Releases/7.4.4/RC1

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Installation

Windows

  • LibreOffice 7.4 will require Windows 7 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. On the other hand, the list of annoying bugs fixed in this version is available from Bugzilla. the full list of reported bugs is here

Collaborators

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

List of fixed bugs

Bugs fixed compared to 7.4.3 RC2:

  1. coverity#1212509 'revert Logically dead code' [Caolán McNamara]
  2. tdf#46444 Calc doesn't filter any comments [Balazs Varga]
  3. tdf#47679 Copy + Paste changes "OpenSymbol" font to "StarSymbol" [Caolán McNamara]
  4. tdf#54053 PDF export: enhance watermarking feature with color, transparency, size and location [Miklos Vajna]
  5. tdf#57423 PDF: "Description" and "Title/Text Alternative" is only PDF-exported for Images, but not for Shapes, Formula, Frames, and OLE Objects [Michael Stahl]
  6. tdf#67669 Make narrow non-breaking spaces visible [Khaled Hosny]
  7. tdf#67866 ACCESSIBILITY: Missing language information in exported PDF [Michael Stahl]
  8. tdf#70293 FILESAVE XLSX Grouping of shapes is lost on export [Tibor Nagy]
  9. tdf#82115 Repeatable crash/hang entering Japanese into a Writer comment on OSX ( see comment 4 ) [Patrick Luby]
  10. tdf#92222 FILESAVE: Shapes with Default Line Width Changed on Roundtrip (MSO 2010+ theme defaults not preserved) [Tibor Nagy]
  11. tdf#104597 RTL script text runs are reversed on PDF import, PDFIProcessor::mirrorString misbehaving [Kevin Suo, Stephan Bergmann]
  12. tdf#107405 Setting fixed kerning (text spacing) is limited to -2pt [Samuel Mehrbrodt]
  13. tdf#108356 FILESAVE: Master slide background image set as tiled when exporting to PPTX [Tibor Nagy]
  14. tdf#113592 LibreLogo: add fallback localization to fix platform issues [László Németh]
  15. tdf#115007 Add a number formatting option (for using in Format() BASIC function, and in Calc number format) to spell number, like in NUMBERTEXT extension [László Németh]
  16. tdf#122188 Disappear table lines of XLS opened with OS dark theme (XLSX OK) [Caolán McNamara]
  17. tdf#124098 FILEOPEN: Calc sheet showing multiple "adapt Row Height" responses, slow loading [Balazs Varga]
  18. tdf#128150 FILEOPEN: Shape in master slide is white using useBgFill=1 [Tibor Nagy]
  19. tdf#132650 Applause sound from Gallery has an annoying background sound [Bogdan B]
  20. tdf#135192 Accessibility of PDF export: "Export as > Tagged PDF" does not export correct tags for tables [Michael Stahl]
  21. tdf#135638 Accessibility of PDF export: some images are not flagged by Figure tag while exporting docx into pdf [Michael Stahl, Armin Le Grand (allotropia)]
  22. tdf#138111 FAILESAVE: Style “A0" in Draw is not retained (changed to "A4") after save and reopen [Kevin Suo]
  23. tdf#139749 'Current word' dropdown not focused upon opening Thesaurus (GTK3) [Caolán McNamara]
  24. tdf#141386 Alternative text from screenshots is only recognised by the PDF Accessibility Checker (PAC 3) after closing and reopening when exporting to a PDF file. [Michael Stahl]
  25. tdf#143209 Edge Scrolling no longer works properly on my touchpad beginning with version 6.2 and newer. [Jonas Eyov]
  26. tdf#144399 Impress: FILESAVE to ODP as read-only with additional password protection for editing not working [Samuel Mehrbrodt]
  27. tdf#145416 Object animation - Emphasis - Spin: When rotated to 90°, bitmap object disappears (FreeBSD & Linux) [Miklos Vajna]
  28. tdf#145491 Highlighting of current slide in slide sorter vanishes after undoing the deletion of an element [Caolán McNamara]
  29. tdf#145648 Different kerning when comparing Text and Comments [Caolán McNamara]
  30. tdf#145688 Images misplaced in table cells [Miklos Vajna]
  31. tdf#146395 Input field for QR Code does not allow newlines [Caolán McNamara]
  32. tdf#146842 All pages are empty/white when printing (skia, macOS only) [Patrick Luby]
  33. tdf#147203 drag and drop between AutoText categories does not work on Writer [Caolán McNamara]
  34. tdf#147246 Draw (PDF import) - Asian Text Font do not load correctly [Kevin Suo]
