Designing with LibreOffice

front-cover-web-200x300Bruce Byfield, a journalist who specializes in writing about free and open source software, has recently released Designing with LibreOffice, a book about our beloved free office suite, which is not the usual death march through the menu and standard tasks. Instead, the book takes two fresh approaches to the world’s most popular free office suite.

First, it explains the importance of using styles and templates in order to use LibreOffice with the most convenience and the least effort. Second, it explains the basics of modern design and how to apply them in LibreOffice, expanding on the open …

LibreOffice 5.1.1 released

Screenshot from 2016-03-05 17:29:31Berlin, March 10, 2016 – The Document Foundation (TDF) releases LibreOffice 5.1.1, the first minor release of the LibreOffice 5.1 family, with a number of fixes over the major release announced on February 10. LibreOffice 5.1.1 offers a long awaited feature in Writer – the first request dates back to 2002 – as it allows hiding the white space between pages to provide a continuous flow of text. This feature is extremely useful on laptops.

LibreOffice 5.1.1 is targeted at technology enthusiasts, early adopters and power users. For more conservative users, and for enterprise deployments, TDF suggests

200,000 thanks

noun_23937We’ve received 200,000 donations in 1030 days, from May 1st 2013 to February 24th 2016, with an average of 194 donations per day. The best day was February 11th 2016 – the day after we announced LibreOffice 5.1 – with 474 donations. Together with volunteers who are contributing their time, and Advisory Board members who are investing in The Document Foundation, individual donors are making the dream of an independent self-sustaining free software-oriented foundation – capable of pushing the best free office suite to the next level of awesomeness – into a solid, enduring reality.

Back in 2010, when the …

The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 5.1

Immediately available for Linux, MacOS X and Windows

wall51smallBerlin, February 10, 2016 – The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 5.1, a full featured open source office suite which compares head-to-head with every product in the same category, while standing out with superior interoperability features.

LibreOffice 5.1 offers a completely reorganized user interface, and several improved features targeted at enterprise deployments: better support for ODF 1.2, interoperability with proprietary document formats and file management on remote servers.

LibreOffice has been downloaded 120 million times since the launch in January 2011. The office suite is deployed by large organizations in every continent, with …

Simutrans on Steam Greenlight

Simutrans plans the move to Steam. The game will be available for free on the distribution platform. This might help new players to get to know the game, and those who already play the game and also use Steam an easier way to keep Simutrans up to date. If you do not use Steam, don’t […]

LibreOffice 5.0.4 is available for download

libreofficsplashBerlin, December 17, 2015 – The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 5.0.4, the fourth release of the LibreOffice 5.0 family, with a large number of fixes over the previous releases. So far, the LibreOffice 5.0 family is the most popular LibreOffice ever, based on feedback from journalists and end users.

LibreOffice 5.0.4 is ready for enterprise level or large scale deployments, when backed by professional level 3 support from certified developers (a complete list at: http://www.libreoffice.org/get-help/professional-support/). When migrating to LibreOffice from proprietary office suites, organizations should seek professional support from certified migration consultants and trainers, which

The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 4.4.7

LibreOffice_FacebookBerlin, December 10, 2015 – The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 4.4.7, the seventh and final minor release of the LibreOffice 4.4 family, with a few key fixes over the previous version. LibreOffice 4.4.7 is the “still” version targeted to more conservative users and enterprise deployments.

The Document Foundation suggests to deploy LibreOffice in enterprises and large organizations with the backing of professional support by certified people (a list is available at: http://www.documentfoundation.org/certification/).

People interested in technical details about the release can access the change log here: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Releases/4.4.7/RC1 (fixed in RC1) and https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Releases/4.4.7/RC2 (fixed in RC2).

