1LibreOffice 6.0 Polishes Open-Source Office Productivity Suite
The open-source LibreOffice office application suite has been the standard office productivity suite in Linux distributions since 2010, when it was forked from the Oracle OpenOffice Suite. The latest update—LibreOffice 6.0, which was released on Jan. 31—provides incremental improvements to a number of components bundled as part of the suite, including the Writer document, Calc spreadsheet and Impress presentation applications. Among the improvements is the integrated ability to directly export Writer documents to the ePub format used by ebook readers, while Impress gains new templates. In this slide show, eWEEK takes a look at some of the highlights of the new LibreOffice release.
2Writer Gets ePub Exporter
3New Toolbar Item Makes It Easier to Add Special Characters
4Document Security Gets a Boost
5New Menu for Interactive Forms
6Spreadsheet Cells Can Be Exported as an Image
7Impress Gets New Templates
8Available for Linux, Windows and Mac
While LibreOffice has become the default office suite on many Linux distributions, it also has both Windows and Mac versions.