In terms of features, NeoOffice (donations accepted) is huge, truly a viable alternative to Microsoft office. It includes all the basic components: Writer, the Word processing component; Calc, for spreadsheets; Impress, the presentation module; draw, for the creation of graphics and diagrams; and Base, the database component. The spreadsheet component has some sophisticated features like Advanced DataPilot technology, Natural language formulas, an Intelligent Sum Button and a comprehensive range of advanced spreadsheet functions.
Experienced Excel users will appreciate that textboxes default to having a border and white background. That‘s because they are often used to add comments or guidance to a user and so have to stand out. Otherwise a user would be foolish not to type words directly into the spreadsheet‘s cells. As equations can only be created in textboxes, the default settings are somewhat different; there is no border and no fill.