  35. tdf#147640 Linear gradient should not show settings for radial/non-linear gradients in Sidebar (GTK3) [Caolán McNamara]
  36. tdf#147802 Clicking on header or footer area in long writer document takes a long time and slows down text selection and closing document [Caolán McNamara]
  37. tdf#148140 Automatic font color is not considering brightness of background in edit mode [Caolán McNamara]
  38. tdf#148435 LibreOffice on macOS hangs on using window snapping / window manager (BetterTouchTool, Rectangle, Raycast, Amethyst, ...) or any other redraw, context switch, etc, from idle thread [Noel Grandin]
  39. tdf#148505 Embedded Formula objects are unusable in dark mode [Rafael Lima]
  40. tdf#148672 Transliteration of text in parentheses [László Németh]
  41. tdf#148799 FILEOPEN DOCX Table formula with comma number delimiter does not update [László Németh]
  42. tdf#149140 Table header cells have scope set to None instead of Column after exporting Writer table to PDF/UA [Michael Stahl]
  43. tdf#149322 Text is being overly distorted when using Page Down [Caolán McNamara]
  44. tdf#149595 Images disappearing when moving text with drag & drop & track changes record enabled [Michael Stahl]
  45. tdf#149800 Unwanted white border in exported SVG [László Németh]
  46. tdf#149803 FILESAVE PPTX Use background fill property not saved for all shapes [Tibor Nagy]
  47. tdf#149932 When using ibus input methods, the underlining style set by the input method is ignored in the gtk3 backend. [Caolán McNamara]
  48. tdf#150007 Use the GTK3 / GTK4 "suggested-action" CSS class for the "Find Next" button in the "Find and Replace" dialog to visually indicate it is receiving the default action [Caolán McNamara]
  49. tdf#150011 Add Croatian Kuna to Euroconvert function [Eike Rathke]
  50. tdf#150273 Solid Line Style preview in Borders dialog is not seen using dark mode in Ubuntu 22.04 and OpenSuse [Caolán McNamara]
  51. tdf#150457 Crash on hovering footnote references after removing footnote [Hossein]
  52. tdf#150966 FILESAVE Editing this MSO file in LO Writer causes the header and footer contents to be corrupted [Regina Henschel]
  53. tdf#151174 sidebar transparency slider isn't hidden when it does not apply [Samuel Mehrbrodt]
  54. tdf#151376 Unexpected 'DisposedException' when calling document-located Basic or Python Script [Miklos Vajna]
  55. tdf#151509 Sidebar content disappearing with gtk3 backend [Caolán McNamara]
  56. tdf#151519 LibreOffice Writer Ruler (set to inches) won't display sub-inch tick-marks. [Rafael Lima]
  57. tdf#151544 “Lines per page" in Grid Mode is not accurately applied (always 1 line less than set in page style dalog) [Kevin Suo]
  58. tdf#151546 PDF poppler based filter import to Writer canvas reverses RTL script [Stephan Bergmann]
  59. tdf#151610 Exporting charts (to PDF, but also to a unit test dump) gives different results depending on system dark mode [Caolán McNamara]
  60. tdf#151722 Incorrect TTF names are used in UI and in saved document [Caolán McNamara]
  61. tdf#151753 Cannot change data range of Chart based on non-continues range of Writer table [Caolán McNamara]
  62. tdf#151846 LibreOffice 7.4 missing several imports in com.sun.star.chart2 namespace [Noel Grandin]
  63. tdf#151847 Invalid XPropertySet for several properties and queryInterface() returns [Noel Grandin]
  64. tdf#151891 Connectors created in PPTX they are appear incorrectly when opened in Impress. [Tibor Nagy]
  65. tdf#151898 Sidebar Icons and "Font Color" Icon Appear Blurry When On HiDPI [Caolán McNamara]
  66. tdf#151929 LibreOffice Crashes if Video Card Changed (Win nVidia GTX 670) [Julien Nabet]
  67. tdf#151944 IMPRESS: error colour export in bmp [Julien Nabet]
  68. tdf#151954 LibreOffice Writer deletes paragraph breaks while moving text in ”track changes” mode [László Németh]
  69. tdf#151962 Math Shortcut to open documents in Spanish version [Julien Nabet]
  70. tdf#151979 Crash when changing Text Grid type after I switch from Calc to Writer window [Kevin Suo]
