LibreOffice 4.2.0 RC1




LibreOffice 4.2.0 RC1

LibreOffice logo (60 pix) The Document Foundation has now after two beta releases, the first release candidate of version 4.2 of LibreOffice released. This open source office suite was created as a fork of OpenOffice and comes with Writer word processor, spreadsheet program, Calc, Impress presentation program, drawing tool Draw, Base database program, and Formula, an application to create. Scientific notations with An overview of the changes and improvements that we are in version 4.2, if all goes well at the end of this month, available to view will accommodate on this page to find, this is a small piece from it:


Embedding images into HTML files enable signals merge sending mails with images in HTML format fdo # 63211
Character border: format one or more characters with a border.
Select All now works in the special situation when the document starts with a table fdo # 37606
Spellcheck popup menu now Allows change tracking operations. For more details, see this blog entry .
Multiple selection of styles in the Style and Formatting window allow to delete or hide them fdo # 67461
RTF import: added initial support for group shapes fdo # 66040
Writer can now create DOT files. For more details, see this blog entry .
Auto Correction of enhanced border: differences are more visible fdo # 71740 .
A New default template for Writer designed based on feedback from discussions LO Default Style and Template Default Writer


Added WEBSERVICE FILTERXML and spreadsheet functions for access to web data.
Added LEFTB, LenB, MIDB RIGHTB and spreadsheet functions working on DBCS double byte character strings.
Added COVARIANCE.P COVARIANCE.S and spreadsheet functions for MS-Excel interoperability. fdo # 70000
Added STDEV.P STDEV.S and spreadsheet functions for MS-Excel interoperability. fdo # 44134
Added VAR.P VAR.S and spreadsheet functions for MS-Excel interoperability. fdo # 61002
Added BETA.DIST BETA.INV and spreadsheet functions for MS-Excel interoperability. fdo # 71008
Added BINOM.DIST BINOM.INV and spreadsheet functions for MS-Excel interoperability. fdo # 71081
Added CONFIDENCE.NORM CONFIDENCE.T and spreadsheet functions for MS-Excel interoperability. fdo # 71350
Added F.DIST, F.DIST.RT, F.INV, F.INV.RT F.TEST and spreadsheet functions for MS-Excel interoperability. fdo # 71436
Added EXPON.DIST, HYPGEOM.DIST, POISSON.DIST WEIBULL.DIST and spreadsheet functions for MS-Excel interoperability. fdo # 71722
Improved CRITBINOM spreadsheet functions to handle large sample quantities.
Right-click context menu on the bottom left scroll arrows to switch sheets
Extend formula range from all corners fdo # 67592
Random number generation (Menu> Edit> Fill> Random Number …) fdo # 66477
Statistics functions Menu> Data> Statistics (alternative to Excel’s Add-in “Analysis ToolPak”) fdo # 66477
Descriptive Statistics
Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)
Exponential Smoothing
Moving Average
Implemented “Find All” usefull in case of ‘search in all sheets’ option – Creates a dialog-describing matching cells fdo # 39881

Impress / Draw

Visual clue in Slide Sorter when a Slide has a Transition or Animation (s) fdo # 65456
Adding icons to slides having custom animation or transition set in presenter view, makes easier to present the whole content of the slides fdo # 65457
Impress remote control for iOS
The side bar is now enabled by default (only in Impress)
New Custom Animation toolbar fdo # 62082


INCOMPATIBLE CHANGE: a checkbox bound to a (var) char (string) field will now write ‘true’ or ‘false’, Whereas up to LibreOffice 4.1 it wrote the string ‘1 ‘or ‘0’. The read behavior is backwards compatible and will Recognise values ​​’1 ‘or ‘0’.
NEW FEATURE: reference values ​​in checkboxes are now honored. This allows to have again the old behavior or writing ‘1 ‘or ‘0’ if desired. It usefull eg Allows to invert the behavior of the checkbox (bound to a boolean field) by setting the checkbox properties as follows ‘Reference (on): false’ and ‘Reference (off): true’
NEW FEATURE: Firebird SQL Connector for LibreOffice Base. When creating a new database, select Firebird Embedded in the drop down menu. This Allows creation of databases perform many times faster than That the previous built-in HSQLDB. We plan to phase out over the next few HSQLDB releases, providence and a smooth migration path to Firebird.


Import charts from xlsx All which do not have proper references but have internal data
Toolbar button for vertical grid and change behavior to variate grid between major, major & minor and off for horizontal and vertical grid. fdo # 66422
Support more than one trendline per chart
Polynomial trendlines fdo # 35712
Moving average trendlines fdo # 40315
Force intercept trend lines for fdo # 40314
Extrapolation of trendlines fdo # 40316


Upgrade internal xpdf to Poppler fdo # 38878
Support for undocumented SOLAR_USER_RTL_TEXTENCODING environment variable has leg removed, core commit 668c627eb4e66208738d5acdecbcad106efa8252
Added support for BCP 47 language tags. fdo # 37496 (Eike Rathke)
Including reading and writing ODF 1.2 fo: script and *: rfc-language-tag attributes.
Including reading and writing tags from / to OOXML.
See also

LibreOffice 4.0 Writer screenshot (620 pix)

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