Libre Office is taking off ‘like a rocket’

LXF: We’re well aware of all the speed-ups and so on, but have you got anything planned in terms of new, user-facing features? The interface is quite old-fashioned, for instance.

MM: Sure, sure. There are many things we can do to improve our usability, I’m sure of that. But there are dangers to big directions that you sit down and put a big team on. We’re doing a lot of small shifts, which add up to big things.

As journalists, you probably have to write per word. One feature we’re introducing is interactive word count; so you can open up word count, stick it on the side, and it will update as you type