  71. tdf#151988 Text Grid dialog: select "Grid (lines and characters)" after you have selected "Grid (lines only)", the control "Characters per line" and "Character width" are grayed out [Kevin Suo]
  72. tdf#151993 The decimal comma in table formulas always changes from comma to point, resulting broken formula in documents where document locale (language) has default decimal comma [László Németh]
  73. tdf#152045 Saving a DOCX document with a content control in Writer produces a document unreadable in Word [Miklos Vajna]
  74. tdf#152053 Calc opens CSV with narrow column so cannot read the date [Eike Rathke]
  75. tdf#152061 FILEOPEN: DOCX Bitmap image scale is calculated incorrectly [Hossein]
  76. tdf#152069 Export failure: The background parameters changed after export [Tibor Nagy]
  77. tdf#152077 Calc freeze when you draw a line inside the chart [Noel Grandin]
  78. tdf#152081 Cell comment box visible after hiding the row it belongs [Balazs Varga]
  79. tdf#152083 Ligatures are incorrectly reversed opening RTL PDF files [Kevin Suo]
  80. tdf#152087 chart element selection dropdown text is misaligned (GTK3) [Caolán McNamara]
  81. tdf#152094 The whole sentence is moving once after file opening when applying formatting and wiggling characters [Caolán McNamara]
  82. tdf#152106 can not open particular DOCX file [László Németh]
  83. tdf#152128 GTK3: when creating a new address block in mail merge wizard, free text entry is allowed (but can't remove it) [Caolán McNamara]
  84. tdf#152134 Customize: assign user macro to menu fails and hangs LibreOffice [Noel Grandin]
  85. tdf#152152 Artistic effects problem in Word after saving in Writer [Tünde Tóth]
  86. tdf#152153 Embedded images problem in Writer. [Tünde Tóth]
  87. tdf#152154 Crash in libmergedlo.so when Object Catalog undocked and BASIC IDE closed [Julien Nabet]
  88. tdf#152155 gtk3: Dropdown in Extension sidebar misplaced [Caolán McNamara]
  89. tdf#152172 macOS: under macOS Ventura 13.x with Safari as default browser and Settings > Advanced > Show Develop menu disabled, local help loaded instead of the expected online help [Christian Lohmaier]
  90. tdf#152186 The shape gets a shadow when saving PPTX. [Tibor Nagy]
  91. tdf#152196 Visible gaps in Arabic/Persian text with fallback font [Caolán McNamara]
  92. tdf#152199 Image garbled after roundtrip [Jan Holesovsky]
  93. tdf#152200 An input box followed by a to-character anchor of a textbox results in corrupt DOCX [Mike Kaganski]
  94. tdf#152203 Footnotes randomized on DOCX import [László Németh]
  95. tdf#152211 Connector rendered incorrectly if the line thickness of the shape and the connector differ greatly in Impress [Tibor Nagy]
  96. tdf#152266 A macro warning shows because of stale events assignment, but no indication in UI for that [Caolán McNamara]
  97. tdf#152284 Increase contrast of the ruler elements when os/DE is in a Dark color mode [Caolán McNamara]
  98. tdf#152289 Glossary document with hyperlinks causes "unreadable content" warning when Word opens exported DOCX [Mike Kaganski]
  99. tdf#152311 New Address Block field has black font when using system dark mode [Caolán McNamara]
  100. tdf#152325 Autofilter Show/Hide only the current item doesn't work [Caolán McNamara]
  101. tdf#152329 GTK3: Caption preview font is black when using OS dark mode [Caolán McNamara]
  102. tdf#152351 (Hagen) SF_Dictionary ReplaceItem does not accept array as value [Jean-Pierre Ledure]
  103. tdf#152411 Gtk-CRITICAL: assertion 'GTK_IS_TREE_MODEL (tree_model)' failed when switching element lists in Math [Caolán McNamara]
  104. tdf#152413 Text layout involving Narrow No-Break Space (U+202F) is broken [Khaled Hosny]
  105. tdf#152421 Gtk-CRITICAL: 'GTK_IS_LABEL (label)' assertion failure when opening Options > LibreOffice Calc > View [Caolán McNamara]
  106. tdf#152455 Strings not translatable in paste special dialog [Julien Nabet]
  107. tdf#152495 crash when closing ruby (phonetic guide) dialog with escape (gtk3) [Caolán McNamara]
  108. tdf#152501 Erroneous extended tips on dialog dropdowns: uses the tab's or dialog's instead [Caolán McNamara]

Translations

This build contains these translation updates: [1]. See credits for each language.