Friday, June 3

LibreOffice 3.4 Released with Improved Text Rendering and Better GTK Theme Integration


LibreOffice 3.4, the second major release form The document Foundation, has been released today with many new features and fixes. Most notable of which are improved integration with GTK+ themes and improved text rendering.

New Features and Fixes in this Release
  • Redesigned Move/Copy Sheet dialog
  • Improved HTML export with an image thumbnail gallery of the slides on the contents page
  • Adding and Removing color charts is now possible from: Tools->Options->Charts->Default Colors
  • With 3.4 it is now possible to use a named range as the data source for DataPilot
  • Linux text-rendering improvements. Text is now drawn via Cairo with the same subpixeling options as other Cairo-using apps. The outcome is that text in LibreOffice is rendered the same as the rest of your desktop
  • New gradient / drop-shadow to highlight writer pages, with configurable colors in the options 
  • Support Color and line styles for the columns and footnote separator lines
  • Add Greek Characters mode for bullets and numbering
  • New faster smart font rendering graphite engine
  • Initial support for Unity and global menu support
  • Improved Internationalized font previews
  • Adapt to Linux mouse pointer themes more pleasantly
  • Added new 3D border types
  • Full changelog here
You can download LibreOffice 3.4 from here

You can also add LibreOffice PPA to your sources but packages are yet to be uploaded.

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