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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 4.0.2 release:

  1. bnc#780645 import w:tblLayout of DOCX tables [Miklos Vajna]
  2. bnc#798309 OOXML import: A shape with background are missed when importing xlsx. [Noel Power]
  3. bnc#805071 rehash basic unit test framework [Noel Power]
  4. bnc#809017 unittest and test data for [Noel Power]
  5. coverity#441020 dereference after null check [Julien Nabet]
  6. coverity#982290 logically dead code [Julien Nabet]
  7. tdf#30545 Copy/Cut icons on Basic IDE won't be enabled properly [Noel Power]
  8. tdf#30983 Text in frame anchored to top margin not correctly exported to RTF [Miklos Vajna]
  9. tdf#32082 [EDITING] Table Number Format not modified for empty table cells [Jan Holesovsky]
  10. tdf#33302 FILEOPEN/EDITING RTL text: parentheses and brackets "(...) [...]" inverted to ")...( ]...[" with some fonts [navin patidar]
  11. tdf#34800 EDITING: Comments added to footer are placed at the right top of the page. [Joren De Cuyper]
  12. tdf#36858 Oracle Report Builder date calculation error [Lionel Elie Mamane]
  13. tdf#37464 Cell Border works backwards on Right-to-Left spreadsheet [Faisal M. Al-Otaibi]
  14. tdf#37716 FILEOPEN RTF: frame contents (graphics & text) missing when imported [Miklos Vajna]
  15. tdf#38385 Failure to read correct border info from OOXML (2nd edition) XLSX files [Noel Power]
  16. tdf#38951 RTL numbering with wrong direction in Textbox [navin]
  17. tdf#39066 Hyperlinks are missing after closing [Chr. Rossmanith]
  18. tdf#47018 EDITING Copying text with non default bullets corrupts presentation, ultimately crashes Impress [Cao Cuong Ngo]
  19. tdf#48039 Cross-references in Master Document report Error: Reference source not found [Caolán McNamara]
  20. tdf#48549 System::Beep() removal [Thomas Arnhold]
  21. tdf#49120 FILESAVE: LibreOffice corrupts XLSX file [Irányossy Knoblauch Artúr]
  22. tdf#51296 UI: Calc doesn't take care of security setting "Ctrl-click required to follow hyperlinks" [Akash Shetye]
  23. tdf#51828 UI: Sort: can use more than 3 criteria once only [Albert Thuswaldner]
  24. tdf#51916 FILEOPEN: Crash when opening particular RTF document with TABLES [Miklos Vajna]
  25. tdf#52179 Libreoffice base copies from wrong row of a read-only table control with Ctrl+C [Lionel Elie Mamane]
  26. tdf#53278 Draw instead of russian show obscure characters in CDR file (Corel Draw 12 format) [Fridrich Štrba]
  27. tdf#53442 VIEWING: Text range annotation limited to a single paragraph [Miklos Vajna]
  28. tdf#55814 Condition for hidden section replaced by "0" [Miklos Vajna]
  29. tdf#56098 UI: 'Paste Special - Shift Cells' options availability not logical [Winfried Donkers]
  30. tdf#58807 No sound with statement "beep" [Thomas Arnhold]
  31. tdf#59117 Cell Borders of last(Right most) coumn is missing in RTL Table in impress [karth]
  32. tdf#59273 FILEOPEN: Writer doesn't display all table cells in DOCX file [Miklos Vajna]
  33. tdf#59892 Text written with Graphite Font (e.g Linux Biolinum G) Mirrored when the context direction is Right-to-left [navin patidar]
  34. tdf#60215 FILEOPEN: FORMATTING of value-related color, localized decimal separator and Currency VIEWING need Complete Recalculation [Markus Mohrhard]
  35. tdf#60259 Writer behaves erratically when reverse replacing $ with nothing [Eike Rathke]
  36. tdf#60300 PIVOTTABLE: Calc crashing when using GETPIVOTDATA on pivottable that has automatic subtotals [Eike Rathke]
  37. tdf#60513 EDITING: Text selection in the entire table is undone when some format is applied [Michael Stahl]
  38. tdf#60533 Brackets (..),{..},[..] inverted )..(,}..{,]..[ when switch to RTL text direction with all fonts (Affect : calc, impress, draw). [navin patidar]
  39. tdf#60554 Borders disappear while merging some cells in RTL tables (impress/draw) [K_Karthikeyan]
  40. tdf#60581 [Template manager] Can not import template after descending into directory [Rafael Dominguez]
  41. tdf#60604 Impress Remote: Non-English characters in speaker notes garbled [Artur Dryomov]
  42. tdf#60844 [Template manager] Template Manager in 4.0 does not remember last open folder [Rafael Dominguez]
  43. tdf#60855 RTL UI: handout show boxes out of page border [Faisal M. Al-Otaibi]
  44. tdf#60922 FILEOPEN, FILESAVE create document as odt, save as docx , corrupts [Miklos Vajna]
  45. tdf#61142 ODBC: (LONG)(VAR)CHAR fields over 1023 characters, but below 2048 characters, cause garbage text [Lionel Elie Mamane]
  46. tdf#61193 EDITING: Writer crashes when pasting RTF footnote [Miklos Vajna]
