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LibreOffice at FOSDEM and Special Characters' Final Touch

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  • Open Document Editors DevRoom at FOSDEM 2019: Call for Papers

    FOSDEM is one of the largest gatherings of Free Software contributors in the world and takes place each year in Brussels (Belgium) at the ULB Campus Solbosch. In 2019, it will be held on Saturday February 2, and Sunday February 3.

    The Open Document Editors DevRoom is scheduled for Saturday, February 2 (from 10:30AM to 7:00PM, room UB2.147).

    We are inviting proposals for talks about Open Document Editors or the ODF standard document format, on topics such as code, localization, QA, UX, tools, extensions and adoption-related cases. Please keep in mind that product pitches are not allowed at FOSDEM.

  • Special Characters: The Final Touch

    Last year we revised the workflow to insert special characters. Based on a design proposal the dialog was reimplemented in a Google Summer of Code project by Akshay Deep. The new dialog allows to easily browse through the list and to search for glyphs contained in the selected font. It also introduced Favorites (a user collection of glyphs that are used frequently) and a list of Recently Used glyphs. But some pieces got more or less intentionally lost and some parts of the redesign might have room for improvements. So here is an idea for the final touch.

Community Member Monday: Iwan Tahari on LibreOffice migrations in Indonesia

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Many companies around the world use free and open source software (FOSS) to reduce costs, improve reliability, and free themselves from vendor lock-in. Today we talk to Iwan Tahari from FANS, an Indonesian shoe manufacturer, which has migrated to GNU/Linux and LibreOffice...

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Report: LibreOffice Bug Hunting Session in Taiwan

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LibreOffice’s worldwide community is active in many parts of the project – in development, localisation, documentation, design, marketing and more. There’s also the Quality Assurance (QA) community, which focuses on identifying and fixing bugs. At a recent event in Taiwan, a Bug Hunting Session took place to check bug reports, as Franklin Weng explains…

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Software: LibreOffice, LibrePCB and Darktable

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  • Month of LibreOffice, November 2018: The winners!

    This is the best Month of LibreOffice we’ve ever had, reflecting our lively and growing community.

  • LibrePCB 0.1.0 Released

    Since the release candidate 0.1.0 RC2 three weeks ago, no critical bugs were reported, so we decided to finally publish the stable release 0.1.0.

  • LibrePCB 0.1.0 released with major changes in library editor and file format

    Last week, the team at LibrePCB released LibrePCB 0.1.0., a free EDA (Electronic Design Automation) software used for developing printed circuit boards. Just three weeks ago, LibrePCB 0.1.0 RC2 was released with major changes in library manager, control panel, library editor, schematic editor and more.

    The key features of LibrePCB include, cross-platform (Unix/ Linux, Mac OS X, Windows), all-in-one (project management, library/schematic/board editors) and intuitive, modern and easy-to-use graphical user interface. It also features powerful library designs and human-readable file formats.

  • Darktable 2.6 Release Cycle Kicks Off With New Modules, PPC64LE Support

    Developers are beginning to firm up the Darktable 2.6 release as the next feature update to this amazing, cross-platform open-source RAW photography software.

    This open-source photography workflow software continues getting better and with Darktable 2.6 there are more features coming as outlined by yesterday's 2.6-RC0 tag.

LibreOffice and Sparky Donations Toll/Requests

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  • LibreOffice Fundraising, December 1st

    Consider a donation to support activities such as the LibreItalia Conference and other events organized by native language communities https://www.libreoffice.org/donate

  • November 2018 donation report

    Many thanks to all of you for supporting Sparky!
    Your donations help keeping Sparky alive.

Albania's Capital, Tirana, Moves to Open Source Software by Adopting LibreOffice

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Being the capital city, Tirana is the most populous city in Albania, known for its colorful, post-Communist buildings and Soviet-era architecture. In an attempt to adopt the Open Source way to save more money, Tirana has recently attempted to implement various free and open source solutions for their public IT infrastructure, by migrating to projects like Nextcloud and LibreOffice.

"Ermir Puka, the head of the ICT Department, believes that despite the resistance to change and the other big challenges facing the migration, using free and open source software and platforms like LibreOffice – supporting open standards – will guide the IT infrastructure of the municipality in the best interest of the citizens of Tirana," writes The Document Foundation's Italo Vignoli.

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LibreOffice 6.2 Enters Beta with New User Interface Design Called "Notebookbar"

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Expected to arrive next year on February, LibreOffice 6.2 will be the second semi-major update to the LibreOffice 6 office suite series, bringing a bunch of enhancements and new features to make your daily office tasks easier and more enjoyable. One of these new features is an optional UI design called the Notebookbar.

The Notebookbar UI is included in the beta version of LibreOffice 6.2 if you want to take it for a test drive (details below), along with the KDE Plasma 5 integration and numerous other improvements we talked about in a previous article. Of course, LibreOffice 6.2 will also include lots of stability and reliability updates.

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Import your files from closed or obsolete applications

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One of the biggest risks with using proprietary applications is losing access to your digital content if the software disappears or ends support for old file formats. Moving your content to an open format is the best way to protect yourself from being locked out due to vendor lock-in and for that, the Document Liberation Project (DLP) has your back.

According to the DLP's homepage, "The Document Liberation Project was created to empower individuals, organizations, and governments to recover their data from proprietary formats and provide a mechanism to transition that data into open and standardized file formats, returning effective control over the content from computer companies to the actual authors."

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LibreOffice 6.1.3 Open-Source Office Suite Released with 66 Bug Fixes

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While it remains the choice of early adopters, technology enthusiasts, and power users, the latest LibreOffice 6.1 series of the open-source office suite, which is used by default in numerous Linux-based operating systems, gets no less than 66 bug fixes in the LibreOffice 6.1.3 point release, as detailed here and here.

Coincidentally, the LibreOffice 6.0.7 point release also comes with a total of 66 bug fixes, detailed here, here, and here. The LibreOffice 6.0 series remains the main choice for enterprises and all sorts of organizations who want to use the best free and open-source office suite on the market, according to The Document Foundation's Italo Vignoli.

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10 Useful LibreOffice Tips to Boost Your Productivity

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LibreOffice is undoubtedly the most popular alternative to Microsoft Office among Linux users even though there are options like SoftMaker Office and FreeOffice.

Whether you use it to create technical articles, reports, flowcharts, etc. there are steps you can take to boost your productivity and it is with pleasure that we bring you our list of 10.

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