LibreOffice 4.0.0 Finally Out, Gets Better Unity Integration and Microsoft Publisher Support

After three Release Candidates, The Document Foundation released the 4.0.0 final version

The Document Foundation has announced that the final version for LibreOffice 4.0.0 is now available for the Linux platform, bringing a lot of bugfixes and improvements.

According to The Document Foundation, LibreOffice has grown intro the largest independent free software project focused on end user desktop productivity.

“LibreOffice 4.0 is a milestone in interoperability and an excellent foundation for our continued work to improve the User Interface.”

“Our project is not only capable of attracting new developers on a regular basis, but it also creates a transparent platform for cooperation based on a strong Free Software ethos, where corporate sponsored and volunteer developers work to attain the same objective,” stated Florian Effenberger, chairman of the Board of Directors.

Highlights of LibreOffice 4.0.0:

• Integration with several content and document management systems – including Alfresco, IBM FileNet P8, Microsoft Sharepoint 2010, Nuxeo, OpenText, SAP NetWeaver Cloud Service and others – through the CMIS standard;

• Better interoperability with DOCX and RTF documents has been implemented, thanks to several new features and improvements like the possibility of importing ink annotations and attaching comments to text ranges;

• Users can now import Microsoft Publisher documents, and further improvement of Visio import filters, with the addition of 2013 version, has been already done;

• Additional UI incremental improvements have been implemented, including Unity integration and support of Firefox Themes (Personas) to give LibreOffice a personalized look;

• The widget layout technique for dialog windows has been added, which makes it easier to translate, resize and hide UI elements, reduces code complexity, and lays a foundation for a much improved user interface;

• Different header and footer on the first page of a Writer document, without the need of a separate page style.

Check out the official changelog for a complete list of updates and new features.

Download LibreOffice 4.0.0 right now from Softpedia.

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