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  • General: new naming scheme
    • Starting with version 4.0.0, 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.
  • Mac:
    • Mac Intel packages are now signed by The Document Foundation, and should pass 10.8 Gatekeeper without intervention. Please report problems here as a bug.

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 release:

  1. bnc#404221 PPT export: fix text rotation in shapes: [Michael Stahl]
  2. bnc#437516 [ooo-build] PDF export security tab incorrectly claims empty password is allowed [Kohei Yoshida]
  3. bnc#492440 Autofilter is sorting values with international letters first and than ABC [Kohei Yoshida]
  4. bnc#590020 oocalc produces wrong XY-diagrams, probably wrong sorting of x values [Kohei Yoshida]
  5. bnc#615357 Using function names other than English, swtiching 'Use English function names' from On to Off does not take effect automatically. [Kohei Yoshida]
  6. bnc#753462 drawing text with font size 0 causes artifacts. [Muthu Subramanian]
  7. bnc#777788 default paths for exporting documetns and PDFs [Tor Lillqvist]
  8. bnc#801152 scan all columns to determine the first data row. [Kohei Yoshida]
  9. bnc#802350 cell validation is not a special (cell) content. [Kohei Yoshida]
  10. tdf#34548 EDITING: CRASH in action after Undo [David Tardon]
  11. tdf#34897 FILESAVE as .ppt mis-rotates text [Michael Stahl]
  12. tdf#38451 TEMPLATES: Letter Wizard for Formal Personal Letter takes instead of User Field [Xisco Fauli]
  13. tdf#39135 EDITING CRASH when R1C1 conversion (Shift+F4) from relative to absolute [Kohei Yoshida]
  14. tdf#39370 RTL / LTR and right/left alignment buttons' icons should not be reversed in RTL interface [Issa Alkurtass]
  15. tdf#42387 RTL EDITING: merge cell destroys table, borders incorrect for new table [Gokul]
  16. tdf#44053 some columns are misplaced in table [Miklos Vajna]
  17. tdf#44582 RTL UI: Horizontal scrollbar in navigator window is broken [Abdulaziz A Alayed]
  18. tdf#46706 remove Win2K from list of system-requirements [Andras Timar]
  19. tdf#48440 FILEOPEN RTF: page breaks in otherwise empty paragraphs ignored [Miklos Vajna]
  20. tdf#49784 CRASH when FILEOPEN particular document containing .svm pictures [Julien Nabet]
  21. tdf#51232 EDITING: CRASH when paste in outline view after SLIDESHOW [Herbert Dürr]
  22. tdf#52519 Libreoffice crash when typing some Malayalam text using ibus [Caolán McNamara]
  23. tdf#54629 EDITING: Hebrew/Arabic text is not clickable in textbox area of Impress slides (Lohit Hindi font only) [Caolán McNamara]
  24. tdf#55621 FILESAVE: default row heights not exported for xlsx [Noel Power]
  25. tdf#57061 Not all personal data imported during install from /3 User Profile [Petr Mladek]
  26. tdf#57417 LDAP address book support disappeared [David Ostrovsky]
  27. tdf#57908 Margins, header/footer spacing imported incorrectly from .doc [Luke Deller]
  28. tdf#58076 RTF FILEOPEN import result 2 pages (1 page in LO 3.4) [Miklos Vajna]
  29. tdf#58204 Textbox properties export to PPT bad (Impress) [Michael Stahl]
  30. tdf#58283 .desktop files miss translations -> LibO descriptions untranslated in application menu [David Tardon]
  31. tdf#58360 FILEOPEN .xls changes anchor of pictures from "Cell" to "Page" [Noel Power]
  32. tdf#58646 RTF: \page is not rendered [Miklos Vajna]
  33. tdf#58699 Impress remote doesn't close [Michael Meeks]
  34. tdf#58826 FORMATTING: When conditional formatting is use by unprotected cell, is even so protect by protected sheet [Markus Mohrhard]
  35. tdf#58858 FILESAVE: can't save .xls test file as .ods after deleting cells [Markus Mohrhard]
  36. tdf#59022 FILEOPEN general error (IOErrorCode_ACCESS_DENIED) when opening OpenDocument file on CIFS filesystem [Michael Stahl]
  37. tdf#59025 Add-On 1 toolbar is displayed unexpectedly [Stephan Bergmann]
  38. tdf#59032 FILEOPEN: regression: libreoffice 4.0 no longer updates DDE on previously saved files [Markus Mohrhard]
  39. tdf#59380 Default dictionaries set for Spanish UI [Aurimas Fišeras]
  40. tdf#59393 REGRESSION: when FILEOPEN particular .RTF column width in tables is taken from the next column [Miklos Vajna]
  41. tdf#59419 RTF: Tables not rendered (regression) [Miklos Vajna]
  42. tdf#59426 Incorrect type detection with docx file disguised as doc. [Kohei Yoshida]
  43. tdf#59428 Broken mirrored page layout [Michael Stahl]
  44. tdf#59573 Problem with comments attached to text ranges, if the text range is at end of document [Miklos Vajna]
  45. tdf#59616 CRASH when FILEOPEN particular .svm image [Thorsten Behrens]
  46. tdf#59633 Update the spellchecker dictionary for Lithuanian [Andras Timar]
