Wednesday, August 5, 2020

A new Writer Outline folding mode in LibreOffice

Jim Raykowski, one from LibreOffice developers, realized so much requested feature - Writer Outline folding mode. You should enable Experimental features in Tools ▸ Options ▸ LibreOffice ▸ Advanced dialog to see "Show outline content visibility button" checkbox in Tools ▸ Options ▸ LibreOffice Writer ▸ View dialog.
After checking it you'll can see a button with arrow near any selected heading in your document. Click on it to fold all text from the current heading to next heading. Right click on it to fold all text from current heading to next the same level heading with all its subheadings.
Look at videos created by Jim (I downloaded it from bug report) below for some explanation:

It will be available in next 7.1 release in early February 2021.
Thanks Jim for your great work!

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Will LibreOffice 7.0 be only Personal Edition for individual use???

So... I was very surprised when I saw this in About dialog in LibreOffice (that screenshot was made in current master 7.1, but you can see the same in 7.0 RC1 version):
Look at LibreOffice logo with "Personal Edition" phrase, look at sidebar in Start Center with the same phrase and note to "The Personal edition is supported by volunteers and intended for individual use."
And what is mean? Where is any public announcement? They say it was in marketing mail list. How many people read that mail list? Five?
It means that I can't install LibreOffice 7.0 in any organization in Russia, because our controlling people will be see very simple to legality in this case: open the About dialog -> read that "intended for individual use" and LibreOffice logo with "Personal Edition" -> you can't use LibreOffice here! Nobody will check what say MPL 2.0 license about it or why TDF made it, they just point a finger at it and they will be right!
It will close for LibreOffice any education organizations like schools or colleges or universities.
I wont popularize LibreOffice for young people because they will never see LibreOffice in them schools.
I against these changes. Please revoke it!
ps: I had a suggestion about add into About dialog phrase like "You can use/install LibreOffice to any number of computers in any place (at home, organizations, etc.)" but they were against! See the bug report. And now they make own changes in to opposite side from free.

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Thursday, June 25, 2020

User defined color for symbols in LibreOffice Math formulas

LibreOffice Math allows you to define one from 16 color for symbols in your Math formula. You can write something like color red {formula} in Formula editor and get formula! But you couldn't define your own color there.
Now in future LibreOffice Math 7.0 you'll can do it!
Dante Doménech added that feature. Now you can write color rgb 240 130 12 {formula} and get formula. That "color" was added in Attributes on Element pane too.
Thanks Dante!

Sunday, June 21, 2020

LibreOffice 7.0 Beta 2 is available for testing

LibreOffice 7.0 Beta 2 is available for downloading and testing. You can download it by follow links for your OS:
If you'll find any bug in LibreOffice Beta 2, then please create a bug report in our Bugzilla.

Monday, June 8, 2020