LibreOffice Writer

LibreOffice Writer is the free and open-source word processor and desktop publishing component of the LibreOffice software package and is a fork of OpenOffice.org Writer. Writer is a word processor similar to Microsoft Word and Corel's WordPerfect with many similar features, and file format compatibility.[4][5]

LibreOffice Writer
LibreOffice 6.1 Writer Icon.svg
LibreOffice Writer running on Ubuntu
LibreOffice Writer running on Ubuntu
Developer(s)The Document Foundation
Stable release
  • "Fresh" version:
    6.4.4 (21 May 2020; 7 days ago (2020-05-21)[1])
  • "Still" version:
    6.3.6 (30 April 2020; 28 days ago (2020-04-30)[2]) [±]
Operating systemLinux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows
TypeWord processor
LicenseMPLv2.0 (secondary license GPL, LGPLv3+ or Apache License 2.0)[3]
Websitewww.libreoffice.org/discover/writer/

LibreOffice Writer is released under the Mozilla Public License v2.0.[3]

As with the entire LibreOffice suite, Writer can be used across a variety of platforms, including Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows.

Some featuresEdit

  • Writer is capable of opening and saving documents in a number of formats, including the OpenDocument (ODT is its default format), Microsoft Word's DOC, DOCX, RTF and XHTML.[6]
  • A spelling and grammar checker (Hunspell)[7][8]
  • Built-in drawing tools
  • Built-in calculation functions
  • Built-in equation editor[9]
  • Export in PDF format, generate hybrid PDF (embedded ODF), create fillable PDF form
  • The ability to import and edit PDF files.[10]
  • Ability to edit HTML, XHTML files visually without using code with WYSIWYG support
  • Export in HTML, XHTML, XML formats
  • Export in EPUB ebook format
  • Contents, index, bibliography
  • Signing documents, encryption
  • Change tracking during revisions, compare two documents
  • Database integration, including a bibliography database
  • MailMerge[11]
  • Scriptable and Remote Controllable via the UNO API
  • Open Type stylistic sets and character variants of fonts are not selectable from the menus, but can be specified manually in the font window. E.g. fontname:ss06&cv03 will set the font to stylistic set 6 and chose character variant 3.

Release historyEdit

Versions for LibreOffice Writer include the following:

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "LibreOffice 6.4.4 available for download". The Document Foundation. Retrieved 2020-04-16.
  2. ^ "LibreOffice 6.3.6 available for download". The Document Foundation. Retrieved 2020-04-30.
  3. ^ a b "Licenses". The Document Foundation. Retrieved 16 December 2015.
  4. ^ Elena Opris (January 8, 2014). "LibreOffice Writer Review". Softpedia. Retrieved July 7, 2015.
  5. ^ Jon L. Jacobi (June 27, 2013). "Review: LibreOffice 4 liberates you from Microsoft Office". IDG Consumer & SMB. Retrieved July 7, 2015.
  6. ^ The Document Foundation (n.d.). "Writer, a Word Processor for Every Kind of Document". Archived from the original on 22 June 2011. Retrieved 15 June 2011.
  7. ^ The Document Foundation (2012). "Chapter 1 – Introducing Writer" (PDF). Retrieved 1 February 2013.
  8. ^ The Document Foundation (2011). "Checking Spelling and Grammar". Retrieved 15 June 2011.
  9. ^ The Document Foundation (2012). "LibreOffice Version 3.5. Math Guide. Using The Equation Editor" (PDF). Retrieved 1 February 2013.
  10. ^ Linton, Susan (June 2011). "The New Features in LibreOffice 3.3". Linux Journal. Retrieved 15 June 2011.
  11. ^ The Document Foundation (2013). "Chapter 11. Using Mail Merge. Form letters, mailing labels, and envelopes" (PDF). Retrieved 1 February 2013.
  12. ^ The Document Foundation (2011). "3.3 New Features and Fixes". Retrieved 1 February 2013.
  13. ^ The Document Foundation (2011). "3.4 New Features and Fixes". Retrieved 29 July 2011.
  14. ^ a b c d The Document Foundation, 3.5 New Features and Fixes, undated
  15. ^ "LibreOffice Release Notes 3.6". wiki.documentfoundation.org. Retrieved 26 August 2012.
  16. ^ "LibreOffice Release Notes 4.0". wiki.documentfoundation.org. Retrieved 5 June 2014.
  17. ^ a b "LibreOffice Release Notes 4.1". wiki.documentfoundation.org. Retrieved 5 June 2014.
  18. ^ "LibreOffice Release Notes 4.3". wiki.documentfoundation.org. Retrieved 4 January 2015.
  19. ^ "LibreOffice 4.4, the most beautiful LibreOffice ever". The Document Foundation. 29 January 2015. Retrieved 6 February 2015.
  20. ^ "LibreOffice 4.4 Release Notes". LibreOffice Wiki. Retrieved 6 February 2015.
  21. ^ "LibreOffice 5.0 Release Notes". The Document Foundation. Retrieved April 30, 2016.
  22. ^ Italo Vignoli (August 5, 2015). "LibreOffice 5.0 stands out from the office suite crowd". The Document Foundation. Retrieved April 30, 2016.
  23. ^ Italo Vignoli (February 10, 2016). "The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 5.1". The Document Foundation. Retrieved April 30, 2016.
  24. ^ "LibreOffice 5.1 Release Notes". The Document Foundation. Retrieved April 30, 2016.

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