Jean Weber

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Help for people still using Apache OpenOffice

AOO error message

Do you know someone who is still using Apache OpenOffice? Have they recently tried to open a .odt, .ods or .odp file and received this error message? “This document was created by a newer version of OpenOffice. It may contain features not supported by your current version.” The notice (pictured) that pops up in Apache …

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LibreOffice 6.4 and 7.0 User Guides

Calc Guide 7.0 cover

I am way behind updating this blog, including mentioning the LibreOffice 6.4 user guides that have been published in 2020. These include Getting Started Guide, Writer Guide, Base Guide, Calc Guide, Draw Guide, and Math Guide. Two volumes of the v7.x series of books have been published recently: Math Guide and Calc Guide. You can …

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LibreOffice 7.0

Timeline of OO/AOO/LO major releases

LibreOffice 7.0 was announced on 5 August 2020. Since then three minor releases have appeared. Significant new features include support for OpenDocument Format (ODF) 1.3; better performance; and improved compatibility with DOCX, XLSX and PPTX files. For details, see the blog post linked above. LibreOffice produced a visual timeline of derivatives from OpenOffice.org, as shown …

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LibreOffice 6.2 Calc Guide published

LibreOffice 6.2 Calc Guide front cover

It’s been a long time coming, but an updated version of the LibreOffice Calc Guide has finally been completed by the Documentation Team. Free PDFs are here: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Documentation/Publications#LibreOffice_Calc_Guide and will be linked from the main LibreOffice website in the new year. A printed copy can be purchased here: http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/libreoffice-62-calc-guide/26019667

Self-publishing using LibreOffice Writer 6

UPDATE: Lulu has changed its website and its publishing process. Therefore, the section on “Using Lulu’s publishing service” in Chapter 16 of my book is out of date. Many things have not been working for publishers, but they are slowly getting fixed. I intend to rewrite that section when the site is working properly again. …

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