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LibreOffice 3.3.2 Is Released

LibreOffice is the free power-packed Open Source personal productivity suite for Windows, Macintosh and Linux, that gives you six feature-rich applications for all your document production and data processing needs: Writer, Calc, Impress, Draw, Math and Base. Support and documentation is free from our large, dedicated community of users, contributors and developers.

Before installing LibreOffice you first need to remove OpenOffice, to do this Open a Terminal window (Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal) and copy+paste the following line:

sudo apt-get purge openoffice*.*

To install Libreoffice 3.3.2 copy+paste the following lines:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install libreoffice libreoffice-gnome language-support-en

If you already have LibreOffice and the libreoffice ppa installed LibreOffice will be updated to version 3.3.2 when running a system update (when the packages are available).

Or you can download LibreOffice 3.3.2 from this page.

LibreOffice Homepage.

New Features:

Import SVG pictures* into Draw and edit them interactively
New easy-to-use dialog box for title pages*
Navigator lets you unfold one heading as usual in a tree view*
“Easy-to-find “new sheet” tab button (colorable tabs)
MS Works import filter*
Lotus Word Pro import filter
Useful bundled* extensions, such as the Presenter View in Impress
1 million rows in a spreadsheet in Calc
Improved slide layout handling in Impress
Much improved wordperfect import*

General Features:

Load and Save ODF documents in flat XML to make external XSLT processing easier*
Make license information accessible via the Help menu*
Made on-line Help available on-line, via the WikiHelp
Added “Experimental” mode, to allow users to test out as-yet-unfinished features
Bundled Linux “Libertine G” and Linux “Biolinum G” fonts
Added the LibreColors to the palette*
Implement import of alpha channel for RGBA .tiffs
Show all appropiate formats by default on “Save As”
Use radio buttons widgets to clarify complex menu option intentions*
Add option to enable saving of documents with non-visible changes
Added Quickstarter for Unix builds (enabled only in distro builds)*
Fix synthetic small caps resizing factor to improve look and interoperability*

This gives you a rundown of the new features in this release of LibreOffice (version 3.3.1). Features tagged with a * are specific to LibreOffice.

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Is it likely that the explanation for why my version is not updating is because the repo is not updated yet?

It doesn’t roll out on the same day world-wide?


Do you think that Natty will ship with 3.3.2?