New LibreOffice Update Released

by Ostatic Staff - Aug. 23, 2013

The Document Foundation yesterday announced the release of LibreOffice 4.0.5, the latest update to the acclaimed 4.0 branch. This is a bug fix update, but it does address 100 bugs and several annoying regressions. All users of the 3.6 and 4.0 branches are encouraged to upgrade.

This release follows TDF's first bug triage contest so the fixed bug count this release is 98. Some of the more interesting fixes include:

* the import of Table of Figures
* Complex Hyperlinks broken in PDF export
* lines created in report builder are not shown in report
* Writer crashes at autocompletion when editing test
* Impress crashes when presentation starts
* Selecting words in very large documents needs too much time
* Failure to start on newfangled Linuxes because fails to load
* Text Amination or Text in calc when open file xlsx is no center view
* Word completion adds fullstop when a word has been used followed by a fullstop
* Ctrl-Tab does not cycle through various options in Word Completion
* Cannot scroll horizontally using trackpad
* HTML import crashes
* unnecessary space for buttons in scrollbars
* Fontwork not anti-aliased and with irritating rendering artifacts on >200% zoom
* ODT import with huge number of styles very slow

Bjoern Michaelsen reported last month that 12600 bugs have been resolved (6500 fixed) since the formation of the LibreOffice project. The 3.6 release has reached its end of life, but 4.0 will be supported until November 21. LibreOffice 4.1 was released July 25 and 4.1.1 is due any day. Download your copy from