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September 21, 2016

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* [[LibreOffice]]<ref name="register" />
 
* [[LibreOffice]]<ref name="register" />
 
* [[Microsoft Office 2003]] and [[Microsoft Office XP|Office XP]] (with the Open Source OpenXML/ODF Translator Add-in for Office)<ref>{{cite web|url=http://odf-converter.sourceforge.net/download.html#hRequirements|title=OpenXML/ODF Translator Add-ins for Office|accessdate=31 January 2014}}</ref>
 
* [[Microsoft Office 2003]] and [[Microsoft Office XP|Office XP]] (with the Open Source OpenXML/ODF Translator Add-in for Office)<ref>{{cite web|url=http://odf-converter.sourceforge.net/download.html#hRequirements|title=OpenXML/ODF Translator Add-ins for Office|accessdate=31 January 2014}}</ref>
* [[Microsoft Office 2007]] (with Service Pack 2 or 3) supports ODF 1.1<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.microsoft.com/Presspass/press/2008/may08/05-21ExpandedFormatsPR.mspx|title=Microsoft Expands List of Formats Supported in Microsoft Office|publisher=Microsoft Corporation|date=21 May 2008|accessdate=10 September 2012}}</ref> (Windows only)
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* [[Microsoft Office 2007]] (with Service Pack 2 or 3) supports ODF 1.1<ref>{{cite web|url=https://news.microsoft.com/2008/05/21/microsoft-expands-list-of-formats-supported-in-microsoft-office|title=Microsoft Expands List of Formats Supported in Microsoft Office|publisher=Microsoft Corporation|date=21 May 2008|accessdate=21 September 2016}}</ref> (Windows only)
 
* [[Microsoft Office 2010]] supports ODF 1.1 (Windows only)
 
* [[Microsoft Office 2010]] supports ODF 1.1 (Windows only)
 
* [[Microsoft Office 2013]] supports ODF 1.2 (Windows only)
 
* [[Microsoft Office 2013]] supports ODF 1.2 (Windows only)

by HuggaBounce at September 21, 2016 10:56 AM

Google News

Ditching Microsoft Office? Tips on how to switch to LibreOffice - TechRepublic - TechRepublic


TechRepublic

Ditching Microsoft Office? Tips on how to switch to LibreOffice - TechRepublic
TechRepublic
By choosing to save documents, spreadsheets, presentations and charts in the Open Document Format (ODF), an organization can avoid locking itself to one office suite. Files saved as ODF can be opened by Microsoft Office - post Office 2007 Service Pack ...

September 21, 2016 09:56 AM

September 20, 2016

Google News

Only 25 schools send back ODF forms - Times of India - Times of India


Times of India

Only 25 schools send back ODF forms - Times of India
Times of India
Monday was the day for schools to send the declaration forms on Open Defecation Free (ODF) only around 25 schools sent the details.

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September 20, 2016 12:41 AM

Only 25 schools send back ODF forms - Times of India


Times of India

Only 25 schools send back ODF forms
Times of India
It was on Friday that the district education office had sent a letter to the school along with three annexures of format of self-declarations- one to be signed by each student, second by each teacher and third by the school stating that school has ...

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September 20, 2016 12:41 AM

September 18, 2016

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{{Main article|OpenDocument standardization}}
 
{{Main article|OpenDocument standardization}}
   
The OpenDocument standard was developed by a Technical Committee (TC) under the OASIS ([[Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards]]) industry consortium. The ODF-TC has members from a diverse set of companies and individuals. Active TC members have voting rights. Members associated with Sun and IBM have sometimes had a large voting influence.<ref>{{cite web | url=http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/membership.php?wg_abbrev=office | title=OpenDocument TC's {{Sic|hide=y|publicly|-}}visible membership roster | accessdate=3 November 2007}}</ref> The standardization process involved the developers of many office suites or related document systems. The first official ODF-TC meeting to discuss the standard was 16 December 2002; OASIS approved OpenDocument as an OASIS standard on 1 May 2005. OASIS submitted the ODF specification to [[ISO/IEC JTC1|ISO/IEC Joint Technical Committee 1]] (JTC 1) on 16 November 2005, under Publicly Available Specification (PAS) rules. ISO/IEC standardization for an open document standard including text, spreadsheet and presentation was proposed for the first time in [[DKUUG]] the 28th August 2001.<ref>{{cite web | url=http://www.open-std.org/keld/iso26300-odf/dkuug-std-010828.pdf | title=Meeting agenda for DKUUG STD 2001-08-28 – item 5.6 | accessdate=13 March 2015}}</ref>
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The OpenDocument standard was developed by a Technical Committee (TC) under the OASIS ([[Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards]]) industry consortium. The ODF-TC has members from a diverse set of companies and individuals. Active TC members have voting rights. Members associated with Sun and IBM have sometimes had a large voting influence.<ref>{{cite web | url=http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/membership.php?wg_abbrev=office | title=OpenDocument TC's {{Sic|hide=y|publicly|-}}visible membership roster | accessdate=3 November 2007}}</ref> The standardization process involved the developers of many office suites or related document systems. The first official ODF-TC meeting to discuss the standard was 16 December 2002; OASIS approved OpenDocument as an OASIS standard on 1 May 2005. OASIS submitted the ODF specification to [[ISO/IEC JTC1|ISO/IEC Joint Technical Committee 1]] (JTC 1) on 16 November 2005, under Publicly Available Specification (PAS) rules. ISO/IEC standardization for an open document standard including text, spreadsheet and presentation was proposed for the first time in [[DKUUG]] 28 August 2001.<ref>{{cite web | url=http://www.open-std.org/keld/iso26300-odf/dkuug-std-010828.pdf | title=Meeting agenda for DKUUG STD 2001-08-28 – item 5.6 | accessdate=13 March 2015}}</ref>
   
 
After a six-month review period, on 3 May 2006, OpenDocument unanimously passed its six-month DIS (Draft International Standard) ballot in [[JTC 1]] ([[ISO/IEC JTC1/SC34]]), with broad participation,<ref>{{cite web | url=http://www.jtc1sc34.org/repository/0728revc.htm | title=<!--what the title actually says: "ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34 Information Technology -->Document Description and Processing Languages-->Summary of Voting on DIS ISO/IEC 26300 – Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) v1.0 | date=13 June 2006 | accessdate=24 August 2006 | author=ISO/IEC SC34 Secretariat | work=ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34 Document Repository | archiveurl=http://web.archive.org/web/20061001180333/http://www.jtc1sc34.org/repository/0728revc.htm | archivedate = 1 October 2006}}</ref> after which the OpenDocument specification was "approved for release as an ISO and IEC International Standard" under the name ISO/IEC 26300:2006.<ref>{{cite web | url=http://www.iso.org/iso/en/commcentre/pressreleases/2006/Ref1004.html | title=ISO and IEC approve OpenDocument OASIS standard for data interoperability of office applications | date=8 May 2006 | accessdate=24 August 2006 | work=ISO Press Releases | publisher=[[International Organization for Standardization|ISO]]}}</ref>
 
After a six-month review period, on 3 May 2006, OpenDocument unanimously passed its six-month DIS (Draft International Standard) ballot in [[JTC 1]] ([[ISO/IEC JTC1/SC34]]), with broad participation,<ref>{{cite web | url=http://www.jtc1sc34.org/repository/0728revc.htm | title=<!--what the title actually says: "ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34 Information Technology -->Document Description and Processing Languages-->Summary of Voting on DIS ISO/IEC 26300 – Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) v1.0 | date=13 June 2006 | accessdate=24 August 2006 | author=ISO/IEC SC34 Secretariat | work=ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34 Document Repository | archiveurl=http://web.archive.org/web/20061001180333/http://www.jtc1sc34.org/repository/0728revc.htm | archivedate = 1 October 2006}}</ref> after which the OpenDocument specification was "approved for release as an ISO and IEC International Standard" under the name ISO/IEC 26300:2006.<ref>{{cite web | url=http://www.iso.org/iso/en/commcentre/pressreleases/2006/Ref1004.html | title=ISO and IEC approve OpenDocument OASIS standard for data interoperability of office applications | date=8 May 2006 | accessdate=24 August 2006 | work=ISO Press Releases | publisher=[[International Organization for Standardization|ISO]]}}</ref>
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* [[KOffice]]<ref>{{cite web|url=http://koffice.org/filters/1.6/|title=Koffice.org|work=koffice.org}}</ref>
 
* [[KOffice]]<ref>{{cite web|url=http://koffice.org/filters/1.6/|title=Koffice.org|work=koffice.org}}</ref>
 
* [[LibreOffice]]<ref name="register" />
 
* [[LibreOffice]]<ref name="register" />
* [[Microsoft Office 2003]] and [[Microsoft Office XP|Office XP]] (with the Open Source OpenXML/ODF Translator Add-in for Office)<ref>{{cite web|url=http://odf-converter.sourceforge.net/download.html#hRequirements|title=OpenXML/ODF Translator Add-ins for Office|accessdate={{Date|2014-01-31}}}}</ref>
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* [[Microsoft Office 2003]] and [[Microsoft Office XP|Office XP]] (with the Open Source OpenXML/ODF Translator Add-in for Office)<ref>{{cite web|url=http://odf-converter.sourceforge.net/download.html#hRequirements|title=OpenXML/ODF Translator Add-ins for Office|accessdate=31 January 2014}}</ref>
 
* [[Microsoft Office 2007]] (with Service Pack 2 or 3) supports ODF 1.1<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.microsoft.com/Presspass/press/2008/may08/05-21ExpandedFormatsPR.mspx|title=Microsoft Expands List of Formats Supported in Microsoft Office|publisher=Microsoft Corporation|date=21 May 2008|accessdate=10 September 2012}}</ref> (Windows only)
 
* [[Microsoft Office 2007]] (with Service Pack 2 or 3) supports ODF 1.1<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.microsoft.com/Presspass/press/2008/may08/05-21ExpandedFormatsPR.mspx|title=Microsoft Expands List of Formats Supported in Microsoft Office|publisher=Microsoft Corporation|date=21 May 2008|accessdate=10 September 2012}}</ref> (Windows only)
 
* [[Microsoft Office 2010]] supports ODF 1.1 (Windows only)
 
* [[Microsoft Office 2010]] supports ODF 1.1 (Windows only)

by Dl2000 at September 18, 2016 08:17 PM

September 14, 2016

The Document Foundation Planet

Official TDF Blog: LibreOffice contributor interview: Regina Henschel

Regina Henschel LibreOffice developer

Now that the LibreOffice Conference has finished, we’re back to our regular contributor interviews. This week it’s the turn of Regina Henschel who helps LibreOffice users by answering questions, testing new features and working on bug reports.

What is your IRC nickname / location / social media page?

I live in Dortmund (Germany). You can best contact me via the mailing lists. I don’t have any account on Twitter or Facebook or similar, and I seldom use IRC (nickname pppregin).

Do you work for a LibreOffice-related company or just contribute in
your spare time?

I do all of my work for LibreOffice in my spare time. In my daily job I’m teacher of mathematics.

How did you get involved with LibreOffice?

That is a wide range: I’m member of the Open Document Format Technical Committee (ODF TC), I answer questions on ask.libreoffice.org and on the mailing lists, I discuss and test new features and work on Bugzilla issues, and sometimes I contribute code.

What areas of the project do you normally work on? Anything else you want to tackle?

Currently I watch the development of some new features coming in from the Google Summer of Code, including testing, and I need a lot of my time for to prepare me for ODF TC meetings.

I would like to do much more coding. But especially in Draw, which I like most, the code is complicated and I don’t have enough spare time to learn it quickly. My special interest is in the 3D features of Draw.

What was your initial experience of contributing to LibreOffice like?

I started with user support for StarOffice in Usenet newsgroups more than sixteen years ago, and have got a lot of product experience with OpenOffice.org. A really surprising aspect of LibreOffice was how much easier it has become to build on Windows. Using Gerrit was unfamiliar for me, but help on IRC or mailing list was always there.

What areas of LibreOffice do you think need to be improved?

We need more volunteers to look after the increasing amount of users, and manage the growth of questions and bug reports. Also, we need more testers for new features and people to document user interface changes and new features.

Which is your preferred text editor? And why?

A lot of my work is creating test files and examining file formats. For that I use XML Notepad 2007, where I can work directly on the nodes, without need for all the quotes and angle brackets, which are needed in a simple editor. And I use Notepad++. It has syntax highlighting for XML and C++ (among lot of other languages), folding, it reformats XML, and makes diffs. Sometimes I use PSPad, mostly as a notepad, because of its quick starting, or I use its HexViewer. That is all on Windows, as you might have noticed.

What do you do when you’re not working on LibreOffice?

Besides my daily job, all the other time goes to my family.

Thanks Regina! And thanks indeed to our whole community – if you’re reading this and want to get involved, join us today and help to make LibreOffice even better.

September 14, 2016 01:45 PM

September 08, 2016

HackerNews

EC Joinup

Italian military move first 8000 PCs to LibreOffice

The Italian military have switched the first 8000 PC workstations to Libreoffice, an open source office productivity suite, reports Sonia Montegiove, a software analyst working for the Italian province of Perugia who is helping the military with the switch to LibreOffice.

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by Gijs Hillenius at September 08, 2016 12:28 PM

September 07, 2016

The Document Foundation Planet

Official TDF Blog: Community conference starts with 10th release of LibreOffice in 2016

downloadBrno, September 7, 2016 – The Document Foundation (TDF) has celebrated the opening session of LibOCon with the announcement of LibreOffice 5.2.1, the first minor release of the LibreOffice 5.2 family.

LibOCon is a showcase of the project activity, and will feature over 60 talks in three days, covering development, QA, localization, ODF, marketing, community and documentation, a business session in Czech focused on large deployments of LibreOffice, and a meeting of the Open Source Business Alliance (OSBA).

Details of the conference, including the program and collateral activities such as the traditional “hacknight” – a hands-on session where developers hack over food and drinks – are available on the event website: http://conference.libreoffice.org.

LibreOffice 5.2.1, targeted at technology enthusiasts, early adopters and power users, provides a number of fixes over the major release announced in August. For all other users and enterprise deployments, TDF suggests LibreOffice 5.1.5 “still”, with the backing of professional support by certified people (a list is available at: http://www.libreoffice.org/get-help/professional-support/).

