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21 Oct 2014
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10 ways to help users move from Microsoft Office to LibreOffice [38917]
Make a smooth transition from Microsoft Office to LibreOffice. These tips will help you iron out the wrinkles.

Jack Wallen writes, "it's coming -- that day when you decide the path of least resistance no longer runs through Microsoft. When that happens, you'll be seeking out alternative solutions for your business to get work done. One such solution is the LibreOffice suite.

Even though LibreOffice provides everything you need, there is one issue you'll have to get around: migration from Microsoft Office. As anyone in tech will tell you, end users fear and hate change. No one wants to have to jump ship mid-job and learn something new. That downtime could be costly (not just to employee efficiency, but to the bottom line). So how do you make the migration easier? I have 10 tips to help you out. Let's see if one or two won't motivate you to kick off that looming migration..."
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28 Aug 2014
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LibreOffice 4.3.1 [38145]
The Document Foundation, August 28th, 2014

The Document Foundation announced LibreOffice 4.3.1, the first minor release of LibreOffice 4.3 'fresh' family, with over 100 fixes (including patches for two CVEs, backported to LibreOffice 4.2.6-secfix, which is also available for download now).

All LibreOffice users are invited to update their installation as soon as possible to avoid security issues. This includes users who are running LibreOffice 4.2.6 as originally released on August, 5th 2014.
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21 Aug 2014
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Apache OpenOffice 4.1.1 [37911]
Micro update with many useful and critical bugfixes including 2 security relevant fixes

The Apache OpenOffice project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of OpenOffice 4.1.1. You can download it from the website.

Apache OpenOffice 4.1.1 is a micro update with many useful and critical bugfixes including 2 security relevant fixes (details will come separately).

Bugfixes include:

  • better compatibility with Microsoft Office files,
  • better support for Mac OS X gestures and scrolling,
  • enhanced compatibility with Linux desktop environments.

A full list of the issues fixed in this release can be found at
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16 Aug 2014
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Document Foundation Says LibreOffice Is On Its Way To Mobile Devices, Android Included [37789]
by Kristijan Lucic

Kristijan writes in Android Headlines, "LibreOffice is really popular with Linux users, part of the reason being they can't install Microsoft Office directly on their system, only through a third party program. The other part being, it's a really solid office suite. I personally use Ubuntu (Linux) and I have been an active user of LibreOffice for a while now, though I use Google Docs more frequently and do load Microsoft Office from time to time when I use Windows OS.

LibreOffice is not available on mobile platforms at the moment, however Document Foundation (the people responsible for this suite) have announced their plans to bring LibreOffice to mobile devices at the first LibreOffice Conference..."
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05 Aug 2014
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LibreOffice 4.2.6 [37688]
Ready for enterprise deployments and conservative users

The Document Foundation announced LibreOffice 4.2.6 'Still' the seventh and last minor release of the most solid version of the software, ready for enterprise deployments and conservative users.

LibreOffice 4.2.6 arrives just one week after the successful launch of LibreOffice 4.3 'Fresh' the most feature rich version of the office suite.

LibreOffice 4.2.6 is available.

LibreOffice users, free software advocates and community members can support The Document Foundation with a donation. Money collected will be used to grow the project both at global and local level.
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22 Jul 2014
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UK makes ODF its official documents format standard [37482]
Turning its back on Microsoft Office's native formats, the UK government has adopted the Open Document Format for all its sharable documents

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols writes in ZDnet, "In 2006 and 2007, there was an enormous documents standards war between Microsoft, with its OpenXML documents format, and the open-source community with its Open Document Format (ODF).

In the end, Microsoft, while eventually supporting ODF, won. ODF, while still supported by such popular open-source office suites as LibreOffice and OpenOffice, became something of an after-thought.

Until, the UK government announced on Tuesday, that it will now require all official office suites to support ODF.

The document format world has just been turned upside down..."
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