First LibreOffice Release Arrives

Tuesday Jan 25th 2011 by Datamation.com Staff
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The OpenOffice fork will be Ubuntu's office productivity suite of choice.

ZDNet: LibreOffice, the fork of OpenOffice that's managed by The Document Foundation instead of Oracle, has released the first full version of its software. Tagged version 3.3, the release offers better support for the OpenXML formats used by Microsoft Office 2007 and later. It also can now import Adobe PDF, Microsoft Works and Lotus Word Pro documents.

The Document Foundation writes, “LibreOffice 3.3 also incorporates all the new features of OpenOffice.org 3.3, such as new custom properties handling; embedding of standard PDF fonts in PDF documents; new Liberation Narrow font; increased document protection in Writer and Calc; auto decimals digits for ‘General’ format in Calc; 1 million rows in a spreadsheet; new options for CSV import in Calc; insert drawing objects in Charts; hierarchical axis labels for Charts; improved slide layout handling in Impress; new easier to use print interface; more options for Changing case; and colored sheet Tabs in Calc.”

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