People interested in technical details about the release can access the change log here: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Releases/5.2.1/RC1 (fixed in RC1) and https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Releases/5.2.1/RC2 (fixed in RC2).

Download LibreOffice

LibreOffice 5.2.1 is immediately available for download from the following link: http://www.libreoffice.org/download/libreoffice-fresh/.

LibreOffice users, free software advocates and community members can support The Document Foundation with a donation at http://donate.libreoffice.org.

Several companies sitting on the TDF Advisory Board (http://www.documentfoundation.org/governance/advisory-board/) are providing either value-added Long Term Supported versions of LibreOffice or consultancy services for migrations and trainings, based on best practices distilled by The Document Foundation.

September 07, 2016 12:24 PM

September 02, 2016

Slashdot

Is Apache OpenOffice Finally On the Way Out?

Reader JImbob0i0 writes: After almost another year without a release and another major CVE leaving users vulnerable for that year the Chairman of the Project Management Committee has started public discussions on what it will entail to retire the project, following the Apache Board showing concern at the poor showing.It's been a long battle which would have been avoided if Oracle had not been so petty. Did this behaviour actually help get momentum in the community underway though? What ifs are always hard to properly answer. Hopefully this long drawn out death rattle will finally come to a close and the wounds with LibreOffice can heal with the last few contributors to AOO joining the rest of the community.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

by manishs at September 02, 2016 07:30 PM

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September 01, 2016

ODF Wikipedia Page

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{{Main article|OpenDocument technical specification}}
 
{{Main article|OpenDocument technical specification}}
   
The most common [[filename extension]]s used for OpenDocument documents are:<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.ua.es/en/rua/formatos.html |title=UA.es |work=ua.es |language=es |deadurl=yes |archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/20090615185541/http://www.ua.es:80/en/rua/formatos.html |archivedate=15 June 2009 }}</ref><ref name="hg flat opendocument">{{cite web |url=http://www.ensode.net/roller/dheffelfinger/entry/openoffice_documents_version_control_with |title=OpenOffice.org Document Version Control With Mercurial |accessdate=7 June 2010}}</ref>
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The most common [[filename extension]]s used for OpenDocument documents are:<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.ua.es/en/rua/formatos.html |title=UA.es |work=ua.es |language=es |deadurl=yes |archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/web/20090615185541/http://www.ua.es/en/rua/formatos.html |archivedate=15 June 2009 }}</ref><ref name="hg flat opendocument">{{cite web |url=http://www.ensode.net/roller/dheffelfinger/entry/openoffice_documents_version_control_with |title=OpenOffice.org Document Version Control With Mercurial |accessdate=7 June 2010}}</ref>
   
 
* <code>.odt</code> and <code>.fodt</code> for [[word processing]] (text) documents
 
* <code>.odt</code> and <code>.fodt</code> for [[word processing]] (text) documents
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* [[WordPad]] 6.1 (Windows 7) partial support.
 
* [[WordPad]] 6.1 (Windows 7) partial support.
 
* [[Zoho Office Suite]]<ref name="register" />
 
* [[Zoho Office Suite]]<ref name="register" />
Various organizations have announced development of conversion software (including ''plugins'' and ''filters'') to support OpenDocument on [[Microsoft]]'s products.<ref>{{cite web | url=http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20060504015438308 | title=OpenDocument Foundation to MA: We Have a Plugin | date=4 May 2006 | accessdate=23 August 2006 | publisher=Groklaw}}</ref><ref>{{cite news | url=http://www.zdnet.com.au/news/software/soa/Microsoft_Office_to_get_a_dose_of_OpenDocument/0,130061733,139255766,00.htm | title=Microsoft Office to get a dose of OpenDocument | date=5 May 2006 | accessdate=6 December 2006|publisher=CNet}}</ref> {{asof|July 2007}}, there are nine packages of conversion software.<!--Commented out invalid reference<ref name="odf20070727"/>--> Microsoft first released support for the OpenDocument Format in Office 2007 SP2.<ref>{{cite web | title=Office 2007 SP2 Supports ODF | url=http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/164015/office_2007_sp2_supports_odf.html | date=28 April 2009 | publisher=PC World}}</ref> However, the implementation faced [[OpenDocument software#Microsoft Office 2007 SP2 support controversy|substantial criticism]] and the [[ODF Alliance]] and others claimed that the third party plugins provided better support.<ref name="sp2-fact-sheet">{{cite web|url=http://www.odfalliance.org/resources/fact-sheet-Microsoft-ODF-support.pdf |title=Fact-sheet Microsoft ODF support |accessdate=24 May 2009 |quote=''MS Excel 2007 will process ODF spreadsheet documents when loaded via the Sun Plug-In 3.0 for MS Office or the SourceForge “OpenXML/ODF Translator Add-in for Office,” but will fail when using the “built-in” support provided by Office 2007 SP2.'' |publisher=odfalliance |deadurl=yes |archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/20090611181719/http://www.odfalliance.org:80/resources/fact-sheet-Microsoft-ODF-support.pdf |archivedate=11 June 2009 }}</ref> Microsoft Office 2010 can open and save OpenDocument Format documents natively, although not all features are supported.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/starter-help/differences-between-the-opendocument-text-odt-format-and-the-word-docx-format-HA010355788.aspx|title=Differences between the OpenDocument Text (.odt) format and the Word (.docx) format|work=office.microsoft.com}}</ref>
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Various organizations have announced development of conversion software (including ''plugins'' and ''filters'') to support OpenDocument on [[Microsoft]]'s products.<ref>{{cite web | url=http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20060504015438308 | title=OpenDocument Foundation to MA: We Have a Plugin | date=4 May 2006 | accessdate=23 August 2006 | publisher=Groklaw}}</ref><ref>{{cite news | url=http://www.zdnet.com.au/news/software/soa/Microsoft_Office_to_get_a_dose_of_OpenDocument/0,130061733,139255766,00.htm | title=Microsoft Office to get a dose of OpenDocument | date=5 May 2006 | accessdate=6 December 2006|publisher=CNet}}</ref> {{asof|July 2007}}, there are nine packages of conversion software.<!--Commented out invalid reference<ref name="odf20070727"/>--> Microsoft first released support for the OpenDocument Format in Office 2007 SP2.<ref>{{cite web | title=Office 2007 SP2 Supports ODF | url=http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/164015/office_2007_sp2_supports_odf.html | date=28 April 2009 | publisher=PC World}}</ref> However, the implementation faced [[OpenDocument software#Microsoft Office 2007 SP2 support controversy|substantial criticism]] and the [[ODF Alliance]] and others claimed that the third party plugins provided better support.<ref name="sp2-fact-sheet">{{cite web|url=http://www.odfalliance.org/resources/fact-sheet-Microsoft-ODF-support.pdf |title=Fact-sheet Microsoft ODF support |accessdate=24 May 2009 |quote=''MS Excel 2007 will process ODF spreadsheet documents when loaded via the Sun Plug-In 3.0 for MS Office or the SourceForge “OpenXML/ODF Translator Add-in for Office,” but will fail when using the “built-in” support provided by Office 2007 SP2.'' |publisher=odfalliance |deadurl=yes |archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/web/20090611181719/http://www.odfalliance.org/resources/fact-sheet-Microsoft-ODF-support.pdf |archivedate=11 June 2009 }}</ref> Microsoft Office 2010 can open and save OpenDocument Format documents natively, although not all features are supported.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/starter-help/differences-between-the-opendocument-text-odt-format-and-the-word-docx-format-HA010355788.aspx|title=Differences between the OpenDocument Text (.odt) format and the Word (.docx) format|work=office.microsoft.com}}</ref>
   
 
Starting with [[Mac OS X 10.5]], the [[TextEdit]] application and [[Quick Look]] preview feature support the OpenDocument Text format.
 
Starting with [[Mac OS X 10.5]], the [[TextEdit]] application and [[Quick Look]] preview feature support the OpenDocument Text format.
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On 4 November 2005, IBM and Sun Microsystems convened the "OpenDocument (ODF) Summit" in [[Armonk, New York]], to discuss how to boost OpenDocument adoption. The ODF Summit brought together representatives from several industry groups and technology companies, including Oracle, Google, Adobe, Novell, Red Hat, Computer Associates, Corel, Nokia, Intel, and Linux e-mail company Scalix (LaMonica, 10 November 2005). The providers committed resources to technically improve OpenDocument through existing standards bodies and to promote its usage in the marketplace, possibly through a stand-alone foundation.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://news.cnet.com/OpenDocument-format-gathers-steam/2100-7344_3-5942913.html|title=OpenDocument format gathers steam|author=Martin LaMonica|publisher=CNET News|date=10 November 2005<!-- 4:00 AM PST-->|accessdate=10 September 2012}}</ref> Scholars have suggested that the "OpenDocument standard is the wedge that can hold open the door for competition, particularly with regard to the specific concerns of the public sector."<ref name="papers.ssrn.com">{{cite web|url=http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1656616|author=Tony Casson|author2=Patrick S. Ryan|date=1 May 2006|title=Open Standards, Open Source Adoption in the Public Sector, and Their Relationship to Microsoft’s Market Dominance|publisher= Social Science Electronic Publishing, Inc.|accessdate=10 September 2012}}</ref> Indeed, adoption by the public sector has risen considerably since the promulgation of the OpenDocument format initiated the 2005/2006 time period.<ref name="papers.ssrn.com" />
 
On 4 November 2005, IBM and Sun Microsystems convened the "OpenDocument (ODF) Summit" in [[Armonk, New York]], to discuss how to boost OpenDocument adoption. The ODF Summit brought together representatives from several industry groups and technology companies, including Oracle, Google, Adobe, Novell, Red Hat, Computer Associates, Corel, Nokia, Intel, and Linux e-mail company Scalix (LaMonica, 10 November 2005). The providers committed resources to technically improve OpenDocument through existing standards bodies and to promote its usage in the marketplace, possibly through a stand-alone foundation.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://news.cnet.com/OpenDocument-format-gathers-steam/2100-7344_3-5942913.html|title=OpenDocument format gathers steam|author=Martin LaMonica|publisher=CNET News|date=10 November 2005<!-- 4:00 AM PST-->|accessdate=10 September 2012}}</ref> Scholars have suggested that the "OpenDocument standard is the wedge that can hold open the door for competition, particularly with regard to the specific concerns of the public sector."<ref name="papers.ssrn.com">{{cite web|url=http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1656616|author=Tony Casson|author2=Patrick S. Ryan|date=1 May 2006|title=Open Standards, Open Source Adoption in the Public Sector, and Their Relationship to Microsoft’s Market Dominance|publisher= Social Science Electronic Publishing, Inc.|accessdate=10 September 2012}}</ref> Indeed, adoption by the public sector has risen considerably since the promulgation of the OpenDocument format initiated the 2005/2006 time period.<ref name="papers.ssrn.com" />
   
*Different applications using ODF as a standard document format have different methods of providing macro/scripting capabilities. There is no [[macro language]] specified in ODF. Users and developers differ on whether inclusion of a standard scripting language would be desirable.<ref>{{cite web | url=http://www.linux.com/archive/articles/47935 | archiveurl=http://web.archive.org/web/20110521183559/http://www.linux.com/archive/articles/47935 | archivedate=21 May 2011 | title=Macros an obstacle to office suite compatibility | author=Marco Fioretti | accessdate=11 May 2008}}</ref>
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*Different applications using ODF as a standard document format have different methods of providing macro/scripting capabilities. There is no [[macro language]] specified in ODF. Users and developers differ on whether inclusion of a standard scripting language would be desirable.<ref>{{cite web | url=http://www.linux.com/archive/articles/47935 | archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/web/20110521183559/http://www.linux.com/archive/articles/47935 | archivedate=21 May 2011 | title=Macros an obstacle to office suite compatibility | author=Marco Fioretti | accessdate=11 May 2008}}</ref>
 
* The ODF specification for tracked changes is limited and does not fully specify all cases, resulting in implementation-specific behaviors.<ref>{{cite web | url=http://blogs.msdn.com/dmahugh/archive/2009/05/13/tracked-changes.aspx | title=Tracked Changes | author=Doug Mahugh (Microsoft) | date=13 May 2009}}</ref> In addition, OpenDocument does not support change tracking in elements like tables or [[MathML]].<ref name="doyourmath">{{cite web | url=http://idippedut.dk/post/2008/01/29/Do-your-math-OOXML-and-OMML.aspx | title=Do your math - OOXML and OMML (Updated 2008-02-12) | author=Jesper Lund Stocholm (Danish ISO/IEC representative) | date=12 December 2008}}</ref>
 
* The ODF specification for tracked changes is limited and does not fully specify all cases, resulting in implementation-specific behaviors.<ref>{{cite web | url=http://blogs.msdn.com/dmahugh/archive/2009/05/13/tracked-changes.aspx | title=Tracked Changes | author=Doug Mahugh (Microsoft) | date=13 May 2009}}</ref> In addition, OpenDocument does not support change tracking in elements like tables or [[MathML]].<ref name="doyourmath">{{cite web | url=http://idippedut.dk/post/2008/01/29/Do-your-math-OOXML-and-OMML.aspx | title=Do your math - OOXML and OMML (Updated 2008-02-12) | author=Jesper Lund Stocholm (Danish ISO/IEC representative) | date=12 December 2008}}</ref>
 
* It is not permitted to use generic ODF formatting style elements (like font information) for the MathML elements.<ref name="doyourmath"/>
 
* It is not permitted to use generic ODF formatting style elements (like font information) for the MathML elements.<ref name="doyourmath"/>

by GreenC bot at September 01, 2016 04:07 PM

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內建可轉換大量ODF文件程式,晟鑫推新版中文辦公室軟體
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對於與微軟Office的文件互通,這套軟體不只在LibreOffice中文文件排版問題,加以改良,OxOffice也提供可大量將微軟的DOC、DOCX、XLS、XLSX、PPT、PPTX等檔案,與Open Document FormatODF)開源文件格式互換的功能,因此使用者可一口氣把整個資料夾 ...

