Software Update: LibreOffice 5.4.1

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The Document Foundation has released version 5.4.1 of LibreOffice. This open source office package originated as a fork of OpenOffice and comes with the word processor Writer, spreadsheet program Calc, presentation program Impress, drawing program Draw, database program Base and Formula, an application for making scientific notations.

Version 5.4 contains a large number of improvements, especially in Writer and Calc. For example, copying and pasting bulleted text is a lot better, the last settings used when importing CSV files are remembered and formulas can now contain a negative date. Furthermore, pdfium has been integrated which provides better quality of images in pdf files and we also see some performance improvements. Version 5.4.1 had two release candidates, in which just under a hundred improvements were made.

Bugs fixed in 5.4.1 rc1:

  • bnc#825305 RTF import: fix missing paragraph background [Miklos Vajna]
  • coverity#1416135 dereference after null check [Caolán McNamara]
  • coverity#1416137 dereference after null check [Caolán McNamara]
  • i#64360 crash after set text format in outline view
  • orz#2759 null dereference
  • orz#2766 ensure palette is large enough for all colors
  • orz#2833 null deref
  • orz#2846 null deref
  • orz#2852 korean table entries start at 0xF not 0x7
  • orz#2867 null deref
  • orz#2877 crash in SVTB16Short
  • orz#2899 increment pos before check, like all the other cases
  • tdf#33692 Drag and drop copying not working for shape (rectangle etc.)
  • tdf#44715 FILEOPEN: rtf import fails to set cell borders correctly
  • tdf#55469 Different line spacing across platforms
  • tdf#68787 FILESAVE: DOCX export: Footnote separator line problem
  • tdf#71409 Excessive duplicate accessible focused events for Calc input line
  • tdf#72125 Expert config dialog takes too much time to come up
  • tdf#75256 (Sifr-Icon-Theme) [META] Incomplete Sifr icon theme
  • tdf#79304 FORMATTING: Copy/paste: strikethrough attribute is not exported
  • tdf#79933 Insert Hyperlink shortcut is wrong in spanish UI
  • tdf#90352 Calc error when graphing data with source format
  • tdf#90510 FILEOPEN:Calc correctly reads but does not apply pie label settings
  • tdf#91687 FILESAVE: Doc exporter scales up rotated watermarks
  • tdf#93328 Editing circular reference causes #VALUE! error
  • tdf#93745 gtk3: UI – Writer letter wizard, Step 2, using headed paper, shows squashed spinbuttons
  • tdf#95489 Character styles applied through the Styles menu does not function in some locales
  • tdf#98315 Function Wizard showing Breeze icons when in Sifr theme
  • tdf#99071 Navigator heading is Truncated when mouse click
  • tdf#99286 Cropped image disappear after compress
  • tdf#99692 FILEOPEN: Crash on opening odt with change tracking
  • tdf#100491 FILEOPEN: Docx arrows not correctly rendered
  • tdf#103984 FILEOPEN: DOCX: Bubble not displayed in chart
  • tdf#104883 It is not allowed to install fonts on request
  • tdf#105705 Libreoffice Writer crashes on inserting Zotero citations
  • tdf#106029 Expand word space on lines with manual line breaks in justified paragraphs setting ignored when exporting to docx
  • tdf#106132 FILEOPEN, DOCX: Frame (text box) around image cuts into image and caption
  • tdf#106533 Sifr icon for “Index Entry” needed
  • tdf#106872 Very slow when selecting column (with filter and freeze Rows or Columns enable)
  • tdf#106953 FILEOPEN: RTF: First line indent is ignored
  • tdf#107033 After import of docx the length of Footnote Separator Line is 0%
  • tdf#107584 Background transparency not preserved over FILESAVE
  • tdf#107723 FILEOPEN: DOCX schema font name not honored
  • tdf#107975 CRASH: Crash after undo operation (BigPtrArray::Index2Block(unsigned long)
  • tdf#108802 Crash in: SfxBindings::GetSlotPos(unsigned short,unsigned short) Editing. (steps in comment 10)
  • tdf#108824 Slide Shows Settings not Saved
  • tdf#108867 Assertion failed when adding/removing/adding text box to a shape
  • tdf#108881 Crash in: SfxItemPool::IsInRange(unsigned short)
