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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 4.0.3 RC1 release:

  1. tdf#40100 EDITING YEARFRAC function returns incorrect results for some dates [Winfried Donkers]
  2. tdf#58949 FILEOPEN: DOCX-filter; DOC format formulas embedded in OOXML (DOCX) file, don’t save and don’t edit [Miklos Vajna]
  3. tdf#59259 With some master pages, freezes when try to print [Jan Holesovsky]
  4. tdf#60280 PRINTING of TABLE borders, borders around paragraphs and footer, some graphic elements suppressed by OLE objects in document [Michael Stahl]
  5. tdf#62815 SLIDESHOW: Slideshow does not open [Michael Meeks]
  6. tdf#63306 BASIC: FileDateTime Function [Eike Rathke]