September 01, 2016 12:18 PM

August 30, 2016

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The trouble with Ethiopian politics - Africa Review (satire) (registration) (blog)


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The trouble with Ethiopian politics
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The government maintains that the protests are sponsored by the rebel, the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) that has been fighting the government since 1973 and the Oromo Democratic Front (ODF) in conjunction with dissidents in the diaspora, who are using ...

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August 30, 2016 08:43 AM

August 24, 2016

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* '''''OpenDocument 1.3''''' (a.k.a. "ODF-Next") As of January, 2014, the current state of a possible future version of OpenDocument specification is a working draft (a preliminary unapproved sketch, outline, or version of the specification). The OASIS Advanced Document Collaboration subcommittee (created in December, 2010) is working on an update of OpenDocument change-tracking that will not only enhance the existing change-tracking feature set, but also lay the foundation for the standardization of real-time collaboration by making change tracking compatible with real-time collaboration.<ref>{{citation |url=https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/tc_home.php?wg_abbrev=office-collab |title=OpenDocument - Advanced Document Collaboration SC |accessdate=2014-01-31}}</ref><ref>{{citation |url=http://www.robweir.com/blog/2010/12/odf-tc-creates-advanced-document-collaboration-subcommittee.html |title=ODF TC Creates Advanced Document Collaboration Subcommittee |date=2010-12-05 |accessdate=2014-01-31}}</ref><ref>{{citation |url=https://fosdem.org/2014/schedule/event/real_time_compatible_odf_change_tracking/ |title=Real-time compatible ODF change-tracking |accessdate=2014-01-31}}</ref>
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by Tourorist at August 24, 2016 05:56 PM

August 23, 2016

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CTT Pharmaceutical Holdings to License to CanniMed Ltd. Novel ... - Canada NewsWire (press release)


CTT Pharmaceutical Holdings to License to CanniMed Ltd. Novel ...
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OTTAWA/SASKATOON, Aug. 23, 2016- CTT Pharmaceutical Holdings to License to CanniMed Ltd. Novel Cannabis Orally Dissolvable Thin Film (ODF) Wafer ...

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August 23, 2016 01:20 PM

August 21, 2016

Slashdot

KDE Edition Beta Released For Linux Mint 18 'Sarah'

An anonymous Slashdot reader quotes a report from fossBytes: Linux Mint 18 'Sarah' KDE Edition Beta is now available for download and testing. This release is based on the long-term supported Linux 4.4 kernel and KDE Plasma 5.6 desktop environment. The final release of this widely popular distro is expected to arrive in September... Just like MATE, Cinnamon, and Xfce releases, the KDE release is a long term release that will remain supported until 2021. Linux Mint 18 'Sarah' KDE Edition ships with Mozilla Firefox as default web browser and LibreOffice as the default office suite. The Linux distro also features a wide range of popular KDE apps like Kontact, Dolphin, Gwenview, KMail, digiKam, KTorrent, Skanlite, Konversation, K3b, Konsole, Amarok, Ark, Kate, Okular, and Dragon Player. "Unlike other Linux Mint editions, the KDE edition will ship with the SDDM display manager," reports the Linux Mint blog. Distrowatch notes that it's based on Ubuntu 16.04, and suggests "Mint's 'KDE' flavour might turn out to be the most interesting of the bunch, especially if the project's usually excellent quality assurance is applied to this edition in the same manner as in its 'MATE' and 'Cinnamon' variants."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

by EditorDavid at August 21, 2016 04:34 PM

August 18, 2016

Google News

ODF in the Wild, Netrunner Goes Maui, p0wnball Wizard - OStatic (blog)


ODF in the Wild, Netrunner Goes Maui, p0wnball Wizard
OStatic (blog)
odf Today in Linux news, the Linux Migrant noted two instances of ODF in use out in the real World. The Netrunner operating system has had a rocky existence with its changing bases and format, but apparently not enough. The project has changed again, ...

August 18, 2016 06:58 AM

August 16, 2016

Google News

The Document Foundation (LibreOffice) dévoile son bilan 2015 - Silicon


Silicon

The Document Foundation (LibreOffice) dévoile son bilan 2015
Silicon
Pendant l'année 2015, deux versions majeures de la suite ont été proposées, la 4.4 et la 5.0, ainsi que 12 versions mineures. Le format de fichiers ODF 1.2 (Open Document Format) a pour sa part été standardisé en juillet. Les certifications ont ...

August 16, 2016 12:21 PM

The Document Foundation Planet

Official TDF Blog: Getting Started with LibreOffice 5.1, a new book from the community addresses the demand for updated documentation on the software

GS51-GettingStartedLOThe new manual supports the large number of organizations and individuals deploying LibreOffice “Still” 5.1 to get superior quality and stability

Berlin, August 16, 2016 – Volunteers active in LibreOffice Documentation Project within The Document Foundation announce the availability of the Getting Started Guide for LibreOffice 5.1. The book updates the traditional introductory text with the new features provided by the “still” version of the software, targeted to enterprise deployments and to individual users looking for superior quality and stability.

Updated by members of the community, the book is an effort to fill the gap in official documentation for LibreOffice. The Document Foundation is working hard to reduce the delay between the release of the software and its companion documentation, for a better user experience and a stronger competitive offering.

“Many communities consider the Getting Started Guide as a source for translation into their native language, to create localized textbooks for teaching LibreOffice in all environments, from academia to the enterprise,” says Olivier Hallot, documentation coordinator at TDF. “A timely release of these books will send a strong message about the commitment of the community for professional collaterals.”

“In addition to the free downloads of the book in PDF and ODT (editable) forms, users can buy printed copies,” says Jean Hollis Weber, volunteer writer, editor, and publisher of the official LibreOffice guides. “I’ve been working with a great group of other documentation volunteers, but we always need more people.”

To download or buy copies (from Friends of OpenDocument Inc., an Australia-based volunteer organization with members around the world, which supports the LibreOffice project), visit https://www.libreoffice.org/get-help/documentation.

August 16, 2016 08:43 AM

August 11, 2016

EC Joinup

Lithuanian police switched to LibreOffice

Now piloting use of Ubuntu Linux

The police force in Lithuania have switched to using LibreOffice. This free and open source suite of office productivity tools is implemented on over 8000 workstations. The police has started to test the use of workstations running Ubuntu Linux.

The savings were the main motive for the switch to LibreOffice, the police confirms in an email to the European Commission’s Open Source Observatory (OSOR). The switch saves the police EUR 1 million.

read more

by Gijs Hillenius at August 11, 2016 07:23 AM

August 07, 2016

Google News

LibreOffie: десять аргументов в пользу выбора свободного решения - PC Week/RE


LibreOffie: десять аргументов в пользу выбора свободного решения
PC Week/RE
... офисными пакетами. Если заказчик хочет обеспечить полную совместимость с другими офисными приложениями, то ему следует использовать LibreOffice и сохранять документы в одобренном ISO формате ODF (Open Document Format).

August 07, 2016 09:11 PM

LibreOffie: десять аргументов в пользу выбора свободного решения - PC Week/RE


LibreOffie: десять аргументов в пользу выбора свободного решения
PC Week/RE
... офисными пакетами. Если заказчик хочет обеспечить полную совместимость с другими офисными приложениями, то ему следует использовать LibreOffice и сохранять документы в одобренном ISO формате ODF (Open Document Format).

August 07, 2016 09:11 PM

August 04, 2016

Google News

10 reasons you should use LibreOffice and not Microsoft Word - CIO


CIO

10 reasons you should use LibreOffice and not Microsoft Word
CIO
Better support for formats: LibreOffice has built-in support for ODF and many other file formats. As a rule I never save any of my files on non-standard formats like docx. All my files are stored either as ODF or .txt, and LibreOffice does a much ...

August 04, 2016 11:02 PM

August 03, 2016

Slashdot

LibreOffice 5.2 Officially Released

prisoninmate writes from a report via Softpedia: LibreOffice 5.2 is finally here, after it has been in development for the past four months, during which the development team behind one of the best free office suites have managed to implement dozens of new features and improvements to most of the application's components. Key features include more UI refinements to make it flexible for anyone, standards-based document classification, forecasting functions in Calc, the spreadsheet editor, as well as lots of Writer and Impress enhancements. A series of videos are provided to see what landed in the LibreOffice 5.2 office suite, which is now available for download for GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows operating systems.

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by BeauHD at August 03, 2016 09:40 PM

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The Document Foundation Planet

Official TDF Blog: LibreOffice 5.2 “fresh” released, for Windows, Mac OS and GNU/Linux

tdf-roadtolo52LibreOffice 5.1.5 “still” announced, for enterprise class deployments

Berlin, August 3, 2016 – The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 5.2, a feature-rich major release of the best free office suite ever created – targeted to early adopters and power users – with several user interface improvements and enterprise grade features.

At the same time, LibreOffice 5.1.5 has been released, for enterprise class deployments and more conservative office suite users.

classificationLibreOffice 5.2 provides document classification according to the TSCP standard, and a set of improved forecasting functions in Calc. In addition, multiple signature descriptions are now supported, along with import and export of signatures from OOXML files.

Interoperability features have also been improved, with better Writer import filters for DOCX and RTF files, and the added support for Word for DOS legacy documents. Additional type argument values for interoperability with other spreadsheets, along with wildcard support in formula expressions for compatibility with XLS/XLSX and ODF 1.2, have also been added.

In term of user experience, a single toolbar mode has been added to Writer and Calc to help users really focus on content, and some icons have been added to the default toolbars to make several frequently used functions – such as hide/show track changes, and freeze the first column or row of a spreadsheet – quicker to access. Also, most of the context menus can now be customized, for even greater control.

LibreOffice has been downloaded 140 million times since the launch in January 2011. The office suite is deployed by large organizations in every continent, with the latest addition being the Lithuanian Police with over 8,000 desktops.

Other New Features of LibreOffice 5.2

  • New drawing tools, including filled curves, polygons and freeform lines, have been added to all program modules.

Writer

  • When printing a document, Print to File is now available in the list of printers.

  • If you use Google Drive for storage, two-factor authentication support has been included.

  • The Save toolbar button includes a quick Save as Template option, so you don’t have to go through the menu.

Calc

  • New functions have been added, along with extensive tooltips that describe what a function does as you type it.

  • Multiple status bar functions can be active at the same time, to provide a quick overview of your data.

  • The currency toolbar icon now includes a drop-down menu to quickly choose the currency you want to use.

  • When removing the border from selected cells, you can also choose to remove the border from adjacent cells as well.

Impress

  • When working with custom animations, you can now quickly add an effect to an element via the sidebar, instead of using a separate dialog box.

  • The list of effects in the sidebar now includes a description of the effect, along with the element name.

  • In the properties sidebar, a new Slide Background panel lets you quickly change the format, orientation and background image of a slide.

A complete list of the better documented new features is available in a separate PDF document (http://tdf.io/lo52features), and on the website at http://www.libreoffice.org/discover/new-features/. Short videos presenting the most significant new features for Writer, Calc and Impress are available at: http://tdf.io/52vids.

LibreOffice 5.2 has also been improved “under the hood,” thanks to the work of hundreds of volunteers (https://people.gnome.org/~michael/blog/2016-08-03-under-the-hood-5-2.html). This translates into an open source office suite which is easier to develop, maintain and debug. Although this is not visible to users, it is extremely important for enterprise deployments.

coverityAccording to Coverity Scan, the number of open issues for 1,000 lines of LibreOffice 5.2 source code at the time of release is a record setting 0.00 (for 7,8 million lines of source code), against an industry average of 0.61 for open source software and 0.75 for proprietary software.

LibreOffice 5.2 is a significant step forward for Free Software on the desktop, and will soon be available as a full featured cloud office suite,” says Michael Meeks, a Director at The Document Foundation (TDF) and a leading developer of LibreOffice Online. “The tight integration between desktop and cloud will provide enterprises a value added experience, with the best of both platforms always available to all users.”

LibreOffice is growing fast, thanks to distinctive advantages such as the standard document format, which is recognized by a growing number of governments as the best solution for interoperability,” says Thorsten Behrens, a Director at The Document Foundation (TDF) and a member of the OASIS ODF Technical Committee.

Availability and enterprise deployments

LibreOffice 5.2 represents the bleeding edge in term of features for open source office suites. For enterprise class deployments, TDF maintains the more mature 5.1.5 version.

LibreOffice 5.2 “fresh” and LibreOffice 5.1.5 “still” are immediately available from the following link: http://www.libreoffice.org/download/. LibreOffice users, free software advocates and all community members can support The Document Foundation with a donation at http://donate.libreoffice.org.

LibreOffice 5.2 for GNU/Linux is also available in new packaging formats, which make it easier for end users to install and update the application: Flatpak from Red Hat and Snap from Canonical.

In any case, TDF suggests deploying or migrating to LibreOffice with the backing of certified professionals providing Level 3 support, migration or training consultancy according to recognized best practices worldwide (http://www.libreoffice.org/get-help/professional-support/).

Several companies sitting in TDF Advisory Board (http://www.documentfoundation.org/governance/advisory-board/) are providing either value added Long Term Supported versions of LibreOffice or consultancy services for migrations and trainings, based on best practices distilled by The Document Foundation.

LibreOffice 5.2 and LibreOffice 5.1.5 are built with document conversion libraries supporting proprietary document formats from the Document Liberation Project: http://www.documentliberation.org.

Additional technical details

LibreOffice 5.1.5 change logs: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Releases/5.1.5/RC1 (fixed in RC1) and https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Releases/5.1.5/RC2 (fixed in RC2).

LibreOffice 5.2 change logs: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Releases/5.2.0/RC1 (fixed in RC1), https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Releases/5.2.0/RC2 (fixed in RC2), https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Releases/5.2.0/RC3 (fixed in RC3), and http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Releases/5.2.0/RC4 (fixed in RC4).

LibreOffice Conference

In 2016, LibreOffice Conference will be hosted by the Faculty of Information Technology at Brno University of Technology, and organized by OpenAlt, from September 7 to 9. Registration for the LibreOffice Conference is open at: http://conference.libreoffice.org/2016/registration/.

Press Kit and Screenshots

The press kit, with press release, infographic, and backgrounds, can be downloaded from: http://tdf.io/lo52presskit. Linux based screenshots can be downloaded from: http://tdf.io/lo52screenshots.

