LibreOffice at FOSDEM 2017

Contributed by admin on Feb 23, 2017 - 11:28 AM

LibreOffice was at the FOSDEM 2017 (Brussels) conference in February. There was a full complement of talks given by the LibreOffice team. More information may be found on the LibreOffice Planet (blog) as well as videos of the talks. Follow the link here:


The Document Foundation announces feature-rich LibreOffice 5.3

Contributed by admin on Feb 02, 2017 - 01:01 PM

"Berlin, February 1st, 2017 – The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 5.3, one of the most feature-rich releases in the history of the application. The office suite is immediately available for Windows, macOS, and Linux, and for the first time also for the private cloud.

LibreOffice 5.3 represents a significant step forward in the evolution of the software: it offers an introduction to new features such as online with collaborative editing, which increase the competitive positioning of the application, and at the same time provides incremental improvements, to make the program more reliable, interoperable and user-friendly. ...

Visit the LibreOffice Blog to read the full blog post.

Zikula Version Releases: Zikula v.1.3.12 and 1.4.5

Contributed by admin on Jan 06, 2017 - 03:41 AM

The Zikula group announces the most recent  releases of versions 1.3.12 and 1.4.5. This is a security release that follows the recent release of newer versions of Zikula. The Zikula team advises everyone to update as soon as possible.

Read more of the Zikula announcement on the Zikula Blog site.

Mageia Linux Blog Article: "Happily Announcing Mageia 5.1"

Contributed by admin on Jan 06, 2017 - 03:26 AM

From a recent article on the Mageia Linux Blog site, new Mageia ISO's for version 5.1. This version incorporates all of the updates applied to version 5.0 over the last half year or so. This is just to tide us over while we await the upcoming Mageia v.6.0 which is presently at the testing phase. No clear release date for Mageia v.6.0 has been announced as of yet.

Visit the Mageia Linux Blog site to read the full details.

PCLinuxOS Article: "LibreOffice: Create A Fillable PDF"

Contributed by admin on Jan 06, 2017 - 03:20 AM

From a recent article on PCLinuxOS Magazine, how to create a "filable" PDF file using LibreOffice. A step-by-step guide on how to create such a document.

Visit the PCLinuxOS Magazine website to read the full article.

From the LibreOffice Blog: "The Document Foundation opens LibreOffice Certification for Migrations and Trainings to all project volunteers, to members of not-for-profit bodies, and to individuals of proven competence"

Contributed by admin on Jan 06, 2017 - 03:11 AM

Read the latest news from the TDF/LibreOffice Certification for Migrations and Trainings". There are more opportunities to join the ranks of certified LibreOffice professionals well versed in migrations.

Visit the TDF/LibreOffice Blog Site to read the full article.

LibreOffice – The Indispensable Office Suite of Choice for University/College Students

Contributed by admin on Aug 31, 2015 - 09:44 PM
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A Community Driven Office Suite Project

Looking for the perfect office suite for your upcoming term work? Have a peek at LibreOffice from The Document Foundation. LibreOffice is a worldwide community driven project with the aim of creating an office suite compatible with international ISO file format standards. Over the last sixteen years, LibreOffice has had help from over 900 developers with the maintenance of its code base and also has hundreds of volunteers helping with its "Get Help" channels (mailing list and forums), documentation (text books and online documentation) and its +100 translations. LibreOffice comes with 5 recognizable modules: "Writer"; "Calc"; "Impress" (presentation-slide module); "Draw"; "Base"; "Math" with compatibility for many MS file formats AND is even able to import multitudes of additional files of various formats.

And all of this for FREE! ...

Zikula 1.4.0 Release

Contributed by admin on Aug 19, 2015 - 02:17 PM

A big month for the Zikula group with the release of both Zikula 1.4.0 and Zikula 1.3.10. Zikula v.1.3.10 addresses some bug fixes and other tidbits while v.1.4.0 is setting the stage for the larger transition to v.2.0.0 which is in the works.

In the meantime, some of the 1.3.x modules work on v.1.4.0 but not all.

More can be read on the news on the Zikula website.

