The new version of ONLYOFFICE Docs 6.2 has already been released

The availability of a new version of ONLYOFFICE DocumentServer 6.2 was announced with a server implementation for online publishers and ONLYOFFICE collaboration. Editors can be used to work with word processing documents, spreadsheets, and presentations.

For those who are unaware of OnlyOffice, they should know that this is an office suite which claims to be fully compatible with MS Office and OpenDocument formats.

Supported formats include: DOC, DOCX, ODT, RTF, TXT, PDF, HTML, EPUB, XPS, DjVu, XLS, XLSX, ODS, CSV, PPT, PPTX, ODP, plus it is possible to expand the editor functionality via plugins, for example plugins are available for creating templates and adding YouTube videos.

ONLYOFFICE Docs 6.2 Main New Features

In this new version presented, the document editor adds support for inserting a table of figures, which is similar to the table of contents of a document, but lists the figures, charts, formulas, and tables that are used in the document.

Settings for data validation have appeared in the processor of spreadsheets, what your allows restricting the type of data entered In a given cell in the table, as well as providing the ability to enter based on drop-down lists.

The spreadsheet processor implements the ability to insert slicers in pivot tables, allowing you to visually evaluate the work of the filters to understand what data is displayed, as well as the ability to define your own number formats.

Moreover, functions were added

  • GROWTH to calculate predicted exponential growth using existing data.
  • TREND to calculate a linear trend line.
  • LOGEST to calculate an exponential curve that fits the data and obtain a matrix of values ​​that describes the curve.
  • UNIQUE to get a list of unique values ​​in the specified range.
  • MUNIT to get the unit matrix for the specified dimension.
  • RANDARRAY to obtain an array of random numbers.

Of the other changes that stand out:

  • A button to increase or decrease the font has been added to the presentation editor, as well as the ability to configure the automatic format of data as you type.
  • Added ability to use Tab and Shift + Tab in various dialog boxes.
    Provided the ability to set the font size to 300 points (409 points for spreadsheets).
  • For beta versions, a special indicator has been implemented in the toolbar.

Finally, It is mentioned that in the near future, the ONLYOFFICE DesktopEditors product update is expected, built on a single code base with online editors. Desktop editors are designed as desktop applications written in JavaScript using web technologies, but combine client and server components into a single set, designed for self-sufficient use on the user's local system, without accessing an external service.

To collaborate on your premises, you can also use the Nextcloud Hub platform, which provides full integration with ONLYOFFICE.

In addition, a new version of the OnlyOffice AppServer platform has been released., which allows you to create your own scalable office systems based on OnlyOffice modules.

How to install ONLYOFFICE Docs 6.2 on Linux?

For those interested in being able to try this office suite or update its current version to this new one, They can do it by following the steps we share below.

If they are users of Debian, Ubuntu or any distribution with support for deb packages, they can download the application package from the terminal with the following command:

wget -O onlyoffice.deb

After downloading, you can install with:

sudo dpkg -i onlyoffice.deb

If you have problems with the dependencies, you can solve them by executing the following command in the terminal:
sudo apt -f install

Installation via RPM package

Finally, for those who are users of RHEL, CentOS, Fedora, openSUSE or any distribution with support for rpm packages, they should get the latest package with the command:

wget -O onlyoffice.rpm

Once the download is done, the installation can be done with the following command:

sudo rpm -i onlyoffice.rpm

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