When comparing Office 365 vs Evince, the Slant community recommends Evince for most people. In the question“What are the best Microsoft Office alternatives?” Evince is ranked 15th while Office 365 is ranked 22nd. The most important reason people chose Evince is:
It isn't immediately obvious how to do this, but the instructions are [here](https://help.gnome.org/users/evince/stable/annotations.html.en). As of 13 June 2018, the icons/screenshots on that page look different than what can be seen under Evince v3.18.2, but the devs have been alerted to this discrepancy, and there are requests they make the finding/using of annotations more intuitive than they are now.
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Pro Allows for real-time collaboration
Multiple people can work on the same document at the same time.
Pro Easy to transition from MS Office
Office 365 is laid out the same way with a similar ribbon interface that will be instantly comfortable to long-time Microsoft Office users.
Pro Excellent integration and compatibility with MS Office desktop applications
Pro No installation required
Pro Can annotate a pdf
It isn't immediately obvious how to do this, but the instructions are here.
As of 13 June 2018, the icons/screenshots on that page look different than what can be seen under Evince v3.18.2, but the devs have been alerted to this discrepancy, and there are requests they make the finding/using of annotations more intuitive than they are now.
Pro Free and open source software
Pro Can find a word in a pdf
Pro Good integration with Gnome desktop
Pro Supports touchpad gestures
Pro Supports touch interaction
Supports touch, including drag and pinch to zoom.
Uses proprietary software.
Con Dependant on having an Internet connection
Con Has only a fraction of Microsoft Office functionality
Office 365 is not a complete replacement for Microsoft Office. The most advanced functionality still can only be found on the desktop.
Con Cloud dependent
Does not edit local files, they have to be synced first.
Con Scrolling is not smooth
Con Thumbs not working
Scroll once, and all thumbs in the side panel are gone...
Con Window can't be resized
You can only read in a small box or fullscreen, no way to manually size window.
Con Keyboard shortcuts cannot be rebound
Con Adding annotations isn't as intuitive as it should be
Instructions can be found here. Specifically, a user should be able to select a word or block of text, then right-click and see highlight/add note options in the drop-down menu. Currently, this option isn't available (as of Evince v3.18.2 / 13th June 2018).