Document Foundation Released the New Libreoffice 4.2 with lot of new features. The Libreoffice 4.2 is now available on main PPA of ubuntu. The new version brings better interoperability with Microsoft OOXML, a new monochrome icon set (not enabled by default), GNOME 3 Application Menu integration and more. Libreoffice 4.2 comes with large number of performance and interoperability improvements.
- complete interoperability with Microsoft OOXML, particularly for DOCX, as well as legacy RTF, has improved considerably;
- an import filter for Abiword documents.
- improvements to other import/export filters.
- new calc engine for massive parallel calculations of formula cells using GPU via OpenCL. Thanks to the new formular interpreter.
- better integration with Windows 7 and 8, with thumbnails of open documents now grouped by application and a list of recent documents, both showing on the task bar, along with other Windows-specific improvements;
- power and enterprise users on all platforms will like the new Expert Configuration window, which has been added to the Options tab;
- a brand new start screen with more cleaner layout that makes better use of the available space – even on netbooks – and shows a preview of the last ODF documents;
- Writer: A New default template;
- GNOME Shell Application Menu integration;
- support MATE and XFCE Desktops (native Open/Save dialogs);
- a new set of icons has been included in LibreOffice 4.2. This icon set, named Sifr, was designed to reach the goal of having beautiful non-distracting icons to help the user concentrate on the document;
- New side pane with lot of controls
Install Libreoffice 4.2 on Ubuntu 13.10 and 14.04
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
Important: when running “dist-upgrade”, make sure it doesn’t remove some important system packages!
Libreoffice 4.2 revert changes
sudo apt-get install ppa-purge sudo ppa-purge ppa:libreoffice/ppa
Download LibreOffice 4.2