LibreOffice 4.0 has just been released for Windows, Mac and Linux systems, including Ubuntu. This release introduces many new features as well as bug fixes that includes, Integration with several content and document management systems – including Alfresco, Microsoft SharePoint 2010, OpenText, SAP NetWeaver Cloud Service and others – through the CMIS standard and better interoperability with DOCX and RTF documents, and several new features and improvements like the possibility of importing ink annotations and attaching comments to text ranges.
To view a complete changelog about this, please click here.
Below are some of the new features that were added:
- Integration with several content and document management systems – including Alfresco, IBM FileNet P8, Microsoft Sharepoint 2010, Nuxeo, OpenText, SAP NetWeaver Cloud Service and others – through the CMIS standard.
- Better interoperability with DOCX and RTF documents, thanks to several new features and improvements like the possibility of importing ink annotations and attaching comments to text ranges.
- Possibility to import Microsoft Publisher documents, and further improvement of Visio import filters with the addition of 2013 version (just announced).
- Additional UI incremental improvements, including Unity integration and support of Firefox Themes (Personas) to give LibreOffice a personalized look.
- Introduction of the widget layout technique for dialog windows, which makes it easier to translate, resize and hide UI elements, reduces code complexity, and lays a foundation for a much improved user interface.
- Different header and footer on the first page of a Writer document, without the need of a separate page style.
- Several performance improvements to Calc, plus new features such as export of charts as images (JPG and PNG) and new spreadsheet functions as defined in ODF OpenFormula.
- First release of Impress Remote Control App for Android, supported only on some Linux distributions. (The second release, coming soon, will be supported on all platforms: Windows, MacOS X and all Linux distros and binaries.)
- Significant performance improvements when loading and saving many types of documents, with particular improvements for large ODS and XLSX spreadsheets and RTF files.
- Improved code contribution thanks to Gerrit: a web based code review system, facilitating the task for projects using Git version control system (although this is not specific of LibreOffice 4.0, it has entered the production stage just before the 4.0 branch).
To learn how to install it in Ubuntu, please read this post. You can also wait for the PPA to be updated to easily upgrade. The link above shows you how to download LibreOffice and install it in Ubuntu. All you have to do is change all reference of 3.6.5 to 4.0. But the installation is the same.
The above post is a guide that shows you how you can easily download and install the program in Ubuntu.
For Windows and Mac systems, use this download link to get a copy.
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