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Five things I love about LibreOffice 3.3

Jan 27, 2011, 22:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier)

"It's only been a few months since the Document Foundation fork of OpenOffice.org was announced, and here they are with the first stable release of LibreOffice. The 3.3 release isn't a huge leap away from OpenOffice.org, but it does have some features that make it worth the switch.

"There's a long list of new features for the 3.3 release, but a couple stand out above the rest for me.

"Top of the list? Bundling the presenter mode extension with Impress. This lets the presenter see the current and next slides, along with a clock to see how much time has passed in the presentation. Having used Impress for dozens of presentations, I'm very pleased to see this making the mainstream release. (Here's hoping Impress will gain some of the same collaboration features that Writer has now.) Now I just need to give a few presentations to test it out...

"Another nifty addition? "Experimental" mode — which allows more adventurous users to try out unfinished features. Well, I suppose less adventurous users could as well. At any rate, I like having the option to try features that are works in progress if I choose. This may go well with the time-based releases that are planned for LibreOffice."

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