Software Update: LibreOffice 6.2.4

The Document Foundation has released the fourth update to version 6.2 of LibreOffice. This open source office package originated as an offshoot 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.

In version 6.2 we find, among other things, a new menu with tabs and the icons in the classic menu have also been refreshed. In addition, Microsoft Office’s EMF+ vector graphics work better, the way changes are tracked in documents has changed, leading to significant performance improvements, and cells from Calc can now be inserted into Writer without any problems. Version 6.2.4 had two release candidates, in which a total of 115 improvements were made.

Bugs fixed in 6.2.4 rc1:

  • i#98792 Slide show needs idle callback
  • orz#14422 null deref
  • orz#14469 null deref
  • rhbz#1691287 LibreOffice does not prompt for printer authentication
  • rhbz#1696037
  • rhbz#1699347 Crash in LibreOffice writer when I type a data in the YYYY-MM-DD format
  • rhbz#1702810 Prepare for upcoming libebook soname version bump
  • tdf#53029 There is no authentication function when printing using CUPS on the network with LibreOffice Dialogs
  • tdf#82009 PIVOTTABLE: Black color on fields of Pivot Table Layout window (Mac OS X only)
  • tdf#82184 Improve installation process for non en-US locales
  • tdf#90753 gbuild: Move packages to autoinstallation in scp2
  • tdf#97822 Trees missing arrows if OpenGL is enabled
  • tdf#100986 Rotated text does not work with on Windows (old layout: Graphite only, new layout:all fonts)
  • tdf#101854 RENDERING: Poorman’s bold not bold on Japanese font on macOS (see comment #13)
  • tdf#103725 Font scaling does not work on Windows with the new layout engine
  • tdf#103831 Horizontal text scaling doesn’t work correctly when OpenGL is enabled on Windows
  • tdf#105150 PPTX import: shape fill is not set to slide default background color
  • tdf#107966 OPENGL: Format Cells/Borders/Line Styles – not drawn
  • tdf#108423 Autocorrect while typing not replacing anymore (manually added to Replace-With) i’ll, i’ve, i’m
  • tdf#109376 Crash after accepting all changes from compared documents
  • tdf#112318 Animations set to start ‘With previous’/’After previous’ don’t work when OpenGL is enabled
  • tdf#113076 Italic set fonts are clipped on right edge in presentation mode with OpenGL rendering (HA or CPU rendering not affected)
  • tdf#113289 ODT: footnote separator line does not show
  • tdf#113834 FILESAVE Crashes when saving remotely when service host is empty
  • tdf#114316 Context Menu doesn’t open in full screen mode in Writer with OpenGL rendering
  • tdf#114801 EDITOR DOCX Cannot use the highlight ‘bucket’ function with docx file
  • tdf#115262 Image object cumulative placement error affecting Print Preview and PDF export in .ods with irregular row height
  • tdf#115843 HiDPI images in LibreOffice Writer are blurry with GTK3 backend
  • tdf#116666 Fix Hungarian collation
  • tdf#117891 Base table icons in Main window Tables list are displaying the Calc Template icon
  • tdf#118302 Tabs’ content in calc get deleted by accident (GTK3)
  • tdf#118977 MacOS: Low resolution image when pasting screenshot from Preview to Writer
  • tdf#119890 Default directory for my documents is not xdg-user-dir DOCUMENTS
  • tdf#119965 Tooltips on macOS don’t match platform styling
  • tdf#120270 No update to refs to sum cell after undoing change in sum range
  • tdf#120585 Pie chart segment rendered as rectangle when anti-aliasing is off with gtk3
  • tdf#120754 Crashes on UNDO
  • tdf#120797 Comment not displayed on hovering with gtk3 and kde5
  • tdf#120865 KDE5: Can’t move down field to see text with breaks in LO Calc
  • tdf#121337 FileDateTime(“\\nonexistent\smb\path”) returns bogus result rather than throwing error
  • tdf#122172 OOoSpotlightImporter causes mdworker to crash repeatedly.
  • tdf#122244 Installer DMG window on macOS has a misplaced “bin” folder icon
  • tdf#122487 Wrong Naming of Drawing Objects
  • tdf#122599 Classification: Signing: paragraph signing doesn’t change to invalid when the paragraph is splitted with Enter
  • tdf#122767 Artifacts from comment popup with OpenGL enabled
  • tdf#122780 FILEOPEN DOCX Crash with too long Template tag in app.xml
  • tdf#122926 FILEOPEN ODT Slower compared to the past
  • tdf#123054 FILEOPEN DOCX Paragraph style changes (regression)
  • tdf#123058 VCL=qt5 filesaver doesn’t add extension with checkbox checked
  • tdf#123204 EDITING Not all special characters appear in the AutoFilter window ( Hungarian )
  • tdf#123228 selection from Firefox themes (own theme) no longer works ( Firefox changed the API & removed the footer images)
