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    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 debugging 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 4.2.4 final (rc2):

    1. bnc#783433 fix text rotation. [Muthu Subramanian]
    2. bnc#862510 fix text rotation. [Muthu Subramanian]
    3. bnc#863018 WW8 import: fix upper margin of multi-page floating table [Miklos Vajna]
    4. bnc#863021 add set-all language menu. [Muthu Subramanian]
    5. bnc#870234 import gradfill for text colors. [Muthu Subramanian]
    6. bnc#870581 adjust output file extension when exporting [Luboš Luňák]
    7. bnc#874790 allow accepting/rejecting changes in a selection [Luboš Luňák]
    8. bnc#875713 handle brightness+contrast from msoffice [Luboš Luňák]
    9. bnc#878854 MSWord uses \xb for linebreaks in DB fields [Luboš Luňák]
    10. coverity#1210177 uninitialized pointer field [Caolán McNamara]
    11. collabora#1000067 do not crash when pasting impress page into another impress page [Luboš Luňák]
    12. tdf#32376 fix "UI color panel does not show the actual color in Writer" [Tomofumi Yagi]
    13. tdf#38410 handle strange brightness+contrast adjustment from msoffice [Luboš Luňák]
    14. tdf#39944 improve mapping between ATK and UNO roles [Jacobo Aragunde Pérez]
    15. tdf#41166 match month and day name word instead of substring [Eike Rathke]
    16. tdf#42899 basic: if the library is not loaded fully, copy source storage [Michael Stahl]
    17. tdf#44736 RTF import: fix COW when writing a nested structure [Miklos Vajna]
    18. tdf#45260 revert "Objects having line thickness misplaced while pasting." [Andras Timar]
    19. tdf#48017 fix WIN32 long path name support of spelling dictionaries [László Németh]
    20. tdf#50697 fix crash found when exploring [Caolán McNamara]
    21. tdf#55381 handle properly page breaks even if a page contains only a frame [Luboš Luňák]
    22. tdf#55697 limit the range shrinking in charts to really large ranges, [Markus Mohrhard]
    23. tdf#60967 fix deletion of paragraph following table [Michael Stahl]
    24. tdf#62038 EPS not rendered in drawinglayer code paths [Caolán McNamara]
    25. tdf#62176 Revert "reset min/max values in paragraph ... [Michael Stahl]
    26. tdf#64047 add set-all language menu. [Muthu Subramanian]
    27. tdf#64161 pstoedit not writing file until its closed [Caolán McNamara]
    28. tdf#65631 OLE: Turn an OSL_ENSURE() into a real condition [Jan Holesovsky]
    29. tdf#66620 keywords occur in unquoted context only [Eike Rathke]
    30. tdf#67112 ReportCommands.xcu is localizable [Andras Timar]
    31. tdf#67685 revert "open xSourceLibrariesStor only when needed" [Michael Stahl]
    32. tdf#68600 limit comment width [Caolán McNamara]
    33. tdf#68983 revert "remove #if 0 block (from ... [Michael Stahl]
    34. tdf#69002 fix KFileDialog crashes [Luboš Luňák]
    35. tdf#70609 limit the range shrinking in charts to really large ranges, [Markus Mohrhard]
    36. tdf#70670 be explicit about text rotations, [Markus Mohrhard]
    37. tdf#70853 writerfilter: refactor to avoid redundant Papx class in doctok [Miklos Vajna]
    38. tdf#71785 file hangs LibreOffice on Save [YogeshBharate]
    39. tdf#72006 populate "Load URL" dropdown from picklist. [Andrzej Hunt]
    40. tdf#72287 scroll automatically to show selected item when keyboard used. [Andrzej Hunt]
    41. tdf#72400 slideshow: display a snapshot of movie until its not started [Zolnai Tamás]
    42. tdf#72741 backport of Calc sort rework. [Kohei Yoshida]
    43. tdf#73766 TemplateManager: construct toolbars in focus traversal order. [Andrzej Hunt]
    44. tdf#73891 fix "UI color panel does not show the actual color in Writer" [Tomofumi Yagi]
    45. tdf#74555 avoid excessive calls to GetPreviewCellStyle(). [Kohei Yoshida]
    46. tdf#74599 RTF import: enable StylesNoDefault compat setting [Miklos Vajna]
