The first finished version of OpenOffice.org spin-off, LibreOffice, has come to the Web version 3.3. Has some unique features, a look ever so slightly modified, and the ability to export to Microsoft’s docx format by default. Today, the Foundation has announced that its first stable version, LibreOffice 3.3, is ready for download.
Among the many changes you will find in version 3.3 are the arrival of new import filters and improvements to existing ones – the main characteristics when you are trying to convince users to migrate to compete suites like Microsoft Office, Works or WordPerfect. Calc (spreadsheet application LibreOffice) now has improved Excel interoperability, SVG images can be opened and modified in Draw, and can also be imported into Writer.
LibreOffice has won the support of allies for a long time open source and Red Hat, Novell, and Ubuntu. But it has plenty of rivals, while the Foundation paper focuses on the separation of its roots Oracle and Sun, the biggest rival is still Microsoft Office and new challenges arise as products of cloud computing and Google Docs.
As you would expect from a news point, new features LibreOffice 3.3 are modest in scope. These include the ability to import SVG graphics file, a console for creating presentations, and Microsoft Works import filter. In addition, the software includes features for the next set OpenOffice 3.3, such as a spreadsheet limit of one million rows and a print dialog box designed to be easy to use.
PowerPoint alternative Suite – Presenter – now comes with a slideshow mode plug-in that makes controlling your laptop a breeze. Testers enjoyed the addition of experimental mode, which can activate if you would like to play with new features before it has officially been added to LibreOffice. Windows, Mac and Linux distros such as Ubuntu, Fedora, Suse, Mandriva and Debian.