The Document Foundation has announced that the final version for LibreOffice 4.0.0 is now available for the Linux platform, bringing a lot of bugfixes and improvements.
According to The Document Foundation, LibreOffice has grown intro the largest independent free software project focused on end user desktop productivity.
“LibreOffice 4.0 is a milestone in interoperability and an excellent foundation for our continued work to improve the User Interface.”
“Our project is not only capable of attracting new developers on a regular basis, but it also creates a transparent platform for cooperation based on a strong Free Software ethos, where corporate sponsored and volunteer developers work to attain the same objective,” stated Florian Effenberger, chairman of the Board of Directors.
Highlights of LibreOffice 4.0.0:
- 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 has been implemented, thanks to several new features and improvements like the possibility of importing ink annotations and attaching comments to text ranges;
- Users can now import Microsoft Publisher documents, and further improvement of Visio import filters, with the addition of 2013 version, has been already done;
- Additional UI incremental improvements have been implemented, including Unity integration and support of Firefox Themes (Personas) to give LibreOffice a personalized look;
- The widget layout technique for dialog windows has been added, 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.