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 Post subject: ONLYOFFICE (free office suite)
PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 10:07 am 
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I came across a mention of ONLYOFFICE as a free office suite so I went looking... I haven't tested for portability, but I think it needs to be mentioned here at TPFC.

    Powerful like Microsoft Office, free like LibreOffice. ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors is an open-source office suite that combines text, spreadsheet and presentation editors, distributed under AGPL license v3. You can download and use them for home, government, educational and commercial purposes without restrictions.

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The download page (https://www.onlyoffice.com/download-desktop.aspx) makes a portable Linux version (currently, v4.2.3.296) available but, alas, none for Windows...

The Softpedia review is at http://www.softpedia.com/get/Office-tools/Office-suites/ONLYOFFICE.shtml.


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 Post subject: Re: ONLYOFFICE (free office suite)
PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 10:56 am 
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Another interesting find, midas!

Hopefully we see a PortableApps.com version soon. Paging JTH! :)

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 Post subject: Re: ONLYOFFICE
PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:29 pm 
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ONLYOFFICE Desktop is free but Cloud features are paid.

Direct Download Links for ONLYOFFICE Windows version:
x32
x64

Several links:
Download3K - http://www.download3k.com/Business-Finance/Office-Suites/Download-ONLYOFFICE-Desktop-Editor-Win32.html
Download3K - http://www.download3k.com/Business-Finance/Office-Suites/Download-ONLYOFFICE-Desktop-Editor-Win64.html
gHacks - https://www.ghacks.net/2016/11/07/onlyoffice-microsoft-office-libreoffice-alternative/
AlternativeTo - https://alternativeto.net/software/onlyoffice/
Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OnlyOffice


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 Post subject: Re: ONLYOFFICE (free office suite)
PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 2:22 am 
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The desktop version is not only free, it's even open source.
In their German forums, a request for a portable Windows version has already been made in December 2016. The mod claimed he was going to inform the devs about the request. (It's seemingly impossible to search for "portable" and the like in the English forums because the word is said to be too common.)

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 Post subject: Re: ONLYOFFICE 4.2.5.312
PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:40 pm 
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ONLYOFFICE at version 4.2.5.312, I could not find the change log.

Has anyone tested ONLYOFFICE?

@Ribbon Experts
Is this a kind of slimmed down ribbon?


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 Post subject: Re: ONLYOFFICE 4.2.5.312
PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:48 pm 
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I went digging for some clarity on the license. Softpedia is listing it as a Trial, which I guess isn't quite accurate http://www.softpedia.com/get/Office-too ... FICE.shtml while Softonic thinks it's GPL'd https://onlyoffice.en.softonic.com/

I tested the desktop version (112 megs compressed) and it's listed as AGPL, which makes sense as it's usually used over a network ...

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However, I'd actually characterize it as "liteware" since several of the features on the homepage are "try it now" links:

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 Post subject: Re: ONLYOFFICE 4.2.5.312
PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:19 pm 
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smaragdus wrote:
Has anyone tested ONLYOFFICE?

I spent some time on this today and put together some thoughts:

Short version: The comparison to Google Docs is probably the best. It's accessible and easy, but feels limited after spending some time on it. If you do a lot of similar things frequently with minor edits, it's probably great.


By section

  • Word Processor - The nested bullets and numbering (outline) is nice but not quite as good as LO. It handles images really well, but desperately needs a "web" style view where elements aren't limited to whatever page size you have.

  • Presentation - I definitely prefer the presentation program over LO, even though it's lacking some of the flowchart functionality. I'm always hungry for PowerPoint alternatives.

  • Spreadsheet - looks really great but I the functionality doesn't appear to come close to MS or LO.

Other issues

    File format support is extremely unclear -- when you open a file dialog it just has a wildcard (*.*) so you get to click on something to see whether or not it opens.

    Embrace of Microsoft Office documents (it saves to MS formats by default). There is no doubt in my mind that the program cannot and will not work well with DOCX, XLSX, and PPTX files created by Office 2013. Everytime someone gets those standards down, Microsoft adds a bunch more crap with their latest version that suddenly won't work with even earlier versions of MS Office.


smaragdus wrote:
Is this a kind of slimmed down ribbon?

It's a different take. Everything is shoved inside of individual icons so if you want to add a bunch of elements to your presentation (for example) it takes a few clicks to get to something. Plus the icons aren't terribly obvious so you have to hover over them slowly to try and figure out what everything does. It's a bit tedious.

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 Post subject: Re: ONLYOFFICE (free office suite)
PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:58 pm 
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not exactly tested

unpacked inno installer
to avoid launch.bat messing with my %path% I moved files from .\converter sub folder to main folder
added msvcr120.dll & msvcp120.dll just for luck then ran DesktopEditors.exe on XP,
under those conditions it fired up without using registry but does create
D:\Documents and Settings\my user name\Local Settings\Application Data\ONLYOFFICE\DesktopEditors
with 22 files in 13 folders ? also seems to create initially an empty folder
D:\Documents and Settings\my user name\Local Settings\Application Data\CEF\User Data\Dictionaries
should be an easy 2 line candidate for gaP: or yaP:

my initial view is I won't use it as its 400Mb and insists on inflexible date format handling which cant handle time sheet values at this time of day
SoftMaker FreeOffice 2016 Portable which is under 200 Mb and can easily handle date time calcs such as
<snip>
2017-02-16 23:59:59
2017-02-17 00:00:00
</snip>

Will stick with M$ unOFFICEial 97 portable for 101% doc and xls compatibility


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