LibreOffice 4.0 Available For Download

The Document Foundation has released LibreOffice 4.0 today, which, according to the official announcement, is the “first release that reflects the objectives set by the community at the time of the announcement, in September 2010: a cleaner and leaner code base, an improved set of features, better interoperability, and a more diverse and inclusive ecosystem”.The new version brings Unity appmenu support, option to use Firefox Personas,  better interoperability with DOCX and RTF documents and many other changes.The most important changes in LibreOffice 4.0 include:Better interoperability with DOCX and RTF documents;Possibility to import Microsoft Publisher documents;Integration with several content and document management systems – including Alfresco, IBM FileNet P8, Microsoft Sharepoint 2010, Nuxeo, OpenText and others;Writer: allow different header and footer on the first page without using a separate page style;Introduction of the widget layout technique for dialog windows, which makes it easier to translate, resize and hide UI elements, reduces code complexity, and lays a foundation for a much improved user interfaceLinux: GStreamer 1.0 support, and refactor existing Gstreamer code;New templates manager;PDF Import, the Presenter Console, and the Python Scripting Provider are no longer bundled extensions but core features;Significant performance improvements when loading and saving many types of

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