LibreOffice 5.2.0 released with new features

The Document Foundation recently released LibreOffice 5.2.0, a feature-rich major release of the best free office suite ever created. LibreOffice 5.2 provides document classification according to the TSCP standard, and a set of improved forecasting functions in Calc. In addition, multiple signature descriptions are now supported, along with import and export of signatures from OOXML files.

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LibreOffice 5.2.0 Changelog

  • New drawing tools, including filled curves, polygons and freeform lines, have been added to all program modules.
  • Writer:
    • When printing a document, Print to File is now available in the list of printers.
    • If you use Google Drive for storage, two-factor authentication support has been included.
    • The Save toolbar button includes a quick Save as Template option, so you don’t have to go through the menu.
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          New functions have been added, along with extensive tooltips that describe what a function does as you type it.
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          Multiple status bar functions can be active at the same time, to provide a quick overview of your data.
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          The currency toolbar icon now includes a drop-down menu to quickly choose the currency you want to use.
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          When removing the border from selected cells, you can also choose to remove the border from adjacent cells as well.
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          When working with custom animations, you can now quickly add an effect to an element via the sidebar, instead of using a separate dialog box.
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          The list of effects in the sidebar now includes a description of the effect, along with the element name.
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          In the properties sidebar, a new Slide Background panel lets you quickly change the format, orientation and background image of a slide.
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Install LibreOffice 5.2.0 on Ubuntu Linux OS

<pre>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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