LibreOffice is an easy to use productivity suite that is also compatible with other major office suites, and available on a variety of platforms.
LibreOffice is a free software and therefore free to use, download and distribute.
LibreOffice Writer lets you design and produce text documents that can include graphics, tables, or charts. You can then save the documents in a variety of formats, including the standardized OpenDocument format (ODF), Microsoft Word .doc format, or HTML. And you can easily export your document to the Portable Document Format (PDF).
A tool for creating new web pages is the Web Layout mode, which you enable with View - Web Layout.
LibreOffice Math provides numerous operators, functions and formatting assistants to help you create formulas. These are all listed in a selection window, in which you can click the required element with the mouse to insert the object into your work.
LibreOffice Impress lets you create professional slide shows that can include charts, drawing objects, text, multimedia and a variety of other items. If you want, you can even import and modify Microsoft PowerPoint presentations.
LibreOffice Draw lets you create simple and complex drawings and export them in a number of common image formats. You can also insert tables, charts, formulas and other items created in LibreOffice programs into your drawings.
In LibreOffice Base, you can access data that is stored in a wide variety of database file formats. LibreOffice Base natively supports some flat file database formats, such as the dBASE format. You can also use LibreOffice Base to connect to external relational databases, such as databases from MySQL or Oracle.
Charts allow you to present data so that it is easy to visualize. You can create a chart from source data in a Calc spreadsheet or a Writer table. When the chart is embedded in the same document as the data, it stays linked to the data, so that the chart automatically updates when you change the source data.
LibreOffice Calc is a spreadsheet application that you can use to calculate, analyze, and manage your data. You can also import and modify Microsoft Excel spreadsheets.
The DataPilot (sometimes known as Pivot Table) allows you to combine, compare, and analyze large amounts of data. You can view different summaries of the source data, you can display the details of areas of interest, and you can create reports.
· 512 MB RAM
· Up to 1.5 GB available hard disk space
· 1024 x 768 graphic device with 256 colors (higher resolution recommended)
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· OS X Intel packages are now signed by The Document Foundation, to pass OS X Gatekeeper security without user intervention.
Bugs fixed against 4.0.3 RC2 release:
· fdo#63779 search is always case sensitive [Eike Rathke]
Bugs fixed against 4.0.3 RC1 release:
· fdo#40100 EDITING YEARFRAC function returns incorrect results for some dates [Winfried Donkers]
· fdo#58949 FILEOPEN: DOCX-filter; DOC format formulas embedded in OOXML (DOCX) file, don’t save and don’t edit [Miklos Vajna]
· fdo#59259 With some master pages, freezes when try to print [Jan Holesovsky]
· fdo#60280 PRINTING of TABLE borders, borders around paragraphs and footer, some graphic elements suppressed by OLE objects in document [Michael Stahl]
· fdo#62815 SLIDESHOW: Slideshow does not open [Michael Meeks]
· fdo#63306 BASIC: FileDateTime Function [Eike Rathke]
Bugs fixed against 4.0.2 release:
· bnc#780645 import w:tblLayout of DOCX tables [Miklos Vajna]
· bnc#798309 OOXML import: A shape with background are missed when importing xls...