The road to LibreOffice 5.0

LibreOffice 5.0 will be announced next Wednesday – August 5, 2015 – at noon UTC. It is our tenth major release, and the first of the third stage of LibreOffice development. To show the impressive amount of new features added to LibreOffice since version 3.3, released in January 2011, we have compiled a summary of […]

Registration for the LibreOffice Conference is now open

Berlin, Juli 1st, 2015 – Registration for the LibreOffice Conference, which will be hosted by the Danish city of Aarhus from September 23 to September 25, 2015, is now open at: http://conference.libreoffice.org/2015/registration/. Call for Papers is still open until July 15, 2015. Details on the tracks and the call for papers are available at: http://conference.libreoffice.org/2015/call-for-papers/. […]

The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 4.4.4

Berlin, June 30, 2015 – The Document Foundation (TDF) announces LibreOffice 4.4.4, the fourth minor release of the LibreOffice 4.4 family, with over 70 fixes over LibreOffice 4.4.3. New features introduced by LibreOffice 4.4 are listed on this wiki page: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/ReleaseNotes/4.4. The Document Foundation suggests to deploy LibreOffice in enterprises and large organizations with the […]

Read about The Document Foundation achievements in 2014: download the Annual Report!

The Document Foundation (TDF) is proud to announce its 2014 Annual Report, which can be downloaded from the following link: http://tdf.io/report2014 (3.2 MB PDF). The version with HD images can be downloaded from http://tdf.io/report2014hq (15.9 MB PDF). TDF Annual Report starts with a Review of 2014, with highlights about TDF and LibreOffice, and a summary of financials and […]

LibreOffice Conference Sponsorship Packages

The LibreOffice Conference 2015 will be hosted by the city of Aarhus, the second largest in Denmark, from September 23 to September 25. The event gathers developers, designers, localizers, documenters, supporters, marketers and users of the leading free office suite, to get an update about the project and learn about its future. Companies are invited […]

LibreOffice Conference Call for Papers

Berlin, May 4, 2015 – LibreOffice Conference will be held in Aarhus, Denmark, on September 23-25, 2015, at the Urban Media Space and is hosted by the Aarhus Municipality. The Document Foundation invites members and volunteers to submit proposals for papers. Proposals should be filed by July 15, 2015, in order to guarantee that they […]

The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 4.3.7

Berlin, April 25, 2015 – The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 4.3.7 “Still”, the seventh minor release of the LibreOffice 4.3 family, which is now the suggested version of the software for large deployments in the enterprise and for conservative users. LibreOffice 4.3.7 contains over 100 bug fixes. The Document Foundation suggests to deploy LibreOffice 4.3.7 […]

LibreOffice 4.4.2 “Fresh” is available for download

Berlin, April 2, 2015 – The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 4.4.2, the second minor release of the LibreOffice 4.4 “fresh” family, with over 50 fixes over LibreOffice 4.4.0 and 4.4.1. New features introduced by the LibreOffice 4.4 family are listed on this web page: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/ReleaseNotes/4.4. The Document Foundation suggests to deploy LibreOffice in enterprises and […]

LibreOffice to become the cornerstone of the world’s first universal productivity solution

Berlin, March 25, 2015 – LibreOffice, the best free office suite ever, is set to become the cornerstone of the world’s first global personal productivity solution – LibreOffice Online – following an announcement by IceWarp and Collabora of a joint development effort. LibreOffice is available as a native application for every desktop OS, and is […]

LibreOffice 4.4.1 “Fresh” is available for download

Berlin, February 26, 2015 – The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 4.4.1, the first minor release of LibreOffice 4.4 “fresh” family, with over 100 fixes over LibreOffice 4.4.0. The release represents the combined effort of the over 900 developers attracted by the project since September 2010, with at least three new developers joining the project for […]

Tender to develop and incorporate usability metrics collection for LibreOffice (#201502-02)

The Document Foundation (TDF), the charitable entity behind the world’s leading free office suite LibreOffice, seeks for companies or individuals to develop and incorporate usability metrics collection for LibreOffice to start work as soon as possible. In order to improve the user interface, human interaction and usability of LibreOffice, The Document Foundation is looking for […]

The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 4.3.6

Berlin, February 18, 2015 – The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 4.3.6 “Still”, the sixth minor release of the LibreOffice 4.3 family, which is now the suggested version of the software for large deployments in the enterprise and conservative users. LibreOffice 4.3.6 contains over 110 bug fixes. The Document Foundation suggests to deploy LibreOffice 4.3.6 in enterprises […]

Tender to develop and incorporate multi-language support for UI and test cases within Moztrap (#201502-01)

The Document Foundation (TDF), the charitable entity behind the world’s leading free office suite LibreOffice, seeks for companies or individuals to develop and incorporate multi-language support for UI and test cases within Moztrap to start work as soon as possible. TDF currently plans to invest in expanding the capabilities of its test case management system […]