Tuesday, January 15, 2013

LibreOffice 4.0 is Approaching

It's new year and The Document Foundation is now shaping up to make ways for a new major release for their flagship product, LibreOffice 4.0. While it's not going to be released until next month, but they have just released their first RC 1 out of three RC scheduled before the final version gets shipped.

Since this is a major release, expect a number of new interesting features, such as Persona support in LibreOffice, meaning that you can use the same theme used in Mozilla Firefox. It also has improved support for docx ink annotations and export native RTF math expressions. You can also generate documents with different header and footer without having to create different page style as it used to be. Other components such as calc, impress, and draw are getting improved as well.

One big feature that has been requested by many people is better multimedia support in Impress and it's likely to happen in this release. You will find that attaching videos in your presentation will be easier and works better in LibreOffice 4.0.

More features can be seen in their Release notes found here https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/ReleaseNotes/4.0