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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 4.0.4 RC2:

  1. bnc#795857 fix Use correct sizes for EMF+ bitmap rendering [Radek Doulik]
  2. bnc#820503 initial MCE support in writerfilter ooxml tokenizer [Cédric Bosdonnat]
  3. bnc#820504 VML path import fixes: get back missing points [Cédric Bosdonnat]
  4. bnc#825976 fixed the import of Table of Figures [Cédric Bosdonnat]
  5. bnc#828598 SwFormatClipboard: fix undo of paragraph attributes [Miklos Vajna]
  6. bnc#829017 fix issue with negative seeks in win32 shell extension [Fridrich Štrba]
  7. tdf#33605 Complex Hyperlinks broken in PDF export [Stephan Bergmann]
  8. tdf#33617 lines created in report builder are not shown in report [Lionel Elie Mamane]
  9. tdf#33895 Various issues with .docx documents, crashing Writer [Julien Nabet]
  10. tdf#35411 Increase maximum token size in formula expression [Eike Rathke]
  11. tdf#35756 Import large HTML table, data gets truncated [Eike Rathke]
  12. tdf#41226 FILEOPEN: not possible in File Explorer from own user network location [Isamu Mogi]
  13. tdf#43765 FORMCONTROLS: transparent form controls (Check Boxes and Option Buttons) disappear [Michael Stahl]
  14. tdf#44582 RTL UI: Horizontal scrollbar in navigator window is broken [Ivan Timofeev]
  15. tdf#49708 EDITING FILESAVE Setting primary key was silently ignored [Lionel Elie Mamane]
  16. tdf#53106 EDITING: 'Find & Replace' loses selection after 'Find' [Markus Mohrhard]
  17. tdf#54320 ACCESSIBILITY: VoiceOver does not follow keyboard focus [Boris Dušek]
  18. tdf#55315 EDITING: Program crashes at autocompletion [Tomaž Vajngerl]
  19. tdf#55411 Mailmerge: Attachment with foreign chars in filename produces incorrect MIME headers [Caolán McNamara]
  20. tdf#55955 Tablecontrol's first cell not activated when TABing into the control [Lionel Elie Mamane]
  21. tdf#56583 Impress crashes when presentation starts (dual-head, no Xinerama) [Michael Meeks]
  22. tdf#57631 FILESAVE: [REGRESSION] After saving a drawing all formcontrol settings are not saved - reverts to default after reloading [David Tardon]
  23. tdf#57884 Checkboxes in LibreOffice Writer documents disappear [Michael Stahl]
  24. tdf#58029 EDITING: Selecting words in very large documents needs too much time [Michael Stahl]
  25. tdf#58052 Failure to start on newfangled Linuxes because fails to load [Michael Stahl]
  26. tdf#58644 EDITING: Auto-Filter removes brackets in Queries - Filter doesen't work in correlated Subqueries [Lionel Elie Mamane]
  27. tdf#58995 ACCESSIBILITY: [a11y] Java SE JRE 1.7 Java Accessibility API not fully supporting LibreOffice UNO Accessibility API via JAB bridge [David Ostrovsky]
  28. tdf#59643 UNDO Format Paintbrush incomplete [Miklos Vajna]
  29. tdf#59862 VIEWING: Text Amination or Text in calc when open file xlsx is no center view [Noel Power]
  30. tdf#60075 FILEOPEN: File containing SVG attached to a connector closes immediately [David Tardon]
  31. tdf#60282 PRINTING: Lines around fontwork not smooth [Armin Le Grand]
  32. tdf#60444 transparent form Controls disappear when selecting [Michael Stahl]
  33. tdf#60565 EDITING: Installing or deleting fonts with Writer open results in bizarre document layout [Michael Meeks]
  34. tdf#60877 Pivot table numeric value is hidden by the combobox [Markus Mohrhard]
  35. tdf#61201 Crash when copying a special =OFFSET() to a new spreadsheet [Kohei Yoshida]
  36. tdf#61429 LibreOffice doesn't remember the setting "Hierarchy" of the Styles and Formatting dialog [Michael Stahl]
  37. tdf#61923 EDITING: Word completion adds fullstop when a word has been used followed by a fullstop. [Michael Stahl]
  38. tdf#62044 Copy Paste from Impress break Writer's Heading Styles (Heading 1, Heading 2, etc) [Miklos Vajna]
  39. tdf#62119 FORMATTING: Crash when loading Line Styles [David Tardon]
  40. tdf#62224 Border Values changes on reopening the format cells Widget in impress [David Tardon]
  41. tdf#62536 FORMATTING: Closing autoformat for bold/underline character doesn't end autoformatting [Michael Stahl]
  42. tdf#62729 Cell (range) name lost after FILESAVE after other sheet has been deleted [Noel Power]
  43. tdf#62937 incorrect/no progression from Database Wizard step 1 [Petr Mladek]
  44. tdf#62938 FORMATTING: Print ranges: when more rows (including row $1) are set to repeat, that first will be removed from the rows to repeat, after saving&opening of file [Markus Mohrhard]
  45. tdf#62945 EDITING Ctrl-Tab does not cycle through various options in Word Completion [Tomaž Vajngerl]
  46. tdf#63033 Update Dutch dictionary to OpenTaal2.10 [pje335_NL, Joren De Cuyper]
