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General for this RC: release configuration

  • the Linux and Mac packages can be installed in parallel to LibreOffice 5.2, but not run simultaneously - documents will be opened in the version you've started first.
  • the Windows package will update a previously installed version of LibreOffice


  • LibreOffice 5.3 will be made available as 64bit version in addition to the 32bit version. Installing the 64bit version requires Windows Vista or newer, the 32bit Version runs on Windows XP or newer.

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.


The full list of people who have collaborated in this release is here.

List of fixed bugs

Bugs fixed compared to 5.3.0 Beta2:

  1. bnc#825305 RTF import: fix override of style left/right para margin [Miklos Vajna]
  2. coverity#1397204 dereference null return value [Caolán McNamara]
  3. coverity#1397207 dereference before null check [Caolán McNamara]
  4. rhbz#1362453 Impress won't save file after the first time [Caolán McNamara]
  5. rhbz#1401082 gnome hangs opening a certain .docx [Caolán McNamara]
  6. rhbz#1405521 abrt reported crash in dnd [Caolán McNamara]
  7. tdf#46941 docx: don't balance columns before page-break-section [Justin Luth]
  8. tdf#70506 implement getColumnLabel function [Wastack]
  9. tdf#71435 accessible caret-moved events are missing when "freeze" is enabled [Tamás Zolnai]
  10. tdf#75573 relocate code: alternate stream already started [Justin Luth]
  11. tdf#75856 SwTwips: replace with unambiguous sal_Int32 [Justin Luth]
  12. tdf#78599 replace fix for / [Caolán McNamara]
  13. tdf#78599 replace fix for / [Caolán McNamara]
  14. tdf#87538 new standard color palette, Add LibreColour HLC palette [heiko tietze]
  15. tdf#87977 replace fix for / [Caolán McNamara]
  16. tdf#91767 read SfxItemSet before disposing its AbstractSvxZoomDialog [Takeshi Abe]
  17. tdf#92045 RTF import: fix handling of \animtext0 [Miklos Vajna]
  18. tdf#96218 MSO DOCX image incorrectly placed when using Alignment Position [Tamás Zolnai]
  19. tdf#96382 , do not prevent color de-selection follow-up [Eike Rathke]
  20. tdf#97417 related to fix unit test's early para numbering [Justin Luth]
  21. tdf#100015 fix icon paths on the unary and binary operators pages [Gabor Kelemen]
  22. tdf#100193 move the windows restart because of bad-opengl requirements to a better place [Caolán McNamara]
  23. tdf#100836 "Starting the LibreOffice Software With Parameters" help update [tagezi]
  24. tdf#101563 export to PDF with linked images creates huge PDF files. [Noel Grandin]
  25. tdf#101588 , do not prevent color de-selection follow-up [Eike Rathke]
  26. tdf#101729 recover fnGetSize,fnLeftDist,fnRightDist,fnXInc [Mark Hung]
  27. tdf#103332 install the new calc default styles correctly [Markus Mohrhard]
  28. tdf#103363 add unicodedata and import idna encoding for mailmerge [Julien Nabet]
  29. tdf#103514 try harder to ignore non-SFNT fonts [Khaled Hosny]
  30. tdf#103527 (related) Drop redundant Color settings page [Gabor Kelemen]
  31. tdf#103543 disable mass broadcasts from drawing objects' changes [Eike Rathke]
  32. tdf#103725 fix caching glyphs of non-UI fonts [Khaled Hosny]
  33. tdf#103765 round positions instead of truncating [Khaled Hosny]
  34. tdf#103925 RTF import: fix handling of \animtext0 [Miklos Vajna]
  35. tdf#103938 replace fix for / [Caolán McNamara]
  36. tdf#104034 skip polygons with less than 2 points [Tomaž Vajngerl]
  37. tdf#104046 slides in the slide pane don't update in realtime [Noel Grandin]
  38. tdf#104047 remove dispensable palettes [heiko tietze]
  39. tdf#104052 new standard color palette, Add LibreColour HLC palette [heiko tietze]
  40. tdf#104159 re-enable OpenGL glyph caching on Windows [Khaled Hosny]
  41. tdf#104162 DOCX import: fix crash on <w:hideMark/> in a comment table [Miklos Vajna]
  42. tdf#104221 make up for non-existent FillItemSet [Katarina Behrens]
  43. tdf#104228 RTF import: fix override of style left/right para margin [Miklos Vajna]
  44. tdf#104268 NLPSolver: Improve display of solution [Laurent Balland-Poirier]
  45. tdf#104420 writerfilter: no dummy para in headers [Justin Luth]
  46. tdf#104425 sw: split rows w/large min height (fix layout loop) [Mike Kaganski]
  47. tdf#104488 sw: assert if exception escapes from UpdateAccessible() [Michael Stahl]
  48. tdf#104532 handle constraints for NEGBINOM.DIST correctly. [Winfried Donkers]
  49. tdf#104533 fix font metrics for non-SFNT fonts [Khaled Hosny]
  50. tdf#104545 SID_PARA_DLG: use passed PaM instead of GetCursor [Justin Luth]
  51. tdf#104554 fix iterator calculus [Julien Nabet]
  52. tdf#104581 handle constraints for NEGBINOMDIST in compliance with ODFF1.2. [Winfried Donkers]
  53. tdf#104613 fix logic error in code replacement: CalcLineSpace [Justin Luth]
  54. tdf#104615 there's no mpView when opening odc directly [Julien Nabet]
  55. tdf#104621 framework: fix race in ToolBarManager creation [Michael Stahl]
  56. tdf#104687 gtk2 paste cell text under a11y is fatal [Caolán McNamara]
  57. tdf#104710 bRemove: only prevent w/BREAK_TYPE for defined Sections [Justin Luth]
  58. tdf#104713 writerfilter: parentless styles - only if default defined [Justin Luth]
  59. tdf#104714 bRemove paragraph: ignore frames in Headers/Footers [Justin Luth]
  60. tdf#104722 wrong text alignment when text box is smaller than the text inside [Tamás Zolnai]
  61. tdf#104733 don't ignore OpenType-CFF fons on Windows [Khaled Hosny]
  62. tdf#104737 bullets and Numbering: inconsistent naming of last tab page [Tamás Zolnai]
  63. tdf#104767 fix calculus of child index in commitTableEvent (accessibility) [Julien Nabet]
  64. tdf#104805 DOC import: fix non-0-starting LVL.xst with none-type prev level [Miklos Vajna]
  65. tdf#104814 writer: accepting change tracking changes get stuck [Noel Grandin]
  66. tdf#104818 show the right label when a11y enabled [Maxim Monastirsky]
  67. tdf#104850 handle 'acronym' item type [Gabor Kelemen]
  68. tdf#104858 fix typo [Julien Nabet]