    47. tdf#74687 undo & redo of format-only changes don't need broadcasting. [Kohei Yoshida]
    48. tdf#74790 sw: Compare Document: fix assertions about RSID-only hints [Michael Stahl]
    49. tdf#75026 sometimes we need to update grid view while not being active. [Kohei Yoshida]
    50. tdf#75056 overline attribute needs special treatment as well. [Kohei Yoshida]
    51. tdf#75058 optimize autofilter item filling for non-tree items. [Kohei Yoshida]
    52. tdf#75168 escape conditional formatting formulas during xlsx export, [Markus Mohrhard]
    53. tdf#75397 return an empty string for empty element. [Kohei Yoshida]
    54. tdf#75489 pass toolbar context menu commands to toolbar for handling. [Andrzej Hunt]
    55. tdf#75519 fix chapter cross references [Michael Stahl]
    56. tdf#75665 truncate string when clipped on screen. [Kohei Yoshida]
    57. tdf#75735 RTF import: fix COW when writing a nested structure [Miklos Vajna]
    58. tdf#76261 get rid of unneeded and malfunctioning maItemListRect. [Andrzej Hunt]
    59. tdf#76607 backport of Calc sort rework. [Kohei Yoshida]
    60. tdf#76611 wrap reference addresses at max boundaries. [Kohei Yoshida]
    61. tdf#76692 LightProof: Italian translation too long in options [Julien Nabet]
    62. tdf#76710 adjust sheet position of conditional format entries. [Kohei Yoshida]
    63. tdf#76824 proper way to parse cell address strings. [Kohei Yoshida]
    64. tdf#76878 revert "need to reset rotation..." [Andras Timar]
    65. tdf#77056 treat empty cells as if they have a value of 0.0. [Kohei Yoshida]
    66. tdf#77071 resolve crashes with ICU 53.1 in locales with collator data, [Eike Rathke]
    67. tdf#77088 WMF - replace 32-bit min/max assumption with const [Tomaž Vajngerl]
    68. tdf#77126 BitmapEx.Scale already takes care of mirroring [Tomaž Vajngerl]
    69. tdf#77242 fix crash [Andras Timar]
    70. tdf#77267 RTF import: pard should reset current paragraph style [Miklos Vajna]
    71. tdf#77315 when in cell edit mode, use the EditView instance already there. [Kohei Yoshida]
    72. tdf#77379 don't return from the call. Notes are handled at the end. [Kohei Yoshida]
    73. tdf#77451 detect AOO 4.x for SvXMLImport::needFixPositionAfterZ [Laurent Balland-Poirier]
    74. tdf#77454 fix WW8 import/export of negative image crop [Michael Stahl]
    75. tdf#77509 resolve memory corruption / crash in Consolidate [Eike Rathke]
    76. tdf#77537 exporting font names in edit text needs special handling. [Kohei Yoshida]
    77. tdf#77600 RTF export: always close URL's before the end of run [Miklos Vajna]
    78. tdf#77647 fix the column insertion use case. [Kohei Yoshida]
    79. tdf#77682 improve mapping between ATK and UNO roles [Jacobo Aragunde Pérez]
    80. tdf#77720 mail Merge: reset cursors after clearing document [Michael Stahl]
    81. tdf#77728 re-compile tokens when named range is updated. [Kohei Yoshida]
    82. tdf#77735 don't proceed when all cells in the range are empty. [Kohei Yoshida]
    83. tdf#77806 check the boundaries before accessing an array.... [Kohei Yoshida]
    84. tdf#77899 fax etc wizards don't start [Stephan Bergmann]
    85. tdf#77944 put updated formula cells into undo document. [Kohei Yoshida]
    86. tdf#77969 return 0 in case of matrix consisting of all empty elements. [Kohei Yoshida]
    87. tdf#77984 the safety check was a bit too strict, [Markus Mohrhard]
    88. tdf#77990 intern strings for hybrid strings during import. [Kohei Yoshida]
    89. tdf#78041 set graphic properties for error bars during import, [Markus Mohrhard]
    90. tdf#78054 initialize drawing layer when the document contains notes. [Kohei Yoshida]
    91. tdf#78062 broadcast only on non-empty cells within deleted range. [Kohei Yoshida]
    92. tdf#78079 re-work sort by column to get it to do the right thing. [Kohei Yoshida]
