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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.

    List of fixed bugs

    Bugs fixed against 4.0.0 RC1:

    1. bnc#791985 automatically rotate chart labels (if overlapping). [Muthu Subramanian]
    2. bnc#792778 DOCX import: parse group shapes in oox only [Miklos Vajna]
    3. bnc#793408 fix cell border line properties [Radek Doulik]
    4. bnc#793999 PPTX Export - background image fit to slide. [Muthu Subramanian]
    5. bnc#794350 [PPTX] Flip gradient fill as well. [Muthu Subramanian]
    6. tdf#36057 Docs don't mention that time format using [] is needed to show hours non-modulo 24 [Michael Meeks]
    7. tdf#37449 Crash when previewing the Pgtextje.ttf font in the font list [Caolán McNamara]
    8. tdf#38606 UI: Under Style and Formatting, clicking Apply always resets to initial tab [Caolán McNamara]
    9. tdf#40465 changing zoom in Writer makes the display jump to wrong page [Winfried Donkers]
    10. tdf#46460 Missing Circles and Ovals toolbar. [Rob Snelders]
    11. tdf#52286 FILESAVE as .RTF will show subscript and superscript with normal font height instead of reduced height [Miklos Vajna]
    12. tdf#53009 Large UserInstallation's user/extensions/bundled/ tree [Stephan Bergmann]
    13. tdf#53487 [Notes] Weird interaction of notes/comments with undo. Insert/Comment is grayed out. [Miklos Vajna]
    14. tdf#54165 Unable to localize key names [Jesús Corrius]
    15. tdf#55974 CRASH: segfault while closing an Impress file [Caolán McNamara]
    16. tdf#56124 add calc functions IFERROR and IFNA as in ODFF1.2 [Eike Rathke]
    17. tdf#57465 Calc sorts columns incorrectly [Markus Mohrhard]
    18. tdf#57938 First character before ranged comment cannot be edited or removed [Miklos Vajna]
    19. tdf#58026 Localization problem for GoogleDocs extension [Andras Timar]
    20. tdf#58069 FILESAVE in different path structure destroys relative hyperlinks [Kohei Yoshida]
    21. tdf#58242 Introspection on Anchor of TextTable crashes LO [Michael Stahl, Noel Power]
    22. tdf#58301 Controls in dialog Data > Sort invisible after starting [Caolán McNamara]
    23. tdf#58324 VIEWING: In Libreoffice 4.0 Beta1, Writer fail to find other fonts for displaying unicode characters. [Caolán McNamara]
    24. tdf#58327 Paste Special cells "As RTF" from Calc immediately undone [Michael Stahl]
    25. tdf#58328 FILESAVE: Creating a new document version no longer working [Cédric Bosdonnat]
    26. tdf#58415 CRASH with option - general - USE DIALOG BOX Libo if folder contains a file with Pipe car. [Stephan Bergmann]
    27. tdf#58503 Options->Writing Aids doesn't list the available bundled language modules [Eike Rathke]
    28. tdf#58531 FILEOPEN: Reload no longer refreshes external links in 4.0 [Kohei Yoshida]
    29. tdf#58539 documents that crash Libreoffice Calc master from 18.12.2012 [Kohei Yoshida]
    30. tdf#58562 EDITING: copy and paste of CHART from Calc looses Y values [Kohei Yoshida]
    31. tdf#58589 UI: program crash/file recovery dialog looks unfinished [Caolán McNamara]
    32. tdf#58609 FORMATTING: Condition type dropdown box is too small [Markus Mohrhard]
    33. tdf#58610 FORMATTING: IconSet not working correctly [Markus Mohrhard]
    34. tdf#58712 Terms necessary for the translate are not available [Andras Timar]
    35. tdf#58730 paragraph styles line spacing does not stick when also specifying non-zero left and right margins [Caolán McNamara]
    36. tdf#58778 FORMATTING: conditional formats can easily be created without a specified range (especially iconset) [Markus Mohrhard]
