LibreOffice 6.0 officially released.
Released two and a half years after the release of the LibreOffice 5.x series, LibreOffice 6.0 is by far the largest open source and cross-platform office suite. It introduces an improved design of new form styles, improved Notebook bags, new gradients, new basic icons, menu and toolbar improvements, updated themes/splash screens.
LibreOffice 6.0 provides good interoperability with Microsoft Office documents and compatibility with the EPUB3 format by allowing users to export ODT files to EPUB3. It also allows you to import AbiWord, Microsoft Publisher, PageMaker, and QuarkXPress documents and templates, thanks to a new set of open source libraries provided by the Document Liberation project.
OOXML and ODF filters as well as EMF +, Adobe Freehand, Microsoft Visio, Adobe Pagemaker, FictionBook, Apple Keynote, Pages and Numbers, and Quattro Pro import and XHTML export. LibreOffice Online has also made many improvements in this major release of LibreOffice.
These features include a new Save As a feature, a new Find and Replace dialog box, Calc manages 500,000 rows, and Spell Checker supports Writer, Calc, and Impress. In addition, LibreOffice 6.0 modifies the Special Character Dialog by adding a list of the most recent and favorite characters and search fields. The Custom dialog has also been redesigned.
Document Foundation announces the seventh anniversary of LibreOffice 6.0, a major release and a significantly improved free office suite to celebrate the availability of the first release of LibreOffice Today LibreOffice is Power, Simple and Secure and Delivers Superior Interoperability Microsoft Office Document “today’s press release.
Writer, Calc, Impress & Draw new features and functions
The writer in LibreOffice 6.0 provides a new “Forms” menu that makes designing forms and creating compliant PDF forms easier, improving input field behavior, rotating images to any angle, and improving mail merge functionality , Support for writing documents or XLSX files as data sources, a new default column spacing of 0.5 cm, and a new default list of numbered listings.
Calc receive LibreOffice 6.0 in the ODF 1.2 specification compliance function, such as FINDB, REPLACEB and SEARCHB, to improve support for the ISO standard format, selected cells, or deriving a set of selected shape (image) in JPG or PNG , Enhance the Links dialog, paste unformatted text, and new commands for selecting unprotected cells on protected or unprotected worksheets.
In LibreOffice 6.0 in Impress & Draw get 16: 9 aspect ratio of the new default slide size, form factor to support the most modern screens and projectors, as well as 10 new Impress template and update the old version, delete confirmation dialog Setting a slide or page background, more possibilities for placing and zooming in the copy dialog, and a better UI for handling layer properties in Draw.
Last but not least a little, LibreOffice 6.0 allows users to use ODF OpenPGP key signed the document on all supported platforms, it supports both OpenPGP encryption. It also enhances the search toolbar of the search type drop-down list, speeding navigation, and improved document classification to allow multiple strategies. New Noto fonts and LibreOffice helpers were also added.
LibreOffice 6.0 binaries and source code packages are now available for download from the official website to GNU / Linux, macOS and Microsoft Windows operating systems. It should be noted that this version does not support Windows XP and Vista because only supports Windows 7 SP1 and later. In addition, LibreOffice 6.0 requires Apple’s MacOS 10.9 or later Mac OS.
The new LibreOffice Viewer for Android release is about to launch this spring, we support the creation of a new document, a tab-based toolbar with formatting options, support for adding images, cloud or local storage devices from the camera, as well as improved Impress presentation mode with Column heading calculation user interface.
All LibreOffice users are therefore strongly invited to update to the new versions:
- Power users, early adopters, and technology enthusiasts should update from the recently installed LibreOffice 6.0 to LibreOffice 6.0.1,
- All individual users and organizations of any size should update from any other version of LibreOffice to LibreOffice 5.4.5.