August 03, 2016 10:08 AM

August 01, 2016

HackerNews

July 21, 2016

OwnCloud

New in owncloud 9.1

Today is the release of the long awaited ownCloud 9.1 Community Edition. It includes significant improvements for users, administrators and developers.

  • Authentication – ownCloud is delivering innovative security features like pluggable authentication and token based authentication sessions. You can now also list all connected devices in your personal user’s page and invalidate sessions if needed. Another significant security improvement is device specific tokens. This allows you to control the access to your ownCloud on even more secure ways. Time-based one-time passwords (TOTP) enable users to automatically increase the security of their accounts by using services like Google Authenticator or the open-source implementation of the TOTP standard.
    ownCloud has partnered with PrivacyIDEA, an open source authentication server solution with a lot of experience with authentication, provided by Net Knights GmbH.
  • Collabora Online – We’ve teamed up with the developers of Collabora Online and provided a Docker Image for collaborative online document editing. We encourage our users to use the collabora vm which can be also found here. Available formats for editing are DOC, DOCX, PPT, PPTX, XLS, XLSX + ODF.
  • Ultimate Scalability – ownCloud’s goal is to get users the files they are looking for quickly and smoothly, and as larger installations are being deployed, ownCloud has collaborated with large ownCloud users, like CERN and Sciebo, to bring the scalability of ownCloud to a new level. To be able to deliver petabytes of data to hundreds of thousands of users, key areas like the storage and sharing functionality of ownCloud have been improved. ownCloud 9.1 can now use  multi-bucket object storage as a backend.
  • Full Federation – ownCloud 9 brings federation of ownCloud servers to a new level with better performance; resharing a federated share does not create a chain of shares any more, but instead connects the share owner’s server to the reshare recipient.
  • Contacts, Calendar and ownCloud Mail – Contacts, Calendar and ownCloud Mail have all received significant updates and improvements. They can be updated conveniently in the ownCloud App Store. For example: Birthdays are now also generated based on shared address books owncloud/core#23510 in your ownCloud Calendar.

With the latest release of ownCloud Community Edition, it is only a matter of weeks before ownCloud 9.1 Enterprise Edition will also be released and available to our customers.

July 21, 2016 08:01 AM

July 14, 2016

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by Zyxw at July 14, 2016 02:27 AM

July 13, 2016

Google News

Office Mobile apps updated in Windows Store with bug fixes - MSPoweruser.com


MSPoweruser.com

Office Mobile apps updated in Windows Store with bug fixes
MSPoweruser.com
Microsoft today released minor update to its Office Mobile apps (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) in Windows Store. Last major update included new features like Ink Annotations, Export to ODF, Format Background on PowerPoint and more. Find the old change log ...

July 13, 2016 08:32 AM

July 05, 2016

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by 195.89.32.202 at July 05, 2016 10:17 AM

July 04, 2016

Slashdot

Bulgaria Got a Law Requiring Open Source

All software written for the government in Bulgaria are now required to be open-source. The amendments to put such laws in motion were voted in domestic parliament and are now in effect, announced software engineer Bozhidar Bozhanov, who is also an adviser to the Deputy Prime Minister at Council of Ministers of the Republic of Bulgaria. All such software will also be required by law to be developed in a public repository. Bozhanov writes in a blog post:That does not mean that the whole country is moving to Linux and LibreOffice, neither does it mean the government demands Microsoft and Oracle to give the source to their products. Existing solutions are purchased on licensing terms and they remain unaffected (although we strongly encourage the use of open source solutions for that as well). It means that whatever custom software the government procures will be visible and accessible to everyone. After all, it's paid by tax-payers money and they should both be able to see it and benefit from it. As for security -- in the past "security through obscurity" was the main approach, and it didn't quite work -- numerous vulnerabilities were found in government websites that went unpatched for years, simply because a contract had expired. With opening the source we hope to reduce those incidents, and to detect bad information security practices in the development process, rather than when it's too late.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

by manishs at July 04, 2016 09:30 PM

July 03, 2016

Google News

Openfind全系列產品支援ODF政府文件標準格式 - DIGITIMES


Openfind全系列產品支援ODF政府文件標準格式
DIGITIMES
有鑑於此,台灣政府也於幾年前發現此趨勢,由行政院制定「推動ODF-CNS15251為政府文件標準格式實施計劃」,希望各界共同推動ODF(Open Document Format)文書格式,以配合政府資訊公開政策及因應資訊平台、載具多元化趨勢,便利民眾於網站下載政府資訊及 ...

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July 03, 2016 06:20 PM

June 30, 2016

Google News

From Microsoft to LibreOffice: How Italy's military is starting its march to open source - ZDNet


ZDNet

From Microsoft to LibreOffice: How Italy's military is starting its march to open source
ZDNet
In a parallel move, Italy's army has also decided to adopt ODF as the default format for the exchange of documents between the organization's departments. "We're planning to have around 75,000 PCs migrated by 2017 and 25,000 more by 2020," says ...

June 30, 2016 11:51 AM

Diario della migrazione: giorno 5, definire il formato per lo scambio dei documenti - Tech Economy


Tech Economy

Diario della migrazione: giorno 5, definire il formato per lo scambio dei documenti
Tech Economy
É il caso per esempio del formato ODF, Open Document Format, uno standard aperto basato su una versione XML pubblicamente accessibile ed implementabile, conforme alla ISO/IEC 26300 e dal 2007 divenuto standard italiano con la sigla UNI CEI ...

June 30, 2016 07:00 AM

June 29, 2016

The Document Foundation Planet

Official TDF Blog: LibreOffice documentation: join us in this adventure

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The LibreOffice documentation team produces the guidebooks, reference materials, wiki and online help to support users of the software. We’re working hard to add all the exciting new features and functions of recent LibreOffice versions, to show how your office productivity can be improved thanks to the free office suite – and your help would be very much appreciated! Even if you can only spare 30 minutes each week, your contribution would be very valuable, and you’ll also get experience with a big-name open source project. Read on for the full details…

20,000 Lines Under the C

I am borrowing Jules Verne’s famous classic book title to make the community aware of all the work that goes on, beyond and “under the C” source code, in LibreOffice development and adoption.

These “20,000 lines” are the documentation lines we need to write or review relating to all LibreOffice features, in order to support users and bring LibreOffice further into the workplace. And that includes all media available, from text to graphics, from videos to computer-based training, and from English to Mongolian, crossing landscapes of Hindi or Guarani-speaking people.

It’s not an easy task to undertake. And there is no way one individual can carry all this. LibreOffice needs its community of users and writers to build the edifice of creating solid documentation.

The good part of this is that people don’t need special skills to write about LibreOffice, beyond basic knowledge of an office suite. The game is open to a wide range of knowledgeable people.

Today we have three main lines for documenting LibreOffice, under The Document Foundation (TDF). Each of them deserves care and attention and is what the community can help with:

  • The help content, that is installed alongside your main LibreOffice installation and is opened when you press F1 on a dialog box
  • The Guide books, worked on by the ODF Authors team, which aim to be the reference books on LibreOffice
  • Our Wiki, with information spread here and there with a continuous effort to collect pages in chapters or volumes, and dealing with multiple language and with new and obsolete content.

In the last 3 months we have reactivated the documentation community and we are meeting twice a month for updates on our progress. These meetings help us to align the needs of the documentation and the translation community with the available resource and initiatives of TDF. We’re always looking forward to interested new contributors to the writers community.

On the Help content side, we created a website to display the help pages in a modern browser. Even if it is work in progress, we connected it to the Pootle translation server so translators now can display the help page where the untranslated strings belongs, for better contextualization and translation quality.

Let’s not forget that the help content pages were designed 10 years ago, bearing the web environment and limitations of that era. We converted and published in our wiki the only book available on the help XML schema, so that now any change on the schema will be documented. For example, the tag <object> was designed to display multimedia and other MIME types but was never implemented. Also, we introduced in 2013 the tag <bascode> for Basic code paragraphs, that was not present in the 2006 documentation, and now is documented in the wiki.

Our classic literature on LibreOffice, carefully maintained by the ODF Authors team, is now being updated to release 5.1 of LibreOffice for immediate publishing, and we are seeking to shorten the delay time for the 5.2 edition. We think the LibreOffice major release can be synchronized with the Getting Started book, and who knows if these two projects can have the same release date, or even the book can be embedded in the local HelpContent package, called by an entry in LibreOffice Help menu.

Looking forward the next quarters in the year we would like to have a broader discussion with the documentation community and also better understand the relationship between users and the LibreOffice documentation.

If you are a LibreOffice documentation writer please tell us about your needs.

  • Are you comfortable with the current book writing/updating process?
  • Are you knowledgeable in modern authoring teamwork tools?
  • Where do you think TDF should invest time and resources for documentation?
  • Where should TDF improve incentives for writing LibreOffice documentation?
  • Do you miss a specific resource for your documentation work TDF should provide?
  • How can we make our publications more visible?

And if you are a LibreOffice user, let us know:

  • Are you a LibreOffice Guide book reader?
  • Have you ever bought a book on LibreOffice?
  • How do you seek LibreOffice assistance at work?
  • Are you a Help (F1) reader? Is it clear, precise, and easy to read? Where it should improve?
  • How do you think a good help system will make your work easier?
  • What is your preferred media to learn LibreOffice features?

Please help us to write together these 20,000 lines “under the C code” we need. Join our discussion in our mailing list and in our virtual meetings. We want to hear you.

June 29, 2016 09:00 AM

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I formati standard, l'uomo di Platone e il pollo di Diogene - Tech Economy


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I formati standard, l'uomo di Platone e il pollo di Diogene
Tech Economy
Oggi esistono due formati standard e aperti dei documenti: Open Document Format (ODF), che è autenticamente standard e aperto, e quindi risponde alle specifiche e alle aspettative (tanto da essere stato adottato sia dalla Gran Bretagna che dalla ...

June 29, 2016 09:00 AM

June 22, 2016

ODF Wikipedia Page

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The most common [[filename extension]]s used for OpenDocument documents are:<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.ua.es/en/rua/formatos.html |title=UA.es |work=ua.es |language=es |deadurl=yes |archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/20090615185541/http://www.ua.es:80/en/rua/formatos.html |archivedate=15 June 2009 }}</ref><ref name="hg flat opendocument">{{cite web |url=http://www.ensode.net/roller/dheffelfinger/entry/openoffice_documents_version_control_with |title=OpenOffice.org Document Version Control With Mercurial |accessdate=7 June 2010}}</ref>
 
The most common [[filename extension]]s used for OpenDocument documents are:<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.ua.es/en/rua/formatos.html |title=UA.es |work=ua.es |language=es |deadurl=yes |archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/20090615185541/http://www.ua.es:80/en/rua/formatos.html |archivedate=15 June 2009 }}</ref><ref name="hg flat opendocument">{{cite web |url=http://www.ensode.net/roller/dheffelfinger/entry/openoffice_documents_version_control_with |title=OpenOffice.org Document Version Control With Mercurial |accessdate=7 June 2010}}</ref>
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==Standardization==
 
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The OpenDocument standard was developed by a Technical Committee (TC) under the OASIS ([[Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards]]) industry consortium. The ODF-TC has members from a diverse set of companies and individuals. Active TC members have voting rights. Members associated with Sun and IBM have sometimes had a large voting influence.<ref>{{cite web | url=http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/membership.php?wg_abbrev=office | title=OpenDocument TC's {{Sic|hide=y|publicly|-}}visible membership roster | accessdate=3 November 2007}}</ref> The standardization process involved the developers of many office suites or related document systems. The first official ODF-TC meeting to discuss the standard was 16 December 2002; OASIS approved OpenDocument as an OASIS standard on 1 May 2005. OASIS submitted the ODF specification to [[ISO/IEC JTC1|ISO/IEC Joint Technical Committee 1]] (JTC 1) on 16 November 2005, under Publicly Available Specification (PAS) rules. ISO/IEC standardization for an open document standard including text, spreadsheet and presentation was proposed for the first time in [[DKUUG]] the 28th August 2001.<ref>{{cite web | url=http://www.open-std.org/keld/iso26300-odf/dkuug-std-010828.pdf | title=Meeting agenda for DKUUG STD 2001-08-28 – item 5.6 | accessdate=13 March 2015}}</ref>
 
The OpenDocument standard was developed by a Technical Committee (TC) under the OASIS ([[Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards]]) industry consortium. The ODF-TC has members from a diverse set of companies and individuals. Active TC members have voting rights. Members associated with Sun and IBM have sometimes had a large voting influence.<ref>{{cite web | url=http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/membership.php?wg_abbrev=office | title=OpenDocument TC's {{Sic|hide=y|publicly|-}}visible membership roster | accessdate=3 November 2007}}</ref> The standardization process involved the developers of many office suites or related document systems. The first official ODF-TC meeting to discuss the standard was 16 December 2002; OASIS approved OpenDocument as an OASIS standard on 1 May 2005. OASIS submitted the ODF specification to [[ISO/IEC JTC1|ISO/IEC Joint Technical Committee 1]] (JTC 1) on 16 November 2005, under Publicly Available Specification (PAS) rules. ISO/IEC standardization for an open document standard including text, spreadsheet and presentation was proposed for the first time in [[DKUUG]] the 28th August 2001.<ref>{{cite web | url=http://www.open-std.org/keld/iso26300-odf/dkuug-std-010828.pdf | title=Meeting agenda for DKUUG STD 2001-08-28 – item 5.6 | accessdate=13 March 2015}}</ref>
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===Software===
 
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The OpenDocument format is used in [[free software]] and in [[proprietary software]]. This includes [[office suites]] (both stand-alone and web-based) and individual applications such as word-processors, spreadsheets, presentation, and data management applications. Prominent text editors, word processors and office suites supporting OpenDocument fully or partially include:
 
The OpenDocument format is used in [[free software]] and in [[proprietary software]]. This includes [[office suites]] (both stand-alone and web-based) and individual applications such as word-processors, spreadsheets, presentation, and data management applications. Prominent text editors, word processors and office suites supporting OpenDocument fully or partially include:
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* The OpenDoc Society run frequent [[Plugfest]]s in association with industry groups and Public Sector organisations. The 10th Plugfest<ref>[http://plugfest.opendocumentformat.org/2014-london/ 10th Plugfest hosted by the UK Cabinet Office December 2014]</ref> was hosted by the UK [[Government Digital Service]] in conjunction with industry associations including the [[OpenForum Europe]] and the [[Open Source Consortium]].
 
