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LibreOffice 6.0 New Features video

Added by Mike Saunders 12 months ago. Updated 10 months ago.

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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 12 months 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 12 months ago

  • Status changed from New to In Progress

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 12 months 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 12 months 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)

#5 Updated by Mike Saunders 11 months ago

Adding a note that hi-res versions of the splash screen banner are here, for future reference:

https://redmine.documentfoundation.org/issues/2417

#6 Updated by Mike Saunders 11 months ago

Latest version of the script, sent to marketing-priv@ for feedback. It should be pretty much complete now, but there may be a few things to tweak/add. Then I'll start work on the video recordings.

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.

It's now possible to import QuarkXPress v3 and v4 files, while support for OOXML has been improved as well, especially regarding SmartArt and ActiveX controls.

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.

In addition, the Customize dialog has been redesigned to be more intuitive and user friendly.

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.

When you're saving an image that's embedded into a document, you can now either save the original, or the version that has had effects applied, such as rotation or cropping.

A selection from the popular open source Noto font family is now included by default, due to its large Unicode coverage, while fonts for Hebrew and Arabic have been added as well.

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 the word processor, 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 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 interactive forms to your documents.

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

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

CALC

In the spreadsheet, new commands have been added to select unprotected cells on protected or unprotected sheets.

If a sheet is protected, a lock symbol appears at the beginning of the sheet's tab.

Using the File > Export dialog, you can now export a cell range selection - or a selected group of shapes - in PNG or JPG format.

The Links dialog has been simplified, while three new ODF 1.2 compliant spreadsheet functions have been implemented - SEARCHB, FINDB and REPLACEB - for finding and replacing text using byte positions.

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

In LibreOffice Online, the cloud-based version of the suite, many improvements have been made to the interface. User avatars are now supported, which are displayed in comments. In addition, links in comments are now detected automatically.

Dialogs have been added and updated, such as Insert Special Characters, and Find And Replace.

Spell checking is now available across Writer, Calc and Impress, while the status bar now shows the current language of text being edited.

Writer now has an interactive horizontal ruler, like in the desktop version of the suite.

In Calc, an active cell reference box has been added, and basic editing of charts has been implemented.

#7 Updated by Mike Saunders 11 months ago

Removed a duplicated section...

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.

It's now possible to import QuarkXPress v3 and v4 files, while support for OOXML has been improved as well, especially regarding SmartArt and ActiveX controls.

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.

In addition, the Customize dialog has been redesigned to be more intuitive and user friendly.

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.

A selection from the popular open source Noto font family is now included by default, due to its large Unicode coverage, while fonts for Hebrew and Arabic have been added as well.

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 the word processor, 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 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 interactive forms to your documents.

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

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

CALC

In the spreadsheet, new commands have been added to select unprotected cells on protected or unprotected sheets.

If a sheet is protected, a lock symbol appears at the beginning of the sheet's tab.

Using the File > Export dialog, you can now export a cell range selection - or a selected group of shapes - in PNG or JPG format.

The Links dialog has been simplified, while three new ODF 1.2 compliant spreadsheet functions have been implemented - SEARCHB, FINDB and REPLACEB - for finding and replacing text using byte positions.

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

In LibreOffice Online, the cloud-based version of the suite, many improvements have been made to the interface. User avatars are now supported, which are displayed in comments. In addition, links in comments are now detected automatically.

Dialogs have been added and updated, such as Insert Special Characters, and Find And Replace.

Spell checking is now available across Writer, Calc and Impress, while the status bar now shows the current language of text being edited.

Writer now has an interactive horizontal ruler, like in the desktop version of the suite.

In Calc, an active cell reference box has been added, and basic editing of charts has been implemented.

#8 Updated by Mike Saunders 10 months ago

Latest version of the script, following some discussions on marketing-priv@. This should be pretty much ready to go now, aside from some very minor tweaks... Once I've recorded the audio, I'll put the script on the wiki for NLCs to translate.

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.

It's now possible to import QuarkXPress v3 and v4 files, while support for OOXML has been improved as well, especially regarding SmartArt, cross references ActiveX controls.

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

In addition, the user interface customisation dialog has been redesigned to be more intuitive and user friendly.

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.

TSCP-based classification now allows multiple policies, and in Writer, you can mark and sign individual paragraphs.

A selection from the popular open source Noto font family is now included by default, due to its large Unicode coverage, while fonts for Hebrew and Arabic have been added as well.

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 the word processor, to make your documents and data look even better.

A drop-down list has been added to the find toolbar, which helps to make navigation easier.

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 interactive forms to your documents.

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

When you've inserted an image into a document, you can now rotate it to any angle, rather than just 90 degree increments.

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

CALC

In the spreadsheet, new commands have been added to select unprotected cells on protected or unprotected sheets.

If a sheet is protected, a lock symbol appears at the beginning of the sheet's tab.

Using the File > Export dialog, you can now export a cell range selection - or a selected group of shapes - in PNG or JPG format.

The Links dialog has been simplified, while three new ODF 1.2 compliant spreadsheet functions have been implemented - SEARCHB, FINDB and REPLACEB - for finding and replacing text using byte positions.

