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

By on February 7th, 2013 13:10 GMT

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.