Ubuntu 12.10's LibreOffice gained new extra templates (available via Ubuntu Software Center)
Labeled as "Let's make some templates for LibreOffice", a LibreOffice initiative has been launched as a public call for templates, presenting itself as a public place where creative users have been summiting LibreOffice templates aimed at Impress, Writer, Calc and Draw.
The developers have just gathered and packaged various templates from the mentioned community-based effort, furthermore, landing them into Ubuntu's main repos (and a dedicated package), consequently, adding fancy extra templates is to be easily performed via Ubuntu Software Center.
There are 8 landed OTP templates,
BrightBlue, CubaLire, DNA, Hexagons, LushGreen, Metropolis, Typography, Vintage (five are new) that are to enahnce (on demand) Impress' "horizon".
The CubaLibre template presents the user an exotic picture with white-ish borders and sun rays coming from underneath, a template aimed at more entertaining topics with "relaxed" audiences.
Hexagons plunges the user into a sober environment yet packed with polished bits, such as a pleasant-to-the-eye dotted pattern and a coming-from-the-center light source, a truly interesting template suitable for titles, near-future objectives, "rigid" conclusions, etc.
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