Can I install LibreOffice and Microsoft Office on the same computer?

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Without a doubt, one of the most downloaded office software today is Microsoft Office, since it has always been one of the most popular as it was developed by Redmond. Now, the truth is that there are also many users who are more in favor of free use licenses, and in this case the most recommended version is LibreOffice.

However, we must also bear in mind that there is a very important question on the part of the users of this type of program, and it is none other than whether some kind of incompatibility or problem is generated when keeping both applications installed on a computer, since this does happen for example between different versions of Microsoft Office.

So, is it possible to install Microsoft Office and LibreOffice on the same Windows computer?

In short, it could be said that yes it is possible to do this. Microsoft will not enforce no type of impediment on your computer so that you avoid installing LibreOffice on your computer if you already have its suite installed, and of course this will not happen otherwise.

However, what you should keep in mind is that doing so has a greater impact on your computerBoth in terms of resources and disk space, but if this is not a problem for you, you can continue with the installation without any problem.

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It is also important that you establish with which program each type of file has to be opened by default, since in the case of not doing so, it is most likely that the last one you have installed on your Windows computer is used for all known file types. This, in other words, would mean that documents created in Word could be opened directly with LibreOffice and vice versa, for example. Similarly, in both programs you have the option to open files that have already been created, so there should be no greater difficulty in this regard.

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