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

In LibreOffice Online, the cloud-based version of the suite, many improvements have been made to the interface. User avatars are now supported, which are displayed in comments. In addition, links in comments are now detected automatically.

Dialogs have been added and updated, such as Insert Special Characters, and Find And Replace.

Spell checking is now available across Writer, Calc and Impress, while the status bar now shows the current language of text being edited.

Writer now has an interactive horizontal ruler, like in the desktop version of the suite.

In Calc, an active cell reference box has been added, and basic editing of charts has been implemented.

#9 Updated by Mike Saunders 10 months ago

Final version of the script is below, based on some last-minute feedback from developers, and minor language tweaks. Italo, you can use bits from this in your marketing materials if you like.

LibreOffice 6.0 is a major step forward for productivity software.

GENERAL

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

It's now possible to import QuarkXPress v3 and v4 files, while support for OOXML has been improved as well, especially for SmartArt, cross references and ActiveX controls.

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

In addition, the user interface customisation dialog has been redesigned to be more intuitive and user friendly.

A new icon set for the toolbars - called Elementary - has been added.

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.

TSCP-based classification now allows multiple policies, and in Writer, you can mark and sign individual paragraphs.

A selection from the popular open source Noto font family is now included by default, due to its large Unicode coverage, while fonts for Hebrew and Arabic have been added as well.

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 the word processor, to make your documents and data look even better.

A drop-down list has been added to the find toolbar, which helps to make navigation simpler.

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 interactive forms to your documents.

It's now possible to have split sections inside tables.

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

When you've inserted an image into a document, you can now rotate it to any angle, rather than in steps of just 90 degrees.

CALC

In the spreadsheet, new commands have been added to select unprotected cells on protected or unprotected sheets.

If a sheet is protected, a lock symbol appears at the beginning of the sheet's tab.

Using the File > Export dialog, you can now export a cell range selection - or a selected group of shapes - in PNG or JPG format.

The Links dialog has been simplified, while three new ODF 1.2 compliant spreadsheet functions have been implemented, for finding and replacing text using byte positions.

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

In LibreOffice Online, the cloud-based version of the suite, many improvements have been made to the interface. User avatars are now supported, which are displayed in comments. In addition, links in comments are now detected automatically.

Dialogs have been added and updated, such as Insert Special Characters, and Find And Replace.

Spell checking is now available across Writer, Calc and Impress, while the status bar now shows the current language of text being edited.

Writer now has an interactive horizontal ruler, like in the desktop version of the suite.

In Calc, an active cell reference box has been added, and basic editing of charts has been implemented.

#10 Updated by Mike Saunders 10 months ago

Minor change to the General selection, as per request from Thorsten:

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

Full script:

LibreOffice 6.0 is a major step forward for productivity software.

GENERAL

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

It's now possible to import QuarkXPress v3 and v4 files, while support for OOXML has been improved as well, especially for SmartArt, cross references and ActiveX controls.

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

In addition, the user interface customisation dialog has been redesigned to be more intuitive and user friendly.

A new icon set for the toolbars - called Elementary - has been added.

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 and encrypt ODF documents.

TSCP-based classification now allows multiple policies, and in Writer, you can mark and sign individual paragraphs.

A selection from the popular open source Noto font family is now included by default, due to its large Unicode coverage, while fonts for Hebrew and Arabic have been added as well.

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 the word processor, to make your documents and data look even better.

A drop-down list has been added to the find toolbar, which helps to make navigation simpler.

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 interactive forms to your documents.

It's now possible to have split sections inside tables.

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

When you've inserted an image into a document, you can now rotate it to any angle, rather than in steps of just 90 degrees.

CALC

In the spreadsheet, new commands have been added to select unprotected cells on protected or unprotected sheets.

If a sheet is protected, a lock symbol appears at the beginning of the sheet's tab.

Using the File > Export dialog, you can now export a cell range selection - or a selected group of shapes - in PNG or JPG format.

The Links dialog has been simplified, while three new ODF 1.2 compliant spreadsheet functions have been implemented, for finding and replacing text using byte positions.

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

In LibreOffice Online, the cloud-based version of the suite, many improvements have been made to the interface. User avatars are now supported, which are displayed in comments. In addition, links in comments are now detected automatically.

Dialogs have been added and updated, such as Insert Special Characters, and Find And Replace.

Spell checking is now available across Writer, Calc and Impress, while the status bar now shows the current language of text being edited.

Writer now has an interactive horizontal ruler, like in the desktop version of the suite.

In Calc, an active cell reference box has been added, and basic editing of charts has been implemented.

#11 Updated by Mike Saunders 10 months ago

Video has been finished, uploaded to YouTube (unlisted) and posted on marketing-priv@ for final feedback. If nothing major comes up, I'll post the script on the wiki, so NLCs have a week to make translations.

#12 Updated by Mike Saunders 10 months ago

  • Status changed from In Progress to Closed

Video is now public on launch day:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHBve8v13VY

Everything went well with this, no major problems, so closing the ticket now.

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