* The OpenDoc Society run frequent [[Plugfest]]s in association with industry groups and Public Sector organisations. The 10th Plugfest<ref>[http://plugfest.opendocumentformat.org/2014-london/ 10th Plugfest hosted by the UK Cabinet Office December 2014]</ref> was hosted by the UK [[Government Digital Service]] in conjunction with industry associations including the [[OpenForum Europe]] and the [[Open Source Consortium]].
 
** An output of the 10th Plugfest was an ODF toolkit<ref>http://www.openforumeurope.org/library/ODF/odf-toolkit-folder/</ref> which includes "Open Document Format principles for Government Technology" that has the purpose of simply explaining the case for ODF directed at the "average civil servant" and includes an extract form the UK Government policy relating to Open Document Format.
 
** An output of the 10th Plugfest was an ODF toolkit<ref>http://www.openforumeurope.org/library/ODF/odf-toolkit-folder/</ref> which includes "Open Document Format principles for Government Technology" that has the purpose of simply explaining the case for ODF directed at the "average civil servant" and includes an extract form the UK Government policy relating to Open Document Format.
** The toolkit also includes a single page graphical image<ref>http://web.archive.org/web/20150620003502/http://www.openforumeurope.org/library/ODF/odf-toolkit-folder/OFE-COIS-ODF-infographic-release-02150325-by-sa.jpeg</ref>designed to articulate the consequences of not choosing Open Document Format. The illustration has now been translated in to more than 10 languages.
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** The toolkit also includes a single page graphical image<ref>http://web.archive.org/web/20150620003502/http://www.openforumeurope.org/library/ODF/odf-toolkit-folder/OFE-COIS-ODF-infographic-release-02150325-by-sa.jpeg</ref> designed to articulate the consequences of not choosing Open Document Format. The illustration has now been translated in to more than 10 languages.
 
* Information technology companies like [[Apple Inc.]], [[Adobe Systems]], [[Google]], [[IBM]], [[Intel]], [[Microsoft]], [[Nokia]], [[Novell]], [[Red Hat]], [[Oracle Corporation|Oracle]] as well as other companies who may or may not be working inside the OASIS OpenDocument Adoption Technical Committee.
 
* Information technology companies like [[Apple Inc.]], [[Adobe Systems]], [[Google]], [[IBM]], [[Intel]], [[Microsoft]], [[Nokia]], [[Novell]], [[Red Hat]], [[Oracle Corporation|Oracle]] as well as other companies who may or may not be working inside the OASIS OpenDocument Adoption Technical Committee.
 
* Over 600 companies and organizations promote OpenDocument format through The [[OpenDocument Format Alliance]].<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.odfalliance.org/members.php |title=ODF Alliance members |accessdate=24 May 2009 |work=ODF Alliance }}</ref>
 
* Over 600 companies and organizations promote OpenDocument format through The [[OpenDocument Format Alliance]].<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.odfalliance.org/members.php |title=ODF Alliance members |accessdate=24 May 2009 |work=ODF Alliance }}</ref>
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==Adoption==
 
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One objective of open formats like OpenDocument is to guarantee long-term access to data without legal or technical barriers, and some governments have come to view open formats as a public policy issue. Several governments around the world have introduced policies of partial or complete adoption.<ref name="papers.ssrn.com"/> What this means varies from case to case; in some cases, it means that the ODF standard has a national standard identifier; in some cases, it means that the ODF standard is permitted to be used where national regulation says that non-proprietary formats must be used, and in still other cases, it means that some government body has actually decided that ODF will be used in some specific context. The following is an incomplete list:
 
One objective of open formats like OpenDocument is to guarantee long-term access to data without legal or technical barriers, and some governments have come to view open formats as a public policy issue. Several governments around the world have introduced policies of partial or complete adoption.<ref name="papers.ssrn.com"/> What this means varies from case to case; in some cases, it means that the ODF standard has a national standard identifier; in some cases, it means that the ODF standard is permitted to be used where national regulation says that non-proprietary formats must be used, and in still other cases, it means that some government body has actually decided that ODF will be used in some specific context. The following is an incomplete list:
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* [[European Union]]<ref name="ec.europa.eu"/><ref name="europa.eu-news">[https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/community/osor/news/ec-recommends-supporting-open-document-format</ref>
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* [[European Union]]<ref name="ec.europa.eu"/><ref name="europa.eu-news">[https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/community/osor/news/ec-recommends-supporting-open-document-format]</ref>
 
** [[Belgium]]
 
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by BG19bot at June 22, 2016 04:10 AM

June 21, 2016

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Microsoft Office Offers OpenDocument Format to Windows 10 Mobile - HQ Grande Prairie


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Microsoft Office Offers OpenDocument Format to Windows 10 Mobile
HQ Grande Prairie
While at explanation, Microsoft given the detail that you can now export documents, spreadsheets, and presentations to the OpenDocument Spreadsheet (.ods), OpenDocument Text (.odt), and OpenDocument Presentations (.odp) formats. Furthermore,by this ...

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June 21, 2016 07:09 PM

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Hatas: Adoption European Union

Adoption European Union

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* [[NATO]]<ref>{{cite web |title=NATO Interoperability Standards and Profiles |url=https://nhqc3s.hq.nato.int/Apps/Architecture/NISP2/standard.aspx?vndb=standards&vsbn=y&refid=iso-iec-26300&sbbs=y |accessdate=21 November 2014}}</ref>
 
* [[NATO]]<ref>{{cite web |title=NATO Interoperability Standards and Profiles |url=https://nhqc3s.hq.nato.int/Apps/Architecture/NISP2/standard.aspx?vndb=standards&vsbn=y&refid=iso-iec-26300&sbbs=y |accessdate=21 November 2014}}</ref>
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* [[European Union]]<ref name="ec.europa.eu"/><ref>https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/community/osor/news/ec-recommends-supporting-open-document-format</ref>
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* [[European Union]]<ref name="ec.europa.eu"/><ref name="europa.eu-news">[https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/community/osor/news/ec-recommends-supporting-open-document-format</ref>
 
** [[Belgium]]
 
** [[Belgium]]
 
** [[Croatia]]
 
** [[Croatia]]

by Hatas at June 21, 2016 10:57 AM

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G-Cloud, what is it good for? - Computing


Computing

G-Cloud, what is it good for?
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Optionally you can also upload a spreadsheet, but even there they are not following the government guidelines which call for the use of Open Document Format (ODF) files. We use the free and open source alternative to MS Office, called LibreOffice ...

June 21, 2016 09:29 AM

June 20, 2016

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What's new in the June 2016 Developer Preview for UWP on Xbox One - MSPoweruser.com


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What's new in the June 2016 Developer Preview for UWP on Xbox One
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... featured updates now available in Windows Stor... by Pradeep. Microsoft is releasing June Updates to its Office Mobile apps (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote) in Windows Store. It includes new features like Ink Annotations, Export to ODF, Format ...

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June 20, 2016 07:02 PM

Microsoft Office for Windows 10 Mobile Gets OpenDocument Format Support Too - Softpedia News


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Microsoft Office for Windows 10 Mobile Gets OpenDocument Format Support Too
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“You can now export documents, spreadsheets, and presentations to the OpenDocument Spreadsheet (.ods), OpenDocument Text (.odt), and OpenDocument Presentations (.odp) formats,” Microsoft explains. Additionally, this update brings ink annotations on ...
Microsoft Office Offers OpenDocument Format to Windows 10 MobileHQ Grande Prairie

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June 20, 2016 09:40 AM

La communauté Linux renforce son soutien en faveur de LibreOffice - Silicon


La communauté Linux renforce son soutien en faveur de LibreOffice
Silicon
Ceci devrait se traduire par une intégration toujours plus poussée de la suite LibreOffice au sein de GNOME et KDE, mais aussi par un travail commun sur le format de fichier ODF (Open Document Format), standardisé et validé par le groupement Oasis.

June 20, 2016 09:37 AM

HP Elite X3 pass through Bluetooth and WIFI certification - MSPoweruser.com


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HP Elite X3 pass through Bluetooth and WIFI certification
MSPoweruser.com
... featured updates now available in Windows Stor... by Pradeep. Microsoft is releasing June Updates to its Office Mobile apps (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote) in Windows Store. It includes new features like Ink Annotations, Export to ODF, Format ...

and more »

June 20, 2016 04:27 AM

June 17, 2016

The Document Foundation Planet

Official TDF Blog: Document Liberation Project: progress so far in 2016

If you haven’t heard of the Document Liberation Project (DLP) before, we made a short video explaining what it does and why it’s important. In summary: it supports development of software libraries to read documents from many (usually proprietary) applications. If you’ve ever opened a file generated by Apple Pages, WordPerfect or Microsoft Works in LibreOffice, you’ve benefitted from the hard work of the DLP team. And DLP libraries are used in many other prominent FOSS tools such as Inkscape and Scribus as well.

For example, here’s a file being created in Apple Pages, and the same file being rendered in LibreOffice thanks to DLP libraries (click for a bigger version):

So, what has been going on in the DLP so far this year? Here’s an overview.

New releases

In January, libetonyek 0.1.6 was released with a bunch of new features. This library, which helps applications to read files produced by Apple Keynote, Pages and Numbers, can now properly parse links, lists and text languages in Keynote 6 files, while resizing of tables is handled properly. Text containing non-ASCII characters (ie, the majority of non-English languages) is now managed much better as well.

Scribus 1.5.1 was released in February, as part of the development process towards a stable 1.6 release of this desktop publishing tool. Along with many new features and updates, Scribus 1.5.1 makes use of the libfreehand 0.1.1 library, which allows it to read documents created in Adobe FreeHand. This feature is still marked as experimental – as it’s very early days – but is already working well and will be very useful to some Scribus users.

March saw the release of two other DLP libraries: libpagemaker 0.0.3 (for parsing Adobe PageMaker documents) can now read big-endian (Mac) files, while writerperfect 0.9.5 (for conversion of various document formats to ODF, EPUB and AbiWord) includes a number of build fixes and can also convert old StarOffice files.

Website updates

In order to make the goals of the Document Liberation Project clear and accessible, and attract potential new contributors, we redesigned the front page of the DLP website. We broke up the big chunks of text that used to dominate the front page, and added logos and links to several projects that use DLP libraries.

Here’s a before-and-after comparison:

In addition, we added a link to the aforementioned video that describes DLP and tries to make it accessible to a wider audience. As more and more computer users recognise the downsides of non-standard file formats and vendor lock-in, projects like the DLP will become increasingly important.

Get involved!

DLP is always looking for new contributors, and appreciates all help with coding, testing and documentation. If you enjoy programming and tackling new challenges, creating a new import library can be especially rewarding! Fathoming out the insides of a closed file format is fascinating, and you’ll get plenty of appreciation from users in the future who can finally open their old documents without struggling to run ancient software in a virtual machine…

So to join, visit the contributor page for pointers to get started.

June 17, 2016 10:50 AM

June 16, 2016

The Document Foundation Planet

Official TDF Blog: KDE e.V. joins advisory board of The Document Foundation

ev_largeBerlin, June 16, 2016 – The Document Foundation announces that KDE e.V. is joining the organization’s Advisory Board, and at the same time The Document Foundation joins KDE’s group of advising community partners as an affiliate.

KDE is creating Free Software since 1996 and shares a lot of values around Free Software and open document formats with The Document Foundation, and brings the experience of running a Free Software organization for almost two decades to their advisory board.

Both organizations are working in the OASIS technical committee for the OpenDocument format, and also collaborate on common aspects of development of office software, such as usability and visual design. The affiliation of KDE and The Document Foundation at an organizational level will help to move forward with the shared goal of giving end users control of their computing needs through Free Software.

“The KDE project is one of the essential pieces of the FLOSS desktop initiative, and we are most happy to liaise with them now also on an organizational level. Beyond the shared goal of liberating people’s software experience, there is also lots of synergies to explore in areas ranging from document filter technologies to volunteer-driven governance,” says Thorsten Behrens, member of the board at The Document Foundation.

Lydia Pintscher, President of KDE e.V., says: “KDE has been one of the first Free Software non-profit organizations incorporated according to German law. We are happy to share some of the things we learnt over the many years we are running KDE now. Free software and open formats are two of the cornerstones which unite us with many other organizations, such as The Document Foundation, working on establishing freedom for users of digital devices everywhere. In order to achieve our vision of a world in which everyone has control over their digital life and enjoys freedom and privacy, we need strong partnerships with like-minded organizations like The Document Foundation.”

About KDE e.V.

KDE e.V. is a registered non-profit organization that represents the KDE Community: an international technology team dedicated to creating a free and user-friendly computing experience, offering an advanced graphical desktop, a variety of applications for communication, work, education and entertainment, and a platform to easily build new applications upon. More information about KDE and KDE e.V. can be found at www.kde.org.

June 16, 2016 10:00 AM

June 11, 2016

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At Home With Zoho Docs - PCMag India


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At Home With Zoho Docs
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Documents are checked for viruses and converted to Zoho format during upload; download format choices range from Office and OpenDocument Format (ODF) to ePub and PDF. Zoho Writer can't handle multiple columns or math equations and it forgoes ...

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June 11, 2016 01:55 AM

June 10, 2016

Google News

At Home With Zoho Docs - PC Magazine


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At Home With Zoho Docs
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Documents are checked for viruses and converted to Zoho format during upload; download format choices range from Office and OpenDocument Format (ODF) to ePub and PDF. Zoho Writer can't handle multiple columns or math equations and it forgoes ...

