LibreOffice 5.4 with new features in Writer, Calc and Impresskuba - Friday, 28 July 2017
The updated version of LibreOffice 5.4 contains a lot of new features and program enhancements. New features can be found in Writer, Calc and Impress applications. This version can contain a few annoying bugs which will be fixed in the next versions to come.
LibreOffice 5.4.0 is the initial release of the fresh 5.4 line. Writer offers now AutoText feature to import from .dotx and .dotm files, supports all types of custom document properties in RTF filter, new "Edit Section" uno command which works if cursor is in a section, has been created and added in context menu. There is also a huge improvement in the export of bullets & numbering via copy & paste and new formatting toolbar focused on the use of styles is accessible through.
In Calc we can find new cell comment commands including comments toggle command to show/hide all comments on currently selected sheet(s), delete All Comments commands available under menu Sheet and how All Comments and Hide All Comments commands acting on the currently selected sheet(s). The application supports now negative year date (BCE) in cell input and date display (last day BCE is -0001-12-31, the next day CE is 0001-01-01). Four new sheet protection options have been added to optionally allow insertions and deletions of rows and columns. The Insert rows and Insert columns options allow row and column insertions even when the sheet is protected, whereas the Delete rows and Delete columns options allow row and column deletions.
In Math module we can find implemented context menu edit commands: cut, copy, paste for the Formula command input panel. Improvements in EMF+ vector images import (used by .doc, docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt file formats). LibreOffice now uses pdfium to render inserted PDF images and supports linked and embedded videos in the PDF export of Writer and Impress. Toolbar with shortcuts was introduced in the tabbed Notebookbar. Also amount of rows available in the Online Calc was increased to 10.000, performance by avoiding compression of PNG compression of un-changed tiles, and by avoiding sending PNG's that are already at the client side was improved.
For a list of fixed bugs compared to the previous release see the list of bugs fixed in beta1 and the list of bugs fixed in beta2 the list of bugs fixed in rc1 and the list of bugs fixed in rc2 and the list of bugs fixed in rc3. To check the full list on new features awailable in LibreOffice 5.4 please go to release notes page.