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LibreOffice is a free and open-source cross-platform productivity suite. It includes a word processor (Writer), spreadsheet creator (Calc), presentation editor (Impress), database manager (Base), diagramming and charting tool (Draw), and equation editor (Math).

LibreOffice is a free and open-source office suite developed by The Document Foundation as a fork of OpenOffice.org. It is largely compatible with other major office suites, including Microsoft Office (MS Office) and is available for a variety of platforms. It is the default office suite used by Ubuntu and many other popular Linux distributions such as Fedora.

LibreOffice can import/export documents in several file formats; its native formats are the OpenDocument Formats (ODFs) such as OpenDocument Text (.odt), OpenDocument Presentation (.odp), OpenDocument Spreadsheet (.ods), etc. Formats supported (for reading and writing) include the Office Open XML specification used in Microsoft Office 2007 and 2010 (.docx, .pptx and .xlsx), as well as to the older file formats used in Microsoft Office 95 and 97-2003 (.doc, .ppt and .xls). It also supports Rich Text File format (.rtf) and OpenOffice.org XML format. All documents can be exported to the PDF format (.pdf), as well as presentations to Adobe Flash (.swf). LibreOffice also has the ability to import documents in read-only mode in the Uniform Office Format, Data Interchange Format and the formats of Microsoft Works, WordPerfect and Lotus 1-2-3.

Citations in LibreOffice can be managed with plugins for the citation managers Mendeley and Zotero.

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