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June 10, 2016 08:25 PM

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June 08, 2016

ODF Wikipedia Page

Richrat4: i added "text editors, word processors" to statement about which office suites will open .odt since textedit was there; i also added Bean (software) to this list

i added "text editors, word processors" to statement about which office suites will open .odt since textedit was there; i also added Bean (software) to this list

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The OpenDocument format is used in [[free software]] and in [[proprietary software]]. This includes [[office suites]] (both stand-alone and web-based) and individual applications such as word-processors, spreadsheets, presentation, and data management applications. Prominent office suites supporting OpenDocument fully or partially include:
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The OpenDocument format is used in [[free software]] and in [[proprietary software]]. This includes [[office suites]] (both stand-alone and web-based) and individual applications such as word-processors, spreadsheets, presentation, and data management applications. Prominent text editors, word processors and office suites supporting OpenDocument fully or partially include:
   
 
* [[AbiWord]]<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.abisource.com/wiki/OpenDocument_support|title=OpenDocument support|publisher=AbiSource community|work=AbiWord Wiki|accessdate=10 September 2012}}</ref><ref name="abiword">{{cite web|url=http://www.abisource.com/release-notes/2.4.2.phtml|title=Abiword 2.4.2 Release Notes.|work=abisource.com|accessdate=2009-03-03}}</ref>
 
* [[AbiWord]]<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.abisource.com/wiki/OpenDocument_support|title=OpenDocument support|publisher=AbiSource community|work=AbiWord Wiki|accessdate=10 September 2012}}</ref><ref name="abiword">{{cite web|url=http://www.abisource.com/release-notes/2.4.2.phtml|title=Abiword 2.4.2 Release Notes.|work=abisource.com|accessdate=2009-03-03}}</ref>
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* [[Apache OpenOffice]]
 
* [[Apache OpenOffice]]
 
* [[Atlantis Word Processor]]<ref>{{cite news|url=http://www.atlantiswordprocessor.com/en/news/1_6_5.htm|title=Atlantis Word Processor 1.6.5 release notes|work=atlantiswordprocessor.com|accessdate=2010-01-28}}</ref>
 
* [[Atlantis Word Processor]]<ref>{{cite news|url=http://www.atlantiswordprocessor.com/en/news/1_6_5.htm|title=Atlantis Word Processor 1.6.5 release notes|work=atlantiswordprocessor.com|accessdate=2010-01-28}}</ref>
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* [[Bean (software)]]
 
* [[Calibre (software)|Calibre]] [[E-book|ebook]] viewer, converter, editor, and manager
 
* [[Calibre (software)|Calibre]] [[E-book|ebook]] viewer, converter, editor, and manager
 
* [[Calligra Suite]]<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.calligra-suite.org/words/ |title=Words |publisher=Calligra Suite |date= |accessdate=23 February 2012}}</ref>
 
* [[Calligra Suite]]<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.calligra-suite.org/words/ |title=Words |publisher=Calligra Suite |date= |accessdate=23 February 2012}}</ref>

by Richrat4 at June 08, 2016 03:08 PM

May 31, 2016

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The original OpenDocument format consists of an [[XML]] document that has <code><document></code> as its [[root element]]. OpenDocument files can also take the format of a [[ZIP (file format)|ZIP]] compressed archive containing a number of files and directories; these can contain binary content and benefit from ZIP's [[lossless compression]] to reduce file size. OpenDocument benefits from [[separation of concerns]] by separating the content, styles, metadata, and application settings into four separate XML files.
 
The original OpenDocument format consists of an [[XML]] document that has <code><document></code> as its [[root element]]. OpenDocument files can also take the format of a [[ZIP (file format)|ZIP]] compressed archive containing a number of files and directories; these can contain binary content and benefit from ZIP's [[lossless compression]] to reduce file size. OpenDocument benefits from [[separation of concerns]] by separating the content, styles, metadata, and application settings into four separate XML files.
   
There is a comprehensive set of example documents in OpenDocument format available.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://testsuite.opendocumentfellowship.com/|archiveurl=http://web.archive.org/web/20110715005940/http://testsuite.opendocumentfellowship.com/|archivedate=15 July 2012|title=OpenDocument Sample Documents|year=2006|publisher=[[Intel Corporation]]|accessdate= 12 December 2012|deadurl=yes}}</ref> The whole test suite is available under the [[Creative Commons licenses|Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 license]].
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There is a comprehensive set of example documents in OpenDocument format available.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://testsuite.opendocumentfellowship.com/|archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/web/20110830170930/http://testsuite.opendocumentfellowship.com/ |archivedate=30 August 2011 |title=OpenDocument Sample Documents|year=2006|publisher=[[Intel Corporation]]|accessdate= 12 December 2012|deadurl=yes}}</ref> The whole test suite is available under the [[Creative Commons licenses|Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 license]].
   
 
==Standardization==
 
==Standardization==

by GreenC bot at May 31, 2016 10:58 AM

May 25, 2016

Slashdot

CentOS Linux 6.8 Released

An anonymous reader writes: CentOS team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of CentOS Linux 6.8 and install media for i386 and x86_64 Architectures. Release Notes for 6.8 are available here. Softpedia writes: "CentOS Linux 6.8 arrives today with major changes, among which we can mention the latest Linux 2.6.32 kernel release from upstream with support for storing up to 300TB of data on XFS filesystems. The VPN endpoint solution implemented in the NetworkManager network connection manager utility is now provided on the libreswan library instead of the Openswan IPsec implementation used in previous release of the OS, and it looks like the SSLv2 protocol has been disabled by default for the SSSD (System Security Services Daemon), which also comes with support for smart cards now." In addition, the new release comes with updated applications, including the LibreOffice 4.3.7 office suite and Squid 3.4 caching and forwarding web proxy, many of which are supporting the Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.2 protocol, including Git, YUM, Postfix, OpenLDAP, stunnel, and vsftpd. The dmidecode open-source tool now supports SMBIOS 3.0.0, you can now pull kickstart files from HTTPS (Secure HTTP) sources, the NTDp (Network Time Protocol daemon) package has an alternative solution as chrony, SSLv3 has been disabled by default, and there's improved support for Hyper-V.

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May 19, 2016

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May 17, 2016

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** [[Netherlands]]<ref>{{cite web |title=ODF 1.2 on Dutch "apply or explain" list |url=https://lijsten.forumstandaardisatie.nl/open-standaard/odf12}}</ref>
** [[Poland]]
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** [[Poland]]<ref>{{cite web |url=http://isap.sejm.gov.pl/DetailsServlet?id=WDU20120000526 |title=Rozporządzenie Rady Ministrów z dnia 12 kwietnia 2012 r. w sprawie Krajowych Ram Interoperacyjności, minimalnych wymagań dla rejestrów publicznych i wymiany informacji w postaci elektronicznej oraz minimalnych wymagań dla systemów teleinformatycznych |publisher=Internetowy System Aktów Prawnych |date= |accessdate=2016-05-17}}</ref>
 
** [[Portugal]]<ref>{{cite web |url=http://www.esop.pt/portugal-publishes-open-standards-catalogodf-pdf-and-several-other-standards-are-mandatory/ |title=ESOP » Portugal publishes open standards catalog. ODF, PDF and several other standards are mandatory |publisher=Esop.pt |date= |accessdate=2013-05-01}}</ref>
 
** [[Portugal]]<ref>{{cite web |url=http://www.esop.pt/portugal-publishes-open-standards-catalogodf-pdf-and-several-other-standards-are-mandatory/ |title=ESOP » Portugal publishes open standards catalog. ODF, PDF and several other standards are mandatory |publisher=Esop.pt |date= |accessdate=2013-05-01}}</ref>
 
** [[Slovakia]]
 
** [[Slovakia]]

by The Last V8 at May 17, 2016 07:39 PM

May 14, 2016

Google News

Italijanska vojska izbrala LibreOffice - Računalniške Novice


Računalniške Novice

Italijanska vojska izbrala LibreOffice
Računalniške Novice
S tem bo dokumentni format ODF postal uradni format italijanske vojske in za izmenjavo dokumentov znotraj obrambnega ministrstva. Italijansko obrambno ministrstvo naj bi s tem pristopom v nekaj letih privarčevalo med 26 milijoni in 29 milijoni evrov ...

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May 14, 2016 02:35 PM

Talijanska vojska prelazi na LibreOffice - Bug.hr


Bug.hr

Talijanska vojska prelazi na LibreOffice
Bug.hr
Talijansko Ministarstvo obrane službeno je objavilo kako u idućih nekoliko godina planira u potpunosti prijeći s Microsoftovog paketa uredskih alata Office na alternativu otvorenog koda LibreOffice. Također planiraju prihvatiti ODF kao službeni format ...

May 14, 2016 05:39 AM

Upcoming Features of LibreOffice 5.2 - Softpedia News


Upcoming Features of LibreOffice 5.2
Softpedia News
But that's not all, as LibreOffice Calc also ships with a new statistical wizard as an alternative to supplement the package Microsoft Excel analysis, support for wildcards that are compatible with the XLS, XLSX, and ODF 1.2 document formats, support ...

May 14, 2016 02:08 AM

May 12, 2016

Google News

26-29 millió eurót tervez spórolni az olasz hadsereg a LibreOffice-ra váltással - Hungarian Unix Portal


26-29 millió eurót tervez spórolni az olasz hadsereg a LibreOffice-ra váltással
Hungarian Unix Portal
Tavaly szeptemberben jelentette be a LibreItalia Association, hogy az olasz hadseregnél folyamatban van a LibreOffice irodai programcsomagra és Open Document Format-ra (ODF) váltás. Azóta sok hír nem érkezett a projekt felől, egészen mostanáig.

May 12, 2016 09:05 PM

Italian military to drop Microsoft Office for LibreOffice - Neowin


Neowin

Italian military to drop Microsoft Office for LibreOffice
Neowin
LibreItalia says it has committed to developing a series of educational and training courses to help Italian servicemen and MoD members learn LibreOffice software and the Open Document Format (ODF), and migrate away from Microsoft's Office suite of ...

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May 12, 2016 08:40 PM

The Document Foundation Planet

Rosemary Sebastian: About this blog

Hello, I’m Rosemary, aka roses in the IRC. This year, my project proposal with LibreOffice got accepted for GSoC. In this blog, I’ll be writing mainly about my work for the project, which is “Saving ODF XML of Change-tracking as a Sequence of Pre-defined Changes“.

 

 


May 12, 2016 07:16 PM

Google News

LibreOffice : la Défense italienne espère 29 millions d'euros d'économies - Silicon


LibreOffice : la Défense italienne espère 29 millions d'euros d'économies
Silicon
En pleine bataille de chiffre et de communication, le ministère italien de la Défense avait annoncé en septembre dernier qu'il se convertissait à LibreOffice et au format ODF. Un accord a été passé avec l'association LibreItalia pour installer la suite ...

May 12, 2016 02:47 PM

Преходът от Microsoft Office към LibreOffice ще икономиса на италианските военни 29 милиона евро - kaldata.com


kaldata.com

Преходът от Microsoft Office към LibreOffice ще икономиса на италианските военни 29 милиона евро
kaldata.com
... на Microsoft с open-source. Според италианските военни, преходът от Microsoft Office към LibreOffice ще даде икономия от 29 милиона евро. А в италианската армия ще бъде одобрен за използване формата ODF (Open Document Format).

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May 12, 2016 01:11 PM

May 11, 2016

Slashdot

Italian Military To Save Up To 29 Million Euro By Migrating To LibreOffice

Reader prisoninmate writes: Following on last year's bold announcement that they will attempt to migrate from proprietary Microsoft Office products to an open-source alternative like LibreOffice, Italy's Ministry of Defense now expects to save up to 29 million Euro with this move. We said it before, and we'll say it again, this is the smartest choice a government institution can do. And to back up this statement, the Italian Ministry of Defense announced that they expect to save between 26 and 29 million Euro over the next few years by migrating to the LibreOffice open-source software for productivity and adopting the Open Document Format (ODF).

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by manishs at May 11, 2016 03:00 PM

Google News

Italian Military to Save Up to 29 Million Euro by Migrating to LibreOffice - Softpedia News


Softpedia News

Italian Military to Save Up to 29 Million Euro by Migrating to LibreOffice
Softpedia News
... this statement, the Italian Ministry of Defense announced that they expect to save between 26 and 29 million Euro over the next few years by migrating to the LibreOffice open-source software for productivity and adopting the Open Document Format (ODF).

May 11, 2016 10:05 AM

May 09, 2016

EC Joinup

Italian military to save 26-29 million Euro by migrating to LibreOffice

The Italian Ministry of Defence expects to save 26-29 million Euro over the coming years by using LibreOffice. The LibreDifesa project aims to eventually migrate all of the organisation's well over 100,000 desktops to the open-source office productivity suite. Taking into account the deadlines set by our current Microsoft Office licences, we will have 75,000 (70%) LibreOffice users by 2017, and an additional 25,000 by 2020, says General Camillo Sileo, Deputy Chief of Department VI, Systems Department C4I, for the Transformation of Defence and General Staff.

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by Adrian Offerman at May 09, 2016 11:19 AM

Planet KDE

Let’s make Text and Vectors Awesome: 2016 Kickstarter

Even while we’re still working on fixing the last bunch of bugs for what promises to become a great 3.0 release, we’re taking the next step! It’s time for the 2016 Krita Kickstarter!
Last year, our backers funded a big performance improvement in the form of the Instant Preview feature and wickedly cool animation support, right in the core of Krita. And a bunch of stretch goals, some of which are already implemented in 3.0, some of which will come in Krita 3.1.

This year, we’re focusing on two big topics: the text tool and the vector layers. Plus, there are a lot of exciting stretch goals for you to vote on!

Krita’s text tool used to be shared with the rest of KOffice, later Calligra. It’s a complete word processor in a box, with bibliography, semantic markup, tables, columns and more! But not much fine typographic control and besides… It has always been a bad fit, it has never worked well!

Now is the time to join us and make it possible to create an awesome text tool, one that is really suitable to what you need text for in Krita: real typographic and artistic control, support for various languages, for translations, for scripts from all over the world. One integrated text tool that is easy to use, puts you in control and can be extended over the years with new features.

texteditor-mock

The second topic is vector graphics. It’s related to the text tool, since both are vector layer features. Currently, our vector graphics are defined in the OpenDocument Graphics format, which is fine for office applications, but not great for artwork. There’s already a start for supporting the SVG standard instead, and now’s the time to finish the job! And once we’re SVG to the core, we can start improving the usability of the vector tools themselves, which also suffer from having been designed to work in a word processor, spreadsheet or presentation application. Now that Krita is no longer part of a suite of office applications, we can really focus on making all the tools suitable for artists! Let’s make working with vector art great!

