LibreOffice 6.4 Released

January 29, the Document Foundation released LibreOffice 6.4, which is an open source productivity suite.

LibreOffice is an open source productivity suite started in 2010 as a project forked from OpenOffice (now called Apache OpenOffice). It is made up of applications like Writer, Base, Math, and Charts. It supports ODF (Open Document Format).

LibreOffice 6.4 is the latest stable release of version 6 series, which was first released in 2018. 75% of commits are from developers employed by companies sitting in the Advisory Board like Red Hat and Collabora, and 25% are from individual developers.

Document thumbnails inside the Start Center show application icons to make is easier to see the different document types. It provides QR code generator that allows you to add QR codes that can be used for scanning with a mobile gadget.

The redaction (mask) feature first introduced in version 6.3 is now upgraded to Automatic Redaction, which automatically masks and hides data that matches specific words or expressions.

Compatibility with Microsoft Office document formats, DOCX, PPTX, and Excel 2003 XML, has been improve. Now the Help section shows search results with greater speed and displays localized screenshots

There are also improvements added to each application, especially Writer and Calc.

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