Releases/4.0.4/RC1

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Installation

  • 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 use 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 OpenOffice.org, 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 release:

  1. bnc#705982 fix make animations inside SmartArt work. [Thorsten Behrens]
  2. bnc#777788 revert '"Fix" ' [Tor Lillqvist]
  3. bnc#817477 [re-file]Autosave causes Macro change not to be stored on save. [Noel Power]
  4. tdf#33091 Report Builder: all Numeric formats except "General/Standard" of *current* UI language format NULL as NaN [Lionel Elie Mamane]
  5. tdf#33281 PDF Export: Rotated DRAW Vertical Text Objects shown with extreme narrow kerning and other problems [Zhe Wang]
  6. tdf#36876 FILESAVE: When saving in MSWord doc format, table is put inside a frame [Miklos Vajna]
  7. tdf#40102 Multi-paragraph footnotes are not fully displayed when mouse is over the number [László Németh]
  8. tdf#40421 PRINTING shapes with transparent(?) Bitmap background loses bezier curves [Thorsten Behrens]
  9. tdf#42144 FILESAVE as .doc (MSO97) looses page bottom margin formatting [Miklos Vajna]
  10. tdf#42899 Autosave causes Macro change not to be stored on save. [Noel Power]
  11. tdf#42939 SVG Export ignores line width [Michael Meeks]
  12. tdf#43105 regression: WW8 nested table import [Bjoern Michaelsen]
  13. tdf#46553 Update embedded manifest on win32 builds to declare dpiAware [Andras Timar]
  14. tdf#47209 In SQL mode in Queries, Base crashes when a second SELECT followed by quotes is entered. [Caolán McNamara]
  15. tdf#47951 Mailmerge creates some duplicates with old Mail merge dialog (only for flat text file driver .?) [Lionel Elie Mamane]
  16. tdf#48056 FILEOPEN Report with charts fails with Message "Failed to parse the report" [Lionel Elie Mamane]
  17. tdf#51300 VIEWING: Comments are not readable (shown in white over yellow) [Noel Power]
  18. tdf#51556 FORMATTING [accessibility] Tab/keyboard behaviour in dialog Conditional formatting strange [Caolán McNamara]
  19. tdf#51828 UI: Sort: can use more than 3 criteria once only [Albert Thuswaldner]
  20. tdf#52540 Ligatures hyphenation bug using graphite font (Linux Libertine G): "ligc" is ignored [László Németh]
  21. tdf#53031 Undoing sheet deletion restores it to the default directionality regardless of the original sheet directionality [Manal Alhassoun]
  22. tdf#53163 Crosshatching is spilling out of objects when printed/pdf exported [David Tardon]
  23. tdf#54087 Firefox plugin not recognized in LibO 3.6 (regression) [Andras Timar]
  24. tdf#56772 FILTER: CALC moves some column content to another cell with some HTML file [Eike Rathke]
  25. tdf#57079 Crash Using Edit Contour dialog and then changing Configuration [Michael Stahl]
  26. tdf#57553 EDITING: On computer without JRE, Picture dialog shows: JRE required and freezes after OK [Caolán McNamara]
  27. tdf#59850 EDITING: typed date decreased one day [Isamu Mogi]
  28. tdf#60468 FILEOPEN: CSV cannot handle field using embedded tab and line breaks altogether [Eike Rathke]
  29. tdf#60549 Pictures not saved to .pptx [Michael Meeks]
  30. tdf#60910 FILESAVE loses Fontwork/shape objects [Luke Deller]
  31. tdf#60967 EDITING: Table shortcut Ctrl+Shift+Del ineffective cannot delete following paragraph of a table [Michael Stahl]
  32. tdf#61060 Freeze and unfreeze don't modify document [Sameer Deshmukh]
  33. tdf#61092 Build broken in oosplash when configured with --enable-headless [Riccardo Magliocchetti]
  34. tdf#61820 LibreOffice crash when opening a non-ascii named file in XML Source [Kohei Yoshida]
  35. tdf#62147 FILEOPEN table embedded in ODT: : style BAR not applied to FOO [Michael Stahl]
  36. tdf#62336 Command line conversion to HTML fails + crash on some platforms for certain document(s) [Michael Meeks]
  37. tdf#62483 Missing Default button in Format -> Alignment dialog at Math [Joren De Cuyper]
  38. tdf#62643 EDITING Word completion: when adding to a partly finished word, word completion ignores the word part that already is there and creates non sense [Miklos Vajna]
  39. tdf#62797 UI: Impossible to assign a macro to a drawing or picture [Caolán McNamara]
  40. tdf#62834 exporting embedded EMF file as SVG causes mangled svg. [Michael Meeks]
  41. tdf#62965 EDITING: image contour editing crashes [Michael Stahl]
  42. tdf#62977 FILEOPEN RTF: Doesn't handle \uN keywords with unsigned N [Miklos Vajna]
  43. tdf#63023 FILESAVE FILEOPEN Writer does not read correctly its own RTF files with headers and footers [Miklos Vajna]
  44. tdf#63033 Update Dutch dictionary to OpenTaal2.10 [Thomas van der Meulen]
  45. tdf#63254 UI: Horizontal scrollbar area isn't displayed when resizing while sheet is RTL and gtk integration is present [Abdulaziz A Alayed]
  46. tdf#63311 EDITING: value of the property "String" is not set to "" for completely deleted text in Shapes (reappears after 'save - close - reopen') [Muthu Subramanian]
