LibreOffice 7.4 released with Webp support and dark mode support for Windows
LibreOffice 18.104.22.168 Community Edition is now available. The new version of the open source Office suite adds support for webp, emz, and wmz formats, expands the number of columns in spreadsheets, and improves change tracking in the editor.
Windows 10 and 11 users can enable LibreOffice’s experimental dark mode feature.
LibreOffice 7.4 is already available. Existing Office app users can select Help > About LibreOffice in any of the included apps to view the installed version of the app.
Selecting Help > Check for Updates performs an online search for new versions. LibreOffice 7.4 should be picked up and installed automatically at this point.
New users, and those who prefer to download the installer manually, find it on the project’s official download page.
Libre Office 7.4
Windows 10 and 11 users can enable an experimental dark mode in LibreOffice. To do this, they need to go to Tools > Options > LibreOffice > Application Colors and select the LibreOffice Dark scheme there.
The release notes list many changes in the new version. Here is an overview of important changes in LibreOffice 7.4. See the release notes for a full list of changes.
- Writer supports removing breaks from Word.
- Border improvements around tables and paragraphs that improve Word compatibility.
- Changes to read-only documents are now visible in Writer via Edit > Track Changes > Manage or the sidebar.
- Word’s rich text and checkbox content controls are natively supported.
- Drop-down, image and date content controls supported from Word natively.
- New hyphenation settings to adjust “paragraph-level text flow”.
- LanguageTool remote grammar checker supported by Writer.
- Calc supports up to 16384 columns in spreadsheets.
- New “Go to Sheet” menu entry under Sheet > Navigate to improve usability in spreadsheets with a large number of sheets.
- Improved the performance of various functions and data columns in Calc.
- Opening large CSV files improved.
- Improved performance of Excel export filters.
- Improved performance when loading spreadsheets that require calculations.
- Impress supports setting a document theme on master pages.
- Webp image format import and export added.
- Support for emz and wmz files added.
- The configuration remembers the access status (read-only or editable) of recently opened documents.
- Extruded custom shape lighting improvements.
- Option to unlock protected Docx document change tracking through mandatory password verification.
- Improved various filters including PPTX and RTF.
- Improved PDF and HTML export.
- Improved TIFF import.
- The extension manager now has a search field.
- Scripting improvements.
- Various improvements to proofing tools and language support.
Now you: do you use LibreOffice? Are there new features in version 7.4 that interest you?