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LibreOffice 5, a foundation for the future

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The release of the next major version of LibreOffice, the 5.0, is approaching fast. In several ways this is an unique release and I’d like to explain a bit why.

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Greek town of Livadeia switched to LibreOffice

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The Greek city of Livadeia has moved to the LibreOffice suite of office productivity tools, replacing a proprietary alternative, the city administration announced in May. The switch is part of the city’s government modernisation, the town in central Greece said.

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LibreOffice 4.4.4 Released

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The Document Foundation today announced LibreOffice 4.4.4, the latest update to the 4.4 branch. Today's release brings 74 bug fixes including several crashes and import/export bugs. The announcement today also brought news of version 5.0 as well as reminders for the LibreOffice Conference in September.

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LibreOffice 5.0 to Bring More DOCX Improvements

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The Document Foundation has released the second RC for the upcoming LibreOffice 5.0 version, and it looks like the developers are making a final push for the new version of the office suite that is scheduled to land in July.

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Can LibreOffice successfully compete with Microsoft Office?

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Michael Meeks, a leading LibreOffice developer, says the open source suite is currently being used by about 20 million Linux users. (LibreOffice is included in many Linux distributions.) He adds that update requests are also regularly received from 120 million different IP addresses – with one million new ones appearing every week -- and suggests that in total there may be 80 million LibreOffice users around the globe.

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LibreOffice 5.0.0

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  • LibreOffice 5.0.0 Release Candidate

    Libreoffice is steadily nearing its 5.0.0 release moment. According to the release schedule, this is supposed to be unearthed somewhere early August. The source code for its first release candidate was made available a few days ago.

  • Equalize Width/Height

    In LibreOffice 5.1 I've added an equalize width/height pair of adjustments to the "shapes" submenu when multiple objects are selected. Equalize Width and Equalize Height which adjusts the width/height of the selected objects to the width/height of the last selected object.

LibreOffice Integration in GNOME Documents Being Worked on

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The GNOME developers are working on some really cool new features, and some this new stuff will be landing with the next release. In this case, it's about the integration of LibreOffice with GNOME Documents.

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LibreOffice 5.0 to Bring Better Excel 2013 Importing

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The first Release Candidate for LibreOffice 5.0 has been made available by The Document Foundation and it comes packed with a ton of changes and improvements. There are still a few weeks left until the stable edition arrives, but we can see what the developers are doing until then.

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LibreOffice 4.4.4 to Arrive Very Soon, RC2 Is Out and Ready for Testing

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The Document Foundation has revealed that the second RC (Release Candidate) for the LibreOffice 4.4.4 branch has been released and it should now be available for download and testing.

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LibreOffice 5.0 Will Offer Microsoft Word-Compatible Text Highlighting

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The Document Foundation published recently details about the immediate availability for download and testing of the third Beta release of the upcoming LibreOffice 5.0 open-source office suite for GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows operating systems.

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