Berlin, September 16, 2021 – LibreOffice 7.2.1 Community, the first minor release of the LibreOffice 7.2 family targeted at technology enthusiasts and power users, is available for download from https://www.libreoffice.org/download/. This version includes 87 bug fixes and improvements to document compatibility.
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 strategy, but they share the same LibreOffice unique advantages, robustness and flexibility.
Most significant new features of LibreOffice 7.2
LibreOffice 7.2 Community provides a large number of interoperability improvements with Microsoft’s proprietary DOCX/XLSX/PPTX file formats: Writer tables (better import/export and management of table functions, and better support for change tracking in floating tables); management of cached field results in Writer; support of spacing below the header’s last paragraph in DOC/DOCX files; and additional SmartArt improvements when importing PPTX files.
In addition, LibreOffice 7.2 Community offers numerous performance improvements in handling large files, opening certain DOCX and XLSX files, managing font caching, and opening presentations and drawings that contain large images. There are also drawing speed improvements when using the Skia back-end that was introduced with LibreOffice 7.1.
LibreOffice 7.2 Community is also available natively for Apple Silicon, a series of processors designed by Apple and based on the ARM architecture. Because of the early stage of development on this specific platform, binaries are provided but should not be used for critical purposes. Software is available from the following page: https://download.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/stable/7.2.1/mac/aarch64/.
Availability of LibreOffice 7.2.1 Community
LibreOffice 7.2.1 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 7.1.6.
LibreOffice 7.2.1 change log pages are available on TDF’s wiki: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Releases/7.2.1/RC1 (changed in RC1) and https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Releases/7.2.1/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 7.2 is built with document conversion libraries from the Document Liberation Project: https://www.documentliberation.org.