Ade Malsasa Akbar contact
Senior author, Open Source enthusiast.
Monday, March 1, 2021 at 13:42

You want to try LibreOffice Online for free, right? For your information, it is Writer, Calc, and Impress made accessible on the web browser developed by the infamous Collabora. For a long time, there was barely free service to try but now you and I can try. This article invites you to try it by showing how it looks like. Enjoy!

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What is it?

LibreOffice Online (also called Collabora Office) is the computer office suite program LibreOffice made web based i.e. you access it using web browser without installing anything to your computer. Speaking about the technology, it is integrated with Nextcloud on the server.

Where to try it for free?

I am lucky I got a gratis account at Follow my previous guide to access it. If you cannot get a free account then, simply go to Nextcloud Signup and choose one among several providers that says they provide LibreOffice Online there.


Create a Writer document by clicking (+)  button > New Document > Writer online appears. On the Operation Tulip, it looks like below.


Create a Calc document by clicking (+) button > New Spreadsheet > Calc online appears.


Create an Impress document by clicking (+) button > New Presentation > Impress online appears.

Document Formats

LibreOffice Online supports document formats (choices when doing Open or Save As) as mentioned below:

  • Document: odt, doc, docx, pdf
  • Spreadsheet: ods, xls, xlsx, pdf
  • Presentation: odp, ppt, pptx, pdf


There are a lot of features unmentioned here such as collaborative team editing. For now, I think it should be enough for us to try and benefit from it. Finally, see you next time on the LibreOffice topic!

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