LibreOffice is a powerful and free office suite, the successor to OpenOffice (.org), used by millions of people around the world. Its clean interface and rich tools help you unleash your creativity and boost your productivity. LibreOffice includes several applications that make it the most versatile open source office suite on the market: Writer (word processing), Calc (spreadsheets), Impress (presentations), Draw (vector graphics and flowcharts), Base (databases) ) and Mathematics (editing formulas).
Beautiful, well-structured documents
Your documents will look professional and clean regardless of their purpose: writing, master’s work, brochure, financial reports, marketing presentations, technical drawings and diagrams. LibreOffice’s powerful styling and structuring tools make your work look great and you focus on the content.
Use documents of any type
LibreOffice is compatible with a wide range of document formats such as Microsoft® Word (.doc, .docx), Excel (.xls, .xlsx), PowerPoint (.ppt, .pptx) and Publisher. But LibreOffice goes much further by offering built-in support for the modern and open standard Open Document Format (ODF). With LibreOffice, you have maximum control over your data and content – and you can export your work to many different formats, including PDF.
Get more options with extensions
In addition to the many features provided by default, LibreOffice is easily extensible with powerful extensibility mechanisms. Get even more features and document templates on our dedicated websites.
Free as in freedom, now and forever
LibreOffice is free and open source software that anyone can use, share and modify, built by a worldwide community of hundreds of developers. Our software is tested and used daily by a large and dedicated community of users – we are open to new talent and new ideas, so get involved and influence its future.
Based on a strong heritage
LibreOffice is the successor to OpenOffice.org (commonly known as OpenOffice), which in turn was based on StarOffice. The software has taken many years to develop and has been used in various incarnations by the millions. LibreOffice is by far the most active continuation of the OpenOffice.org codebase today, with a release every six months and hundreds of contributors. In addition, LibreOffice leverages libraries from the Document Liberation Project, transferring control to content creators.
- Load and save ODF documents in flat XML to simplify processing of external XSLTs
- Make the license information available through the Help menu
- Made online help available online via WikiHelp
- Added “Experimental” mode to allow users to test unfinished functions.
- Linked fonts Linux “Libertine G” and Linux “Biolinum G”
- Added LibreColors to palette
- Implement alpha channel import for RGBA .tiffs
- Show all suitable formats by default in “Save As”
- Use radio button widgets to clarify the intent of complex menu items
- Add the ability to save documents with invisible changes
- Added Quickstarter for Unix builds (included only in distribution builds)
- Fix the resizing factor of synthetic small caps to improve appearance and compatibility
- Indexes, tables of contents, and user-defined indexes will now generate clickable hyperlinks to the document containing index entry flags. Main commit 7685c074 (Michael Stahl, allotropia)
- Now all background fills can be configured to cover the page within the margins or the entire page. Commit 56d8007a (Michael Stahl, allotropia)
- Page styles can now have a blog post with gutter margins (Miklos Vaina, Collabora)
- Bibliography improvements: tooltip for bibliography input fields and clickable URLs in a blog post with a bibliography table; links to specific pages in a blog post in PDF format (Miklos Vaina, Collabora)
- Improved font caching to speed up text rendering. The kernel commit is 3f69ec9a. (Lubos Luzak, Collabora)
- Reduced opening time of some DOCX files tdf # 135316 (Noel Grandin, Collabora)
- Fixed issues with inserting filtered cells and pasting with transpose. Also added a lot of unit tests for these cases tdf # 107348, tdf # 45958, tdf # 141215, tdf # 141683, tdf # 68976, tdf # 71058, tdf # 142065, tdf # 142201, tdf # 141683 (Roland Kurmann)
- Added mixed date format “Common Year (Era Name)” and “Era Name (Common Year)” for the Japanese locale cell format. main commit 8362c4b3 (Jun Nogata)
- Added traditional Japanese month names for sorting lists in Japanese regions. main commit 17965775 (Jun Nogata)
- Implemented the Kahan summation algorithm to reduce the numerical error in the sum for some Calc functions tdf # 137679 (Dante DM)
- HTML tables listed in the External Data dialog box (Sheet ▸ Link to External Data …) now display a table header to help identify them. tdf # 127484 (Andreas Heinisch)
- A bold cross cursor appears. To enable, go to Tools ▸ Options ▸ Calculation ▸ View and check “Thematic” (the cursor follows the subject of the icon); use the System to keep the normal pointer. tdf # 104169 (Sarabjot Singh, Mesut Chifchi) tdf # 142499 (Heiko Titze, TDF)
Impress and Draw
- All background fills can now be configured to cover the page within the fields or the entire page, commit dda83832 (Michael Stahl, allotropia).
- Improvements and fixes for drawing dashed lines in presentation mode tdf # 136957 (Luboš Luák, Collabora)
- Multiple Columns in LibreOffice Text Fields Blog Post (Mike Kagansky, Collabora)