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French Government IT directorate stands its ground : ODF supported, OOXML rejected

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The final draft version of the RGI (general interoperability framework), still awaiting final validation, maintains ODF as the recommended format for office documents within French administrations. This new version of the RGI provides substantiated criticism of the OOXML Microsoft format. April thanks the DISIC (French Inter-ministerial IT directorate) for not giving in to pressure and acting in the long-term interest of all French citizens and their administrations.

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Discussion: French Government IT Directorate Supports ODF, Rejects OOXML

LibreOffice 4.4.5 RC1 Arrives with More than 70 Fixes

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The Document Foundation has released the first RC for the new LibreOffice 4.4.5 branch. It's a maintenance update for the entire 4.4.x branch and it's not the last one in the series.

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LibreOffice 5.0: A Unique Release

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LibreOffice 5.0 is planned for release in early August and today Charles H. Schulz said this is "an unique release." When it comes to features and styles Schulz said the broad range of changes and improvements will be easily visible to the user. With things like the Breeze iconset, enhancements to the sidebar, and improved menus "this is a very special and exciting release."

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LibreOffice 5, a foundation for the future

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The release of the next major version of LibreOffice, the 5.0, is approaching fast. In several ways this is an unique release and I’d like to explain a bit why.

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Greek town of Livadeia switched to LibreOffice

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The Greek city of Livadeia has moved to the LibreOffice suite of office productivity tools, replacing a proprietary alternative, the city administration announced in May. The switch is part of the city’s government modernisation, the town in central Greece said.

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LibreOffice 4.4.4 Released

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The Document Foundation today announced LibreOffice 4.4.4, the latest update to the 4.4 branch. Today's release brings 74 bug fixes including several crashes and import/export bugs. The announcement today also brought news of version 5.0 as well as reminders for the LibreOffice Conference in September.

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LibreOffice 5.0 to Bring More DOCX Improvements

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The Document Foundation has released the second RC for the upcoming LibreOffice 5.0 version, and it looks like the developers are making a final push for the new version of the office suite that is scheduled to land in July.

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Can LibreOffice successfully compete with Microsoft Office?

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Michael Meeks, a leading LibreOffice developer, says the open source suite is currently being used by about 20 million Linux users. (LibreOffice is included in many Linux distributions.) He adds that update requests are also regularly received from 120 million different IP addresses – with one million new ones appearing every week -- and suggests that in total there may be 80 million LibreOffice users around the globe.

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LibreOffice 5.0.0

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  • LibreOffice 5.0.0 Release Candidate

    Libreoffice is steadily nearing its 5.0.0 release moment. According to the release schedule, this is supposed to be unearthed somewhere early August. The source code for its first release candidate was made available a few days ago.

  • Equalize Width/Height

    In LibreOffice 5.1 I've added an equalize width/height pair of adjustments to the "shapes" submenu when multiple objects are selected. Equalize Width and Equalize Height which adjusts the width/height of the selected objects to the width/height of the last selected object.

LibreOffice Integration in GNOME Documents Being Worked on

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The GNOME developers are working on some really cool new features, and some this new stuff will be landing with the next release. In this case, it's about the integration of LibreOffice with GNOME Documents.

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