  • tdf#108887 Crash in: SfxItemPool::GetDefaultItem(unsigned short)
  • tdf#108921 PIVOT CHARTS: filters that leave no data available
  • tdf#108925 Too small bullet size confuses the user
  • tdf#108944 FILEOPEN: DOCX: footnote separators missing
  • tdf#108951 FILEOPEN: RTF: Custom bullets are displayed as standard bullets
  • tdf#108955 FILESAVE: RTF: Background color lost after roundtrip
  • tdf#108986 PIVOT CHARTS: drop down list arrow shouldn’t appear on “Data” button in the pivot chart controls
  • tdf#108991 Bad allocation or crash on cut text in attached ODT (with Non-Printing Characters hidden) (LibreOffice not maximized?)
  • tdf#109050 Moving table object with ALT+Arrow keys does not work properly
  • tdf#109053 DOCX: Multipage table is not imported properly – fix by avoid floating table conversion
  • tdf#109080 ODF: LibreOffice writes invalid element
  • tdf#109081 EDITING: LibreOffice hangs while selecting text ( with Formatting Marks ) ( LibreOffice not maximized )
  • tdf#109107 Sidebar’s fontheight field is not updated by moving cursor in an Impress table
  • tdf#109177 Dialogs: vertical scrollbar automatically changed to horizontal
  • tdf#109188 AutoText Preview doesn’t work when default template is read-only
  • tdf#109194 KDE: Firefox opens links only in the background
  • tdf#109202 XHTML Export: SVG not exported correctly
  • tdf#109223 PPTX: Vertical flip of child shape is not imported correctly
  • tdf#109228 FILESAVE: ODT: Anchor changed from ‘as character’ to ‘to character’ after RT
  • tdf#109242 FILESAVE: Button Label still align on the left ( steps in comment 3 )
  • tdf#109277 Control-drag-drop in Writer doesn’t copy
  • tdf#109289 Setting gridline color in options for Calc does not have effect
  • tdf#109304 Signature infobars not shown in Math
  • tdf#109314 Changing watermark doesn’t update first page if the header for first page is different than the rest
  • tdf#109347 Crash report: link isn’t displayed in Linux
  • tdf#109523 PIVOT TABLE – crash after removing a pivot table + creating new pivot chart
  • tdf#109790 FILEOPEN: RTF: Imported text has incorrect font size
  • tdf#109856 Crash in: SdrObjList::GetObjCount() ( steps in comment 12 )
  • tdf#109858 FILEOPEN:Importer correctly reads but does not apply pie label settings of XLSX and DOCX
  • tdf#109859 Crash in: sclo.dll
  • tdf#109863 Crash in: XPropertyList::Count()
  • tdf#110440 FILOPEN: XSLX attribute “invisible” is ignored for a group of shapes
  • tdf#110743 Crash on new master page, if first master page has image as background
  • tdf#110997 Some forms stall with 100% on open – It’s a date field problem
  • tdf#111080 Edit form, use ‘replace with’ to change the type of control – nothing happens
  • tdf#111087 Missing icons in 3D extrusion toolbar dropdowns
  • tdf#111173 FILEOPEN Calc crashes when opening XLSX with chart.
  • tdf#111308 Crash in: rtl_uString_assign
  • tdf#111331 Rename ‘Moderate’ template
  • tdf#111432 AddTempDevFont(const OUString& rFontFileURL) leaks memory on invocation
  • tdf#111492 XHTML export does not honor numbering levels
  • tdf#111497 CoreTextGlyphFallbackSubstitution::FindFontSubstitute() leaks memory on invocation
  • tdf#111567 Template Manager memory leak in TemplateLocalView::insertItems()
  • tdf#111571 writer crash when modeless dialog is left opened

Bugs fixed in 5.4.1rc2:

  • tdf#83562 FILESAVE: Automatic font color of text not persisted if cell has line break and non-automatic font color
  • tdf#99692 FILEOPEN: Crash on opening odt with change tracking
  • tdf#108292 CRASH: When copying/pasting a Calc Sheet (multi_type_vector::get_type#1613: block position not found!) (steps in comment 8)
  • tdf#108709 cli_ assemblies are not correctly versioned
  • tdf#110988 Middle click does not paste primary selection
  • tdf#111943 unable to open XLSX files in Calc

Version number 5.4.1
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Linux, macOS, Windows Vista, Windows 8, Windows 10
Website The Document Foundation
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License type GPL
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