LibreOffice 4.0.3 Officially Released, Brings More Windows Office Compatibility Fixes

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The Document Foundation has announced that the final version for LibreOffice 4.0.3 is now available for the Linux platform, bringing a lot of bug fixes and improvements.

The new LibreOffice 4.0.3 has arrived fairly quickly after the release of three 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.

”Developers are contributing not only to the code but also to the quality of the software, as in the case of Markus Mohrhard’s python script for LibreOffice that automatically imports some 24,500 documents and tests if the program crashes in the process , or Florian Reisinger’s LibreOffice Server Install GUI which performs a parallel installation of LibreOffice without using the command line, for QA purposes,” reads the official announcement.

Also, another major migration from Microsoft Office to LibreOffice has been made by the government of Spain’s autonomous region of Extremadura.

According to the Linux Foundation, the majority of the 40,000 PCs from Extremadura will be migrated by the end of 2013. This measure will help save 30 million Euro each year.

Highlights of LibreOffice 4.0.3:

• The DOCX tables are now imported correctly;

• Comments added to the footer are no longer placed at the right top of the page;

• DOC format formulas are now embedded in OOXML (DOCX) file;

• The search function will always be case sensitive, unless specified otherwise by the user.

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 4.0.3 right now from Softpedia.

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