LibreOffice 4.0.2 Final Available for Download

A new and improved LibreOffice suite was announced by The Document Foundation

By on April 4th, 2013 11:40 GMT

The Document Foundation has announced that the final version for LibreOffice 4.0.2 is now available for the Linux platform, bringing a lot of bug fixes and improvements.

The new LibreOffice 4.0.2 has arrived fairly quickly after the release of two RCs, and its mostly comprised of bugfixes and small improvements.

As a side note from the developers, the Linux packages can be installed in parallel to LibreOffice 3.6, but do not run simultaneously.

”This is another important milestone in the process of improving the quality and stability of the bleeding edge version of LibreOffice, and facilitating the migration process to free software. The Document Foundation has recently published a white paper to provide a reference roadmap for migrations to LibreOffice,” reads the official announcement.

Highlights of LibreOffice 4.0.2:

• The floating tables import has been fixed in writerfilter;
• MSO2007 .docx documents are no longer "shortened";
• Drawings are no longer shown at wrong position;
• Send Document as email no longer fails, when the application is installed in a directory with a space;
• The Data sort dialog box is now the proper size;
• Certain docx document contents were not properly shown;
• Libreoffice no longer hangs when exporting a particular .ods file to .xlsx;
• Draw can now be used to open Visio documents;
• LibreOffice is no longer causing errors when SAVING files with gvfs-mount (Samba);
• An Impress crash, that occurred when right-clicking a selected word, has been fixed.

According to The Document Foundation, starting with version 4.0.0, the LibreOffice installer files have a new naming scheme. The most important is that "LibO" is replaced by "LibreOffice" in the names – so if you use scripts to download the packages, you will have them updated to the new schema.

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

Download LibreOffice 4.0.2 right now from Softpedia.
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