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create LibreOffice 6.2 New Features video

Added by Mike Saunders 7 months ago. Updated 4 months ago.

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Team - Q1/2019
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2019-01-28
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Description

As with previous releases, create a video showing off the new features. Steps to take:

  • Select noteworthy features from the release notes
  • Create script based on them and get feedback on marketing-priv@
  • Make audio, video and screenshots, and combine into video(s)
  • Add credit where appropriate (developer and affiliation)
  • A couple of weeks before the release, put the script on the wiki and ask localisers for translations

This time, I may create a single "longer" (3 mins or so) video with everything included, and then shorter videos for the individual components, which are more suitable for social media.

History

#1 Updated by Mike Saunders 6 months ago

  • Status changed from New to In Progress

Draft script -- sending it to marketing-priv@ for feedback:

New Features in LibreOffice 6.2

LibreOffice 6.2 brings a new user interface design, extra features, better compatibility, and performance improvements.

NotebookBar

The NotebookBar is a new - but optional - user interface. It unifies toolbars, and groups them into tabs, helping you to work smarter and faster.

[pic of tabbed version]

It's not enabled by default, so to try it, go to View in the menu, User Interface, and choose Tabbed.

[animation of it being enabled]

Now you can switch between the tabs to access different features and options, all neatly grouped together. To find out more about what a button does, just hover the mouse pointer over it.

[animation of switching tabs, to references, then hovering over Table of Contents]

Quick shortcut buttons are in the top-left, for saving a document, undo/redo, and printing.

You can also open the full menu here. If you want to go back to the regular user interface, simply go to View, User Interface, and choose Standard Toolbar.

An alternative NotebookBar design called Groupedbar Compact is also available. This gives you quick access to common features, and drop-down menus to access more of them.

[credit: Andreas Kainz, Rizal Muttaqin, Pedro Rosmaninho and others]

To return to the regular interface, click Menu, User Interface, Standard Toolbar.

General

Many improvements have been made to OOXML and EMF support, especially for charts and animations, for even better compatibility with Microsoft Office documents.

[file format icons]

[credit: Bartosz Kosiorek, Balazs Varga, Mark Hung]

In addition, OOXML agile encryption has been implemented, along with HMAC verification, for enhanced document security.

[padlock icon]

[credit: Tomaž Vajngerl (Collabora)]

Signature Lines can now be signed with an image of a handwritten signature.

[credit: Samuel Mehrbrodt (CIB)]

The help system now has faster filtering of index keywords, highlighting your search term as you type, and displaying results based on the selected module.

[credit: Ilmari Lauhakangas]

Context menus have been tidied up, to be more consistent across the different components in the suite.

[https://colibreoffice.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/graphic.png]

[credit: Andreas Kainz]

Finally, LibreOffice's personalization dialog is now much faster, efficient, and stable. You can choose from several built-in themes, or add other ones.

[lo62_themes.png]

[credit: Muhammet Kara (Pardus)]

Writer

In Writer, you can now directly copy spreadsheet data into tables, instead of just inserting them as objects.

[credit: László Németh (NISZ)]

When you're exporting a document, UTF-8 and UTF-16-encoded text may now be saved without the byte-order mark.

[https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/File:ASCIIFilterDialogBOMOption.png]

[credit: Martin van Zijl]

LibreLogo, the programming interface for graphic design and education has got unit testing, compiler fixes and improvements.

[http://librelogo.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/dragoncurve_big2.png]

[credit: László Németh (FSF.hu Foundation)]

When you're tracking changes in a document, performance is much faster now, especially in large documents.

[animation of changes being tracked]

[credit: Michael Stahl (CIB)]

Calc

In the spreadsheet, it's now possible to do multivariate regression analysis using the regression tool. In addition, many more statistical measures are now available in the analysis output.

[https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/images/c/c6/Multivariate-regression-calc.png]

[credit: Dennis Francis (Collabora)]

Meanwhile, data dalidation now supports custom formulas.

[credit: Marco Cecchetti (Collabora)]

A new function, REGEX, was added, to match text against a regular expression and optionally replace it.

[credit: Eike Rathke (Red Hat)]

Impress & Draw

When you're editing an animation, you can now change the motion path by dragging its control points.

[credit: Mark Hung]

A couple of text-related drawing styles were added, while a Table submenu was added to the to Format menu in Draw.

[credit: Heiko Tietze, Justin Luth]

LibreOffice Online, the cloud-based version of the suite, includes many improvements too. On mobile devices, the user interface has been simplified, with better responsiveness and updates to the on-screen keyboard.

[image/animation of UI on mobile device]

[credit: Marco Cecchetti, Henry Castro, Tor Lillqvist, Jan Holesovsky (Collabora)]

Meanwhile, security has been strengthened with Vereign compatible authentication and document signing, along with a new signing infobar

[https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/images/0/07/Online-Signing.png]

[credit: Tomaž Vajngerl, (Collabora)]

A big thanks to our worldwide community, and certified developers, for making this release possible!

