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  • General: new naming scheme
    • Starting with this release candidate, the LibreOffice installer files have a new naming scheme. The most important is that "LibO" is replaced by "LibreOffice" in the names - so if you uses scripts to download the packages, please update them to the new schema.
  • Linux deb and rpm:
    • please, read detailed instructions for different distributions
    • the Linux packages can be installed in parallel to LibreOffice 3.6, but not run simultaneously - documents will be opened in the version you've started first.
  • Windows:
    • If you notice undesirable interactions between LibreOffice and, please report this as a bug.
    • LibreOffice windows installers are signed by The Document Foundation.
    • All executable files and shared libraries in the LibreOffice installations are signed by The Document Foundation.
    • Duden Korrektor will work with this version only if you put the stlport_vc7145.dll from 3.6.x installation somewhere in your %PATH%. Note that you will have to have also MSVCR90.DLL installed on your system.

Help files

  • The Windows multi-language installer as well as the langpacks do only contain localized UI. By default, LibreOffice uses online help - if you need help files on your disk, please install the helppack for your language. If there is no helppack for your language (because help has not been translated to your language), then you can install and use the English helppack or check the online help in any available language.

New Features

An in-progress list of features for this version is available here.

Reported Bugs

A list of annoying bugs still contained in this version is available from Bugzilla, the full list of reported bugs is here.

Please note that due to a bug in the updated Python runtime, wizards, spellcheck and mailmerge are not operational in this RC1 version.

List of fixed bugs

Bugs fixed against 4.0.0 Beta2:

