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LibreOffice 7.0 is released. This is what's new

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The latest version of LibreOffice 7.0 is here with major improvements and features. It is a massive release in terms of user features, compatibility and more.
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Announcement of LibreOffice 7.0

  • Announcement of LibreOffice 7.0

    LibreOffice 7.0: the new major release of the best FOSS office suite ever is available on all OSes and platforms, and provides significant new features

  • LibreOffice 7.0 Officially Released, This Is What’s New

    Many months in development, the LibreOffice 7.0 open-source and free office suite is finally here and will soon be available for installation from the stable software repositories of many popular GNU/Linux distributions, so you can enjoy a better and more modern office suite experience.

    As you can imagine, this is a major release that adds numerous new features and improvements over previous versions. Highlights include ODF 1.3 support with the ability to add visual digital signatures in existing documents, encrypt XML documents with the OpenPGP/GPG standard, change tracking, and additional details in the description of elements in first pages, text, numbers and charts.

  • LibreOffice 7.0 Released As The Open-Source, Vulkan-Accelerated Office Suite

    LibreOffice 7.0 has been released! Making LibreOffice 7.0 so exciting is that the Cairo code was replaced with Google's Skia library and in the process gaining optional support for GPU accelerating the user-interface with Vulkan.

    Beyond the Skia+Vulkan support, LibreOffice 7.0 brings ODF 1.3 document support, better compatibility for Microsoft Office formats like DOCX / XLSX / PPTX, icon and other user-interface improvements, HiDPI improvements, removal of Adobe Flash export support, other import/export improvements, different performance optimizations, and other changes. At the last minute for the 7.0 release they did revert the "Personal Edition" branding their marketing folks originally proposed for this release.

  • LibreOffice 7.0 released

    Version 7.0 of the LibreOffice office suite is out. It brings a long list of new features, including: "support for OpenDocument Format (ODF) 1.3; Skia graphics engine and Vulkan GPU-based acceleration for better performance; and carefully improved compatibility with DOCX, XLSX and PPTX files". The plan to create a differentiated "enterprise edition" that was discussed in July has been deferred and is not part of this release.

  • LibreOffice 7.0 Released, This is What’s New

    Naturally LibreOffice 7.0 boasts a raft of welcome improvements and notable new features, the bulk of which we take a look at in this post.

    The Document Foundation, the non-profit organisation driving the development of this free office suit, say LibreOffice 7.0 is a “new major release providing significant new features”.

    If you just want to download LibreOffice 7.0 for your Windows, macOS, or Linux system you can skip to the download section near the bottom of the post.

LibreOffice 7: Now more Microsoft-compatible -- and still free

  • LibreOffice 7: Now more Microsoft-compatible -- and still free

    Microsoft has made it clear that it sees the desktop office suite future on the cloud, not on your PC. As a "last resort" -- Microsoft's words, not mine -- Microsoft recommends Office 2019. Maybe paying an eternal subscription fee for Microsoft works for you. It does for many users. But, if you want an old-style office suite which lives on your PC, LibreOffice is now your top choice. Oh, and did I mention? LibreOffice won't cost you a cent.

    This new major release comes with several improvements. At the top of the list for users who've spent their working lives with Microsoft Office, the best feature is better compatibility with DOCX, XLSX, and PPTX files. LibreOffice 7's DOCX is now saved in native 2013/2016/2019 mode, instead of 2007 compatibility mode. This greatly improves interoperability across multiple MS Office versions. The program can also now export to XLSX files with sheet names longer than 31 characters and exporting XLSX checkboxes. A long time Office XLSS bug, the "invalid content error" when opening exported XLSX files with shapes has also been resolved. Finally, he PPTX import/export filter has been improved.

A new Writer Outline folding mode in LibreOffice

  • A new Writer Outline folding mode in LibreOffice

    Jim Raykowski, one from LibreOffice developers, realized so much requested feature - Writer Outline folding mode. You should enable Experimental features in Tools ▸ Options ▸ LibreOffice ▸ Advanced dialog to see "Show outline content visibility button" checkbox in Tools ▸ Options ▸ LibreOffice Writer ▸ View dialog.
    After checking it you'll can see a button with arrow near any selected heading in your document. Click on it to fold all text from the current heading to next heading. Right click on it to fold all text from current heading to next the same level heading with all its subheadings.

Can LibreOffice 7.0 Be Awaited Microsoft Office Alternative?

  • Can LibreOffice 7.0 Be Awaited Microsoft Office Alternative?

    LibreOffice is one of the most well-known open source office suites out there. It starts as a continuation of OpenOffice, which is no longer under active development after Oracle bought its parent company, Sun, in 2010.

    Version 7.0 of LibreOffice was released yesterday, with tons of improvements everywhere both in performance and in the overall user interface. But can LibreOffice 7.0 be the long-awaited Microsoft Office alternative? And to what level can companies, organizations and governments depend on it to use it instead of Microsoft Office?

    To answer that, we’ve put our hands on the new version to see what’s new in it and how well it can deal with Microsoft Office documents and presentation files.

LibreOffice 7 Released

  • LibreOffice 7 Released

    LibreOffice is the best open-source alternative to Microsoft Office. It is available for all major platforms and the document foundation releases frequent updates.

    With the new major update LibreOffice 7, it has got some nice features and performance improvements.

    LibreOffice is an office suite developed by the document foundation. The look and features of every LibreOffice are identical to MS Office or even better. The Calc Spreadsheet that is the alternative to MS spreadsheet opens faster and, with the new update, it has got more performance improvements.

LibreOffice 7.0 Ready to Install

Now in Slackware

  • Libre Office 7 packages for Slackware-current

    New! LibreOffice 7.0.0 was released last week and I built packages for Slackware-current.

    The release announcement gives a concise overview of the new features and enhancements all over the board – among which a much improved support for Microsoft Office document file formats. I will not repeat all of that here on the blog, so please check out the content behind above link.
    Amazing that even with several big companies driving the development of this Open Source office suite, still 26% of LibreOffice’s code contributions come from non-corporate individuals.

  • LibreOffice 7.0 Now Available

    The LibreOffice Project has announced the availability of LibreOffice 7.0, a new major release of the FOSS office suite.

Now in Slackware

  • Libre Office 7 packages for Slackware-current

    New! LibreOffice 7.0.0 was released last week and I built packages for Slackware-current.

    The release announcement gives a concise overview of the new features and enhancements all over the board – among which a much improved support for Microsoft Office document file formats. I will not repeat all of that here on the blog, so please check out the content behind above link.
    Amazing that even with several big companies driving the development of this Open Source office suite, still 26% of LibreOffice’s code contributions come from non-corporate individuals.

  • LibreOffice 7.0 Now Available

    The LibreOffice Project has announced the availability of LibreOffice 7.0, a new major release of the FOSS office suite.

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