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What's the best way to run MS Office from Linux? Cloud based, native with wine/play on linux, or a native suite? I don't want to run a VM just for office.

I've tried Libre Office but it doesn't format well for my college professors, and office online works but it's not as quick plus you need the online connection.

Would something like WPS Office be my best option if I wanted a native solution that looked and felt like office with the best level of compatibility?

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    Sweet timing, don't mind me coat-tail on this - I'm in the same boat. Been meaning to look into setting up MS Office 365 on Wine.
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    @Gentoo Office online has been my fallback solution. I prefer native if it's possible but that may be a tall order.
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    Ms Office 2010 works great under wine
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    I'd give it a shot under wine or I'll just throw this out for shits and giggles, why not try Google docs?
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    I would suggest zoho or google cloud, google has an offline version with a chrome extension
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    @rookiemaverick I've been trying that. So far it's the closest I've found to a MS Office look alike.
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    I've ran the entire ms office suit successfully on my mom's old laptop with debian. (512mb ram)
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    @lxmcf Google Docs is definitely underrated
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    I use WPS and it works good enough (there are some minor things I wish they did more like MS). The biggest problem is that the Linux version doesn't seem to be getting much attention from devs, since they focus on the mobile version mostly.

    I also saw someone set the office 365 online to be almost a standalone app. He used some app that worked as a browser, but without almost everything that's not needed for running webapps and gave it a window, a .desktop file and stuff like that. I'll look for that and link it here.

    Edit: found it https://youtu.be/DNLzmlGh6PY
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    @killermenpl Manjaro Linux has that built in. It's fantastic and has been my primary way of using Office. I may be unable to have my cake and eat it for a native solution beyond office 2010 on wine.
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    @notarealDev Idk, installing wine and installing office afrerwards.... 😅
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