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    General for this Beta: parallel installation

    • This Beta release will install in parallel to your existing LibreOffice installation.


    • LibreOffice 5.4 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
    • Note: LibreOffice 5.4 will be the last codeline to support Windows XP or Vista - later versions will require Windows 7 or newer.
    • Windows builds of Beta2 are codesigned with a new certificate issued by DigiCert

    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 5.4.0 Beta1:

    1. coverity#1409899 sw: Null pointer dereferences [Michael Stahl]
    2. ofz#1193 we only set these values, never read them [Caolán McNamara]
    3. ofz#1220 sanitize nTyp to legal values [Caolán McNamara]
    4. ofz#1262 sw: DeleteAndJoin could delete proposed new redline [Michael Stahl]
    5. ofz#1542 check remaining size of dest [Caolán McNamara]
    6. ofz#1605 check multiply and shift [Caolán McNamara]
    7. redmine#2247 enable Upper Sorbian for languagepack/UI [Christian Lohmaier]
    8. rhbz#1367846 Scrolling is way too fast in writer [Caolán McNamara]
    9. rhbz#1425304 sdext: join TimerScheduler thread before shutdown [Michael Stahl]
    10. tdf#36541 Wrong syntax highlighting in BASIC IDE [tagezi]
    11. tdf#48140 Remove uno calls from xlsx import [Jochen Nitschke]
    12. tdf#58134 Reset Button in Options Dialogues does not Work with all Options [Julien Nabet]
    13. tdf#70499 FILEOPEN Cannot select unprotected cells in XSLX sheet with worksheet protection [Justin Luth]
    14. tdf#75256 (Sifr-Icon-Theme) [META] Incomplete Sifr icon theme [Cassandra Freund]
    15. tdf#77812 FILESAVE: DOCX: Extra Section break gets added after Roudtrip [Miklos Vajna]
    16. tdf#84675 Add missing BASIC function and constant documentation [Olivier Hallot]
    17. tdf#86119 TOOLBAR: Number Format Decimal and Standard doesnt show toggle correctly [Gulsah Kose]
    18. tdf#86578 Text frame and coincident image frame style transparency and color fill corruption in Writer 4.4 [Miklos Vajna]
    19. tdf#86776 soffice.bin is not signed by Digital Certificate [Andras Timar]
    20. tdf#91781 (Writer-Menus) [META] Reorganization of the menu bar for Writer [Yousuf Philips]
    21. tdf#91913 BASIC Editor: Line number display activation does not survive LO restart; line number column opens too narrow [tagezi]
    22. tdf#93171 Subtotal function with function indexes 101-111 don't update when rows are hidden (hard recalculation is needed) [Arul Michael]
    23. tdf#94632 Light sifr and breeze icon themes for dark OS themes [Cassandra Freund, Yousuf Philips]
    24. tdf#95885 CALC: Add new toolbar and toggle icons for Cell Protection [Yousuf Philips]
    25. tdf#96256 Pasting text leaves focus somewhere in the middle of the document. [Michael Stahl]
    26. tdf#99856 FILESAVE Long data-validity-list when saves as XLSX give error in Excel, due to exceed 255 character limit of <formula1> [Justin Luth]
    27. tdf#99967 Drop Web Wizard [Caolán McNamara]
    28. tdf#100072 FILEOPEN DOCX Horizontal lines misplaced [Vasily Melenchuk]
    29. tdf#100709 Horrible performance opening ODS file saved from xlsx file (5 - 20 times slower than Excel) [Eike Rathke]
    30. tdf#102915 Restore Clear Direct Formatting (an uno:ResetAttributes command) to the context menu [Yousuf Philips]
    31. tdf#102930 [LOCALHELP] Review and complete the mail merge help pages [Gabor Kelemen]
    32. tdf#103124 step0 for IVS-support on UNX platforms: neutralize VS chars [Jochen Nitschke]
    33. tdf#103152 Calc, Function Wizard: wrong description for function T() [Jochen Nitschke]
    34. tdf#104219 FILESAVE: PPTX: Underline in text is lost after RT [Bartosz Kosiorek]
    35. tdf#104245 [ZH-TW] Characters of incorrect fonts shown in online help of "Calc" [Jochen Nitschke]
    36. tdf#104450 (DOCX-OPENING) [META] DOCX file opening issues [Mike Kaganski]
    37. tdf#104744 FILEOPEN: RTF Spacing Totally Lost on Import [Miklos Vajna]
    38. tdf#105002 MailMerge: Writer crashes using wizard 2nd time thru [Maxim Monastirsky]
    39. tdf#105461 Highlighting text in textbox is lost when exporting in pdf [Miklos Vajna]
    40. tdf#105566 Show InfoBar when document has invalid signature [Katarina Behrens]
    41. tdf#106131 Crash when the anchor icon is dropped outside of the document ( steps comment 24 ) [Armin Le Grand]
    42. tdf#106424 Crash in: SfxItemPool::Put(SfxPoolItem const &,unsigned short) [Jochen Nitschke]
    43. tdf#106492 FILESAVE: DOCX: Extra section created during each save [Miklos Vajna]
    44. tdf#106532 Sifr icon for "Cross-reference" needed [Cassandra Freund]
