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5 Jun 2024

Convenient handling of shortcuts

Shortcuts are a major topic for user experience. Novices are advised to learn basic shortcuts beyond the famous Ctrl+C/X/V like Ctrl+1/2/3.. to quickly change the paragraph style to heading 1/2/3… in Writer. Once you have learned those

12 Jan 2024

Comments in Sidebar

Using comments is a key feature in text processing. A typical workflow might be to review a document where notes are made by different colleagues. LibreOffice Writer currently shows these comments in the document margin, which is

29 Nov 2022

Results from the survey about LibreOffice Impress

Similar to the questionnaires about LibreOffice Draw (see first and second blog post) and LibreOffice Calc (see this post) we now run a survey on LibreOffice Impress to learn how the program is utilized,

1 Nov 2022

Community support needed: We want to use our users personal data

What comes to your mind, when you ask yourself why people use LibreOffice? A “stunning user experience” is likely not in the top list. And unfortunately we share this problem with a lot of user facing Free

15 Jul 2022

Vote on the LibreOffice branding icons

LibreOffice iconsThe LibreOffice application icons are undoubtedly awesome. But over the years they have become a bit dated

11 Apr 2022

Improve the table configuration in LibreOffice Writer

Configuring tables is an every day task for word processors. Most users likely insert a table via menu or toolbar and size the columns per mouse. This usually wont result in a satisfying precision and the table

18 Oct 2021

Results from the Survey about LibreOffice Calc

Introduction

Earlier this year we run a survey on LibreOffice Calc. It was inspired by a similar questionnaire for LibreOffice Draw (see first and second blog post). The Calc survey was used to learn about how

9 Jul 2021

Help us to improve LibreOffice Calc by completing our survey

We are conducting a survey to learn more about LibreOffice Calc users and to understand where we should focus our efforts to improve the software.

The survey consists of questions related to your usage of Calc and its

12 Mar 2021

The Dos and Don’ts of Impress Templates

  • Don’t substitute templates by sample documents
  • Template ManagerTemplates contain generic content and structure, and are meant to create
22 Jan 2021

How to make a star with LibreOffice

Some time ago we asked the people how they use LibreOffice Draw. And while the expectation was that this module receives only low appreciation the opposite is true. LibreOffice Draw is used to create block diagrams for