You're welcome larry.
It sounded like you were doing something with multiple tables, and that's not an unusual thing to do with Scribus.
I know it's probably best for you at the moment to go with the workflow you've got but it might be good to experiment to save some time in the future.
For instance, if you create each new table on a different sheet in your workbook and then export the whole thing as PDF, you can import the PDF into an image frame. Then you can duplicate the frame and change the page (sheet) number in the Properties Palette Image tab to have a different table (sheet) in each frame.
All of your tables will be in the same workbook and easily changed - alter the workbook, export overwriting the PDF on export, update image frame - and all you need to do is change the page number to say which table to use in each frame. (You'll need to change image size/position to suit the frame also but you'd need to do that whatever format you used.)
You might find that this way of doing things makes it a lot easier for you to make your reports and update them quickly without much fuss. It's well worth giving it a go to see how easy it is to do.
On the OO/LO side, I don't think there's much difference between them (apart from which has had which bugs fixed). There will be some UI differences but they use pretty much the same code underneath. I think the Scribus team currently recommends using LibreOffice for some reason (probably because that's what they test against) but the outout from each should be the same.