LibreOffice 7.0: LibreOffice continues to be the number one alternative to Microsoft Office and The Document Foundation has continuous improvements every time.
At the same time, the team of developers is developing the next major release that is expected to be released this summer as LibreOffice 7.0.
So this week The Document Foundation unveiled the first alpha build of LibreOffice for Windows, Linux and Mac.
The first version of LibreOffice was released to the public, as developers have already started chasing bugs. It is a win-win move, as it allows users to try out the latest version of the suite and share any problems they may have with the developer team, effectively helping them fix the application from these very early stages of development.
LibreOffice 7.0, as mentioned above, is expected to be released in August with many improvements for each application included in the suite.
Details of the new version are included in the wiki, and they mention:
"DOCX is now stored in native 2013/2016/2019 mode instead of the 2007 compatibility mode. This mainly benefits Word users."
The new LibreOffice update is accompanied by an improved UI, as the developer team added a new icon theme (Sukapura). It will be the default theme in macOS and will make the suite look more modern in all its applications.
Download the alpha version
- Download the lastest pre-release version (LibreOffice 7.0 Alpha1)
- Linux (64-bit)
- Main .DEB Package - Other .DEB Packages (langpack, helppack)
- Main .RPM Package - Other .RPM Packages (langpack, helppack)
- Appimages with and without help
- Windows (32 bit)
- Windows (64 bit)
- Mac OS X (64-bit)
- Install it. (It will not replace the existing fixed version.)