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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


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 multiple
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

6 Jul 2020

Results from the survey about LibreOffice’s web presence

LibreOffice’s basic conception is to be not just a product, the office suite, but a community around it. So we do not only provide downloads and support for the development but also make it easy to join

10 Jun 2020

Please participate in a survey on our web presence

Screenshot of the WebsiteSince LibreOffice will become 10 years old in September, we believe

5 Nov 2019

Proposal to conveniently highlight and inspect styles in LibreOffice Writer

Styles are the essence of a text processor. And while experts love to unleash the power of LibreOffice Writer, it’s at the same time a major source of nuisance. In particular when you receive documents from other

15 Aug 2019

Poll about design preview for dropdown controls

One of the tasks for the design team is to evaluate enhancement requests on our bugtracker. Most are definitely valuable and improve LibreOffice but sometimes we have to balance effort against benefit. We also have to

26 Jun 2019

Easyhacking: How to create a new “Tip-Of-The-Day” dialog

LibreOffice is an application with a large number of expert features, and though aimed to be easy to use there are always surprising shortcuts to achieve a goal. We post every day a tip on Twitter,