World’s most popular and the strongest open source alternative to Microsoft Office, LibreOffice has released its latest major version LibreOffice 5.0. This major release brings Windows 10 compatibility and basic editing features on its Android app along with a number of other visual and performance improvements.
Excited to see what’s new in LibreOffice 5.0? Here we go.
New features in LibreOffice 5.0
Since this is a major release, there are a huge number of changes. After all more than 25,000 bugs have been fixed in this release. Some of the major changes in LibreOffice 5.0 are:
- Improved GUI looks with new icons
- Improved menus and sidebars
- Style previews in sidebar
- Emoji support :)
- Inline image editing
- Engineering notation in Calc
- Apple Pages import
- Calc: complex formulas, new functions, conditional formatting
- timestamp generated PDF files
- can import highlights from Microsoft word docs
- new filters
- Windows 10 compatible
- Basic editing is available for Android now
Complete changes can be found in the release note.
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Install LibreOffice 5.0 in Ubuntu and Linux Mint
LibreOffice 5.0 has been released just a few hours back. Normally, you should start getting the newer version in few days in your Linux distribution. But if you do not want to wait for that, you can uninstall the existing LibreOffice and install version 5.0 using the official PPA for Ubuntu and Mint and elementary OS.
Open a terminal and use the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
For other Linux distributions and operating systems, download LibreOffice 5.0 from the link below: