LibreOffice 3.6.0 is Here

by Ostatic Staff - Aug. 09, 2012

The Document Foundation has announced the release of LibreOffice 3.6.0. The announcement said that this release brings a "large number of new features and incremental improvement over the previous versions." Michael Meeks also posted some interesting information on this release as well.

The list of new features and fixes for 3.6.0 is rather extensive. Some of these include:

* Support for color scales and data bars in Calc
* PDF Export with Watermark option
* Import Filter for Corel Draw documents
* Support for contextual spacing in Writer
* "Ctrl+[" will decrease or "Ctrl+]" will increase the font size of selected text
* Added Word Count to status bars
* Added widescreen format for Impress slideshows
* Impress now correctly detects the external display and puts the presenter console on the local display
* New splash screen and artwork
* Writer and Calc now use split colour buttons
* Support for Trinity Desktop Environment integration
* Recent Documents list is updated on Save, Save As and Close
* Allow for editing of read-only documents
* Substantially improved performance all over the place

That's just a portion. Check the New Features and Fixes page for full information and a few known bugs.

There have been no changes since 3.6.0 Release Candidate 4, so those running that particular release won't need to reinstall. Others can download LibreOffice 3.6.0 at

See Michael Meeks' post for a glimpse of behind the scenes work. For example, he demonstrated how much dead code has been removed from the source code since they've started the task. "The remaining bits are particularly hard and involve finally completing the re-write away from the legacy, non-standard macro-generated template-alikes, to use modern C++ STL templates, that are far more accessible."