  1. bnc#793262 fix DOCX import of last empty header/footer para char props [Miklos Vajna]
  2. bnc#793998 sw: add TabOverMargin compat mode [Miklos Vajna]
  3. tdf#33090 Thai text in some UI elements will be displayed overlapped on Windows Vista / Windows 7 [Michael Stahl]
  4. tdf#38090 Incorrect Viewing of Thai characters after certain characters [Michael Stahl]
  5. tdf#40465 changing zoom in Writer makes the display jump to wrong page [Winfried Donkers]
  6. tdf#42978 Basic IDE UI: Changed language of strings not immediately displayed in dialog form [Noel Power]
  7. tdf#45183 FILEOPEN - broken layout of rtf document [Miklos Vajna]
  8. tdf#45266 postition of imported chart/shapes from xlsx is bad [Kohei Yoshida]
  9. tdf#47466 FORMATTING: Autoformat empty rows causes app to crash [Julien Nabet]
  10. tdf#47553 FILEOPEN document with Punjabi Font will CRASH [Michael Stahl]
  11. tdf#49277 PPT EXPORT: Tabulators are displaced after exporting to PPT format [David Tardon]
  12. tdf#50284 FILEOPEN .doc/.docx (MSO2007) Bullet lists show wrong bullet symbols MacOS X [Caolán McNamara]
  13. tdf#50415 Shortcut names are not localized on Linux [Jesús Corrius]
  14. tdf#53521 crash when running "shell()" with a non-existent program [Christopher Copits]
  15. tdf#53604 error in saving empty footnote in RTF format [Miklos Vajna]
  16. tdf#54165 Unable to localize key names [Jesús]
  17. tdf#54336 EDITING: Input in a timestamp-field only with completed date-input possible [Eike Rathke]
  18. tdf#54344 TABLE: Date Number Formatting ISO 8601 with wrong number recognition result, Day becomes Year, Day always 1 [Eike Rathke]
  19. tdf#54612 Pictures not rendered and text missing when rendering RTF document [Miklos Vajna]
  20. tdf#55044 VIEWING of particular DRAW OLE object incomplete, pixel picture in it is missing [Michael Stahl]
  21. tdf#55174 Calc IMPORT: crash during opening of xlsx document [backtrace with symbols attached [Kohei Yoshida]
  22. tdf#56267 Resuming after (OS) crash wil not allow new document while a document titled "Untitled 1" is open. [David Tardon]
  23. tdf#56278 EDITING: Calculate formula: DEl or BS to empty a cell with a formula, does not result in updating a formula referencing that cell [Kohei Yoshida]
  24. tdf#56937 EDITING: freeze when drag-and-drop from Calc input line to anywhere on OSX when BetterTouchTool option "window snapping" is active [Michael Meeks]
  25. tdf#56970 switching between sheets with different directionality hides the + button for new sheet [Issa Alkurtass]
  26. tdf#56980 EDITING: Custom shape becomes text field or disappears when editing text or color from saved file [David Tardon]
  27. tdf#57203 Launching .vbs before LibO causes error "Unknown option: -Embedding" and command line help appears [Aurimas Fišeras]
  28. tdf#57530 FILEOPEN XLS: Severe performance regressions in LO compared to Open Office [Markus Mohrhard]
  29. tdf#57678 FILEOPEN: TABLES from particular RTF file imported as plain text [Miklos Vajna]
  30. tdf#57881 FORMATTING Page style Default has Page layout 'Mirrored' as default - also for existing documents [Miklos Vajna]
  31. tdf#57886 formula mangled when FILEOPEN particular .RTF [Miklos Vajna]
  32. tdf#57896 EDITING: duration for copy or deletion of 1 sheet depends on number of sheets with CONDITIONAL FORMATTING in document. [Markus Mohrhard]
  33. tdf#58004 PIVOTTABLE does not keep date format and crash while grouping [Kohei Yoshida]
  34. tdf#58074 Writer table functions are not calculated before printing [Michael Stahl]
  35. tdf#58076 RTF FILEOPEN import result 2 pages (1 page in LO 3.4) [Miklos Vajna]
  36. tdf#58129 FILESAVE as ppt and pps (MSO97): rejected by MSO with warning message [David Tardon]
  37. tdf#58179 FORMATTING: Cell rendering differs from version [Eike Rathke]
  38. tdf#58222 BASIC's HEX Command since V3.6.1 (when bug 42492 fix was applied) now returns lower case "a" to "f" characters [Christopher Copits]
  39. tdf#58267 weakref / lifecycle nightmare on calc draw shape load [David Tardon]
  40. tdf#58269 Macros: OnPrint Event [Noel Power]
  41. tdf#58275 Install fails if .NET Framework 4.0 (Client) is not present [Andras Timar]
  42. tdf#58306 Extension CT2N crashes on function Input (from File) [Noel Power, Luboš Luňák]
  43. tdf#58331 Fatal error during startup (migration of legacy .zip extension fails) [Stephan Bergmann]
  44. tdf#58340 FORMATTING: Conditional formatting 'Date is Next...' does not work in case of change of year [Markus Mohrhard]
  45. tdf#58370 "Send Feedback..." URL invalid in other languages then English [Rob Snelders]
  46. tdf#58399 CRASH when FILEOPEN particular .docx (MSO2007) [David Tardon]
  47. tdf#58403 print current page macro has different behaviour in 4.0 beta [Noel Power]
  48. tdf#58427 CRASH when I click on FORMATS in advanced option of search dialog box. [Michael Stahl]
  49. tdf#58539 documents that crash Libreoffice Calc master from 18.12.2012 [Kohei Yoshida, Markus Mohrhard]
  50. tdf#58571 Invalid ODF 1.2: " tag name "text:p"" [Markus Mohrhard]
  51. tdf#58590 word-count horrible slowness ... [Michael Meeks]
  52. tdf#58608 FORMATTING: DataBars More options dialogue has incorrect 'bar colours' heading [Markus Mohrhard]
  53. tdf#58651 [Writer] Options in Position tab of paragraph style not distributed equally over available space [Jack Leigh]
  54. tdf#58671 Remove accelerators of "~Change Case" from Undo/Redo dropdown list [Korrawit Pruegsanusak]
  55. tdf#58673 KeyID in UI do not match Pootle's [Zolnai Tamás]
  56. tdf#58677 CONDITIONAL FORMATTING lost after sheet has been copied to new document [Markus Mohrhard]
  57. tdf#58686 CRASH when edit CONDITIONAL FORMATTING [Markus Mohrhard]
  58. tdf#58693 VIEWING: mysql-database and table names not correct, SQL-error when opening table [Lionel Elie Mamane]
  59. tdf#58766 "enable macro recording" status lost at restart [LeMoyne Castle]
  60. tdf#58779 "Ctrl+P". print dialog not shown. prints file directly [Noel Power]
  61. tdf#58781 FORMATTING: conditional formatting have weird result [Markus Mohrhard]
  62. tdf#58863 FILEOPEN .xlsx: "IF" condition not calculated [Markus Mohrhard]
  63. tdf#59039 FILEOPEN: type information of formula error results lost in cached results [Markus Mohrhard]
  64. gnome#627150 make sure the column index is valid, [Markus Mohrhard]
  65. gnome#627420 limit the number of imported digits, [Markus Mohrhard]
  66. i#75264 crash in pdf export with large transparent bitmaps [Jan Holesovsky]
  67. kde#245919 don't overflow column number during import, [Markus Mohrhard]
  68. rhbz#782736 form text field with text type "multi-line with formatting" is printed enlarged [David Tardon]
  69. rhbz#890080 [abrt] libreoffice-core- dereference NULL pSwView in SwXTextDocument::getRendererCount [Michael Stahl]
  70. rhbz#891082 libreoffice Impress constantly crashes [Michael Stahl]