  47. tdf#63398 Form recordsource events triggered earlier in BASE [Lionel Elie Mamane]
  48. tdf#63603 FILEOPEN: .doc style named "Default" confused with default style [Luke Deller]
  49. tdf#63622 FILEOPEN: "Import / open files" forgets the last folder used [Tor Lillqvist]
  50. tdf#63659 Document dispatcher opens window instead of applying the settings [Noel Power]
  51. tdf#63685 FILEOPEN: docx import regression: graphic is not displayed [Miklos Vajna]
  52. tdf#63693 Forced 32 bits java VM even bulding the SDK for a x64 target [Stephan Bergmann]
  53. tdf#63695 EDITING: subform does not properly get focus on button click or listbox touch; leads to ignoring changes in subform [Lionel Elie Mamane]
  54. tdf#63711 Bad alternative hyphenation in Calc (but good in Writer) [László Németh]
  55. tdf#63802 libreoffice writer's surrounding text support (STS) for Input Methods is not working [Caolán McNamara]
  56. tdf#63805 EDITING: 'Autofill - Date - Months' wrong if day of month exceeds max. days of month [Eike Rathke]
  57. tdf#63878 [FORMATTING] On an RTL spreadsheet, changing zoom level moves charts [Faisal M. Al-Otaibi, Noel Power]
  58. tdf#64011 RTL sheets: you can't draw shapes from left to right, also the start position are wrong [Faisal M. Al-Otaibi]
  59. tdf#64031 Lowercase External names ranges go to "Impossible d'actualiser le lien." [Markus Mohrhard]
  60. tdf#64048 FORMATTING: clearcontents in VBA code clears formats [Michael Meeks]
  61. tdf#64062 crash when loading odp [Thorsten Behrens]
  62. tdf#64068 EDITING: Comments don't delete (immediately) [Markus Mohrhard]
  63. tdf#64082 logo toolbar: problems with hideturtle and showturtle [László Németh]
  64. tdf#64150 FILEOPEN crash opening document with text:p child of draw:frame [Lionel Elie Mamane]
  65. tdf#64205 WIKI-help: Double single quotes not escaped. [Andras Timar]
  66. tdf#64211 WIKIHELP: Help for the printing dialog box is missing [Andras Timar]
  67. tdf#64224 FILESAVE: Chart with transparent background loses transparency when spreadsheet saved in Excel 2007/2010 format [Markus Mohrhard]
  68. tdf#64229 SUMIF function gives Err:504 for external references [Markus Mohrhard]
  69. tdf#64249 Opening a ".docx" document crashes LibreOffice [Cédric Bosdonnat]
  70. tdf#64294 Update Slovak dictionaries [Andras Timar]
  71. tdf#64311 no SMB . gnome-vfs support [Michael Meeks]
  72. tdf#64382 Lithuanian spell checker dictionary does not work [regression] [Andras Timar]
  73. tdf#64384 SUBTOTAL function fails with scalar as 2nd parameter [Eike Rathke]
  74. tdf#64406 Missing Right Parens in Tools/Strings/Elimchar Function [Joren De Cuyper]
  75. tdf#64536 Macros: Is not working properly macro DIR$ [Noel Power]
  76. tdf#64577 LibreOffice Writer crashes when browsing CMIS (Alfresco 4.2) folders with files larger than XGB [Cédric Bosdonnat]
  77. tdf#64579 [FILEOPEN] Opening attached .pptx file crashes Impress [Thorsten Behrens]
  78. tdf#64639 Calc chart removeByName crash [Markus Mohrhard]
  79. tdf#64652 allow autocorrect entries longer than 30 digits [Andras Timar]
  80. tdf#64671 FILESAVE: Documents containing "Ž" are mangled in RTF format [Urmas]
  81. tdf#64872 FILESAVE: infinite loop saving as doc [Luke Deller]
  82. tdf#64920 FILEOPEN .dif format unreadable [Markus Mohrhard]
  83. tdf#65039 UI: Oxygen theme has wrong icon for Power regression [Andras Timar]
  84. i#108092 SRB: "Plot missing options" not respected for line charts [Lionel Elie Mamane]
  85. i#112652 ORB: report builder not handle correctly NULL values [Lionel Elie Mamane]
  86. i#120015 Application crash when undo "Graphic styles" action. [Armin Le Grand]
  87. i#120049 Aoo crash when modify the "Random effects" animation effect's trigger condition to "Start effect on click of" [Zhe Wang]
  88. i#120627 the text on the Y axis is reversed when export ppt file to PDF format [Zhe Wang]
  89. i#51621 Macro Copy Paste does not work from a button [Lionel Elie Mamane]
  90. lp#766153 HandleFontOptions crash [Caolán McNamara]
  91. lp#892904 HandleFontOptions crash [Caolán McNamara]
  92. rhbz#761009 [abrt] libreoffice-core-3.4.4.2-3.fc16: X11SalGraphics::setFont: Process /usr/lib64/libreoffice/program/soffice.bin was killed by signal 11 (SIGSEGV) [Caolán McNamara]
  93. rhbz#867808 [abrt] libreoffice-core-3.5.7.2-2.fc17: cppu::createCTD calls std::terminate for unhandled RuntimeException [Stephan Bergmann]
  94. rhbz#927223 [abrt] libreoffice-core-3.6.5.2-5.fc18: raise: MultiLineEditSyntaxHighlight::DoBracketHilight killed by signal 6 (SIGABRT) [Caolán McNamara]
  95. rhbz#954991 [faf] libreoffice-core-3.6.5.2-2.fc18.i686 SIGSEGV in Application::GetMainThreadIdentifier() [Stephan Bergmann]
  96. rhbz#961460 LibreOffice can't save WebDAV (dav/davs) files [Stephan Bergmann]
  97. rhbz#963276 [abrt] libreoffice-core-3.6.6.2-5.fc18: FcValueListDestroy: Process /usr/lib64/libreoffice/program/soffice.bin was killed by signal 6 (SIGABRT) [Caolán McNamara]