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      • the Linux packages can be installed in parallel to LibreOffice 4.2, but not run simultaneously - documents will be opened in the version you've started first.
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    • macOS:
      • LibreOffice 4.2.3 RC1 is available as a 64bit version for macOS 10.8 or later

    New Features

    An in-progress list of features for this version is available here.

    Symbol Server for debugging on Windows

    Starting with LibreOffice 4.2.0 RC1, debugging symbols (pdb files) for Windows builds will be available from our symbol server at (note: this is not a webbrowsable resource, it is meant to be used by debugging tools like WinDbg. See our documentation on How to get a backtrace with WinDbg for details on how to set it up. And starting with 4.2.0 RC2, the debuggin symbols are also source indexed.

    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 4.2.2 final (RC1):

    1. bnc#779620 DOCX import: fix nested tables anchored inside tables [Miklos Vajna]
    2. bnc#816593 DOCX import: avoid layout problem with automatic spacing [Miklos Vajna]
    3. bnc#821208 DOC import: don't overwrite WW8Num* character styles [Miklos Vajna]
    4. bnc#828390 new line is dropped while importing text. [Muthu Subramanian]
    5. bnc#862516 remember slides sorter view setting. [Muthu Subramanian]
    6. bnc#864396 we only support simple labels in the InternalDataProvider, [Markus Mohrhard]
    7. coverity#704633 dereference after null check [Caolán McNamara]
    8. coverity#708535 uninitialized scalar field [Caolán McNamara]
    9. collabora#1000039 DOC import: ignore symbol charset of the symbol font [Miklos Vajna]
    10. collabora#1000043 ignore large twips values like MSO does [Luboš Luňák]
    11. tdf#41760 refresh printer list when print dialog launched [Caolán McNamara]
    12. tdf#45935 try hard to paint a frame for menus [Jan-Marek Glogowski]
    13. tdf#47811 fix setPropertyValue("Name") of Database fieldmaster [Michael Stahl]
    14. tdf#50451 mediawiki formula export + vec use [Julien Nabet]
    15. tdf#50763 handle inlined base64 images [Chr. Rossmanith]
    16. tdf#50855 nimbus Sans L missing styles [Caolán McNamara]
    17. tdf#52547 SOT: Prefer embedding image data to embedding linked image. [Andrzej Hunt]
    18. tdf#59329 fix docked panels borders [Ahmad H. Al Harthi]
    19. tdf#59374 fix crash when importing unsupported macro content [Markus Mohrhard]
    20. tdf#59853 don't crash in mixed reference/no reference cases [Markus Mohrhard]
    21. tdf#60833 user's wordbook should be selected by default [Andras Timar]
    22. tdf#61520 do not add multiple empty strings to the validation list [Eike Rathke]
    23. tdf#67104 use correct command for show grid [Maxim Monastirsky]
    24. tdf#69309 rename share/registry/postgresqlsdbc.xcd to postgresql.xcd [Lionel Elie Mamane]
    25. tdf#70220 drawingml import: don't set CharEscapementHeight unconditionally [Björgvin Ragnarsson]
    26. tdf#71622 compress svg files in ODF [Andras Timar]
    27. tdf#71784 invalid Sections getting added to the document after RT [Tushar Bende]
    28. tdf#72481 drawingml import: don't set CharEscapementHeight unconditionally [Björgvin Ragnarsson]
    29. tdf#72898 HiDPI support for Linux and Windows
    30. tdf#73051 make font size drop down of optimal width [Caolán McNamara]
    31. tdf#73115 always run timeouts as events [Jan-Marek Glogowski]
    32. tdf#73159 make border dialog work again [Zolnai Tamás]
    33. tdf#73851 promote labels to headings [Caolán McNamara]
    34. tdf#73860 new line is dropped while importing text. [Muthu Subramanian]
    35. tdf#73869 fix highlight RTL Problem at the StartCenter window. [Faisal M. Al-Otaibi]
    36. tdf#74070 make replace and with fields the same width [Caolán McNamara]
    37. tdf#74218 add SVG header when exporting via mtf [Tomaž Vajngerl]
    38. tdf#74357 DOCX import: fix nested tables anchored inside tables [Miklos Vajna]
    39. tdf#74416 sleep in yield for native file picker [Jan-Marek Glogowski]
