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LibreOffice 6.0 New Features video

Added by Mike Saunders 21 days ago. Updated 9 days ago.

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Team - Q1/2018
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As with previous releases, I will make a video showcasing the new features. Steps required:

  • Analyse https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/ReleaseNotes/6.0 and see what we should highlight
  • Talk to developers about any other new features that aren't on that page (or need more info)
  • Prepare draft of the script and circulate on marketing-priv@
  • Record audio
  • Record video clips
  • Edit it all together, and check on marketing-priv@ again
  • Put script on wiki and ask for translations from l10n community
  • Make video live on release day, promote and link in press release

History

#1 Updated by Italo Vignoli 21 days ago

Mike, let's also have a look at what media has been underlining as new interesting features of LibreOffice 6.0. For instance, Phoronix - Michael Larabel is very knowledgeable about LibreOffice - has covered threading in Calc (https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=LibreOffice-Calc-Threading).

#2 Updated by Mike Saunders 10 days ago

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Italo Vignoli wrote:

Mike, let's also have a look at what media has been underlining as new interesting features of LibreOffice 6.0. For instance, Phoronix - Michael Larabel is very knowledgeable about LibreOffice - has covered threading in Calc (https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=LibreOffice-Calc-Threading).

Yes, that's a good point. Looking at https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/ReleaseNotes/6.0 I can't see any mention of the Calc threading mentioned in Phoronix yet, and as we've passed feature-freeze it may not be in this release. I'll mail the developers to check.

In the meantime I'm working on a draft script and aim to have it ready later this week (beta 2) for suggestions and improvements.

#3 Updated by Mike Saunders 10 days ago

Work-in-progress script – still more to add, and I'm checking various things with developers...

LibreOffice 6.0 is a major step forward for productivity software.

GENERAL

An EPUB export filter has been added, making it possible to save documents as e-books.

An import filter for QuarkXPress v3 and v4 files has been added, while support for OOXML has been improved as well, for better compatibility with other office suites.

The Special Characters dialog has been improved, with new search facility along with recent and favourite characters. Also, a new drop-down icon on the toolbar lets you quickly add special characters.

ADD: TOOLS/CUSTOMISE REWORKED

If you want to save an image that's embedded into a document, and the image has been modified, you can now either save the original version or the modified version.

On all desktop platforms, you can now use OpenPGP keys to sign ODF documents.

CHECK: "there is (experimental) support for OpenPGP-based document encryption as well, that we hope to get into production shape until 6.0" - CHECKING WITH BUBLI, SAMUEL AND THORSTEN

The Noto font family is now included by default, which... CHECKING WITH JAY FOR BENEFITS

Finally, the Help system has been improved to be more user-friendly and work better with mobile devices.

WRITER

New table styles have been added, to make your documents and data look even better.

A drop-down list has been added to the find toolbar, which helps make your searches more precise.

In the Direct Cursor mode, which lets you enter text anywhere on a page by by clicking, there's now an option to insert only spaces.

When you're performing a mail merge, it's now possible to use data from tables inside Writer itself.

A new Form menu has been added, making it easier to add forms to your documents.

Finally, in the Image properties dialog box, you can now rotate an image by any angle, instead of just 90 degree steps.

ADD SOMETHING ABOUT GRAMMAR FEATURE? CHECKING WITH LASZLO NEMETH

CALC

IMPRESS

10 great new templates have been added, for home and business use, to make your presentations really stand out.

In addition, the default aspect ratio is now 16:9, so your new presentations work with widescreen displays straight away.

ONLINE

NOTHING ON RELEASE NOTES YET - CHECKING WITH MICHAEL MEEKS

#4 Updated by Mike Saunders 9 days ago

Updated version based on some feedback from developers overnight:

LibreOffice 6.0 is a major step forward for productivity software.

GENERAL

An EPUB export filter has been added, making it possible to save documents as e-books.

An import filter for QuarkXPress v3 and v4 files has been added, while support for OOXML has been improved as well, for better compatibility with other office suites.

The Special Characters dialog has been improved, with new search facility along with recent and favourite characters. Also, a new drop-down icon on the toolbar lets you quickly add special characters.

ADD: TOOLS/CUSTOMISE REWORKED

If you want to save an image that's embedded into a document, and the image has been modified, you can now either save the original version or the modified version.

On all desktop platforms, you can now use OpenPGP keys to sign ODF documents.

CHECK: "there is (experimental) support for OpenPGP-based document encryption as well, that we hope to get into production shape until 6.0" - CHECKING WITH BUBLI, SAMUEL AND THORSTEN (BEING WORKED ON)

A selection from the popular open source Noto font family is now included by default, due to its large Unicode coverage.

Finally, the Help system has been improved to be more user-friendly and work better with mobile devices.

WRITER

New table styles have been added, to make your documents and data look even better.

A drop-down list has been added to the find toolbar, which helps make your searches more precise.

In the Direct Cursor mode, which lets you enter text anywhere on a page by by clicking, there's now an option to insert only spaces.

When you're performing a mail merge, it's now possible to use data from tables inside Writer itself.

A new Form menu has been added, making it easier to add forms to your documents.

Finally, in the Image properties dialog box, you can now rotate an image by any angle, instead of just 90 degree steps.

Custom dictionaries are now more flexible, using innovative human language technology,
helping professional journalists, editors and writers.

CALC

IMPRESS

10 great new templates have been added, for home and business use, to make your presentations really stand out.

In addition, the default aspect ratio is now 16:9, so your new presentations work with widescreen displays straight away.

ONLINE

NOTHING ON RELEASE NOTES YET - CHECKING WITH MICHAEL MEEKS (KENDY TO ADD TEXT)

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