LibreOffice 4.3 upgrades spreadsheets, brings 3D models to presentations


A 3D duck in the latest version of LibreOffice Impress. Document Foundation LibreOffice’s latest release provides easier ways of working with spreadsheets and the ability to insert 3D models into presentations, along with dozens of other changes. LibreOffice was created as a fork from OpenOffice in September 2010 because of concerns over Oracle’s management of the open source project. LibreOffice has now had eight major releases and is powered by “thousands of volunteers and hundreds of developers,” the Document Foundation, which was formed to oversee its development, said in an announcement today . ( OpenOffice  survived the Oracle turmoil by being transferred to the Apache Software Foundation and continues to be updated.) In LibreOffice 4.3, spreadsheet program Calc “now allows the performing of several tasks more intuitively, thanks to the smarter highlighting of formulas in cells, the display of the number of selected rows and columns in the status bar, the ability to start editing a cell with the content of the cell above it, and being able to fully select text conversion models by the user,” the Document Foundation said. Read 3 remaining paragraphs | Comments

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LibreOffice 4.3 upgrades spreadsheets, brings 3D models to presentations


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