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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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26 Mar 2012
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TDF Announces LibreOffice 3.4.6 [25804]
Last in the 3.4 Series; Solves Security Issues, Adds Bug Fixes

The Document Foundation has released LibreOffice 3.4.6, the last planned release in the 3.4 series. TDF intends to concentrate its future efforts on the development of LibreOffice 3.5. Interested parties may download 3.4.6 immediately. LibreOffice 3.4.6 solves a potential security problem and a number of program bugs.
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19 Mar 2012
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Release of LibreOffice 3.5.1 Provides Additional Security and Stability [25739]
Developer Community Shows Remarkable Pace of Growth

The majority of the most-important bugs identified by users have been fixed in the release of LibreOffice 3.5.1 which includes improvements in security and stability. LibreOffice 3.5.1 is available for immediate download. According to Italo Vignoli, member of The Document Foundation Board of Directors, “During the last month, the number of TDF hackers has overtaken the threshold of 400 code developers, with a large majority of independent volunteers and several companies paying full time hackers. In any case, the project is independent, as none of these companies employs more than 7% of the developers."
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