There’s a new version of LibreOffice available for everyone. LibreOffice 7.3 brings with it better support for Office files and all kinds of other features and tweaks.
The entire list of changes is massive, but the one that will make most LibreOffice users happy is better interaction with Office files. Even though you moved to the alternative office software to get away from Microsoft Office, sometimes you’re going to have to deal with people sharing Word, Excel, and other files with you. Having the tool you prefer to use perform better with those files will make everyone happier.
You’ll now notice that there’s a change to the tracking in tables, and when text is moved, that’ll let you move files back and forth between LibreOffice and Microsoft Office. There are also performance improvements when opening large DOCX and XLSX/XLSM files, and modifications to the import/export filters.
You can see all of the changes to LibreOffice in the release notes (and some of the best features are highlighted in the video below). If you’re a fan of LibreOffice, you’ll want to install version 7.3 as soon as possible.