About parEntreprise / À propos

Contributed by admin on Aug 19, 2015 - 01:43 AM

parEntreprise and were created in 2004. parEntreprise interests lie in offering aid of various opensource solutions and of particular those of electronic means related to the use of Linux related solutions, music related solutions and community/community-building solutions as well as content management solutions (CMS).

Core Values

parEntreprise believes in open and accessible knowledge for all. Opensource solutions as well as community involvement and sharing is at the core of its beliefs.


parEntreprise sees opensource solutions as viable alternatives to proprietary options. Community and individual involvement through cooperation and aide, where these are required, are important in the delivery of satisfying solutions and results.

Mission Statement

parEntreprise will help provide opensource and community-built solutions to organisations or individuals where previous solutions have proven otherwise unsatisfying and trying.

 Opensource solutions, "out of the box thinking", community and individual involvement, consultation, mentoring and system management (CMS).


parEntreprise et furent conçus en 2004. Les intérêts centrales de parEntreprise sont celles de diverses solutions à sources ouverts et notamment ceux de moyens électroniques liés à l'utilisation de solutions Linux, solutions se rapportant à la musique; solutions se repportant à l'entraide communautaire et renforcement communautaire; solutions de gestion de contenu (CMS).

Valeurs Fondamentales

parEntreprise croit au partage et de l'accessibilité de connaissance et d'informations pour tous. Les solutions à source ouvertes ainsi que l'implication de la communauté et le partage est au cœur de ses croyances.


parEntreprise croit à la viabilité de solutions à sources ouvertes à celles de sources exclusives. La participation communautaire et individuelle par la coopération et aide, lorsque celles-ci sont nécessaires, sont importantes à la livraison de solutions satisfaisantes.

Énoncé de mission

parEntreprise s'efforcera à fournir des solutions à sources ouvertes et communautaires pour là où les organismes ou individus éprouvent des résultats insatisfaisant.

 Solutions à sources ouvertes et avec «pensée hors de la boîte", consultation communautaire ou individuelle,  mentorat et  gestion du système (CMS). 


LibreOffice IRC with Pidgin

Contributed by admin on Aug 18, 2015 - 11:00 PM

Here are the steps to access the LibreOffice IRC chat

  1. Use your packager to install Pidgin if it is not installed.
  2. If you do not have an account set up already, Pidgin will start with this window and choose "Add"
    (*** if you are already using Pidgin for chatting, go to "Accounts->Manage" and the Accounts window will appear and choose "Add" ***)

    Pidgin Account
  3. You will now see this  "Add Acount"  window. Click on the Protocol drop down window and choose "irc".
    You will notice that it automatically inserts the "" in the "server" field.
    Type your name (or the name you want people to see in chat mode) into the "Username" field.
    The "Username" can either be your real name or any other name.


  4. Your  "Add Account"  window should now look like this. Leave the other fields blank and choose "Add".


  5. A new "Buddy List" window appears. Pidgin will now look like this. Choose "Buddies->Add Chat".


  6. A new "Add Chat"  window appears. Choose "Account" drop down window and in the list choose  " (IRC).
    Choose "Channel" and type "#documentfoundation" in the field. Leave all else blank.


  7. The "Buddy List " window should now look like this. Double-click on the "#documentfoundation"
    and this will log you into the documentfoundation irc chat room.


  8. A new window appears with the name of your chat channel at the top (in this case #documentfoundation).
    Your Pidgin should look like this. As you can see the list of participants is showing on the right hand side
    and you have a small window at the bottom where you can type your message.
    Feel free to try it out even if we are not there.
    Just give a warning message that you are just trying our the irc chat channel and practising a bit.


  9. If you have any problems, ask on the chat channel and people will respond in kindness.
    Once you are done your session, just exit out of Pidgin, close all windows.
    Notice that Pidgin will remain in your bottom task bar.
    To close Pidgin down completely, right-click on the Pidgin icon in your taskbar and choose "Quit"
  10. Feel free to leave me a note on the LibreOffice mailing list if you have any problems
    or contact me directly via email.