    45. tdf#106533 Sifr icon for "Index Entry" needed [Cassandra Freund]
    46. tdf#106534 Color set/palette for charts missing since reorganization of color palettes [Yousuf Philips]
    47. tdf#106607 Sifr icon for "Table Styles" needed [Cassandra Freund]
    48. tdf#106950 FILEOPEN: RTF: centered paragraph attribute in title style is ignored [Miklos Vajna]
    49. tdf#107008 Bullet split button drop down presets dont set character style to Bullets [Maxim Monastirsky]
    50. tdf#107045 Preview of templates show language specific text [Laurent Balland-Poirier]
    51. tdf#107077 LOCALHELP: Index: colors;adding needs update to new color picker [Gabor Kelemen]
    52. tdf#107176 Hang If I use "Capitalise Every Word" on a list containing an empty list item. [Julien Nabet]
    53. tdf#107229 [LOCALHELP] Review help pages for Templates [Gabor Kelemen]
    54. tdf#107299 New Template Manager help content issues [Gabor Kelemen]
    55. tdf#107389 Scrolling right in spreadsheet displaces AutoFilter dropdown buttons [Tamás Zolnai]
    56. tdf#107544 Style Presets content panel empty in the Sidebar Design deck [Gabor Kelemen]
    57. tdf#107589 Addition of a description field to the Frame, Image and Object dialogs [Gulsah Kose]
    58. tdf#107682 Repeated images replace correct ones in exported PDF (with default rendering only) [Marco Cecchetti]
    59. tdf#107684 FILESAVE: DOCX - Heading styles exported with two outline level tags [Miklos Vajna]
    60. tdf#107729 MAILMERGE: Crash while saving new document [Jan Holesovsky]
    61. tdf#107731 Default red font color and yellow highlight color no long in default color palette [Yousuf Philips]
    62. tdf#107782 FILEOPEN Crash on PDF import with Bad Allocation for several specific PDF forms [Miklos Vajna]
    63. tdf#107822 EDITING: Pattern created with pattern editor isn't applied when pressing apply [Katarina Behrens]
    64. tdf#107837 FILESAVE: DOCX - Section content across 3 columns appear in first column [Miklos Vajna]
    65. tdf#107862 PIVOT CHARTS: categories display broken when Display options in pivot table Data field dialog aren't default [Tomaž Vajngerl]
    66. tdf#107900 Options/language settings/language/User interface always displays same language [Julien Nabet]
    67. tdf#107920 Changing conditional format condition through api crashes LibO [Julien Nabet]
    68. tdf#107959 Crash in: SfxItemSet::Get(unsigned short,bool) [Caolán McNamara]
    69. tdf#107961 CRASH: Libreoffice crashes when editing attributes [Caolán McNamara]
    70. tdf#107964 'Choose Themes' command no longer works [Caolán McNamara]
    71. tdf#107971 'Shapes' text is gone from Modify menu [Noel Grandin]
    72. tdf#107976 CRASH: Crash after pasting an image into a new document [Miklos Vajna]
    73. tdf#107981 Not possible to reset color to Automatic in form control properties dialog [Caolán McNamara]
    74. tdf#108017 XLSB: sheet protection is reversed [Justin Luth]
    75. tdf#108024 Crash with a crafted odp when closing "Insert OLE object" dialog [Takeshi Abe]
    76. tdf#108040 Watermark: Document modification flag is set when opening the Insert menu [Szymon KÅ‚os]
    77. tdf#108043, built after April 24, doesn't start on Windows XP and Vista [Eike Rathke]
    78. tdf#108049 Calc crashes when/after running VBA macro [Justin Luth]
    79. tdf#108056 Writer's SubtractFlysAnchoredAtFlys compat option results in rendering artifacts [Miklos Vajna]
    80. tdf#108068 Can't change Primary Key's name with Firebird Embedded db. [Julien Nabet]
    81. tdf#108069 Impress Crashing When Transition Rendering Not Available [Caolán McNamara]
    82. tdf#108072 FILEOPEN: Table in DOC with merged rows doesn't preserve setting that allows rows to break across pages [Aron Budea]
    83. tdf#108109 CRASH: Writer crashes while closing after copy/pasting specific content [Michael Stahl]
    84. tdf#108187 Impress is crashing when add interaction to shape [Caolán McNamara]
    85. tdf#108225 Crash in: mergedlo.dll [Caolán McNamara]
    86. tdf#108231 CRASH: Writer crashes while closing after copy/pasting specific content (GTK3) [Michael Stahl]
    87. tdf#108269 DOCM files can't be opened in Word after a roundtrip in Writer (until renaming) [Miklos Vajna]
    88. tdf#108279 export to xlsx shows only 65k rows when imported into SPSS [Eike Rathke]
    89. tdf#108287 EDITING: Changing the background color in calc is slower than in previous versions [Jochen Nitschke]
    90. tdf#108291 Formatting (Styles) toolbar not persistent [Yousuf Philips]
    91. tdf#108324 Crash in: mergedlo.dll [Jochen Nitschke]
    92. tdf#108350 DOCX files must use C-fonts on IMPORT by default [Mike Kaganski]