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  • Added a new Writer Outline folding mode (as experimental feature). You should enable Experimental features in Tools ▸ Options ▸ LibreOffice ▸ Advanced dialog to see "Show outline content visibility button" checkbox in Tools ▸ Options ▸ LibreOffice Writer ▸ View dialog. After checking it you'll can see a button with arrow near any selected heading in your document. Click on it to fold all text from the current heading to next heading. Right click on it to fold all text from current heading to next the same level heading with all its subheadings tdf#38093 (Jim Raykowski)
  • Added several table formulas for Word interoperability (László Németh, NISZ)
  • Added Styles Inspector for displaying all the attributes of Paragraph Styles, Character Styles and manually formatted(Direct Formatting) properties. tdf#134554. Read the necessity of this tool here. (Shivam Kumar Singh, GSoC, Mike Kaganski, Heiko Tietze, Tomaz Vajngerl)
Styles Inspector
  • Input fields now can be toggled with View ▸ Field Names core commit 926a1a16 (Michael Stahl, CIB)


New spreadsheet functions

Changed spreadsheet functions

Impress & Draw

  • Adding visible signatures to existing PDF files in Draw. Blog post (Miklos Vajna, Collabora)
  • Now Impress allows changing animations for several objects at once tdf#126394 (Srijan Bhatia)
  • Presentation console has an "Exit" button now tdf#90978 (Srijan Bhatia)
  • Presentation console has a "Pause/Resume" button now tdf#128964 (Srijan Bhatia)
  • Added realistic soft blurred shadows for objects tdf#48722 (Ahmad Ganzouri, a GSoC 2020 student)
New soft blurred shadow
  • Added new physics based animation capabilities and new animation effect presets that use them. Namely Fall Simulated, Shoot right/left and return, Fall and fade out. Blog post (Sarper Akdemir, GSoC; Thorsten Behrens, CIB)
Physics based animation effects





Core / General

New Dialog: Additions

In various places, it should be possible to get more content such as macros or templates from external storage. This requirement is now fulfilled with the Additions Dialog. blog post (Yusuf Keten, GSoC; Muhammet Kara, Collabora; Heiko Tietze)

AdditionsDialog in LibreOffice

What and Why?

When we want to install an extension, we need to search it from the webpage, download and install it using by the Extension Manager. Now, we can get extensions 1-click installing. This dialog is appropriate for searching and installing not only general extensions but also other types of extensions such as templates, macros, icons, etc. The main purpose of creating this dialog is to improve user experience. Therefore, nearly every detail of the extensions exist in the user interface. This simplicity is designed and created thanks to the web API, power of extension manager, and additions dialog.

Note: Please visit the blog post to learn how to link Additions to other dialogs.



  • can change the sorting filter according to the desire. Options are download number, rating, and comment number.
  • can see which extensions are installed with this feature. Installed extensions are disabled on the list.
  • can see the name, description, screenshot, rating, comment number, download number of the extensions from the list.
  • can access the extension webpage and the comment section of the extension with the links on the UI.

LibreOffice Help

  • Reactivated extented tips in dialogs tdf#118148 (Olivier Hallot, Christian Lohmaier)


Improvements of DOCX import/export filter

Improvements of XLSX import/export filter

Improvements of PPTX import/export filter


Icon theme



New languages/locales with locale data

Additional languages in the language list

Incorporation of other languages



Feature Removal / Deprecation


Platform Compatibility




Java Support

  • On macOS, when manually adding a Java runtime environment via LibreOffice ▸ Preferences... ▸ LibreOffice ▸ Advanced ▸ Java Options ▸ Add..., you can now also select a JDK that is not installed under /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines. core commit 7db048f6

API Changes

UNO API changes

Configuration changes

  • Renamed config items with unintended meanings (Thorsten Behrens, CIB)
  • The ImageIdentifier property of MenuItem and ToolBarItem types from /org.openoffice.Office.Addons/ used to accept URLs to internal images, with the syntax private:image/<number>. This was broken for a few years, and now removed completely. Referencing user-defined images with this property should still work, although being obsolete. core commit 3e4968e6

SDK changes

  • Remove OSL_SIGNAL_USER_RESOURCEFAILURE from include/osl/signal.h. Should only have been used by internal code anyway. core commit 9951d414
  • Remove OSL_THIS_FUNC from include/osl/diagnose.h. Should only have been used by internal code anyway. core commit e5356fb0
  • Remove unused and deprecated sal_Char/sal_sChar/sal_uChar from include/sal/types.h. core commit c3634ad6

Android Viewer

New Features