LibreOffice 4.1 Release Piles On New Features
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software on 25 July 2013 at 09:25 AM EDT. 22 Comments
Just days after the Apache OpenOffice 4.0 release, The Document Foundation is ready with their release of LibreOffice 4.1. This release brings forward many new features to the open-source office suite, including the new IBM-donated sidebar UI found in OpenOffice 4.0.

LibreOffice 4.1 has been in beta for about two months and we have already detailed the new LibreOffice 4.1 features. For those forgetful, LibreOffice 4.1 features significant improvements to Microsoft Office format interoperability, a new photo album feature for Impress, the new IBM Symphony sidebar, support for embedding fonts in a Writer document, spreadsheet formula engine improvements, text layout on Linux is now using HarfBuzz, and there's support for legacy Mac Word Processor documents.

More details on the LibreOffice 4.1 changes for this cross-platform open-source office suite can be found at

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