LibreOffice 4.4.3 released

The Document Foundation announced the release of LibreOffice 4.4.3, the third bugfix release from the 4.4 branch of LibreOffice which contains new features and program enhancements. As such, the version is stable and is suitable for all users.

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LibreOffice 4.4.3 changelog

Filters

  • Improved OOXML support
  • Improved Visio support
  • Improved Table of Contents in HTML export
  • Document thumbnails
  • Improved MS Publisher support
  • Improved Abiword support
  • Improved MS Works Spreadsheet support
  • Improved FictionBook support

Localization

  • New languages/locales with locale data
  • Improved language tools (spell-check dictionaries, thesaurus, hyphenation patterns)

API changes

  • OSL macro clean-up
  • IReference and ReferenceObject
  • UNO API changes
  • UNO API removals

GUI

  • Dialogs conversion to WidgetLayout finished
  • Sifr as the default icon theme on OS X
  • Changes to rulers
  • Start Center
  • New default templates
  • New color selector
  • Reworked paragraph line spacing dropdown
  • Bullet and Numbering dropdown
  • Sidebar changes
  • Context menu changes
  • Edit / Read-only mode
  • Tab changes
  • Firefox Themes
  • Image scaling
  • Simplification of Special Character dialog
  • Icon improvements
  • Locale in About dialog
  • UI text improvements

Writer

  • Master Document Templates
  • Shapes can have a TextBox
  • Improvements to Track Changes
  • Style dropdown
  • Line numbering easier to apply for headers and footers
  • Status bar improvements
  • Toolbar improvements
  • Navigator bookmarks
  • AutoCorrect improvements

Calc

  • Statistics Wizard (alternative to Excel’s Add-in “Analysis ToolPak”)
  • Direct conversion of formulas into static values
  • Formula engine
  • Toolbar improvements
  • Sheet context menu

Impress and Draw

  • Text of Master View Object Previews
  • Select and toggle off master elements directly via Delete
  • OpenGL transitions
  • Page Title field
  • Inherit current style of cells when inserting New row/column in table
  • Password for editing
  • Printing: use specified paper size
  • Zoom Mode button
  • Toolbar improvements
  • Menubar improvements

See changelog for full details

Install LibreOffice 4.4.3 on Ubuntu OS

sudo apt-get remove --purge libreoffice*

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install libreoffice
 
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