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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: https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2017/02/22/libreoffice-fosdem-17/

Marc


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.


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! ...


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 "irc.freenode.net" 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.

    Pigdin2

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

    Pidgin3

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

    Pidgin4

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

    Pidgin5

     
  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.

    Pidgin6

     
  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.

    Pidgin7

     
  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.

LibreOffice v.5.0.0 is Out

Contributed by admin on Aug 08, 2015 - 01:18 AM

With quite a bit of fanfare, this week, the long awaited LibreOffice v.5 made its appearance. Thus far, it has been received quite well by users and the download numbers are significant. As usual, version 5.0.0 is the first release and the LibreOffice devs are already hard at work at the next update release v.5.0.1. …