  47. tdf#59713 Add spellchecking dictionary for Bosnian language [Andras Timar]
  48. tdf#59767 Missing second button row in (Polish) Page Format dialog with very long texts in buttons [Caolán McNamara]
  49. tdf#59778 FORMATTING: conditional formatting don't show preview of selected style after opening file [Markus Mohrhard]
  50. tdf#59843 FILESAVE: FILEOPEN: save ods in lo3, open/save in lo4 -> conditional formatting broken [Markus Mohrhard]
  51. tdf#59881 sdremote - deadlock ... [Michael Meeks]
  52. tdf#59894 [CONDITIONAL FORMATTING] Setting up new conditional formatting leads to crash [Markus Mohrhard]
  53. tdf#59928 EDITING: Impossible to fill text into Fields - Functions - Placeholder - text [Michael Stahl]
  54. tdf#59953 [RTF] FILEOPEN: wrong column widths for tables with merged cells [Miklos Vajna]
  55. tdf#59970 Help > About Dialog Takes 5-6 Seconds To Open [Thorsten Behrens]
  56. tdf#59973 FILESAVE row height export to xlsx still buggy [Noel Power]
  57. tdf#60043 FILESAVE,FILEOPEN: .xlsx: new functions IMCOSH,IMCOT,IMCSC,IMCSCH,IMSEC,IMSECH,IMSINH,IMTAN written as programmatic Add-In names [Eike Rathke]
  58. tdf#60054 sdremote - android app very crashy ... [Michael Meeks]
  59. tdf#60065 BASIC: Can't set an object to NamedValue structure [Noel Power]
  60. tdf#60077 FILESAVE: .ods: spreadsheet function RRI is written as ZGZ [Eike Rathke]
  61. tdf#60078 IMCSCH and IMSECH wrongly calculated [Regina Henschel]
  62. tdf#60087 FILESAVE: .xlsx: functions ACOT,ACOTH,COT,COTH,CSC,CSCH,SEC,SECH wrongly written [Eike Rathke]
  63. tdf#60092 LO crashes when inserting data from data sources as a table [Michael Stahl]
  64. tdf#60117 BASIC: oWindow.SetVisible not working WITH WINDOWS [Noel Power]
  65. tdf#60132 FILEOPEN: Error reading file after inserting comment [Caolán McNamara]
  66. tdf#60139 LO cannot start Fatal error on Mac: lightproof-hu_hu-1.3.oxt clashes with bundled dict-hu.oxt [Stephan Bergmann]
  67. tdf#60144 EDITING: Crash when inserting hyperlink [Caolán McNamara]
  68. tdf#60234 cannot load emboleobj library on Windows, causing OLE object lossage [Michael Stahl]
  69. tdf#60250 mirrored page style that starts on left page handled as if it started on right page [Michael Stahl]
  70. tdf#60366 EDITING: MATCH() function fails (err: 504) when parameter 2 (LookupArray) is a single-cell named range [Eike Rathke]
  71. tdf#60379 Impress Remote: Options look disabled [Michael Meeks, Joren De Cuyper]
  72. tdf#60386 Document Statistics shell extension not translated [David Tardon]
  73. tdf#60406 LibreLogo: Name conflict in procedure handling [László Németh]
  74. tdf#60420 Copy chart leads to crash [Julien Nabet]
  75. tdf#60450 Printer list is missing its border in Print dialog [Caolán McNamara]
  76. tdf#60471 SVG images written by Adobe Illustrator SVG Export Plug-In are not loaded in 4.0.0 [Michael Stahl]
  77. tdf#60487 sdremote: volume controls for option switching ... [Michael Meeks]
  78. tdf#60491 missing emboleobj library on non-Windows platforms, causing Editing embedded Excel spreadsheet in Writer to fail [Michael Stahl]
  79. tdf#60492 Insert further ole object not working [Michael Stahl]
  80. tdf#60579 [Template manager] No way to change name of template [Cédric Bosdonnat]
  81. tdf#60645 Formulas not refreshing on document (.ods) opening [Eike Rathke]
  82. tdf#60668 FILESAVE: Libreoffice Writer 4.0 crashing on saving file [Michael Stahl]
  83. tdf#60670 Error trying to run the "HelloWorld" python macro [Xisco Fauli]
  84. tdf#60703 MSDraw import: certain properties of shapes not handled correctly, leading to e.g. loss of frame borders [Michael Stahl]
  85. tdf#60710 EDITING: Cannot save particular document containing comments [Miklos Vajna]
  86. tdf#60719 FILEOPEN: pdf file result in a crash [Norbert Thiebaud]
  87. tdf#60732 EDITING: Writer loops and/or crashes with max. 64k characters in paragraph [Michael Stahl]
  88. tdf#60738 FORMATTING: Can't format (bold/italic/underline/...) comment text [Miklos Vajna]
  89. tdf#60754 Impress Remote UI is not localized in Turkish [Thorsten Behrens]
  90. tdf#60842 FILEOPEN table embedded in ODT: : string-value attribute ignored [Michael Stahl]
  91. i#116981 rtl/source/bootstrap.cxx does not clean up memory [Stephan Bergmann]
  92. i#119987 [Crash]Application crash when paste texts under "Outline" view. [Herbert Dürr]
  93. lp#1034928 fontconfig: multiple <family> in <alias> isn't supported [Caolán McNamara]
  94. rhbz#760765 copy custom styles on copy & paste [David Tardon]
  95. rhbz#907933 Writer crashes when trying to delete cell from a table [Caolán McNamara]
  96. rhbz#908674 Any LibreOffice program doesn't start [Stephan Bergmann]
  97. rhbz#910176 cannot select directory with gtk folder picker [Caolán McNamara]