How much do you know about LibreOffice – the software, the community and its history? We’ve made a little quiz for you to try out, so check out the questions below, and you’ll find the answers at the bottom. Good luck :-)
1 – LibreOffice is a successor to OpenOffice.org, which was based on the proprietary suite StarOffice. Which company was behind StarOffice?
A: Star Corp
B: Solar Sys
C: Star Division
2 – In which year was The Document Foundation (TDF), the non-profit entity behind LibreOffice, legally established?
3 – Who is the current chairperson of TDF?
A: Marina Latini
B: Michael Meeks
C: Thorsten Behrens
4 – LibreOffice includes a graphics editing tool – what is it called?
5 – If you don’t like the default icon set in LibreOffice, how can you change it?
A: Under the Format menu
B: Via Tools > Options > View
C: Using an extension
6 – What’s the standard document format of LibreOffice called?
A: OpenDocument Format
B: OpenXML Format
C: LibreDocument Format
7 – What is a “Hybrid PDF?”
A: It includes interactive elements and animations
B: It includes all fonts, to display properly everywhere
C: It includes the original source document, to allow editing
8 – LibreOffice includes a dockable window to help you move around complex documents. What is it called?
9 – If you want Writer to automatically add numbered captions when inserting objects, where do you go?
A: Tools > Options > Objects > Preferences
B: Insert > Image > tick “Add captions” box
C: Tools > Options > LibreOffice Writer > AutoCaption
10 – With which major LibreOffice release did the branding change to include cubes?
A: LibreOffice 4
B: LibreOffice 5
C: LibreOffice 6
11 – LibreOffice 6.2 will include a new (optional) user interface design. What’s its name?
12 – Where did the 2013 LibreOffice Conference take place?
13 – And where will the 2019 Conference be?
14 – Markus Mohrhard is a long-time LibreOffice developer, who has been involved in the project since its early years. What is his nickname?
15 – Another hard-working member of the community is “raal”, who helps out with events in the Czech Republic. But what’s his real name?
A: Stanislav Horáček
B: Zdeněk Crhonek
C: Jan Dvořák
16 – Finally, who can join the LibreOffice project and help to improve the software?
A: Experienced C++ developers
B: Members of The Document Foundation
C: Absolutely anybody
And now, the answers:
16: C, of course!
We in the community wish you all a great Christmas and festive time, and a happy new year. Here’s to a great 2019, with many more LibreOffice releases, events and fun to be had!