The Document Foundation, the organization behind the development of LibreOffice, has announced LibreOffice 4.0.4. This is the last release before 4.1 branch and brings minor updates. One of the most interesting feature of the upcoming release is that users will be able to open PFD files and edit them.
According to the press statement, “LibreOffice 4.0.4 features many improvements in the area of interoperability with proprietary document formats. This ongoing activity has been instrumental for the choice of LibreOffice by all major migration projects to free software since early 2012, including several central and local governments in Europe and South America.”
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The next major release 4.1 will introduce many new and exciting features, including the long awaited font embedding in documents, which is pushing forward the Open Document Format.
Those of you who wonder when will LO offer a brand new UI, just keep in mind that the team is cleaning up the huge pile of ‘dead’ code it inherited from stagnant OpenOffice. Quite a lot of work is going on under the hood which may not be visible to an average user.