Deploying LibreOffice in a business? Learn about long-term support versions from our partners: https://tdf.io/business

#2 Updated by Mike Saunders 5 months ago

Updated script after mailing list feedback, other updates, and recording the audio. Next step is to make the video clips:

New Features in LibreOffice 6.2

LibreOffice 6.2 brings a new user interface design, extra features, better compatibility, and performance improvements.

NotebookBar

The NotebookBar is a new - but optional - user interface. It unifies toolbars, and groups them into tabs, helping you to work smarter and faster.

[pic of tabbed version]

It's not enabled by default, so to try it, go to View in the menu, User Interface, and choose Tabbed.

[animation of it being enabled]

Now you can switch between the tabs to access different features and options, all neatly grouped together. To find out more about what a button does, just hover the mouse pointer over it.

[animation of switching tabs, to references, then hovering over Table of Contents]

Quick shortcut buttons are in the top-left, for saving a document, undo/redo, and printing.

You can also open the full menu here. If you want to go back to the regular user interface, simply go to View, User Interface, and choose Standard Toolbar.

An alternative NotebookBar design called Groupedbar Compact is also available. This gives you quick access to common features, and drop-down menus to access more of them.

[credit: Andreas Kainz, Rizal Muttaqin, Pedro Rosmaninho and others]

To return to the regular interface, click Menu, User Interface, Standard Toolbar.

General

Many improvements have been made to OOXML and EMF support, especially for charts and animations, for even better compatibility with Microsoft Office documents.

[file format icons]

[credit: Bartosz Kosiorek, Balazs Varga, Mark Hung]

In addition, OOXML agile encryption has been implemented, along with HMAC verification, for enhanced document security.

[padlock icon]

[credit: Tomaž Vajngerl (Collabora)]

Signature Lines can now be signed with an image of a handwritten signature.

[credit: Samuel Mehrbrodt (CIB)]

The help system now has faster filtering of index keywords, highlighting your search term as you type, and displaying results based on the selected module.

[credit: Ilmari Lauhakangas]

Context menus have been tidied up, to be more consistent across the different components in the suite.

[https://colibreoffice.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/graphic.png]

[credit: Andreas Kainz]

Finally, LibreOffice's personalization dialog is now faster, more efficient, and more stable. You can choose from several built-in themes, or add other ones.

[lo62_themes.png]

[credit: Muhammet Kara (Pardus)]

Writer

In Writer, you can now directly copy spreadsheet data into exist tables, instead of just inserting them as objects.

[credit: László Németh (NISZ)]

When you're exporting a document, UTF-8 and UTF-16-encoded text may now be saved without the byte-order mark.

[https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/File:ASCIIFilterDialogBOMOption.png]

[credit: Martin van Zijl]

LibreLogo, the programming interface for graphic design and education has got unit testing, compiler fixes and improvements.

[http://librelogo.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/dragoncurve_big2.png]

[credit: László Németh (FSF.hu Foundation)]

When you're tracking changes in a document, performance is much faster now, especially in large documents.

[animation of changes being tracked]

[credit: Michael Stahl (CIB)]

Calc

In the spreadsheet, it's now possible to do multivariate regression analysis using the regression tool. In addition, many more statistical measures are now available in the analysis output.

[https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/images/c/c6/Multivariate-regression-calc.png]

[credit: Dennis Francis (Collabora)]

Meanwhile, data dalidation now supports custom formulas.

[credit: Marco Cecchetti (Collabora)]

A new function, REGEX, was added, to match text against a regular expression and optionally replace it.

[credit: Eike Rathke (Red Hat)]

Impress & Draw

When you're editing an animation, you can now change the motion path by dragging its control points.

[credit: Mark Hung]

A couple of text-related drawing styles were added, while a Table submenu was added to the Format menu in Draw.

[credit: Heiko Tietze, Justin Luth]

LibreOffice Online, the cloud-based version of the suite, includes many improvements too. On mobile devices, the user interface has been simplified, with better responsiveness and updates to the on-screen keyboard.

[image/animation of UI on mobile device]

[credit: Marco Cecchetti, Henry Castro, Tor Lillqvist, Jan Holesovsky (Collabora)]

Meanwhile, security has been strengthened with Vereign-compatible authentication and document signing, along with a new signing infobar.

[https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/images/0/07/Online-Signing.png]

[credit: Tomaž Vajngerl, (Collabora)]

A big thanks to our worldwide community, and certified developers, for making this release possible!

