Thursday, August 4, 2016

LibreOffice 5.2 Released See Whats New And How To Upgrade

Latest LibreOffice Released - Fresh! Yap, it's fresh release. Finally, August 3, 2016 - The Document Foundation announced and released LibreOffice 5.2.

The updates available for the following operating systems/architectures :
  • Linux x64 (deb)
  • Linux x64 (rpm)
  • Linux x86 (deb)
  • Linux x86 (rpm)
  • Mac OS X x86_64 (10.8 or newer required)
  • Windows
  • Windows x86_64 (Vista or newer required)

LibreOffice is free, open source, and powerful office suite packed with clean UI and featured by a lot of tools to help enhance your productivity.

The latest version of LibreOffice 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.

Other LibreOffice 5.2 New Features

Fresh LibreOffice 5.2 Released

New drawing tools, including filled curves, freeform lines, and polygons have been added to all program modules.

1. Writer

  • Print to File is now available in the list of printers.
  • Two-factor authentication support has been included for Google Drive user.
  • The Save toolbar button includes a Quick Save as Template option.

2. Calc

  • New functions have been added, along with extensive tooltips that describe what a function does as you type it.
  • The currency toolbar icon now includes a drop-down menu.
  • To provide a quick overview of your data, multiple status bar functions can be active at the same time.
  • When removing the border from selected cells, you can also choose to remove the border from adjacent cells as well.

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3. Impress

  • 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.
  • The list of effects in the sidebar now includes a description of the effect, along with the element name.
  • In the properties sidebar, a new Slide Background panel lets you quickly change the format, orientation and background image of a slide.

Significant New Features Video

The attached short videos below is presenting the most significant new features for Writer, Calc and Impress.


How to Upgrade to LibreOffice 5.2

Now you can upgrading the LibreOffice on your Ubuntu and derivatives system using PPA. See the step-by-step :

Step 1 - Open terminal window by simply pressing Ctrl+Alt+T, then add the following PPA

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa

Step 2 - Once added, now run the command below to re-sync

sudo apt update

Step 3 - The latest LibreOffice uses the newer LibreOffice-GTK2, so you need to remove the old version

sudo apt remove libreoffice-gtk

Step 4 - What's next? Simply type and run the following command

sudo apt dist-upgrade && sudo apt install libreoffice-gtk2 libreoffice-gnome

Enjoy the new LibreOffice 5.2! That's all I can write about new LibreOffice with the changes. Thanks for reading and visiting us!

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