Microsoft Office rival LibreOffice releases new 6.4.5 update with over 100 bug fixes
Every one of you must be familiar with Microsoft Office but not the LibreOffice. LibreOffice is the best alternative right now of the more expensive Microsoft Office. LibreOffice is a free and open-source office suite, a project of The Document Foundation. It was forked in 2010 from OpenOffice.org, which was an open-sourced version of the earlier StarOffice.
LibreOffice has now launched its latest version’s minor update, LibreOffice 6.4.5 is actually the fifth minor release of version 6.4. The update mainly focuses on the bug fixes with over 100 bugs are being fixed. The LibreOffice suite consists of programs for word processing, creating and editing spreadsheets, slideshows, diagrams, and drawings, working with databases, and composing mathematical formulae. It is available in 115 languages.
As its native file format to save documents for all of its applications, LibreOffice uses the Open Document Format for Office Applications (ODF), or OpenDocument, an international standard developed jointly by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). LibreOffice also supports the file formats of most other major office suites, including Microsoft Office, through a variety of import and export filters.
According to LibreOffice developer, this will be the last minor update for the 6.4 version as the company is planning to launch the major 7.0 update in the span of 30 days from now.
LibreOffice 6.4.5 is optimized for use in production environments, even by more conservative users, as it now includes several months of work on bug fixes. Users of LibreOffice 6.3.6 and previous versions should start planning the update to LibreOffice 6.4.5, as the new major LibreOffice release – tagged 7.0 – is going to be announced in early August
The Document Foundation explains.
The new update 6.4.5 has been released on all platforms, Windows, macOS, and Linux. Let’s look at LibreOffice 6.4 features and changes include:
- QR code generator
- App icons in Start Center
- Automatic redaction
- Faster help system
- Table panel added to the Writer sidebar
- Comments can be marked as resolved
- Combine multiple text boxes into one in Draw, Impress
- Sifr icon theme now supports large sizing
- Checkbox to enable/disable sending crash reports
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