LibreOffice Installation Process
After downloading the setup file for LibreOffice from http://www.documentfoundation.org/download/, start the setup process by clicking "Next".
Extract the setup files by clicking "Unpack".
Continue with the setup process by clicking "Next".
Enter your name and organization, then click "Next".
Unless you have space restrictions, I'd recommend the typical installation. Click "Next" to continue.
Leave the checkbox checked if you want a shortcut on the desktop, otherwise uncheck it. Click "Install" to continue.
Sit back and relax while the program is being installed.
Here's LibreOffice in the start menu.
I quickly did a test to see that it could open some Word and Word Perfect documents, and of course, it could. What I was pleasantly surprised about was it was able to open an Acrobat file (PDF) in the Draw module and let me edit it!
It looks every bit as capable as Open Office, so I think I'll give it a shot my main offline office suite for awhile. My main online office suite will continue to be Google Docs, which is now being used for at least 95% of my word processing and spreadsheet tasks.