The Document Foundation released a new version of the LibreOffice suite, bringing ready-to use packages for Linux, Windows, and macOS. One of the interesting changes in this release is the built-in QR code generator.
Key changes of LibreOffice 6.4
- The start page now shows overlay icons over the document templates to quickly identify the app assigned to a template.
- The ability to insert a QR Code into the document using the built-in QR code generator. It's available from the menu Insert > Object > QR Code.
- A new unified hyperlink context menu that allows editing, opening, and removing a hyperlink in any document.
- The Automatic Redaction tool allows you to add words and regular patterns that then are found in the document and marked for redaction.
- A new search engine for the locally available help system based on xapian-omega.
- A dark style for the Breeze and Sifr iconsets.
- Writer now allows marking comments as 'Resolved'.
- Also, you can now attach comments to charts and images.
- The side pane in writer now has table tools.
- btLr text direction in Writer.
- New shape overlap options.
- Calc now allows exporting several sheets to one PDF file without pagination.
- Plenty of other improvements made to Calc, and LibreOffice Online, including a new docker image for quick rollout of the Online version.
Besides the mentioned changes, LibreOffice 6.4 discontinues support for Java 6 and 7, and its VCL backend for GTK2. The app features better compatibility with DOC, DOCX, PPTX, and XLSX file formats, including performance improvements.
Check out the release notes HERE.
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