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LibreOffice 6.0 Open-Source Office Suite Officially Released, Here's What's New

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Numerous months in the making, LibreOffice 6.0 comes two and a half years after the LibreOffice 5.x series, and it's the biggest release of the open-source and cross-platform office suite so far. It introduces a revamped design with new table styles, improved Notebookbars, new gradients, new Elementary icons, menu and toolbar improvements, and updated motif/splash screen.

LibreOffice 6.0 offers superior interoperability with Microsoft Office documents and compatibility with the EPUB3 format by allowing users to export ODT files to EPUB3. It also lets you import your AbiWord, Microsoft Publisher, PageMaker, and QuarkXPress documents and templates thanks to the implementation of a set of new open-source libraries contributed by the Document Liberation project.

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Also: LibreOffice 6.0 Released With A Ton Of Open-Source Office Suite Improvements

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General Media Coverage About LibreOffice 6.0

  • LibreOffice 6.0 arrives as the open source Office alternative turns seven

    OPEN SOURCE productivity suite LibreOffice has reached version 6.0 with a bevvy of tweaks.

    The popular alternative to Microsoft's paid for product celebrates its 7th anniversary with a major update across Windows, Linux and macOS, with cloud augmentation to allow users to work on the web too.

    Improvements in multimedia embedding within Microsoft formats like .docx and .pptx has been significantly improved, thanks to improved ActiveX compatibility, plus there's now an option to turn your documents straight into E-PUB e-books. You can also import files from QuarkExpress.

  • Document Foundation releases LibreOffice 6.0 with improved GUI, file format support

    LibreOffice 6.0—the latest version of the popular open source office suite—was released by The Document Foundation on Tuesday. While the project has been on an approximate six-month release cadence since the debut of LibreOffice 3.3, the release of 6.0 brings significant improvements as well as code refactoring under-the-hood to ease development of new features going forward.

    As language evolves, new words are often invented to describe new ideas. This is particularly prevalent in IT, as new concepts are invented rapidly. Often, these new terms are compound words such as "crowdfund" or "middleware," which office suites interpret as being incorrect for purposes of spell-check. LibreOffice introduces a "Grammar By" function allowing new words to be automatically recognized in the same format as other words.

  • LibreOffice 6.0 makes it easier than ever to switch from Microsoft Office

    The Document Foundation has released LibreOffice 6.0 – the latest major upgrade to the open source free office suite. The new version is available now for Windows, macOS, Linux and the cloud, and new features will be rolled out to the Android edition in the coming months.

    “This is the start of a new development cycle,” explained Italo Vignoli, co-founder of The Document Foundation. “We want to make out software easier and simpler for users all over the world. They want to be able to access features easily, including people who are used to Microsoft Office.”

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