LibreOffice 4.3 Open-Source Office Suite Enhances the User Experience

By Sean M. Kerner  |  Posted 2014-08-01

The Document Foundation officially released Version 4.3 of the LibreOffice open-source office productivity tools suite July 30, providing users with a host of incremental updates. The 4.3 release is the second major update for LibreOffice in 2014 so far, following the 4.2 release that debuted on Jan. 30. LibreOffice is a project that originally started in 2010 as a fork of the open-source office suite. It has since taken its own path, focused on improving the user experience, performance and interoperability with other office suites. Interoperability once again is improved in LibreOffice 4.3 with support for 30 new Microsoft Excel formulas, as well as interoperability with Microsoft Works spreadsheets and databases. LibreOffice is available on Windows, Linux and Mac, and with the 4.3 release, support for legacy Mac file formats including MacWorks and ClarisWorks is now included. Other usability and interoperability improvements include the ability to import and print comments embedded from other file formats inside the LibreOffice Write word processor. In this slide show, eWEEK takes a look at some of the new features in LibreOffice 4.3.


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