LibreOffice 4.2 Getting Started Guide published

LibreOffice 4.2 Getting Started GuideThe Documentation Team has published the LibreOffice 4.2 Getting Started Guide.

Free PDFs of individual chapters and the full book can be downloaded from The Document Foundation’s wiki.

Printed copies can be purchased here. (Published by Friends of OpenDocument Inc.)

LibreOffice Impress Remote for iPhone/iPad

LibreOffice Impress Remote for iPhone and iPad is now available in the iTunes store.

It joins the Impress Remote for Android released in January last year and available through the Google Play store.

The app allows you to use a smartphone, iPad, or tablet to remotely manage the LibreOffice Impress presentation running on a laptop, by showing a miniature of the slides on the screen and allowing you to navigate back and forth by sweeping right and left with your fingers. You can also see the presenter’s notes.

For more information on the LibreOffice Impress Remote for iPhone and iPad, see this blog post.

LibreOffice 4.2 is an important release; here’s why

Charles-H. Schulz has written a post examining why LibreOffice 4.2 matters more than you think. He gives three main reasons:

  1. This is a major code overhaul, including a brand new engine for Calc.
  2. It is more Enterprise-ready than many others. The post provides examples.
  3. It’s not about success. It’s about what comes next. The amount of code clean-up, refactoring, write up, the inclusion of new features and the continued growth of contributors between the moment the Document Foundation released LibreOffice 4.0 and the 4.2 is truly amazing. The 4.0 was a major accomplishment, but this time we did even more.

Please make any comments on the original post on Charles’s blog.

LibreOffice 4.2 released

On 30 January 2014, The Document Foundation announced LibreOffice 4.2, a new major release targeted to early adopters. It features a large number of performance and interoperability improvements targeted to users of all kinds, but particularly appealing for power and enterprise users.

For more information about this release, see this blog post.

All new and improved features of LibreOffice 4.2 are summarized on this web page.

LibreOffice 4.1 Calc Guide published

Calc Guide 4.1The Documentation Team has published the LibreOffice 4.1 Calc Guide.

Free PDFs of individual chapters and the full book can be downloaded from The Document Foundation’s wiki.

Printed copies can be purchased here. (Published by Friends of OpenDocument Inc.)

This completes a full set of books for LibreOffice 4.0 – 4.1.
See this page or the LibreOffice wiki for a list of books with links to ODT, PDF, and printed copies.