    93. tdf#78119 find the longest match for month name [David Tardon]
    94. tdf#78151 fix 'pIds unsorted' warning [Caolán McNamara]
    95. tdf#78159 fix import of OOoXML embedded objects [Michael Stahl, Laurent Balland-Poirier]
    96. tdf#78294 default null-date for document import is 1899-12-30 [Eike Rathke]
    97. tdf#78313 RTF import: retain font colors [Miklos Vajna]
    98. tdf#78384 fix for corruption if file contains symbols. [Rohit Deshmukh]
    99. tdf#78391 when numbers are auto-fit, reset clipping parameters. [Kohei Yoshida]
    100. tdf#78402 adjust references of validity entries as appropriate. [Kohei Yoshida]
    101. tdf#78413 revert "Objects having line thickness misplaced while pasting." [Andras Timar]
    102. tdf#78471 don't forget to record the ID of the last record for BIFF5. [Kohei Yoshida]
    103. tdf#78524 some wrong display on Portuguese grammar checking [Julien Nabet]
    104. tdf#78535 don't process borders of 0 width. [Kohei Yoshida]
    105. tdf#78536 sfx2: template dialog: make the am-i-dead-yet check reentrant [Michael Stahl]
    106. tdf#78742 SfxFilterMatcher: respect requested document service if set [Michael Stahl]
    107. tdf#78786 no need to insert entries here for date members. [Kohei Yoshida]
    108. tdf#78815 fix report builder toolbox controller [Maxim Monastirsky]
    109. tdf#78824 avoid having two menu entries having the same accelarator. [Kohei Yoshida]
    110. tdf#78838 past-the-end iterator [Julien Nabet, Eike Rathke]
    111. tdf#78846 wrong AutoCorrect entries [Julien Nabet]
    112. tdf#78900 RTF import: allow \dpxsize inside \dptxbxtext [Miklos Vajna]
    113. tdf#78903 don't broadcast prematurely during cell deletion. [Kohei Yoshida]
    114. tdf#78949 handle (SAXParse-)Exception that can't pass getAllRelationships [Stephan Bergmann]
    115. tdf#78971 there's even a git hook to prevent commits containing SAL_DEBUG [Stephan Bergmann]
    116. tdf#79008 crash: File getting crash while saving in LO [Dinesh Patil]
    117. tdf#79011 properly implement the search results dialog as modeless. [Kohei Yoshida]
    118. tdf#79078 restore transparency in SVG export [László Németh]
    119. tdf#79099 Different names for the same field in Spanish UI [Adolfo Jayme Barrientos]
    120. tdf#79137 crash in oox::vml::InputStream::updateBuffer [Julien Nabet]
    121. tdf#79139 crash in SwDropCapCache::CalcFontSize [Julien Nabet]
    122. tdf#79181 drop hidden shape and drop negative clip rect [Caolán McNamara]
    123. i#64348 basic: fix CDec() crash if string is empty [Thomas Arnhold]
    124. i#114361 various situations where graphic go missing on save [Oliver-Rainer Wittmann]
    125. i#116244 revert "need to reset rotation..." [Andras Timar]
    126. i#124946 various situations where graphic go missing on save [Oliver-Rainer Wittmann]
    127. i#124966 various situations where graphic go missing on save [Oliver-Rainer Wittmann]
    128. rhbz#1032774 [abrt] libreoffice-core- sd::ViewShell::GetFrameView: Process /usr/lib64/libreoffice/program/soffice.bin was killed by signal 11 (SIGSEGV) [Caolán McNamara]
    129. rhbz#1047174 [abrt] libreoffice-core- Window::ImplGetFirstOverlapWindow: Process /usr/lib64/libreoffice/program/soffice.bin was killed by signal 11 (SIGSEGV) [Caolán McNamara]
    130. rhbz#1065807 [fix available] Usability - libreoffice does not search XDG defined "Templates" directory [Stephan Bergmann]
    131. rhbz#1071604 don't paint anim. effect icon [David Tardon]
    132. rhbz#1086714 overlarge pixmap [Caolán McNamara]
    133. rhbz#1089377 crash on loading a specific rtf [Caolán McNamara]
    134. rhbz#1092589 libreoffice can't find JRE after update of java packages [Stephan Bergmann]
    135. rhbz#1096486 [abrt] libreoffice-core: Window::ImplGetFirstOverlapWindow(): soffice.bin killed by SIGSEGV [Caolán McNamara]