FlyingKonqui-animtim

And of course, there are a bunch of stretch goals, ranging from small ones to a really big stretch goal, Python scripting. Check out the kickstarter page for a full list!

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One of the fun parts of backing a kickstarter project are the rewards. For a Krita kickstarter, these are mostly small, fun things to remember a great campaign by. But we’re trying to do something special this year! After the kickstarter is funded, we will commission Krita artists from all over the world to create art for us that we will use in various rewards!

by Krita News at May 09, 2016 04:36 AM

May 07, 2016

Charles H. Schulz

Not so fast, open standards!

My friend Andrew Updegrove wrote a surprising essay in his latest blog post about the irrelevance of open standards. More exactly his point, if I understood correctly, was that open standards were becoming irrelevant as a topic as everyone is using and relying on them, and the software industry can no longer afford to play the game of vendor lock-in towards customers, partners and competitors. If that’s Andy’s opinion I happen to disagree with it, but only partially. Let me explain.

Open Standards fading into oblivion as something that’s not interesting and yet so mundane because everyone would rely on them is somewhat of a good news I think. It is likely that some parts of the industry, such as cloud computing players, cannot afford to “invent” brand new proprietary platforms. Whatever you do, if this particular case is an example, is to design and develop a platform, an infrastructure or a service that is either OpenStack based, or at least fully capable of interfacing itself through Swift, AWS, Azure compatible or otherwise open APIs. While these are not all open standards, it’s a good thing: downstream players want to be compatible, but the upstream, major cloud technologies are open to some large extent as well as it is in their interest to be used and relied upon by the largest part of the market.

There are however some hiccups with vendor lock-in, in cloud computing or elsewhere. It just hasn’t disappeared. The lock-in still exists through proprietary or otherwise unimplementable file formats; through undocumented protocols and weak or non existent reversibility clauses. Vendor lock-in has not gone away, it has become more subtle by moving up the ladder. If your entire business processes are hosted and run by a cloud service provider there may be some good reasons for you to have made that choice; but the day the need for another provider or another platform is felt the real test will be to know if it is possible to back up your data and processes and rebuild them elsewhere and in a different way. That’s an area where open standards could really help and will play an increasing role. Another area where open standards are still contentious is multimedia: remember what happened to Mozilla in 2015 when they chose to embed proprietary, DRM-riddled codecs because of industry pressure.

Now Andrew suggests that the market is turning to FOSS the same way they first turned to open standards. True enough, FOSS has never been as popular as it is today, but I do not believe for a moment that it is because I.T. professionals or their clients understand what Free & Open Source Software is. That’s unfortunate of course, and we do need to keep in mind that open standards and FOSS, while being quite compatible, are two widely different things.

To come back to the original point, I believe something more incidental may explain his perception. ODF-logoFrom about 2006 to 2010, the world of open standards was full of exciting initiatives, global battles for market domination or liberation. Let’s mention a few of these: html5, microformats, RDF, ebXML and of course ODF, with the OOXML saga. That’s a lot in 4 to 5 years even for the tech industry. In some cases these standards have defined today’s state of the art, in others, they’re found anywhere on the Internet and the enterprise. After these years, open standards continued to grow of course; but the politics cooled down a bit and the bubble deflated.

Open standards are not going away, they still matter and I’m sure they will come back in the spotlight just like with pretty much everything in the I.T. industry. Look, we’re talking again about A.I. I can’t wait for the moment we’ll be bombarded by some paradigm shift in e-commerce or with the fat client as in, fat client and thin server in opposition to the thin client and the fat server where all the logic comes from the server. But I digress. Open standards help everyone who want to have a part to play in the game. Whether that standard ends up being used or not, replaced or opposed by another open standard is not what matters: that’s the life of standards. I’m confident we will see their importance being highlighted again for everyone soon or later.

by Charles at May 07, 2016 09:10 AM

May 03, 2016

The Document Foundation Planet

Gülşah Köse: LibreOffice Hackfest Ankara, Turkey 2016

LibreOffice Hackfest Ankara was held for the first time in Turkey between on 29th April and 1st May sponsored by TUBITAK (Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey). Michael Meeks, Markus Mohrhard and Jan-Marek Glogowski came to Ankara, Turkey for sharing their knowledge with us about LibreOffice. 20~ people attended the event.

29th April:
  • Met with each other.
  • Michael and Markus made presentations about following topics
    • Solving arbitrary problems from a standing start - Real word engineering
    • LibreOffice code structure
    • LibreOffice core classes
    •  Automated testing
    •  Calc & Chart2
    •  ODF and OOXML in LibreOffice
    •  Data for LibreOffice developers
30th April and 1th May:
  • Coding and coding :)
 Hackfest was so beneficial for all attendees. We can get help from irc and mailing list but being together accelerated all of us. Michael, Markus and Jan were very friendly and helpful developers so we left hackfest very happy. We are going to go on contributing and spreading LibreOffice in Turkey.

Finally i want to say that time is the most precious thing we have so thanks to Michael, Markus and Jan for spearing time to us and many thanks to TUBITAK for sponsorship.

 And some photos \o/















by Gülşah Köse (noreply@blogger.com) at May 03, 2016 10:17 PM

Google News

Førsteamanuensis/ høgskulelektor i musikk - Ballade.no


Førsteamanuensis/ høgskulelektor i musikk
Ballade.no
Det er søkjar sitt ansvar å sørge for at alle dokument/filer er lasta opp innan søknadsfristen. Vedlegg skal lastast opp som separate filer i eit format som kan leggjast ved elektronisk; PDF, PMG, JPEG, ODF, DOC. Dersom vedlegga samla overstig 15 MB ...

May 03, 2016 07:44 AM

April 29, 2016

Google News

Administration numérique : officialisation de la nouvelle version du référentiel général d'interopérabilité - Localtis.info


Administration numérique : officialisation de la nouvelle version du référentiel général d'interopérabilité
Localtis.info
Enfin, côté bureautique, l'Open Document Format (ODF) est passé du statut de standard "en observation" à celui de standard "recommandé". Ce qui signifie que pour leurs nouveaux projets ou le choix de leurs nouvelles applications, les administrations ...

April 29, 2016 05:47 PM

Open365: Die kostenlose Office-365-Alternative - COMPUTER BILD


COMPUTER BILD

Open365: Die kostenlose Office-365-Alternative
COMPUTER BILD
Dokumente lassen sich wie beim herkömmlichen Libre Office im Open Document Format (ODF) und auch als Microsoft-Dateien speichern. Ein Synchronisierungsprogramm für Geräte steht für Windows, Mac OS X, Linux und Android bereit. Die Variante für ...

April 29, 2016 06:37 AM

April 27, 2016

Google News

Sénat : un amendement réintroduit une disposition visant à promouvoir le logiciel libre et les formats ouverts, au sein ... - Developpez.com


Sénat : un amendement réintroduit une disposition visant à promouvoir le logiciel libre et les formats ouverts, au sein ...
Developpez.com
Dans sa nouvelle version, l'un des changements notables est que le format Open Document (ODF) est devenu le seul format recommandé par l'État pour échanger des documents bureautiques révisables au sein des administrations. En ce qui concerne le ...

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April 27, 2016 12:48 PM

April 26, 2016

Slashdot

Open365 Is An Open Source Alternative to Microsoft Office 365

Martin Brinkmann, writing for Ghacks: Open365 is an open source Office 365 alternative that allows you to edit or create documents online, and to sync files with the cloud. The service is in beta currently but you can sign up for it already on the official website. You may use it using a web browser, download clients for Windows, Mac or Linux desktop machines, or for Android. An iOS client is in the making currently and will be made available as well soon. Open 365 offers two main features that you can make use of. First, it enables you to synchronize files between devices you use and the cloud. Second, it allows you to view, edit and create documents in the cloud using the technology provided by the Open Source Office suite LibreOffice Online for that.

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by manishs at April 26, 2016 04:30 PM

Google News

France : le format ODF recommandé par l'État pour les documents bureautiques révisables - Developpez.com


France : le format ODF recommandé par l'État pour les documents bureautiques révisables
Developpez.com
Parmi les changements notables dans cette nouvelle version par rapport à la version 1 de 2009, le format Open Document (ODF) devient le seul format recommandé pour échanger des documents bureautiques révisables. Ce statut signifie que le format de ...
Bureautique: le format ODF recommandé dans les administrationsZDNet France
Le RGI favorise le format ODFTooLinux
Le décret d'application du RGIv2 est sortiInformatiqueNews

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April 26, 2016 10:01 AM

April 25, 2016

Google News

Slashdot

Mozilla Seeks New Home For Email Client Thunderbird

Reader chefmonkey writes: In a report commissioned by Mozilla to explore the next home for Thunderbird, two potential new hosts have been offered: the Software Freedom Conservancy (host to git, boost, QEMU, and a host of other projects) and The Document Foundation (home of LibreOffice). At the same time, the report discusses completely uncoupling Thunderbird from the rest of the Mozilla codebase and bringing in a dedicated technical architect to chart the software's roadmap. Given that the two named organizations are already on board with taking Thunderbird under their wing, is this a new lease on life for the email program Mozilla put out to pasture four years ago?In December last year, Mozilla Foundation chairperson Mitchell Baker had argued that the organization should disentangle itself from the Thunderbird email client in order to focus on Firefox. It appears the Firefox-maker is all set to part ways with Thunderbird.

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by manishs at April 25, 2016 08:30 PM

HackerNews

April 24, 2016

Google News

Le RGI favorise le format ODF - TooLinux


Le RGI favorise le format ODF
TooLinux
Cette version du RGI, contrairement à la première, prend parti en faveur de l'open-source en favorisant et recommandant l'usage du format ODF au détriment du format OpenXML de Microsoft, qui lui est « en observation ». Le RGI évolue puisque que dans sa ...
Bureautique: le format ODF recommandé dans les administrationsZDNet France

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April 24, 2016 10:26 PM

April 23, 2016

Charles H. Schulz

The importance of the Document Liberation Project

Today I would like to focus on a quite interesting project, even though it is rarely spoken of: The Document Liberation Project. The Document Liberation Project is LibreOffice’s sister project and is hosted inside the Document Foundation; it keeps its own distinct goals and ecosystem however. We often think of it as being overly technical to explain, as the project does not provide binaries everyone may download and install on a computer. Let’s describe in a few words what it does. The Document Liberation project aims at developing filters handling various file formats. The output of the project is then reused inside LibreOffice as well as in other Free Software such as (but not limited to) Inkscape, Abiword, etc.Docliberation

Many people have files and documents that are sitting somewhere on their hard drives and that were first generated by an ancient office suite, word processor or spreadsheet application. Most of these file formats were never publicly documented. As a result, people experience vendor lock-in as they are unable to convert them in a stable, supported and open file format they can actually use. In order to solve this conundrum the Document Liberation project has a set of export filters that convert files to ODF, epub and even Abiword format. Its crownjewel, so to speak, is the set of import filters it has been collecting over the years and that it has improved. Those filters range from MS Publisher files to Clarisworks and Apple Keynote and also have many rarely used file formats. Let’s take a look at the list mentioned on the project’s website:

libwpd
Corel WordPerfect import library.
libwpg
Corel WordPerfect Graphics import library.
libwps
Microsoft Works import library.
libmwaw
A library for import of many legacy Mac document formats.
libabw
AbiWord import library.
libcdr
Corel Draw import library.
libmspub
Microsoft Publisher import library.
libvisio
Microsoft Visio import library.
libetonyek
Apple Keynote/Pages/Numbers import library.
libfreehand
Aldus/Macromedia/Adobe FreeHand import library.
libe-book
A library for import of many e-book formats.
libpagemaker
Adobe PageMaker import library.

This list is impressive and keeps growing. One may also notice the usefulness of the project for digital artists and designers. You can help the project in three ways:
* help developing these filters and libraries
* help documenting the formats the project tries to manage
* submit test documents and assess how effective the filters are in real life.

You may of course donate to the Document Foundation as well. The Document Liberation project matters a lot. It matters for many different people and for the ecosystem of desktop software relying on these files, from office suites to graphical design tool and document processors. If you feel like you could help, do not hesitate one bit, your contribution will be much appreciated and you will help liberating the world, one document at a time.

by Charles at April 23, 2016 01:46 PM

April 22, 2016

Google News

Le RGI v2 officialisé, ODF préféré à OpenXML - Silicon


Silicon

Le RGI v2 officialisé, ODF préféré à OpenXML
Silicon
Malgré ces antécédents, le référentiel v2 prend clairement parti, privilégiant le format bureautique ODF, issu de la suite OpenOffice, sur le format OpenXML de Microsoft. Certes, ce dernier n'est pas totalement absent de ce référentiel de ...

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April 22, 2016 02:36 PM

April 19, 2016

Google News

What is the Future for Document Creation? - CIOReview


CIOReview

What is the Future for Document Creation?
CIOReview
It's hard to see something replacing Word even with initiatives such as the Open Document Format (ODF) supported by the UK Government. However, the whole point of a Black Swan event is that it comes out of left field and is extremely difficult to predict.

April 19, 2016 01:41 PM

April 18, 2016

EC Joinup

South Tyrol makes U-turn, drops LibreOffice project

Switches to proprietary cloud-based office service

The government of Italy's South Tyrol province will end its LibreOffice migration project, and instead intends to switch to a proprietary cloud-based office service. A decision was published on 12 April.

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by Gijs Hillenius at April 18, 2016 06:28 AM

April 15, 2016

ODF Wikipedia Page

74.192.133.56: Updated link

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* [[Calligra Suite]]<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.calligra-suite.org/words/ |title=Words |publisher=Calligra Suite |date= |accessdate=23 February 2012}}</ref>
 
* [[Corel Corporation|Corel]] [[Corel WordPerfect Office|WordPerfect Office X6]]<ref>{{cite web
 
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by 74.192.133.56 at April 15, 2016 05:21 PM

April 14, 2016

The Document Foundation Planet

Miklos Vajna: OOXML signature export in LibreOffice

After adding support for reading OOXML signatures in LibreOffice, I continued with implementing OOXML signature export (as in: not only verification, but signing).

