Announcement of LibreOffice 7.1.5 Community
Berlin, July 22, 2021 – LibreOffice 7.1.5 Community, the fifth minor release of the LibreOffice 7.1 family, targeted at technology enthusiasts and power users, is available for download from https://www.libreoffice.org/download/. LibreOffice 7.1.5 includes around 55 bug fixes, with 20% focused on Microsoft Office file compatibility (DOCX, XLSX and PPTX, and legacy DOCs).
For enterprise-class deployments, TDF strongly recommends the LibreOffice Enterprise family of applications from ecosystem partners, with long-term support options, professional assistance, custom features and Service Level Agreements: https://www.libreoffice.org/download/libreoffice-in-business/.
LibreOffice Community and the LibreOffice Enterprise family of products are based on the LibreOffice Technology platform, the result of years of development efforts with the objective of providing a state of the art office suite not only for the desktop but also for mobile and the cloud.
Products based on LibreOffice Technology are available for major desktop operating systems (Windows, macOS, Linux and Chrome OS), mobile platforms (Android and iOS) and the cloud. They may have a different name, according to each company brand, but they share the same LibreOffice unique advantages, robustness and flexibility.
Migrations to LibreOffice
The Document Foundation has developed a Migration Protocol to support enterprises moving from proprietary office suites to LibreOffice, which is based on the deployment of a LTS version from the LibreOffice Enterprise family, plus migration consultancy and training sourced from certified professionals who offer CIOs and IT managers value-added solutions in line with proprietary offerings. Reference: https://www.libreoffice.org/get-help/professional-support/.
Availability of LibreOffice 7.1.5 Community
LibreOffice 7.1.5 Community represents the bleeding edge in term of features for open source office suites. For users whose main objective is personal productivity and therefore prefer a release that has undergone more testing and bug fixing over the new features, The Document Foundation provides LibreOffice 7.0.6.
LibreOffice 7.1.5 change log pages are available on TDF’s wiki: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Releases/7.1.5/RC1 (changed in RC1) and https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Releases/7.1.5/RC2 (changed in RC2).
LibreOffice Technology based products for Android and iOS are listed here: https://www.libreoffice.org/download/android-and-ios/, while for App Stores and ChromeOS are listed here: https://www.libreoffice.org/download/libreoffice-from-microsoft-and-mac-app-stores/
LibreOffice individual users are assisted by a global community of volunteers: https://www.libreoffice.org/get-help/community-support/. On the website and the wiki there are guides, manuals, tutorials and HowTos. Donations help us to make all of these resources available.
LibreOffice users are invited to join the community at https://ask.libreoffice.org, where they can get and provide user-to-user support. People willing to contribute their time and professional skills to the project can visit the dedicated website at https://whatcanidoforlibreoffice.org.
LibreOffice users, free software advocates and community members can provide financial support to The Document Foundation with a donation via PayPal, credit card or other tools at https://www.libreoffice.org/donate.
LibreOffice 7.1.5 is built with document conversion libraries from the Document Liberation Project: https://www.documentliberation.org.
I am 77 years old and enjoy using your program. I only use it for about twenty documents, but I realize its vast potential . my wife uses it on her computer more than I do. I appreciate that it is free, because we live in a very expensive area, and at this time I can’t afford to increase our budget
It’s important to work on Calc if you want to displace MS Office and enable people to be free of Windows.
One amazingly basic thing is a major problem. Let me open a document with the LO tool I choose. I wanted to open a .txt document with Calc, but no matter what I did, it always opened in Writer. I tried changing the extension to .dat, and the same thing happened. Tab-delimited files and fixed width files containing data need to be opened in Calc, not Writer. The dopey developer has no business telling me how I am supposed to accomplish my tasks. They should not decide for me what tool I want to use.
More low-hanging fruit. It is important to make the Calc sorting feature more robust. Anybody trying to work with data will need better sorting. I can’t easily figure out how to switch from alpha sort to numeric sort. We need more than three levels of sorting. Of course, I know how to do it with one, but many people don’t.
There is so much more that needs to be done. Graphics is clunky. I would like to use Calc as a tool to prototype scientific analysis before committing to write code. Lab scientists want something like Excel, because they can access data and figure out what is happening with their experiments. I’m sure finance and business are similar.
I believe I’m no alone when I say I need a WORK tool, not a toy.