I am helping an almost retired family member to become adapted to Ubuntu Mate & this has been going very well for a little while already.
For the most part he is very content, but has one persistent gripe:
LibreOffice isn't QUITE a perfect replacement for M$office.
Though its default file saving can be changed to the XML types, he still finds it lacking somehow & I'm not able to get a very clear answer as to what causes this discomfort aside of it simply being a bit different.
He was previously an XP user with whatever version of Kingsoft (WPS...) Office before this and he griped about that app as well from time to time due to its insistence upon saving to its own strange file type by default.
Now, I am hoping to get him fully acclimated to whatever can closely mimic M$Office that will save by default to the M$ funky XML file formats such that he can most easily make & open stuff that he shares with others who simply MUST use that 'other' type of OS...
Of the locally installable options besides LibreOffice (AFAIK...) there are WPS Office, its 'parent' - Apache OpenOffice, and OnlyOffice (which strikes me as a bit strange as well as needlessly pricey).
(Ofcourse the server-centered options are NOT preferred.)
Of course M$office 2010 can be shoe-horned in via PlayonLinux; that is - if one can get their hands on it, etc.
Perhaps there are other alternatives which I am not aware of ??
Thus my query:
Will the kind & helpful folks here please pitch in with opinions pointing at what may be used to help a windoze escapee to have the most possible comfort in adapting to a native office suite that runs well under Linux ??
Thanks Very Much for any helpful replies !!