    37. tdf#58793 FILEOPEN: Crash when trying to open attachment tdf#58277 [Michael Stahl]
    38. tdf#58854 Button not localized [Andras Timar]
    39. tdf#58893 [CRASH] FILEOPEN : master document with linked template modified [Michael Stahl]
    40. tdf#58909 Extension upgrade fails with error "Cannot create folder" [Stephan Bergmann]
    41. tdf#58933 FILEOPEN: RTF-filter; Addition of empty paragraphs in table’s cells [Miklos Vajna]
    42. tdf#58988 Copy and paste chart fails if the source sheet does not have the default name [Kohei Yoshida]
    43. tdf#58998 duplicated sections [Caolán McNamara]
    44. tdf#59084 PIVOTTABLE refreshing with date group field crashes [Kohei Yoshida]
    45. tdf#59112 resizing sort dialog breaks scollbar and disables all entries [Caolán McNamara]
    46. tdf#59131 Crash on opening Properties from print dialog second time [Caolán McNamara]
    47. tdf#59158 site link is wrong [Andras Timar]
    48. tdf#59159 Styles only used in CONDITIONAL FORMATTING not copied with sheet to new document [Markus Mohrhard]
    49. tdf#59182 Double scrollbar for special characters dialog [Caolán McNamara]
    50. tdf#59183 EDITING: Copy 4 or more slides then crash [Caolán McNamara]
    51. tdf#59208 [PERSONAS] Artifacts left when personas run out of content [Jan Holesovsky]
    52. tdf#59212 Some buttons in Basic dialog needs localization [Andras Timar]
    53. tdf#59230 [Personas] No image behind toolbars [Jan Holesovsky]
    54. tdf#59240 FORMATTING: Thai number shown as Arabic numerals [Joren De Cuyper]
    55. tdf#59248 Writer and Fax wizards do not work [Stephan Bergmann]
    56. tdf#59249 Mail merge setting test stopped working [Michael Stahl, Stephan Bergmann]
    57. tdf#59275 FILESAVE: table lost borders after save as DOCX [Pierre-Eric Pelloux-Prayer]
    58. tdf#59292 FILEOPEN: .xlsx: function TDIST not recognized [Eike Rathke]
    59. tdf#59293 FILEOPEN: .ods: error values in array formula result not preserved when cached [Markus Mohrhard]
    60. tdf#59314 Crash using the new conditional formatting option "Icon set" (part II) [Markus Mohrhard]
    61. tdf#59321 Windows installer visibly escapes double quotes [Andras Timar]
    62. tdf#59338 RTF: Inserting RTF into footnote fails [Miklos Vajna]
    63. tdf#59370 Default dictionary set for Russian [Andras Timar]
    64. tdf#59371 Russian spellcheck extensions has incorrect version number. [Andras Timar]
    65. tdf#59380 Default dictionaries set for Spanish UI [Andras Timar]
    66. tdf#59381 Default dictionaries set for Catalan UI [Andras Timar]
    67. tdf#59396 "Bright Blue" Template: Footer is duplicated [Samuel Mehrbrodt]
    68. tdf#59428 Broken mirrored page layout [Michael Stahl]
    69. tdf#59437 SwFmtAnchor::SetAnchor assert on loading a given document [Michael Stahl]
    70. tdf#59517 FILEOPEN: Lost all text in particular file (regression) [Michael Stahl]
    71. tdf#59578 FORMATTING: cells don't remember center line data bars [Markus Mohrhard]
    72. tdf#59583 EDITING: Cannot use formula with user-defined function [Eike Rathke]
    73. tdf#59619 Spelling error — Heigth [Joren De Cuyper]
    74. i#118572 remove ui string and help content regarding usage of Java Mail for Mail Merge [Michael Meeks]
    75. i#59275 After using first time the dictionary wizard stops working [Pierre-Eric Pelloux-Prayer]
    76. i#88797 make SDK to an optional officemodule [Stephan Bergmann]
    77. rhbz#818557 [abrt] libreoffice-writer- SwCrsrShell::GetCrsr: Process /usr/lib64/libreoffice/program/swriter.bin was killed by signal 11 (SIGSEGV) [Michael Stahl]