Release Notes

LibreOffice 4.3.0 (2014-07-30) - Fresh Branch

This is the first release from the 4.3 branch of Libreoffice which contains new features and program enhancements. As such the version is stable and is suitable for all users. This version may contain a few annoying bugs which will be fixed in the next bugfix versions to come.

General notes on features and enhancements contained in this release. For a detailed list please check our complete release notes here

  • Writer
    • Raise limit of characters in paragraphs
    • Moved Navigation buttons
    • Increase/decrease font size buttons
    • DrawingML import/export
    • Import/Export nested comments
    • Proportion image scaling
    • Solarized blue for Non-printing characters
    • Relative text frame anchoring improvements
    • Vertical alignment for text frames
    • Printing comments in margins
    • Format all comments
    • Unicode-compliant soft hyphen handling


  •       Calc
    • Smarter highlighting of cell in a formula
    • Number selected rows and columns in status bar
    • Start cell edit with content of cell above
    • User selectable text conversion models
    • Pivot Table layout improvement
    • Formula engine
    • Enable CoinMP solver
    • Statistics Wizard (alternative to Excel's Add-in "Analysis ToolPak")
    • Random number generation


  • Draw and Impress
    • Number of Pages
    • Fit slide to window
    • Slide Pane selected/unselected slides with mouse over
    • 3D models


  • Core
    • Accessibility
    • VCL (GUI Toolkit)


  • Options / General
    • CUPS, fax machines and spadmin


  •  Filters
    • Improved PDF import
    • Improved OOXML support
    • New import filters


  • GUI
    • Refreshed Tango icons
    • Native background rendering on OSX
    • Color pickers improvements
    • Start Center improvements
    • Initial HiDpi support
    • Progressbar for DOCX documents


  •  Localization
    • New languages/locales in language list
    • New languages/locales with locale date
    • Adding a new language tag


  • Scripting / Base
    • Acces2Base new version


  • API changes
    • OSL macro clean up
    • C++ UNO language binding and URE libraries
    • UNO API changes
      • Removing XInitialization from a service implementations
      • Deprecating


  •  Platform Compatibility
    • Windows



LibreOffice 4.2.5 (2014-06-20) - Still Branch

This is the sixth release from the 4.2 branch of LibreOffice which contains new features and program enhancements.
It is the fourth bugfix release, and is suitable for all users.

The following notes apply:

  • This release is is bit-identical to 4.2.5 Release Candidate 2 —you don't need to download or reinstall if you have that version already
  • This version still contains a few annoying bugs, as listed here.

General notes/notes from earlier versions from the 4.2 line that still apply:

  • The ReferenceOOoMajorMinor version (used for Version checks when installing Extensions) has been updated to 4.1 to align with changes imported from AOO for LibreOffice 4.2.0.
  • Saving to old and proprietary OOo/StarOffice fileformats has been removed (fdo#74979)
  • Mac version doesn't bundle the mediawiki extension
  • The distribution for Windows is an international build, so you can choose the user interface language that you prefer.
  • Help content is available via an online service, or alternatively as a separate install.
  • Our Windows binaries are digitally signed by The Document Foundation.
  • For Windows users that have Apache OpenOffice installed, we advise uninstalling that beforehand. The two programs register the same file type associations and will conflict when the Quickstart feature is installed and enabled.
  • If you run Linux, the GCJ Java variant has known issues with LibreOffice, we advise to e.g. use OpenJDK instead.
  • Some menu entries have changed or added. If you miss something, that may be due to the use of customized menu settings from your previous LibreOffice installation.



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