User Experience Archive

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

26 Sep 2017

Default Margins that Users Apply in LibreOffice Writer

Earlier this year we run a survey about default margins in LibreOffice Writer. The results should prove that the default settings are what users apply in most cases.

For the first question, What should LibreOffice Writer’s default

13 Sep 2017

What Open Source Means to LibreOffice Users

Being an open source project is one of the pillars of LibreOffice. Understanding the people who not only build and maintain but also use LibreOffice is important to anyone concerned about the sustainability of open source. So

13 Aug 2017

Survey: What aspects are important to you?

Being an open source product is one of the pillars of LibreOffice. Technically, that means the source code is available with a license in which the copyright holder grants users the rights to study, change, and distribute

28 Jun 2017

Results from the Survey about LibreOffice Features

Unused features blur the focus of LibreOffice, and maintaining legacy capabilities is difficult and error-prone. The engineering steering committee (ESC) collected some ideas of what features could be flagged as deprecated in the next release –

17 Jun 2017

Survey on LibreOffice features

Due to its long history, LibreOffice has accumulated a staggering amount of features. Maintaining these features is not free, and having a massive amount of features may blur the focus of the software. In order to steer

16 Feb 2017

Guidelines for keyboard navigation in the sidebar

LibreOffice takes accessibility seriously, and we want to make our program as enjoyable for users with disabilities as it is for everyone else. That means we care about motor impairments and, for instance, we always provide different

21 Oct 2016

Dealing with Missing Fonts

When documents are sent from one computer to the next or opened on the same computer in a different operating system, these documents may not look the same unless all the fonts used in the document are

22 Dec 2015

Area fill options made consistent

Introduction

As in many other dialogs, Libreoffice provides a lot of functionality for tweaking the hell out of areas taken up by shapes, charts, frames, etc. You can have a solid background color, with or without transparency/opacity, you

13 Dec 2015

Style your tables

Introduction

Tables are one the most frequently used objects in documents. If you want to present data in a structured way with, for instance, small gridlines, a nice header, right aligned numbers, and highlighted totals- that’s a table.