Neowin: OpenDocument Format 1.3 becomes approved as an OASIS Standard format

Neowin: OpenDocument Format 1.3 becomes approved as an OASIS Standard format. “The Document Foundation, the body behind the popular LibreOffice suite, has announced that Open Document Format for Office Applications (ODF, also known as OpenDocument Format) 1.3 has been approved as an OASIS Standard after receiving 14 affirmative consents and no objections. With the standardisation of the format, other office suites, including Microsoft Office, can add support for the format according to defined specifications that boost compatibility between different suites.”

The Register: LibreOffice rains on OpenOffice’s 20th anniversary parade, tells rival project to ‘do the right thing’ and die

The Register: LibreOffice rains on OpenOffice’s 20th anniversary parade, tells rival project to ‘do the right thing’ and die . “To mark the 20th anniversary of Apache OpenOffice, the project’s main rival, LibreOffice, published a letter asking OpenOffice to tell its users to switch. Many people, the letter says, are unaware of LibreOffice because the OpenOffice brand is still so strong, despite the lack of significant updates over the past six years. To remedy the situation, LibreOffice is asking its competitor for an endorsement.”

BetaNews: LibreOffice 7 lands with a new look, better compatibility, Vulkan acceleration and more

BetaNews: LibreOffice 7 lands with a new look, better compatibility, Vulkan acceleration and more. “LibreOffice has long offered itself up as a free alternative to Microsoft Office, and today a major new version has been released. LibreOffice 7.0 sees a number of key changes and improvements, not least of which is greatly improved compatibility with Microsoft’s suite.”

BetaNews: LibreOffice 7.0 Beta 1 arrives with ODF 1.3 document support

BetaNews: LibreOffice 7.0 Beta 1 arrives with ODF 1.3 document support . “The Document Foundation has released the first public beta of its upcoming LibreOffice 7.0 office suite for Windows, Mac and Linux. Users are encouraged to download and test the software — which installs alongside any existing production release — ahead its final release, expected to be in August. The new release doesn’t boast any major new features, but does update ODF support to 1.3, plus unveils improvements both major and minor to the suite’s major components — in particular Writer.”

The Register: LibreOffice 6.4 nearly done as open-source office software project prepares for 10th anniversary

The Register: LibreOffice 6.4 nearly done as open-source office software project prepares for 10th anniversary. “What’s new in version 6.4? There are numerous fresh features; most are small, but they do include the ability to insert QR codes into any document. The Generate QR Code feature lets you enter a hyperlink (or any text) and generate a QR code with four options for complexity. A low complexity is better for long URLs while high has better error correction if there are errors in reading.”

The Hacker News: Patches for 2 Severe LibreOffice Flaws Bypassed — Update to Patch Again

The Hacker News: Patches for 2 Severe LibreOffice Flaws Bypassed — Update to Patch Again. “If you are using LibreOffice, you need to update it once again. LibreOffice has released the latest version 6.2.6/6.3.0 of its open-source office software to address three new vulnerabilities that could allow attackers to bypass patches for two previously addressed vulnerabilities.”

Make Tech Easier: How to Open and Edit Remote Files from Google Drive in LibreOffice

Make Tech Easier: How to Open and Edit Remote Files from Google Drive in LibreOffice. “LibreOffice is a powerful tool, and it’s only getting more powerful. While it’s a desktop tool first, you can now use LibreOffice in a browser, making it an alternative to online office suites like Google Docs. Recent versions of LibreOffice have added support for editing files remotely on SAMBA shares, over SSH, and via other methods. One of the more interesting of these is Google Drive support, which we’ll dive into in this article.”

BetaNews: LibreOffice 6 unveils OpenPGP support, ePUB filter and many more new features

BetaNews: LibreOffice 6 unveils OpenPGP support, ePUB filter and many more new features. “The Document Foundation has unveiled LibreOffice 6.0 64-bit and LibreOffice 6.0 32-bit, a major new release of its open-source office suite for Windows, Mac and Linux. LibreOffice 6.0 adds a host of new and improved features, including support for OpenPGP signing and encryption, an ePUB filter and a new icon set. In addition, Writer users gain a powerful new spell-checking tool with professional-grade features.”