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 is the word processor inside LibreOffice. Use it for everything, from dashing off a quick letter to producing an entire book with tables of contents, embedded illustrations, bibliographies and diagrams.
Calc tames your numbers and helps with difficult decisions when you're weighing the alternatives.
Impress is the fastest and easiest way to create effective multimedia presentations.
Draw lets you build diagrams and sketches from scratch. A picture is worth a thousand words, so why not try something simple with box and line diagrams?
Base is the database front-end of the LibreOffice suite.
Math is a simple equation editor that lets you lay-out and display your mathematical, chemical, electrical or scientific equations quickly in standard written notation.
Inline tooltips on tracked changes are optional now (Tools ▸ Options ▸ Writer ▸ View) plus are not shown when View ▸ Track Changes is off; UNO command .uno:ShowInlineTooltips ("Tooltips") available for customization tdf#114523 (Heiko Tietze, Michael Stahl)
Basic list styles were added to the Styles submenu in the Context Menu. tdf#85940 (Yousuf Philips)
Add insert page number option to header and footer menus. tdf#92685 (Gülşah Köse, Pardus)
Insert page number option to header menu
Allow removing the whole ideographic variance sequence with one backspace. tdf#113481 (Mark Hung)
Support vertical ruby text format that is commonly used in traditional Chinese. tdf#35301 (Mark Hung)
Allow ruby text to export in docx format. tdf#115258 (Mark Hung)
Export comments with right-to-left text to .doc correctly for MS Word. tdf#45999 (Mark Hung)
Fix reversed text of column break mark in a RTL page. tdf#84522 (Mark Hung)
The Chapter Numbering dialog now allows multi-line headings for chapters by allowing a line break as separator between a chapter number and its name. For this case select tab Position and in drop-down list Numbering followed by select variant New line. tdf#112384 (Nithin Kumar Padavu)
DOCX change tracking: handle moveFrom and moveTo tdf#104797 (László Németh, NISZ)
Result of Cut+Paste in Word, Writer 6.0 and Writer 6.1
Much improved performance of converting between small ODT and XHTML documents blog post (Miklos Vajna, Collabora)
Improved ODT <-> XHTML conversion performance.
It is now possible to generate a signature line using Insert ▸ Signature Line. tdf#83877 (Samuel Mehrbrodt, CIB)
Insert Signature Line
Generated Signature Line
After that, you can also sign the signature line using a digital certificate.
Sign Signature Line
Valid Signature Line
Invalid Signature Line
Two Writer-specific settings that should have localized values did not work exactly as intended in the past:
Tools ▸ Options ▸ Writer ▸ General ▸ Settings ▸ Tab stops should default to 7.4 mm for Chinese (locale “zh-CN”) and to 12.5 mm for all other locales.
Tools ▸ Options ▸ Writer ▸ AutoCaption ▸ Caption Order should default to “Numbering first” for Hungarian (locale “hu”) and to “Category first” for all other locales.
This has been fixed now (commit, commit), but you may still see unexpected values if you either changed these settings manually in the past, or even if you merely keep using a pre-existing user installation. In either case, please check whether these settings have appropriate values now for you, and change them if necessary in the Tools ▸ Options dialog. (Stephan Bergmann)
improved link support, table support, image support and font embedding blog entry (Miklos Vajna, Collabora)
cover image support, improved metadata support, footnote and image popup support, support for fixed layout blog entry (Miklos Vajna, Collabora)
User interface for improved metadata support.
support vertical writing by export writing-mode in the page style as CSS body styles. tdf#115623 (Mark Hung)
export ruby text. tdf#116822 (Mark Hung)
Now mail merge fields hide the paragraph for records that have relevant fields empty (tdf#35798; blog post) (Mike Kaganski, Collabora)
The Mail merge toolbar is now automatically shown for files that have mail merge fields in them (tdf#115386) (Mike Kaganski, Collabora)
New “spell out” chapter numbering styles
Ordinal indicators (1st, 2nd, 3rd...), cardinal (One, Two, Second...) and ordinal numbers (First, Second, Third...) tdf#117171 (László Németh, FSF.hu Foundation, Hungary):
Localized in more than 30 languages, using libnumbertext
DOCX export/import of the new chapter numbering styles
It works also with sequence and page number fields (only in OpenDocument)