LibreOffice 4.2 better bridges the gap with Microsoft Office

The latest point revision of the popular OpenOffice.org fork, LibreOffice, is now available for download. Version 4.2 sports a good mix of improved existing features and some valuable new ones; here are some of the most crucial improvements and additions and what makes them stand out.

A constant issue with LibreOffice and Microsoft Office has been the way documents saved in one program and edited in another get mangled because of differences in how the two interpret the OOXML format. (One item bit me quite often: the change-tracking flag in DOCX files.)