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    This is an in-progress scratch-pad of notes to build release notes from as and when we release. Please do not list features that are to be shipped already in the 7.6 release! Please do not add wish-list features that you hope will be implemented, but only what actually is implemented already.

    What does a good feature look like here:

    • It has a description, and a way for a busy reviewer, to find and play with the feature. Target someone who is extremely busy, and knows little-to-nothing about the product. So if a user interface element is key to the feature, be very explicit about where it is, e. g. Menu ▸ Format ▸ Character ▸ Position [tab] ▸ ‘90 degrees’ paths to the elements you changed. Of course, you know your feature is important, and that everyone should care about the Extensible AutoShapes Properties dialog – but often the guys taking the screenshots and writing the notes do not.
    • It credits the main authors who did the work – just add them in brackets after the feature, where possible.
    • If the feature can be shown off with a sample / test file – particularly for new import-able features, it would be wonderful to have a link to/up-load of a test file that we can use to show that feature off to best effect. That really helps us to make good screenshots to show off the features, and allows reviewers to do their testing.

    Thanks in advance for your help filling this out!


    • Linkable elements can now be drag-and-dropped from the Navigator onto a text selection to use the selection as the hyperlink text. tdf#156111 (Jim Raykowski)
    • In Outline Folding mode, the hidden headings are now greyed out in the Navigator instead of not being visible. tdf#156282 (Jim Raykowski)
    Screenshot of Navigator with two headings greyed out in the middle of visible headings.
    • "Legal" ordered list numbering: make a given list level use Arabic numbering for all its number parts. tdf#150408 (Mike Kaganski, Collabora)
    • Comments can now use styles, the "Comment" paragraph style being the default one. This makes it easier to modify the formatting of all comments at once, or to visually categorise different types of comments. tdf#103064 (Maxim Monastirsky)
    Screenshot of Writer document with two comments, one styled with an orange background and focusing on content, the other with a blue background and focusing on formatting.
    • Improved multi-page floating tables in Writer: overlap control, border and footnotes blog post (Miklos Vajna, Collabora)


    • New search field in the Functions sidebar deck. tdf#122718 (Rafael Lima)
    Screenshot of the new feature in action, with the search string "avera" listing all the avrage-related functions.

    Impress & Draw

    • Implemented Small Caps for Impress: details in blog post (Caolán McNamara, Collabora)
    Screenshot of the new feature in action, with the string "Small Caps" demonstrating the feature.




    Core / General

    • Changes in automatic saving of documents: "Save AutoRecovery information" is turned on by default, as well as "Always create backup copies". Backup copies accumulate in the folder specified by Tools ▸ Options ▸ LibreOffice ▸ Paths. Both settings can be turned off in Tools ▸ Options ▸ Load/Save ▸ General ▸ Save. tdf#152463 (Bogdan Buzea)
    • Fixed many AutoRecovery limitations and re-enabled AutoSave UI. Added "Place backup in same folder as document" option. tdf#65509 tdf#68565 tdf#57414 (Mike Kaganski / Justin Luth, Collabora)
    • Fixed various Notebookbar paper cuts: lots of menu improvements, better print preview support, proper reset of customized layout, better use of radio buttons, less "jumps" back to Home tab, no longer broken after file reload or print preview or master view. tdf#126006 tdf#125504 tdf#122270 tdf#141136 tdf#148121 (Justin Luth)

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    • The Insert Special Characters dropdown now shows a character description for the selected character (and in tooltip on hovering). tdf#156538 (Jim Raykowski)
    Screenshot of the Special Character dropdown showing the earth ground character selected, with its description "⏚ EARTH GROUND U+23DA" underneath.


    • Tree views like the one in the Expert Configuration Dialog (reachable via Tools ▸ Options ▸ LibreOffice ▸ Advanced ▸ Open Expert Configuration) are now correctly exposed via accessibility APIs, so the table content is announced by screen readers. tdf#99609 (Michael Weghorn, TDF)
    • A system setting to reduce/disable animations is now honoured by LibreOffice to disable the "marching ants" animation when copying cells in Calc. (This is new in LibreOffice 24.2 for Windows and Linux; for macOS, this is already included in LibreOffice 7.6.) tdf#155414 (Patrick Luby; Michael Weghorn, TDF)
    • Issues in the handling of mouse positions in the Windows-specific accessibility implementation were fixed, so that the NVDA screen reader can announce the text of a Calc cell under the mouse pointer correctly. tdf#156679 (Michael Weghorn, TDF)
    • Various popup menus like the border line style control (e.g. used in Writer: Format ▸ Paragraph ▸ Borders ▸ Line ▸ Style) or the font color chooser (e.g. used in Writer: Format ▸ Character ▸ Font Effect ▸ Font Color) are now correctly announced by the NVDA screen reader on Windows. tdf#101886 tdf#141101 tdf#156561 (Michael Weghorn, TDF)



    Feature Removal / Deprecation

    Platform Compatibility

    API Changes

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