries are the most important ones:
They can be selected during the installation setup.
The Portuguese default dictionary is the postreform.
You can download the prereform from: http://natura.di.uminho.pt/wiki/doku.php?id=dicionarios:main
The dictionaries are updated regularly as new versions of LO come out, so there is no need to download them manually.
The exception should be the Portuguese prereform.
— Quickstarter enabled
It is faster to open LO by automatically loading the libraries while Windows is entering the desktop.
Tools > Options > Memory > tick "Load LibreOffice during system start-up"
Make sure you have Java 8+.
If you are running LO 64-bit, you will require Java 64-bit. The same for 32-bit.
Download the latest Java from: https://www.java.com
To enable Java in LO:
Tools > Options > Advanced > select to use Java
It is the best grammar checker around.
LanguageTool requires Java to work.
Download it from: https://languagetool.org
Then install the .OXT in LO.
After it is installed, select the option to restart LO:
Last update: 10.Sep.2017