LibreOffice 5.1 launched

The Document Foundation has launched LibreOffice 5.1, its latest open-source office suite.

LibreOffice 5.1 offers a reorganised user interface and several improved features targeted at enterprise deployments: better support for ODF 1.2, interoperability with proprietary document formats, and file management on remote servers.

“LibreOffice has been downloaded 120 million times since the launch in January 2011,” said The Document Foundation.

“The office suite is deployed by large organisations in every continent, with the latest addition being the Italian Defense Staff with over 100,000 desktops.”

Improvements include:

  • User Interface: Provides faster and more convenient access to its most used features. A new menu has been added to each of the applications: Style (Writer), Sheet (Calc), and Slide (Impress and Draw).
  • Interoperability: Compatibility with proprietary document formats has been improved. In addition, filters have been added for Apple Keynote 6, Microsoft Write, and Gnumeric files.
  • Spreadsheet Functions: Calc’s formula engine has been improved with features addressing restrictions in table structured references and sticky column/row anchors, interoperability with OOXML spreadsheets, and compatibility with ODF 1.2.
  • File Access on Remote Servers: Files on remote file servers such as Sharepoint, Google Drive, and Alfresco can now be accessed from the File menu, with read and write options, without the need for a dialog window.

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