I started writing a book and chose to do it using LibreOffice Writer. Today I was exploring whether to change to Word, since now I happen to have a Microsoft365 licence (for other reasons). Very disappointed to see that in Word I cannot display my document in book format (ie left page showing on the left and right page on the right as you would expect it and how it is shown in Writer). The side by side option in Word just does not cut it.
Sorry Microsoft, but do better, this is very disappointing. And even if the option exists in some obscure setting somewhere, not good enough.
One cheer for open source software.
Edit: Found this query from 12 years ago (!). Not good.