  47. tdf#63254 UI: Horizontal scrollbar area isn't displayed when resizing while sheet is RTL and gtk integration is present [Ivan Timofeev]
  48. tdf#63323 Comments in RTL sheet don't point to the appropriate cell [Faisal M. Al-Otaibi]
  49. tdf#63547 Cannot scroll horizontally using trackpad [Tor Lillqvist]
  50. tdf#63949 Form controls disappear if top of page displayed [Michael Stahl]
  51. tdf#63998 PIVOTTABLE: Does not filter on page field [Kohei Yoshida]
  52. tdf#64151 CONFIGURATION: not enough space for "length" in Options → LibreOffice Writer → Comparison [Caolán McNamara]
  53. tdf#64279 REPORTBUILDER: Crash (segfault / invalid memory access) when opening report of attachment tdf#48056 [David Tardon]
  54. tdf#64447 base start wizard: second page not in sync with first one [Lionel Elie Mamane]
  55. tdf#64656 FILEOPEN RTF: Bad handling of list levels [Miklos Vajna]
  56. tdf#64672 segmentation fault in XComponentLoader::loadComponentFromURL due to libvisio/libraptor/libxml2 interaction [Michael Stahl]
  57. tdf#64962 Crash with downgraded settings [Michael Meeks]
  58. tdf#65055 FILESAVE: Versioning – "Always save a version on closing" doesn’t work [Michael Stahl]
  59. tdf#65059 FILEOPEN: XLSX file appears to be blank [Markus Mohrhard]
  60. tdf#65082 RATE() function produces different results as some versions of MS Office [Eike Rathke]
  61. tdf#65501 FILESAVE Can not save a modified document with backups enabled [Caolán McNamara]
  62. tdf#65502 EMF+ / EmfFillPie rendering issues [Michael Meeks]
  63. tdf#65650 load numbered list instead of the correct bullet list [Michael Stahl]
  64. tdf#65666 Unstable right aligned footnote numbering [Andras Timar, László Németh]
  65. tdf#65856 Paste Special - Shift Cell misbehaviour [Winfried Donkers]
  66. tdf#65882 ordering issue on shutdown of JUnit tests [Michael Meeks]
  67. tdf#65932 FILEOPEN: HTML import crash [Michael Stahl]
  68. tdf#65994 Dutch spell checking does not work, other languages work doubtfull [pje335_NL]
  69. tdf#66025 Importing bindings causes python to crash. [David Bolen]
  70. tdf#66101 FILEOPEN: [Writer] lowriter crashed when trying to open .docx file [Julien Nabet]
  71. tdf#66148 IDE object catalog latency on big libraries [Noel Power]
  72. tdf#66165 FILEOPEN: WW8 export: spurious blank lines added below hyperlinks [Michael Stahl]
  73. tdf#66171 forms: ListBox BoundColumn==0 resets to 1 after save/load [Lionel Elie Mamane]
  74. tdf#66180 LibreLogo: HEADING is not clockwise [László Németh]
  75. tdf#66263 "Edit - Changes - Protect Records" can't be activated [Caolán McNamara]
  76. tdf#66274 UI: Saving document as RTF result in text 'Use Rich Text Format Format' [Julien Nabet]
  77. tdf#66335 unnecessary space for buttons in scrollbars [Ivan Timofeev]
  78. tdf#66403 UI: Clicking OK on Tools>AutoCorrect options>Exceptions window ends in infinite loop [Caolán McNamara]
  79. tdf#66421 FILEOPEN: visio 2013 document not opening. [Fridrich Štrba]
  80. tdf#66502 VIEWING: Position of "Choose..." button is wrong in Insert Footnote/Endnote dialog (Japanese) [Caolán McNamara]
  81. tdf#66582 Report Builder crashes Base [David Tardon]
  82. tdf#66682 RTF: RTF bullets and numbering - bad export [Miklos Vajna]
  83. tdf#66745 Fontwork not anti-aliased and with irritating rendering artifacts on >200% zoom [Armin Le Grand]
  84. tdf#66761 Other: Macro controlled Python Mailmerge broken [Caolán McNamara]
  85. tdf#67186 VIEWING REPORTBUILDER: TIMESTAMP incorrectly displayed, (2 days behind) [Lionel Elie Mamane]
  86. tdf#67258 languagepack install fails when spotlight is disabled [Christian Lohmaier]
  87. tdf#67269 EDITING: PostgreSQL - SDBC Autovalue isn't shown and isn't refreshed any more [Lionel Elie Mamane]
  88. tdf#67303 [FILEOPEN] ODT import with huge number of styles very slow [Michael Stahl]
  89. tdf#67467 TABLE: Crash when renaming table in autoFormat dialog [Ivan Timofeev]
  90. i#10000 Release Engineering: fix an urgent build problem [David Tardon]
  91. i#122509 curves in wmf picture show additional crossing lines with small and normal Zoom [Armin Le Grand]
  92. i#15090 RATE function does not work properly [Eike Rathke]
  93. i#75891 Inserting Special Character does not revert font to current paragraph font [Michael Stahl]
  94. rhbz#908819 [abrt] libreoffice-core- ~Exception -> __cxxabiv1::__cxa_pure_virtual: Process /usr/lib64/libreoffice/program/soffice.bin was killed by signal 6 (SIGABRT) [Stephan Bergmann]
  95. rhbz#960019 RTF import: handle extra groups in listoverride entry [Michael Stahl]
  96. rhbz#980387 Exporting a odg to jpg or tiff generates error [David Tardon]
  97. rhbz#989246 LibreOffice Base attempts to load a wrong class driver to connect to formerly MySQL databases (now MariaDB) [Stephan Bergmann]