The headline change in LibreOffice 7.0 is support for ODF 1.3. This is the â€˜Open Document Formatâ€™ that LibreOffice natively uses to save documents. The latest version of the spec includes support for digital signatures, OpenPGP-based encryption of XML documents, and better handling of elements within pages.
Another â€˜big ticketâ€™ addition comes courtesy of AMD. This sponsorship helped implement a new Skia graphics engine used for drawing text, shapes, and images in 2D. This is enabled by default on Windows. Thereâ€™s also Vulkan GPU-based acceleration. This puts the suite on a good footing for future developments.
Each new release of LibreOffice refines the softwareâ€™s ability to open, save, and read Microsoft Office documents in .docx, .xlsx, and .pptx. The former of these longer saves in 2007 compatibility mode, thus improving interoperability of documents created in LibreOffice with newer versions of Microsoft Office.
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LibreOffice 7.0 is here, serving as the latest stable release of the hugely popular open source productivity suite. Naturally LibreOffice 7.0 boasts a