Jan 20, 2011

LibreOffice: release candidate 3 available for download

LibreOffice is the free power-packed Open Source personal productivity suite for Windows, Macintosh and Linux, that gives you 6 feature-rich applications for all your document production and data processing needs: Writer, Calc, Impress, Draw, Math and Base. Support and documentation is free from our large, dedicated community of users, contributors and developers.

Libre office release candidate 3 is available for dowload.This version comes with a lot of improvements over its previous RC version.

The general features of the new release are:
  • Load and Save ODF documents in flat XML to make external XSLT processing easier
  • Make License Information accessible via the Help menu
  • Made on-line Help available on-line, via the WikiHelp
  • Added "Experimental" mode, to allow users to test out as-yet-unfinished features
  • Bundled Linux "Libertine G" and Linux "Biolinum G" fonts
  • Added the LibreColors to the palette
  • Implement import of alpha channel for RGBA .tiffs
  • Show all appropiate formats by default on "Save As
  • Use radio buttons widgets to clarify complex menu option intentions
  • Add option to enable saving of documents with non-visible changes
  • Added Quickstarter for Unix builds (enabled only in distro builds)
  • Fix synthetic small caps resizing factor to improve look and interoperability
More  new features in the version 3.3 are available at http://www.libreoffice.org/download/new-features-and-fixes/. The Release Candidate 3 is available for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.The release candidate is not intended for production use.