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LibreOffice 3.6 released

LibreOffice 3.6 released

Posted Aug 9, 2012 13:56 UTC (Thu) by cruff (subscriber, #7201)
Parent article: LibreOffice 3.6 released

A lot of work on flashy stuff but still no support for table style support? I finally gave up on Open/LibreOffice and switched to DocBook for my large scale document production.

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LibreOffice 3.6 released

Posted Aug 9, 2012 14:07 UTC (Thu) by dskoll (subscriber, #1630) [Link]

I would never use any sort of "office suite" for large-scale document production. That being said, I really appreciate LibreOffice. The spreadsheet component is quite good, and I use the presentation tool to make slide decks. I even occasionally use the word-processor for small or unimportant documents.

Most of all, I really want to thank the OO/LO developers for giving me a free tool with which to read MS Office attachments. In business, you can't realistically reject all MS attachments, and having free software that can open them is a lifesaver.

LibreOffice 3.6 released

Posted Aug 9, 2012 15:22 UTC (Thu) by debacle (subscriber, #7114) [Link]

Yes, absolutely. We use DocBook + dblatex for large-scale documents in our company and both MS office and LO (the latter on both Debian and Windows) for small documents. Without LO (or OOo) using Linux as a company Desktop would not be an option.


Posted Aug 13, 2012 6:30 UTC (Mon) by aristedes (guest, #35729) [Link]

What are you using for WYSIWYG docbook authoring? The best I've found is Oxygen, but even that is not as nice as it could be for non-technical users.

We have a pretty limited set of docbook elements we use, but even still having something to make authoring easier would be really useful.


Posted Aug 13, 2012 14:35 UTC (Mon) by dskoll (subscriber, #1630) [Link]

I can't speak for the OP, but I don't use WYSIWYG tools for authoring documents. I'm old-school, so I use LaTeX directly and generate HTML with tex4ht. The technology is not as new and shiny as docbook, but the results are superb.

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