LibreOffice 7.3 arrives with a large number of improvements and new features

Few days ago The Document Foundation announced the launch of the office suite «LibreOffice 7.3» in which 147 developers participated in preparation for the launch, of which 98 are volunteers. The LibreOffice 7.3 release is labeled "Community", will be supported by enthusiasts, and is not targeted at businesses.

69% of changes were made by employees of the companies in charge of the project, such as Collabora, Red Hat and Allotropia, and 31% of the changes were added by independent enthusiasts.

LibreOffice 7.3 main new features

In this new version we can find that markup of grammatical and spelling errors in the text has been redesigned: Wavy lines that underline errors are now more visible on high pixel density screens and scale accordingly.

Besides that updated Colibre default icon theme on the Windows platform and the icons related to graphics, saving, formatting and reverting changes were redesigned.

En Writer added support for tracking changes to tables, besides that se implemented tracking of removal and addition of table rows, including empty rows.

Another change in Writer is that a interface for visual analysis of delete/add history of individual tables and rows, as well as for table change management (you can now accept or discard deletes and adds of rows and entire tables with a single click).

In addition to that too display of deleted and added changes was provided in Writer in different colors, as well as the correct hiding of deleted rows and tables when the change hide mode is enabled. Added tooltips with change history for table columns.

in calc In the "Sheet ▸ Link to External Data" dialog, the HTML tables are displayed in the order they appear in the source file, plus they areand implements the Kahan compensation sum algorithm to speed up the calculation of which CPU vector instructions, such as AVX2, are used.

In cells with formulas, indents created are preserved with spaces or tabs. Indentation is now also preserved and reproduced when writing and reading in OOXML and ODF formats and when importing and exporting data in CSV format, added the ability to set the field separator by specifying the 'sep=;' parameter or '»sep=;»' in a string instead of data.

Quick search mode now searches across values, not formulas (an option is available in a separate search dialog to select a mode).

Also highlights a increased speed of opening files in XLSM format, as well as faster insertion of large graphics and improved search and filter performance.

  • Of the other changes that stand out:
    Windows and macOS use the TLS stack provided by the platform.
  • When building official executables, link time optimization was enabled for overall performance gains.
  • Numerous improvements have been made to importing DOC, DOCX, PPTX, XLSX, and OOXML documents, as well as exporting to OOXML, DOCX, PPTX, and XLSX. Overall, there is a significant improvement in compatibility with MS Office documents.
  • Added support for Inter-Slavic (a language understood by speakers of various languages ​​that have Slavic roots) and Klingons (a race from the Star Trek series).
  • The ability to generate one-dimensional barcodes in addition to QR codes has been implemented.
  • In all LibreOffice components, the values ​​that determine the width of the lines are unified.

Finally if you are interested in knowing all the details For new enhancements, read the official release notes for version 7.3 here!.

How to install LibreOffice 7.3?

First We must first uninstall the previous version if we have it, This is in order to avoid later problems, for this we must open a terminal and execute the following:

sudo apt-get remove --purge libreoffice*
sudo apt-get clean
sudo apt-get autoremove

Now we will proceed to go to the official website of the project where in your download section we can get deb package to be able to install it in our system.

Done the download we are going to unzip the content of the newly purchased package with:

tar -xzvf LibreOffice_7.3_Linux*.tar.gz

We enter the directory created after unzipping, in my case it is the 64-bit:

cd LibreOffice_7.3_Linux_x86-64_deb

Then we go to the folder where the LibreOffice deb files are:

cd DEBS

And finally we install with:

sudo dpkg -i *.deb

How to install LibreOffice 7.3 on Fedora, CentOS, openSUSE and derivatives?

Si you are using a system that has the support to install rpm packages, You can install this new update by obtaining the rpm package from the LibreOffice download page.

Obtained the package we unzip with:

tar -xzvf LibreOffice_7.3_Linux_x86-64_rpm.tar.gz

And we install the packages that the folder contains with:

sudo rpm -Uvh *.rpm

How to install LibreOffice 7.3 on Arch Linux, Manjaro and derivatives?

In the case of Arch and its derived systems We can install this version of LibreOffice, we just open a terminal and type:

sudo pacman -Sy libreoffice-fresh


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