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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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LibreOffice 5.0 to Bring Better Excel 2013 Importing

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The first Release Candidate for LibreOffice 5.0 has been made available by The Document Foundation and it comes packed with a ton of changes and improvements. There are still a few weeks left until the stable edition arrives, but we can see what the developers are doing until then.

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LibreOffice 4.4.4 to Arrive Very Soon, RC2 Is Out and Ready for Testing

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The Document Foundation has revealed that the second RC (Release Candidate) for the LibreOffice 4.4.4 branch has been released and it should now be available for download and testing.

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LibreOffice 5.0 Will Offer Microsoft Word-Compatible Text Highlighting

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The Document Foundation published recently details about the immediate availability for download and testing of the third Beta release of the upcoming LibreOffice 5.0 open-source office suite for GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows operating systems.

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LibreOffice Enables GTK3 VCL Plug-In Building By Default

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With the newest LibreOffice Git code, the GTK3 support code compiling is enabled by default. However, this is just building for the GTK3 VCL plug-in. At run-time, the GTK3 usage is still disabled by default. A --disable-gtk3 option is available for those not wanting to build with the GTK3 support.

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LibreOffice 5.0 RC1 Is Out, Bug Session Organized by The Document Foundation

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The first RC release for LibreOffice 5.0 has been made available by The Document Foundation and it's now available for download and testing. Developers are organizing a new bug hunting session for this release.

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The 7 Best Features in LibreOffice Writer

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Fifteen years after Sun Microsystems released the code for OpenOffice.org, most users still don't know what they have, especially in the text processor Writer. Far from being an inadequate substitute for Microsoft Word, in LibreOffice, the code's latest incarnation, Writer is so far ahead of its rival that there's no competition. You would have to compare Writer with a professional tool like FrameMaker to find a suitable comparison.

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Apache OpenOffice versus LibreOffice

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Following yesterday's LibreOffice report for 2014, comes another interesting report from Document Foundation members Barend Jonkers and Cor Nouws comparing the features of LibreOffice and OpenOffice. The 60-page report "focuses on areas as feasibility, smart use, quality and improvements, localization and more." It makes clear that LibreOffice has undergone massive improvements as compared to OpenOffice.

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