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 7.1.2 (released in 2021-04, running on Linux and GNOME with the default icon set).png
LibreOffice Writer 7.1.2 (released in April 2021, running on Linux and GNOME with the default icon set)
Developer(s)The Document Foundation
Stable release
  • Community: 7.1.5 (22 July 2021; 7 days ago (2021-07-22)[1])
  • Enterprise:[2] 7.0.6 (7 May 2021; 2 months ago (2021-05-07)) [±]
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 to a number of formats, including 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 form building tools
  • Built-in calculation functions
  • Built-in equation editor[9]
  • Export in PDF format, generate hybrid PDF (a standard PDF with attached source ODF file) and 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
  • Document signing, password and public-key (GPG) encryption
  • Change tracking during revisions, document comparison (view changes between two files)
  • Database integration, including a bibliography database
  • MailMerge[11]
  • Scriptable and Remote Controllable via the UNO API
  • OpenType stylistic sets and character variants of fonts are not selectable from the menus, but can be specified manually in the font window. For example, fontname:ss06&cv03 will set the font to stylistic set 6 and chose character variant 3. This is based on the same syntax for Graphite font feature.

Supported file formatsEdit

File format Extension Read/Write Notes
AbiWord ABW, ZABW From 4.2
AppleWorks (word

processing)

CWK From 4.1 Formerly called ClarisWorks
Apple Pages PAGES From 5.0
AportisDoc (Palm) PDB Yes Requires Java
BroadBand eBook LRF Yes
DocBook XML Yes
FictionBook FB2 From 4.2
Hangul WP 97 HWP Yes Newer "5.x" documents are not supported[citation needed]
HTML HTM, HTML Yes
Ichitaro 8/9/10/11 JTD, JTT Yes
Lotus Word Pro LWP Yes
MacWrite Pro 1.5 MW, MCW From 4.1
Microsoft Pocket Word PSW Yes Requires Java
Microsoft RTF RTF Yes
Microsoft Word 2003 XML

(WordprocessingML)

XML Yes
Microsoft Word 4/5/6.0/95 DOC, DOT Yes, writing up to 3.6
Microsoft Word 97–2003 DOC, DOT Yes
Microsoft Word 2007-now DOCX, DOTX, DOCM,

DOTM

Yes
Microsoft Works

(word processing)

WPS, WPT Yes Microsoft Works for Mac formats since 4.1
Microsoft Write WRI From 5.1
OpenDocument

(word processing)

ODT, FODT, OTT, Yes
OpenOffice.org XML

(word processing)

SXW, STW Yes
Plain text TXT Yes Various encodings supported
Software602 (T602) 602, TXT Yes
StarOffice StarWriter 3/4/5 SDW, SGL, VOR Dropped in 4.0 then

added back in 5.3,

up to 3.6

Unified Office Format

(word processing)

UOT Yes
WordPerfect WPD Yes
WordPerfect Suite

2000/Office 1.0

WPS Yes
WriteNow 4.0 WN, NX^D From 4.1

Release historyEdit

Versions for LibreOffice Writer include the following:

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Announcement of LibreOffice 7.1.5 Community". The Document Foundation. Retrieved 2021-06-10.
  2. ^ https://www.libreoffice.org/download/libreoffice-in-business/
  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.
  25. ^ "LibreOffice 5.2 "fresh" released, for Windows, Mac OS and GNU/Linux". 3 August 2016. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  26. ^ "LibreOffice 5.2 Release Notes". The Document Foundation Wiki. The Document Foundation. Retrieved 23 January 2016.
  27. ^ "The Document Foundation announces feature-rich LibreOffice 5.3". 1 February 2017. Retrieved 3 February 2017.
  28. ^ "LibreOffice 5.3: Release Notes". The Document Foundation Wiki. The Document Foundation. Retrieved 23 January 2017.
  29. ^ "LibreOffice 5.4 released with new features for Writer, Calc and Impress". 28 July 2017. Retrieved 30 July 2017.
  30. ^ "LibreOffice 5.4: Release Notes". The Document Foundation Wiki. The Document Foundation. Retrieved 30 July 2017.
  31. ^ "The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 6.0: power, simplicity, security and interoperability from desktop to cloud". 31 January 2018. Retrieved 2 February 2018.
  32. ^ "LibreOffice 6.0: Release Notes". 31 January 2018. Retrieved 13 April 2018.
  33. ^ "The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 6.1, a major release which shows the power of a large and diverse community of contributors". 8 August 2018. Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  34. ^ "LibreOffice 6.1: Release Notes". The Document Foundation's Wiki. Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  35. ^ "The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 6.2 with NotebookBar, the office suite which offers the most flexible user experience". 7 February 2019. Retrieved 26 February 2019.
  36. ^ "ReleaseNotes/6.2". The Document Foundation's Wiki. Retrieved 26 February 2019.
  37. ^ "The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 6.3". 8 August 2019. Retrieved 10 August 2019.
  38. ^ "LibreOffice 6.3: Release Notes". The Document Foundation's Wiki. Retrieved 21 March 2020.
  39. ^ "Performance-focused LibreOffice 6.4 is available for download". 29 January 2020. Retrieved 29 January 2020.
  40. ^ "LibreOffice 6.4: Release Notes". The Document Foundation's Wiki. Retrieved 29 January 2020.

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