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8 Aug 2018

What’s new in LibreOffice 6.1 regarding user experience

The LibreOffice community regularly publishes new releases, and the latest version, 6.1, is released in August 2018. The design team worked hard to make this release as shiny as it deserves; here’s what we did.

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14 Apr 2018

Easyhacking: How to make a feature optional

Working on the user experience often means making a feature optional. Some users may need a feature while others may find it distracting. An example is the tooltip shown on tracked changes.

While this tooltip is useful for

28 Feb 2018

Easyhacking: All about terminology

Sometimes you may find galimatias in the user interface such as quirky captions, misleading descriptions, too long or to short texts, and strings that are not compliant to the guideline. Why not take this as the perfect

22 Feb 2018

Easyhacking: How to set up your environment

User-centered development is implicitly steering the development from the top of the cathedral. That means to start with a vision, the context of use, and the primary users etc, granularized later into product requirements with storyboards

18 Feb 2018

Improvements to Font Listing

Font handling is a major topic for office suites and as a result, LibreOffice’s bug tracker has numerous reported issues and suggestions on how to enhance the workflow. In a past blog post, we presented a solution

16 Nov 2017

LibreOffice mascot survey: The progress so far

As you’ve no doubt seen, over the last few months we’ve been looking for a LibreOffice mascot. This is just something fun for our community to use, for instance on T-shirts at events, so it doesn’t have

13 Nov 2017

LibreOffice Mascot: Iterating the submissions

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The voting phase has been conducted with great success. More than 27,000 people had a look at the submissions and many voted on all items. Thanks a lot for your interest and

8 Nov 2017

Community-vote for the new ‘Getting Started Guide’ cover

The new release 6.0 of LibreOffice is just around the corner. And we also want to update the documentation for this release. We have three proposals for new covers and would like to know which one you

28 Oct 2017

Improvements to Lists in LibreOffice Impress

Enumeration of lists is one of the most struggled features in LibreOffice Impress. That is clear from the issues reported on Bugzilla tdf#103364 and tdf#103369 with over 100 bugs and enhancement requests, but also when

23 Oct 2017

LibreOffice Extension: How to Bundle Icon Themes

Making LibreOffice more flexible is one of our primary goals announced with the MUFFIN concept. Extensions are a great way for personalization and just like we did for color palettes, we’ve now made icon themes