    40. tdf#74468 fix timing of slide transitions [David Tardon]
    41. tdf#74573 delete ranges that are non-empty before pasting from clipboard. [Kohei Yoshida]
    42. tdf#74709 RTF import: implement RTF_CLPAD* [Miklos Vajna]
    43. tdf#74747 correctly inspect formula result value for xlsx export. [Kohei Yoshida]
    44. tdf#74751 fix reverse base point diagram on RTL UI [Faisal M. Al-Otaibi]
    45. tdf#74787 fix deselection problems of template view [Zolnai Tamás]
    46. tdf#74854 better loose selection than crashing [Bjoern Michaelsen]
    47. tdf#74875 Filter of "nowiki" to be improved - Export to MediaWiki [Julien Nabet]
    48. tdf#74985 forward/back buttons too large [Caolán McNamara]
    49. tdf#75053 adjust reference update on shift for formula groups. [Kohei Yoshida]
    50. tdf#75118 use the table boundaries view option to toggle border drawing. [Kohei Yoshida]
    51. tdf#75243 MSO export: save custom properties with empty value [Tarun Kumar]
    52. tdf#75259 let undo document share its string pool with the source doc. [Kohei Yoshida]
    53. tdf#75260 correctly draw double lines for both Writer and Calc. [Kohei Yoshida]
    54. tdf#75304 set external reference info to ScCompiler. [Kohei Yoshida]
    55. tdf#75386 totally fix reference update during range move. [Kohei Yoshida]
    56. tdf#75492 table names can start the same way and still be different [Bjoern Michaelsen]
    57. tdf#75510 fix negative error bar range export, [Markus Mohrhard]
    58. tdf#75538 R^2 calculation of trendline similar to LINEST function [Laurent Balland-Poirier]
    59. tdf#75540 setProcessServiceFactory must be called before InitVCL [Stephan Bergmann]
    60. tdf#75582 handle MalformedUriException [Stephan Bergmann]
    61. tdf#75628 SUM should inherit error if one is present in its references. [Kohei Yoshida]
    62. tdf#75718 correctly count the length of trailing empty range. [Kohei Yoshida]
    63. tdf#75815 adjust external references here too. [Kohei Yoshida]
    64. tdf#75950 just set the right grammar and be done with it. [Kohei Yoshida]
    65. tdf#75960 process pivot tables after named ranges are all set. [Kohei Yoshida]
    66. tdf#75962 revert "Avoid unwanted number detection when placing page field name." [Kohei Yoshida]
    67. tdf#75968 fix OUString conversion [Maxim Monastirsky]
    68. tdf#76030 use the table boundaries view option to toggle border drawing. [Kohei Yoshida]
    69. i#116460 Calc takes roughly 4 minutes on a high end CPU to open a particular XLS document [Markus Mohrhard]
    70. i#118640 Opening the presentation document causes OpenOffice 3.3 on Windows or Solaris to crash [Armin Le Grand]
    71. i#123042 [SVG] Crash: svg with image element fails to insert as linked graphic in Draw [Stephan Bergmann]
    72. i#124106 docx files created in Pages 5 are wrongly imported by AOO [Oliver-Rainer Wittmann]
    73. i#41688 Quattro Pro 6.0 import filter [Markus Mohrhard]
    74. i#83250 DataPilot: refactor backend data access to use cache table [Markus Mohrhard]
    75. i#83611 uno controls can't be made 'really' invisible [Markus Mohrhard]
    76. i#88825 When changing graph range with discontinous ranges, it also resets graph statistics (e.g. mean) [Markus Mohrhard]
    77. rhbz#1007697 update on a Window triggering delete on window [Caolán McNamara]
    78. rhbz#1038189 refresh printer list when print dialog launched [Caolán McNamara]
    79. rhbz#1043551 sw: avoid division-by-0 in Text Grid painting code [Michael Stahl]
    80. rhbz#1065629 writerfilter: salvage a field parameter parsing train wreck [Michael Stahl]
    81. rhbz#1072553 [abrt] libreoffice-core: TemplateLocalView::copyFrom(): soffice.bin killed by SIGSEGV [Zolnai Tamás]
    82. rhbz#1072607 (hopefully) fix crash in SvxRuler::MouseMove() [Michael Stahl]
    83. rhbz#1074205 invalid Sections getting added to the document after RT [Tushar Bende]
    84. rhbz#1075124 docx does not display properly in LibreOffice rc [Michael Stahl]
    85. rhbz#988516 DOCX import: header/footer paragraph properties applied to body paragraph [Michael Stahl]