Tails includes LibreOffice, a powerful office suite which embeds several tools:

  • Writer, a word processor
  • Calc, a spreasheet application
  • Impress, a presentation engine
  • Draw, a drawing and flowcharting application
  • Math, for editing mathematics

To start LibreOffice choose Applications ▸ Office ▸ LibreOffice.

The LibreOffice website provides complete user guides for each of these tools, translated into several languages.

To use LibreOffice in your language, you can install the libreoffice-l10n-lang package using the Additional Software feature. Replace lang with the code for your language. For example, es for Spanish or de for German.

Most files contain metadata which is information characterising the content of the file. For example:

  • Cameras record data about when and where a picture was taken and what camera was used.
  • Office documents automatically add author and company information to texts and spreadsheets.

You can use the MAT to clean the metadata from your files before publishing them.