The Document Foundation has announced the release of its latest free office suite in the form of LibreOffice 6.2 with NotebookBar. The major release features a radical new approach to the user interface based on the MUFFIN concept. The new user interface has been created to provide users capable of “satisfying all users’ preferences, while leveraging all screen sizes in the best way”.
The Document Foundation has also released LibreOffice 6.1.5, a more mature version which includes some months of back-ported fixes and is better suited for enterprise class deployments. LibreOffice 6.2 new and improved features include :
– The help system offers faster filtering of index keywords, highlighting search terms as they are typed and displaying results based on the selected module.
– Context menus have been tidied up, to be more consistent across the different components in the suite.
– Change tracking performances have been dramatically improved, especially in large documents.
– In Writer, it is now possible to copy spreadsheet data into tables instead of just inserting them as objects.
– In Calc, it is now possible to do multivariate regression analysis using the regression tool. In addition, many more statistical measures are now available in the analysis output, and the new REGEX function has been added, to match text against a regular expression and optionally replace it.
– In Impress & Draw, the motion path of animations can now be modified by dragging its control points. In addition, a couple of text-related drawing styles have been added, as well as a Format Table submenu in Draw.
– LibreOffice Online, the cloud-based version of the suite, includes many improvements too. On mobile devices, the user interface has been simplified, with better responsiveness and updates to the on-screen keyboard.
LibreOffice 6.2 and LibreOffice 6.1.5 are immediately available via the link below.