Many of us wish that we could use Microsoft Office for free and LibreOffice has fulfilled this dream of users. It is one of the best alternatives of complete Office package that is absolutely free and can be downloaded easily without having to do much. In the past, LibreOffice was available in a number of versions. But, keeping in mind the ever-changing technology, The Document Foundation has launched the latest version of LibreOffice i.e. LibreOffice 7.0.
The 7.0 version is considered to be the absolutely free as well as the best way to use Office apps without paying any subscription fee or buying the whole suite. This will further enhance the experience of the users who were already using LibreOffice because this version has come up with certain new features about which we are going to discuss in the next sections. Prior to this, LibreOffice 6.4 version was there which was also loved by the users and got a good response.
What’s new in LibreOffice 7.0?
When software undergoes an update, usually the bugs are fixed. However, in this update, not only bugs are fixed but the software has also undergone major improvements. Additionally, certain new features are also added to it which makes this version worthwhile. Now, let’s see what it has to offer us:
Speaking about the latest enhancements, we can clearly see that users will now get support all-new support for its Open Document Format (ODF) 1.3 format. With this improvement, one can easily add digital signatures for documents. Also, users can easily open and apply PGP-based encryption on their XML documents.
Along with this, we get to see the inclusion of open-source Skia graphics engine. With this feature, users also get to enjoy Vulkan GPU-based acceleration with high performance. Users will surely love the inclusion of Skia 2D graphic library in it. Using this, they can easily draw text, shapes, images, and Vulkan 3D graphics. Moreover, the computing of API to gain access to modern GPUs is also a significant feature of the 7.0 version.
Enjoy these additional features
The latest version is now highly compatible with DOCX, XLSX, and PPTX file, the feature which lacked in the earlier versions. Earlier, it was only with Office 2007 files, but now, all the files and docs of Office 2013, 2016, and 2019 are compatible with it. The files with sheet names longer than 31 characters can now be exported. Additionally, you will also get to use better PPTX import/export filter.
For mac users, the new default theme is Sukapura and those who are using Windows OS are presented with the all-new look of Colibre icon theme. The theme is quite similar to Microsoft 365 which will give you a feel as if you are using the actual Microsoft Office suite.
How to download LibreOffice 7.0?
To download LibreOffice 7.0, you need to navigate to the official website of Linux, Mac, or Windows whichever device you have. Other than this, Linux users may also download this version AppImage, Snap, and Flatpak package which is quite easier to download via office.com/setup.