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LibreOffice 4.3 In Beta, Bringing Good Improvements

Free Software

Published on 25 May 2014 09:37 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software
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The beta release of LibreOffice 4.3 is available this week with many new features being under development for this popular open-source office suite.

Among the features being worked on for LibreOffice 4.3 is going from a 16-bit character limitation of Writer paragraphs to now 32-bit, changes to navigation buttons and other UI elements, DrawingML import/export support, proportional image scaling support, support for printing comments in margins, improved formula engine support within the Calc spreadsheet, auto detection of fax4CUPS printers, improved PDF importing, improved OOXML support, and many other changes.

You can learn more about the LibreOffice 4.3 features via the in-progress release notes on the DocumentFoundation.org Wiki.

Those wishing to download this week's LibreOffice 4.3 Beta 1 can find it via their pre-releases directory.

Per the 4.3 release plan, a second beta will come in early June, three release candidates will come between June and July, and the official release of LibreOffice 4.3 should happen the last week of July.

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