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LibreOffice 5.0 released

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LibreOffice 5.0 builds on the success of the 4.x family, which has been
deployed by over 80 million users (source: TDF estimate, based on users
pinging for updates), including large organizations in Europe and South
America.

LibreOffice 5.0 sports a significantly improved user interface, with a
better management of the screen space and a cleaner look. In addition,
it offers better interoperability with office suites such as Microsoft
Office and Apple iWork, thanks to new and improved filters to handle non
standard formats. Other improvements have been added to every module of
the suite, and Windows 64bit builds (Vista and later) have been added.

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LibreOffice 5: The best office suite today won't cost you a dime

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I've used LibreOffice as my main office suite since it forked from OpenOffice five years ago. Now its latest edition, LibreOffice 5.0, is better than ever. And, in my book, that means it's the best standalone office suite available in 2015.

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LibreOffice 5.0 RC Brings More DOCX Improvements, Final Version in Two Days

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The Document Foundation has released the fifth and final Release Candidate for LibreOffice 5.0, which should be identical to the stable edition that will be made available in a couple of days.

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LibreOffice 5.0 Arrives on August 5, Here's What's New

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The new LibreOffice 5.0 version is scheduled for launch this Wednesday, August 5, so we'll take a closer look at what the new version will bring.

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LibreOffice 4.4.5 "Still" Arrives with Over 80 Fixes

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The Document Foundation announced that LibreOffice 4.4.5 has been released and is now available for download. Until the launch of the new LibreOffice 5.0, in August, this is the most advanced version of the office suite you can find.

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LibreOffice 5.0 Right Around the Corner, Guided Tour of LibreOffice

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  • LibreOffice 5.0 Right Around the Corner

    Major release LibreOffice 5.0 is due next Wednesday with a lot of new features. Italo Vignoli today posted The Road to LibreOffice 5.0 in which he looks back at all the added features since January 2015 with version 3.3. Today's summary shows "the impressive amount of new features added to LibreOffice since version 3.3."

    LibreOffice 3.3 was released in January 2011. This release was significant in that the development and management of LibreOffice had come together in a short time and put out a release that brought several new features. SVG support, easier title and page formatting and numbering, improved ergonomics in Calc, and Microsoft Works support were among the newest features added by The Document Foundation.

  • A Guided Tour of LibreOffice

    I have been using LibreOffice since it was called Star Office and all documents opened in a tabbed interface, as in most modern spreadsheet applications (anyone remember those days?). From those early days until now, I have considered Star Office/OpenOffice.org/LibreOffice to be an excellent, if not superior, tool compared to many on the market.

The road to LibreOffice 5.0

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LibreOffice 5.0 will be announced next Wednesday – August 5, 2015 – at noon UTC. It is our tenth major release, and the first of the third stage of LibreOffice development. To show the impressive amount of new features added to LibreOffice since version 3.3, released in January 2011, we have compiled a summary of all previous announcements.

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LibreOffice 5.0 to Bring Better Support for Special Scientific Formats

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The fourth Release Candidate for LibreOffice 5.0 has been released by The Document Foundation and it looks like the development cycle is coming to an end.

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After Firefox, LibreOffice Has Been Hacked to Work on Wayland - Video

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Caolán McNamara, a renowned Red Hat engineer, has recently published some interesting details, claiming that he managed to get the well-known LibreOffice open-source office suite to run on the next-generation Wayland display server.

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Open Document Format (ODF) 1.2 published as International Standard 26300:2015 by ISO/IEC

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The Open Document Format for Office Applications (ODF) Version 1.2, the native file format of LibreOffice and many other applications, has been published as International Standard 26300:2015 by ISO/IEC. ODF defines a technical schema for office documents including text documents, spreadsheets, charts and graphical documents like drawings or presentations.

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