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15 Aug 2012
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LibreOffice 3.6 Released by The Document Foundation [27240]
New Features, Tweaks Abound

The Document Foundation has announced the release of LibreOffice 3.6, which provides a number of new features and incremental improvements over previous versions. Innovations range from features such as improved performance and interoperability to user interface tweaks, where theming has improved to more closely match current design best-practice. A full list with screenshots is available. Some of the innovations are a new CorelDRAW importer; integration with Alfresco via the CMIS protocol and limited SharePoint integration; color-scales and data-bars in spreadsheet cells; improved auto-format function for tables in text documents; high quality image scaling; and Microsoft SmartArt import for text documents.
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16 Jul 2012
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The Document Foundation Releases LibreOffice 3.5.5 [26859]
Many New Features, Bugfixes

LibreOffice 3.5.5, the current version of the free office suite, is now available with stability enhancements and bugfixes, improvements in Calc, Impress, font handling and compatibility to third-party formats. The Document Foundation has made the download available. This release of LibreOffice is the best version available for corporate and enterprise adoption. The worldwide LibreOffice Conference will take place in Berlin, Germany, from October 17th to 19th, 2012. It is supported by the German Federal Ministries of the Interior and of Economics and Technology, with the Call for Papers running until August 15th.
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30 May 2012
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LibreOffice 3.5.4 [26465]
Offers Performance Improvements of up to 100%

With the release of LibreOffice 3.5.4, the fifth version of the free office suite’s 3.5 family, the Document Foundation announces performance improvements of up to 100% over earlier versions. These improvements are attributed to the combined result of the many code optimizations executed during the last months and the bug and regression chasing activity performed regularly by volunteers and developers. LibreOffice 3.5.4 is now the fastest version of the best free office suite ever.
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14 May 2012
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Making Hybrid PDFs with Libre Office [26306]
Simon Phipps Shows How It's Done

In a two minute video, Simon Phipps demonstrates how to create a hybrid (or editable) PDF using LibreOffice. Phipps explains that a hybrid PDF is a normal PDF file, but with the Open Document Foundation source of the document embedded so that anyone with LibreOffice is also able to open and edit it. Both ODF and PDF are open standards, so you can be sure that there’s a choice of free and open source software for editing and viewing them that will remain accessible in perpetuity, Phipps assures viewers.
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07 May 2012
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LibreOffice 3.4 Writer Guide [26233]
By LibreOffice Documentation Team

Users of LibreOffice (and prospective users) can now purchase "LibreOffice 3.4 Writer Guide," which documents the use of LibreOffice's, a freely-available, full-featured office suite that runs on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X. The book is for beginners to advanced users of Writer, the word processing component, which covers setting up Writer to suit the way you work. This book was written by volunteers from the LibreOffice community. Profits from the sale of this book will be used to benefit the community. Free PDFs of this book and its individual chapters are available from the LibreOffice site.
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09 Apr 2012
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The Document Foundation Releases LibreOffice 3.5.2 [25879]
Hackers Continue to Join the Ranks

The Document Foundation has released LibreOffice 3.5.2, which fixes an additional large number of the bugs identified by TDF QA experts and LibreOffice users worldwide. Further TDF news is that LibreOffice has recently been selected as a mentoring organization for Google Summer of Code. Students are invited to look at the GSoC Ideas Wiki Page to get inspired for their next task. One of 2011 GSoC projects, the MS Visio Import Filter, has been integrated in LibreOffice 3.5, and the author, Eilidh McAdam, has already found a LibreOffice development related employer: Lanedo. The increasing popularity of LibreOffice is reflected in the growth of on-board hackers, which now numbers 429.
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