PhpSpreadsheet VS libreoffice-headless

Compare PhpSpreadsheet vs libreoffice-headless and see what are their differences.


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PhpSpreadsheet libreoffice-headless
9 2
11,113 5
1.4% -
9.7 10.0
2 days ago about 5 years ago
PHP Shell
MIT License GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
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Posts with mentions or reviews of libreoffice-headless. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-11-11.
  • Laravel development & production ready Docker build - help needed
    9 projects | | 11 Nov 2021
    I'd use PHPWord then, but, if it's not enough, surely go ahead and have a headless libreoffice server like here. You can probably set up your own dockerfile following the examples, as the existing projects seem a bit outdated.
    9 projects | | 11 Nov 2021
    I'm not sure about the particular container. It seems to expose a port, but it doesn't seem to launch libreoffice itself. I think it's only intended for manual use from the host system. I noticed that there are also other images that seem to run libreoffice as a server and expose it's port, e.g.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing PhpSpreadsheet and libreoffice-headless you can also consider the following projects:


Spout - Read and write spreadsheet files (CSV, XLSX and ODS), in a fast and scalable way

ExcelAnt - Simple yet powerful Excel manipulation library for PHP 5.4+

PHPWord - A pure PHP library for reading and writing word processing documents

PHPPowerPoint - A pure PHP library for reading and writing presentations documents

gotenberg - A Docker-powered stateless API for PDF files.

laravel-docker - quickstart for production ready Laravel in docker

nginx-proxy - Automated nginx proxy for Docker containers using docker-gen

docker-image-php-nginx - Configurable Docker image for PHP-FPM with Nginx for several frameworks. Includes SQLite, Composer, Xdebug, Blackfire, NodeJS, database command-line clients and popular PHP extensions.