By verification, I mean that I count the signature of the input document, then compare it with an existing signature, and if they match, it is verified. This can be also called "import", as I only read an existing signature, I don’t create one. By signing, I mean the creation of a new signature, which is always good — if it isn’t, that’s a programming error. This can be also called "export", as I write the new signature into the document.

First, thanks to the Dutch Ministry of Defense who made this work possible (as part of a project implementing trusted signing and communication in LibreOffice), this included:

  • signing a previously unsigned document

  • appending a signature to an already signed document

  • removing a signature from a document with multiple signatures

  • removing the last signature of a signed document, turning it into an unsigned one

Obviously the hardest part was the initial success: signing a previously unsigned document, in a way that is accepted by both LibreOffice and MSO. One trick here is that while in ODF the signature stream is simply added to an existing document storage, in OOXML the storage has to refer to the signature sub-storage (it’s not a stream, as it has a stream for each individual signature), then it has to be signed, and finally the signature can be added to the document storage. So instead of reading the document, then appending the signature, here we need to modify the document, and then we can append the signature. By referring the signature sub-storage, I mean it is necessary to modify [Content_Types].xml (so it contains a mime type for both the .sigs extension, and also for the individual /_xmlsignatures/sigN.xml streams) and also the _rels/.rels stream has to refer _xmlsignatures/origin.sigs, which will contain the list of actual signatures. A surprising detail is that the signature is required to contain quite some software and hardware details about your environment, like monitor resolution, Windows version and so on. For a cross-platform project like LibreOffice this isn’t meaningful, not to mention we have no interest in leaking such information. So what I did instead is writing hardcoded values based on what my test environment would produce, just to please MSO. ;-)

After the initial OOXML signature exporter was ready, the next challenge was adding multiple signatures. The problem here is that you have to roundtrip the existing signatures perfectly. And when I write perfectly, I really mean it: if a single character is written differently, then the hash of the signature will be different, so the roundtrip (when we write back an existing and a new signature to the document) will invalidate the signature. And there is no way around that: the very point of the signature is that only the original signer can re-calculate the signature hash. :-) So what we do is simply threating the existing signatures as a byte array, and when writing back, then we don’t try to re-construct the signature stream based on the xmlsecurity data model, but simply write back the byte array. This way it’s enough to extract parts of the signature which are presented to the user (date, certificate, comment), and we don’t need to parse the rest.

Removing one of multiple existing signatures isn’t particularly hard, you just need to update _xmlsignatures/_rels/origin.sigs.rels and [Content_Types].xml which refer each and every signature stream. It’s a good idea to truncate them before writing, otherwise you may get a not even well-formed XML as a result.

Finally removing the last signature is a matter of undoing all changes we did while adding the first signature (the content type list and the toplevel relation list), finally removing the signature sub-storage all-together. I also factored out all this signature management code from DigitalSignaturesDialog (which is a graphical dialog) to DocumentSignatureManager, so that all the above mentioned features can be unit-tested.

Putting all of these together, LO can now do all signature add, append, remove and clean operations a user would expect from what is referred as simply OOXML signature support. As usual, you can try this right now with a 5.2 daily build. :-)

April 14, 2016 06:20 AM

March 31, 2016

The Document Foundation Planet

Miklos Vajna: OOXML signature import in LibreOffice

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After adding support for SHA-256 hashes in LibreOffice, I turned towards implementing OOXML signature import (as in: verification, not signing) in LibreOffice. First, thanks to the Dutch Ministry of Defense who made this work possible (as part of a project implementing trusted signing and communication in LibreOffice), I collected a list of building blocks needed for this to work:

  • support for the Relationships Transform Algorithm (described in ISO/IEC 29500-2:2012) in xmlsec

  • an actual XML parser for the OOXML signature in xmlsecurity/

  • a new filter flag, so that our code no longer assumes "is ODF" means "supports digital signing" and

  • some refactoring in xmlsecurity/, so that our digital signature code doesn’t assume that multiple signatures are always written to a single file

The xmlsec bits are now upstream, it seems to me that new algorithm is needed, so that MSO can avoid signing a number of streams (files in ZIP containers), while still being able to verify that all normal streams are signed. Given that MSO by default doesn’t sign all streams (so that e.g. the metadata of the document can be modified without invalidating signatures), this is in use even for a hello-world document. This implies that a typical OOXML signature will never gain the best "signed" category in LO, as we’ll always warn that even though the signature is valid, not all streams are signed. This is a bit of a rant, but better not hide the reality: a default ODF signature covers more than a default OOXML signature.

The OOXML signature parser had to extract all information from the signature markup that’s interesting for LibreOffice, like the certificate, the signature date or the signature description. I considered extending the ODF signature parser instead of implementing a new one for OOXML, since both markups are based on the same W3C signing spec, but they are different enough that the added complexity doesn’t outweigh the benefit of code sharing here.

The next step was to add a new SUPPORTSSIGNING filter flag in filter/, and mark the DOCX, XLSX and PPTX file filters as such, and then of course find places mostly in sfx2/ and xmlsecurity/ that assume only ODF files can be signed, and modifying those checks to also handle this new flag.

Finally, a difference between ODF and OOXML signatures is that ODF puts all of them in a single stream, and all the signing and verifying code works with that stream. However, in case of OOXML, all signatures are in separate streams, so if we want to work with a single object as kind of a signature context, we need a storage (a sub-directory inside the ZIP container), and work with that.

Putting all of these together, we now have unit tests that take test documents having "good" and "bad" signatures, and the verification result in LO will match with the one of MSO. As usual, you can try this right now with a 5.2 daily build. :-)

March 31, 2016 06:47 AM

March 30, 2016

Planet KDE

Testing ODF on Document Freedom Day

Today is Document Freedom Day, the day in the year on which we pay extra attention to open standards.

Document Freedom Day

Document Freedom Day

Because OpenDocument Format (ODF) is the open standard that I am involved in most, I want to write a few words about it.

Since last autumn, I'm working on the ODF standard for the Dutch government. Supporting standards in government is an important task: new software comes and goes, but documents, once created, should be readable and reusable into the future.

Standards for Freedom

Standards help with freedom. If the standard is open, users can choose the software they prefer. The standard helps to create competition on the market.

That is why it is important to have a good standard and software that adheres to it.

It is the latter part, the 'adhering to' that I've given attention to lately. The promise of a standard is to have a common understanding of what the contents of a file mean. Users of ODF should be able to check how well ODF software follows the standard.

ODF Test Server

To find this out, a new project was started last fall: ODF Test Server. This is a web site, currently in development, where anyone can join and add test cases. The tests are then run automatically and results for all ODF software are updated immediately.

The site will cross-link the test files with the ODF standard and show what software covers which part of the standard.

Working on this site has been a lot of fun and a great learning experience. Ingredients from previous projects are coming together nicely to form this new site.

Building on previous work

The main ingredient is ODF AutoTests. ODF AutoTests is an offline version of the site that we are developing now. At the last ODF Plugfest, we evaluated hundreds of tests and wrote a report on them (scroll down for the numbers).

The testing site will improve on the ODF AutoTests. The tests can be evaluated online and only positively evaluated tests will show up in the results. The site will keep track of progress on fixes to the issues that are found.

If you want to join the fun, that's possible of course. The source code is available. It is written in Haskell (server) and Java (client). (Writing a web server in Haskell is a real joy.)

Finally, I'd like to thank NLNet and Logius for making this ODF testing website possible.

by Jos van den Oever (vandenoever) at March 30, 2016 12:00 AM

March 29, 2016

Google News

The Document Foundation Planet

Official TDF Blog: Designing with LibreOffice

front-cover-web-200x300Bruce Byfield, a journalist who specializes in writing about free and open source software, has recently released Designing with LibreOffice, a book about our beloved free office suite, which is not the usual death march through the menu and standard tasks. Instead, the book takes two fresh approaches to the world’s most popular free office suite.

First, it explains the importance of using styles and templates in order to use LibreOffice with the most convenience and the least effort. Second, it explains the basics of modern design and how to apply them in LibreOffice, expanding on the open secret that LibreOffice is as much a desktop publishing application as an office suite.

The result of these approaches is a unique overview of using LibreOffice. If you are a new user, the book will help you get up to speed with LibreOffice. If you have already used LibreOffice, then this book will leave you with a clearer overview of the program and its capabilities.

Designing with LibreOffice has been published by Friends of OpenDocument under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Readers do not need to ask for permission to copy, share, or re-use the contents of Designing with LibreOffice. However, the publisher would appreciate hearing how and where the material has been re-used.

Designing with LibreOffice has a website, with additional information about the book and the author. Of course, the book can be downloaded from the website, and purchased as a traditional paper book from the the Friends of OpenDocument store on Lulu.

March 29, 2016 11:35 AM

March 25, 2016

Slashdot

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Final Beta Released

prisoninmate writes: Canonical pushed the first-ever public Beta ISO images of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus), which the company calls "Final Beta" builds, and it looks like they ship with Linux kernel 4.4.6 LTS, the ability to move the Unity Launcher to the bottom of the screen, though, the option remains hidden, for now, the LibreOffice 5.1.1 office suite, GNOME Software as the default package manager, and GNOME Calendar as default calendar app, which supports Google Calendars as well. Official flavors like Ubuntu Studio, Kubuntu, Ubuntu MATE, Ubuntu GNOME, Xubuntu, Lubuntu, and Unbuntu Kylin had also participate in the Beta 2 release. Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and its official flavors are currently scheduled for release on April 21, 2016. (Xenial is kind of a cool word, too.)

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

by timothy at March 25, 2016 02:42 PM

March 24, 2016

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Google Sheets And Slides Updated, More File Formats Supported And Other Changes [APK Download] - Android Police


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Google Sheets And Slides Updated, More File Formats Supported And Other Changes [APK Download]
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When I saw this post, that was my first thought too: They're finally adding open document format support! But alas, nope. Considering that ODF is an open standard, they really should support it, given their nature to be friendly towards open-source ...

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March 24, 2016 09:37 PM

March 23, 2016

EC Joinup

Nantes Métropole completes switch to LibreOffice

Will invest EUR 200,000 in improvements and new features

In April, Nantes Métropole, France’s 6th largest city, will complete its transition to LibreOffice, a free and open source suite of office productivity tools. The city has budgeted EUR 200,000 for bug fixes and new features, specifying that all improvements are to be submitted for inclusion in the LibreOffice project.

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by Gijs Hillenius at March 23, 2016 03:49 PM

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Нели Крус влезе в борда на директорите на Salesforce - Tech News


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Нели Крус влезе в борда на директорите на Salesforce
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Две години по-късно Нели Крус подкрепи предложението Open Document Format (ODF) да стане стандарт за обмен на документи между правителствата на Европа. Крус също така беше отявлен противник на Microsoft. През 2004 г.

March 23, 2016 12:50 PM

The Document Foundation Planet

Miklos Vajna: SHA-256 hashes for ODF signatures in LibreOffice

As it happened with MD5 hashes in the past, the world is currently moving from SHA1 hashes to SHA-256 hashes these days. This affects LibreOffice’s ODF signing feature as well, where we previously wrote and read SHA-1 hashes, but not SHA-256 ones. First, thanks to the Dutch Ministry of Defense who made this work possible (as part of a project implementing trusted signing and communication in LibreOffice), I could start work on tdf#76142 which attached a reproducer document as well, helping the implementation of this feature.

If you’re not into the digital signature details, SHA-256 is relevant in two aspects here:

  • it can be a signature method, denoted by the http://www.w3.org/2001/04/xmldsig-more#rsa-sha256 URI, and

  • it can be a digest method, denoted by the http://www.w3.org/2001/04/xmlenc#sha256 URI

Hashing is interesting in the context of digital signatures because typically not the whole document is signed, just a hash of it, and crypto frameworks like nss or mscrypto typically tie these two together, so you just say you sign with rsa-sha256, which in more detail means hashing with SHA-256 and then signing using rsa.

A valid signed document using SHA-256 hashing looked like this before:

I.e. we failed to validate the signature, and presented a dialog that suggested the signature is not valid. After my changes, it looks like this:

I.e. no error on loading, and the status bar icon tells the user that everything is fine, except that we can’t validate the certificate used for signing.

As for when should LibreOffice start writing (not reading) SHA-256 hashes when creating signatures, it’s an open question. Probably best to wait till most users already have a version that can read those hashes. Then we would still keep support for reading SHA-1 hashes, but we would use SHA-256 when creating new signatures.

Another detail is that the hard work of signing in LibreOffice is done by using libxmlsec. We bundled a heavily patched version from 2009, and it wasn’t clear how much work it is to port our patches to a newer upstream version, so I’ve initially backported the SHA-256 patches to our older version (for the nss and mscrypto backends of libxmlsec, as that covers what LibreOffice uses on Linux, Windows and OS X). At the end I managed to update our bundled libxmlsec to a newer (even if not the newest yet) version, so latest master got rid of those custom backports. As usual, you can try this right now with a 5.2 daily build. :-)

March 23, 2016 08:37 AM

March 22, 2016

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Двумя годами позже она позитивно отреагировала на предложение сделать Open Document Format (ODF) стандартом для обмена документами внутри госучреждений Европы. Противостояние с Microsoft. Крус также была «лицом номер один» в ...

March 22, 2016 05:41 PM

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Jean Hollis Weber: New book: Designing with LibreOffice

Designing with LibreOfficeBruce Byfield’s much-anticipated book, Designing with LibreOffice has been published by Friends of OpenDocument, Inc. Read about it here or jump straight to the download/buy page to get a free PDF or buy a printed copy.

Carla Schroder, Author of The Linux Cookbook, The Linux Network Cookbook, and The Book of Audacity, says this about the book:

“Designing With LibreOffice” teaches everything you need to know about document production: chapters, footnotes, citations, indexes, outlines, cross-references, incorporating images and spreadsheets, and controlling the appearance of your documents. It is well-organized and contains abundant examples, and is suitable for beginners to wizened old pros, who will probably discover things about LibreOffice that they didn’t know.

March 22, 2016 01:18 AM