Deploying LibreOffice in a business? Learn about long-term support versions from our partners: https://tdf.io/business

#3 Updated by Mike Saunders 5 months ago

Video is almost finished – preview sent to marketing-priv@ for last-minute checks. Here's the script with some minor tweaks after recording – I'll put it on the wiki for translations in a few days:

New Features in LibreOffice 6.2

LibreOffice 6.2 brings a new user interface design, extra features, better compatibility, and performance improvements.

NotebookBar

The NotebookBar is a new - but optional - user interface. It unifies toolbars, and groups them into tabs, helping you to work smarter and faster.

[pic of tabbed version]

It's not enabled by default, so to try it, go to View in the menu, User Interface, and choose Tabbed.

[animation of it being enabled]

Now you can switch between the tabs to access different features and options, all neatly grouped together. To find out more about what a button does, just hover the mouse pointer over it.

[animation of switching tabs, to references, then hovering over Table of Contents]

Quick shortcut buttons are in the top-left, for saving a document, undo/redo, and printing.

You can also open the full menu here. If you want to go back to the regular user interface, simply go to View, User Interface, and choose Standard Toolbar.

An alternative NotebookBar design called Groupedbar Compact is also available. This gives you quick access to common features, and drop-down menus to access more of them.

[credit: Andreas Kainz, Rizal Muttaqin, Pedro Rosmaninho and others]

To return to the regular interface, click Menu, User Interface, Standard Toolbar.

General

Many improvements have been made to OOXML and EMF support, especially for charts and animations, for even better compatibility with Microsoft Office documents.

[file format icons]

[credit: Bartosz Kosiorek, Balazs Varga, Mark Hung]

In addition, OOXML agile encryption has been implemented, along with HMAC verification, for enhanced document security.

[padlock icon]

[credit: Tomaž Vajngerl (Collabora)]

Signature Lines can now be signed with an image of a handwritten signature.

[credit: Samuel Mehrbrodt (CIB)]

The help system now has faster filtering of index keywords, highlighting your search term as you type, and displaying results based on the selected module.

[credit: Ilmari Lauhakangas]

Context menus have been tidied up, to be more consistent across the different components in the suite.

[https://colibreoffice.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/graphic.png]

[credit: Andreas Kainz]

Finally, LibreOffice's personalization dialog is now faster, more efficient, and more stable.

[lo62_themes.png]

[credit: Muhammet Kara (Pardus)]

Writer

In Writer, you can now directly copy spreadsheet data into exist tables, instead of just inserting them as objects.

[credit: László Németh (NISZ)]

When you're exporting a document, UTF-8 and UTF-16-encoded text may now be saved without the byte-order mark.

[https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/File:ASCIIFilterDialogBOMOption.png]

[credit: Martin van Zijl]

LibreLogo, the programming interface for graphic design and education has got unit testing, compiler fixes and improvements.

[http://librelogo.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/dragoncurve_big2.png]

[credit: László Németh (FSF.hu Foundation)]

When you're tracking changes in a document, performance is much faster now, especially in large documents.

[animation of changes being tracked]

[credit: Michael Stahl (CIB)]

Calc

In the spreadsheet, it's now possible to do multivariate regression analysis using the regression tool. In addition, many more statistical measures are now available in the analysis output.

[https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/images/c/c6/Multivariate-regression-calc.png]

[credit: Dennis Francis (Collabora)]

Meanwhile, data validation now supports custom formulas.

[credit: Marco Cecchetti (Collabora)]

A new function, REGEX, was added, to match text against a regular expression and optionally replace it.

[credit: Eike Rathke (Red Hat)]

Impress & Draw

When you're editing an animation, you can now change the motion path by dragging its control points.

[credit: Mark Hung]

A couple of text-related drawing styles were added, while a Table submenu was added to the Format menu in Draw.

[credit: Heiko Tietze, Justin Luth]

LibreOffice Online

LibreOffice Online, the cloud-based version of the suite, includes many improvements too. On mobile devices, the user interface has been simplified, with better responsiveness and updates to the on-screen keyboard.

[image/animation of UI on mobile device]

[credit: Marco Cecchetti, Henry Castro, Tor Lillqvist, Jan Holesovsky (Collabora)]

Meanwhile, security has been strengthened with Vereign-compatible authentication and document signing, along with a new signing infobar.

[https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/images/0/07/Online-Signing.png]

[credit: Tomaž Vajngerl, (Collabora)]

A big thanks to our worldwide community, and certified developers, for making this release possible!

Deploying LibreOffice in a business? Learn about long-term support versions from our partners:

#4 Updated by Mike Saunders 5 months ago

Script is now on the wiki for translations:

https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Videos/6.2_New_Features_Script

This should be the final part of the process, but let's leave the ticket open a bit longer in case anything comes up!

#5 Updated by Mike Saunders 4 months ago

  • Status changed from In Progress to Closed

So the translations worked well and the video has over 31,000 views after being public for four days. Closing now.

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