LibreOffice 3.6 released
LibreOffice 3.6 has been released as the fourth major release of the full-fledged powerful open-source office suite, introducing, along with a solid amount of under-the-hood changes, new interesting user interface tweaks and polish, bundle of features that are to deliver a more visually pleasant and stable, strengthened office tool.
What is new in LibreOffice 3.6?
- new splash screen with a minty "touch" and completely redesigned look&feel (splash screen selected after a public contest)
- redesigned Start Office dialog containing the minty bits
- refreshed About dialog with a minty addition (thus completing the minty "rebranding")
- overall lighter cleaner look with redesigned rulers and border removal
- support for word count, featuring a double-sided approach (meaning, writing text, automatically displays and updates the number of the typed words, yet, by selecting a number of words, adds a Selected addition into the bottom word count area, displaying both the "global" number of words and the selected number of words)
- 10 new Impress templates with fancy design (accessible under
LibreOffice Impress-->Master Pages)
- import filter for Corel Draw documents
- option to export PDF files with watermarks (under
LibreOffice Writer-->Files-->Export as PDF-->check Sign with Watermark)
- enhanced Writer (receiving support for contextual spacing, zoom settings for RTF/DOCX import/export, support to import Office SmartArt, etc)
- enhanced Calc (new option to set a custom sheet name prefix in new documents, right-click ability to merge cells, improved CSV file import, added support for field items in cells, increased configuration options for formula calculation, etc)
The full release details are available on http://www.libreoffice.org/download/3-6-new-features-and-fixes
LibreOffice 3.6 is to probably land in its official PPA in the next hours/days.
As a manual installation alternative, the new 3.6 version is available for download on http://www.libreoffice.org/download/
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