  47. tdf#61241 Dialog box for Background style in Style and Formatting pane not correctly displayed [Caolán McNamara]
  48. tdf#61305 improper display [Stephan Bergmann]
  49. tdf#61389 [Template Manager] Access to features as Properties, Set as default, Delete is difficult [Rafael Dominguez]
  50. tdf#61390 ACCESSIBILITY: [Template Manager] All key board navigation is lacking [Cédric Bosdonnat, Rafael Dominguez]
  51. tdf#61429 LibreOffice doesn't remember the setting "Hierarchy" of the Styles and Formatting dialog [Michael Stahl]
  52. tdf#61564 REPORTBUILDER: Creating a basic report crashes [Lionel Elie Mamane]
  53. tdf#61789 PDF: Error in exporting vector graphics to PDF [Michael Meeks, Jan Holesovsky]
  54. tdf#61909 FILEOPEN particular .RTF: VIEWING with unexpected character background color [Miklos Vajna]
  55. tdf#61948 [EDITING], [REGRESSION], [CRASH] - Using Data | Validity crashes Calc [Caolán McNamara]
  56. tdf#62050 EDITING: comments window in RTL UI not working well [navin patidar]
  57. tdf#62090 Mid statement doesn't work as expected [Julien Nabet, Noel Power]
  58. tdf#62094 CRASH when trying shortcuts in PRINTING dialog [Michael Meeks]
  59. tdf#62110 configure fails because libGLU needs -lGL to link [Benedikt Morbach]
  60. tdf#62143 EDITING: In RTL letter numbering bullets aren’t displayed properly in edit view. [navin patidar]
  61. tdf#62147 FILEOPEN table embedded in ODT: : style BAR not applied to FOO [Lionel Elie Mamane]
  62. tdf#62155 Libreoffice crashes after upgrade while using formula bar [Michael Meeks]
  63. tdf#62206 FORMATTING: Cell reference inside conditional format will not move when row is inserted/removed before first conditional format row [Markus Mohrhard]
  64. tdf#62278 debug warning fr_LU != fr_LU locales don't match [Eike Rathke]
  65. tdf#62287 FORMATTING: programme crash when applying gradient to Impress master page background [Caolán McNamara]
  66. tdf#62288 RTF: Gap added inside tables (regression) [Miklos Vajna]
  67. tdf#62360 Affixed forms of %, §, °C aren't recognized by the Hungarian spell checker [László Németh]
  68. tdf#62399 FORMATING: incorrect matching of border lines in 'Table Format' dialog for RTL Table [Faisal M. Al-Otaibi]
  69. tdf#62448 FILESAVE .ods with double size of vertically flipped (triangle) drawing shape anchored to cell [Luboš Luňák, Noel Power]
  70. tdf#62538 libcdr: cdr import faulty -> Incorrect alignment of the ellipses [Fridrich Štrba]
  71. tdf#62591 sdremote: frequent crashes ... [Artur Dryomov]
  72. tdf#62659 CRASH - Template Manager dumps core on closing after browsing templates [Cédric Bosdonnat]
  73. tdf#62805 FILEOPEN RTF : table not displayed [Maxime de Roucy]
  74. tdf#63161 EDITING: calc crash with some cell input containing digits and space in locales with space group separator [Eike Rathke]
  75. tdf#63350 UI: formula editor: Reorder toolbars, so "File Save" icon is on the left [Thomas Arnhold]
  76. tdf#63403 EDITING: Calc crash when entering single cell matrix formula with ROW() or COLUMN() [Eike Rathke]
  77. tdf#63421 PIVOTTABLE: Crash while using pivot table with accessibility enabled [Eike Rathke]
  78. i#116758 Impress forces excessive Xorg utilization and eventually crashes the window manager [Caolán McNamara]
  79. i#118925 ICU Regex: look-ahead and look-behind are not work well with replacement [Herbert Dürr]
  80. i#119478 [From Symphony]PPT Import:Cell background color in table gets lost while opening a ppt file with AOO [Andre Fischer]
  81. i#119658 [From Symphony] Some numbering format not support [Jian Fang Zhang]
  82. i#119870 [From Symphony]Line transparency value is lost after saving as another ppt by AOO [Jürgen Schmidt]
  83. i#119972 [From Symphony]Formula GETPIVOTDATA returns #REF! value [Wang Lei]
  84. i#120237 Crash when changing a shape background on OSX [Caolán McNamara]
  85. i#120598 Apache Find/Replace Flaw in OpenOffice 3.4.0 [Herbert Dürr]
  86. i#121482 Regular expressions Search for bold word select all paragraph [Herbert Dürr]
  87. i#121633 some regular expressions fail unless "match case" is also ON [Herbert Dürr]
  88. i#78029 Draw - glue points are incorrect for right triangle? [Regina Henschel]
  89. i#78247 Upper gluepoint of Isosceles Triangle is wrong when moving the handle. [Regina Henschel]
  90. rhbz#876742 [fix available] manipulation with larger tables in impress is very slow [David Tardon]
  91. rhbz#906137 Slide show mode inverts outputs [Caolán McNamara]
  92. rhbz#918938 Crash in Impress when right-clicking selected word [Caolán McNamara]
  93. rhbz#949238 libreoffice-impress crashes (divide by 0 in valueset.cxx pageup/down handler) [Caolán McNamara]