Hello everyone, today I will get straight to the point and let you guys check out the latest release of LibreOffice for Ubuntu.
LibreOffice 4.3 is the eighth major release of the software since its split from OpenOffice back in 2010 and the third minor release in the 4.x release series.
Table of Contents
Every major release of the office suite sees a huge set of changes, fixes and updates included. If you have a spare couple of hours you can pour over the entire change log for this latest update on the Document Foundation wiki at wiki.documentfoundation.org/ReleaseNotes/4.3.
To save you some time we’ve put together a brief summary of the more user-facing and headline features new to this update.
Improved document interoperability with a range of document types include; “support of OOXML Strict, OOXML graphics improvements (DrawingML, theme fonts, preservation of drawing styles and attributes), embedding OOXML files inside another OOXML file, support of 30 new Excel formulas, support of MS Works spreadsheets and databases, and Mac legacy file formats such as ClarisWorks, ClarisResolve, MacWorks, SuperPaint, and more.”
Spreadsheet program Calc will also allow more intuitive multi-tasking with the update, “thanks to the smarter highlighting of formulas in cells, the display of the number of selected rows and columns in the status bar, the ability to start editing a cell with the content of the cell above it, and being able to fully select text conversion models by the user.”
3D models in presentation application Impress can now be inserted in the new open gITF format, although support for the feature is currently on Windows and Linux versions only.
Other Notable Changes
- Support for animated 3D models in Impress
- Support for Collada and .kmz files
- Initial HiDPI support on Windows & Linux
- Start center now previews all files, not just .odf
- Progress bar for .docx imports
- PDF Import tweaks, including rotated text support
Download LibreOffice 4.3
LibreOffice 4.3 is available to download from the official project website at libreoffice.org/download, or direct through the following links:
Thanks to OmgUbuntu.co.uk for the report.