(Microsoft) Office Online... what do you recommend me?

The_Prodigy1982

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I own a small company, with currently only 1 employee... expecting to hire a few more in the near future (in about 1-1,5 years).
But ok, on to the question;

- Now I'd like to share Excel (and maybe also Word-) files with my colleague, and being able to edit these uploaded files in realtime through my webbrowser, creating a more efficient workflow.
Sending emails back and forth with attachments is just not convenient.

Now I came across the following pages... but for me it doesn't make things very clear.

https://forums.imore.com/e?link=htt...int%2Fcompare-sharepoint-plans&token=4-nkAJt2

https://forums.imore.com/e?link=htt...soft-office-products%3Ftab%3D2&token=trcxiMRo

• Can anyone offer me any good recommendation, on what option would be best for me?
 
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MrMars

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Maybe this isn’t sufficient enough but what about just using Google Docs and Sheets?
 
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Hendri Hendri

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prefer office 365 than office online, if you need the excel with certain formula editing. it has some limitation for sure (office online)
 

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You Necro'd a 6 month old post.

If you use Office Online, you're giving up on 90% of Office's functionality. Office does Live Collaborative Editing on Desktop, Web, and Mobile.

Unless your needs are so basic that iWork or Google Docs would suffice (which is actually the case for many Offices and users - so something you should consider before spending money on any software/subscription/services), Office Online doesn't make much sense as a primary productivity suite.

Web versions have feature parity with the mobile versions, or thereabouts. Unlike Apple, Microsoft does not gimp the Desktop versions to maintain feature party with mobile apps (aside from UWP OneNote).

Another option would be using LibreOffice and storing the ODF documents on OneDrive. Office Online supports ODF fully. You can even set it as the default file format, there!

LibreOffice has a built-in integration for OneDrive and Google Drive in the Software ;-)
 

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is LibreOffice as powerful as excel ? can we save excel extension using libreoffice ?

- No.

- Yes, but YMMV in terms of compatibility. Feature set differs between the two. Best to use ODF if moving documents between a these applications. Excel supports that; even the web version. You can set it as default save format in both those versions.
 

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