  • tdf#123285 DATA LOSS: Writer AutoFormat “Delete spaces and tabs at end and start of line” dropping characters from text with built-in paragraph styles
  • tdf#123291 UI: Hex color input box for changing column chart node color doesn’t work
  • tdf#123313 Undoing ToC insertion in middle of word causes assertion failure
  • tdf#123421 FILESAVE XLSX Calc creates corrupted pivot table
  • tdf#123472 Unable to create file on gvfs mounted volume
  • tdf#123550 Paragraph Option: Orphan Control or Widow control should be tri-state
  • tdf#123684 FILEOPEN PPTX: Slide background fill imported with wrong color
  • tdf#123750 KDE5/ Plasma: LO Filedialog isn’t showing removable devices
  • tdf#123832 Libre Office ver 6.2 (x64 Setup hang up while trying to install
  • tdf#123855 export to xhtml from writer no longer preserves footnotes as hyperlinks
  • tdf#123859 Move slides in LO Impress -> slides disappear and finally it leads to crash
  • tdf#124026 KDE: Can’t resize any toolbar
  • tdf#124032 MacOSX: Macro-Dialog: Background-Color on TextBoxes don’t show
  • tdf#124219 soffice won’t launch because of missing symbol cairo_surface_get_device_scale
  • tdf#124240 Untranslated strings for Table of Contents, Index, Bibliography, etc.
  • tdf#124241 Window too large to get to okay on 1600×900 display
  • tdf#124292 KDE5: Fractional scaling makes most UI and rendered text look bad
  • tdf#124326 Undo after drag&drop changes the original formula
  • tdf#124327 calc. Wrong render of legend’s font in Chart (OpenGL enabled)
  • tdf#124329 Published attribute of shapes in sheets regarding the now 3 anchoring types is missing
  • tdf#124385 toolkit: UnknownPropertyException on setModel() call
  • tdf#124386 Don’t show all symbols
  • tdf#124411 Impress: dragging image from file browser to slide replaces
  • tdf#124469 table of figures and index of tables not clickable in pdf
  • tdf#124503 LibreOffice doesn’t detect JVM because of unexpected java.vendor property value
  • tdf#124579 Basic Macro hang up when using (operation system) filepicker/folderpicker
  • tdf#124586 Crash if switch from user outline numbering to chapter numbering with same paragraph style
  • tdf#124598 gtk3_kde5: Opening file dialog makes LO hang if KIO libraries are not installed
  • tdf#124605 Empty Variant leads to the following operator being ignored
  • tdf#124613 FORMATTING: Page Style for First page number shows up a “1.05” (gen)
  • tdf#124652 gtk3_kde5: Hang/crash when using folderpicker from Java extension
  • tdf#124670 Lost of space symbols in DOCX document
  • tdf#124676 FILESAVE: xlsx document with pivot table exported by Calc results in recovery dialog when opened in Excel
  • tdf#124698 CRASH: closing authentication dialog after LibreOffice
  • tdf#124704 No values ​​of variables shown by mouseover in BASIC
  • tdf#124722 CRASH: after pasting, if deleting more text than fits on a page
  • tdf#124725 The LibreOffice Help Webpage- Can’t search for anything after typing what I wanted to look for & pressing “Enter”
  • tdf#124730 Writer Crashes when Creating New Style
  • tdf#124756 Media objects do not trigger effects.
  • tdf#124791 LO installer is missing UI language codes
  • tdf#124794 Installation fails on Windows Server 2008 R2
  • tdf#124804 FORMATTING Image properties Borders not properly handled (automatically reset to default)
  • tdf#124828 FILEOPEN XLS Crash with large spreadsheet
  • tdf#124919 Increasing text size in table only affects the first cell
  • tdf#124932 UI: GTK3: in Customize dialog, the list Shortcut Keys doesn’t get the focus with TAB, no other option to enter any widget
  • tdf#124942 CRASH – 3D Slide Transitions in Impress
  • tdf#124979 Assert when saving versions
  • tdf#124980 Crash when defining a range
  • tdf#124984 Organize basic macro: newly added module doesn’t show up
  • tdf#124990 kde5: unfinished DnD of a sheet erases all contents of the sheet
  • tdf#125002 [Styles] Tab stop settings get mixed up during editing them
  • tdf#125011 Can’t duplicate an object
  • tdf#125039 Regression from bug 123259 when anchoring a graphic as character
  • tdf#125080 LibreOffice crashes when adding icons to Gallery
  • Template:Tfd propagate getGFileInfo failure less aggressively

Bugs fixed in 6.2.4rc2:

  • tdf#122892 Writer hangs when deleting specific line
  • tdf#124366 FILEOPEN DOCX (REGRESSION): Orphan and Widow control for paragraph isn’t applied in documents made with Microsoft Word
  • tdf#124455 EDITING: Edit Index Entry impossible for 1st key in alphabetical index
  • tdf#124675 CRASH: after moving the content down and undoing
  • tdf#124829 CRASH: cutting and undoing a sheet with external links
  • tdf#124927 Crash when adding more than one object to the animated images dialog
  • tdf#125153 StarViewMetafile import regression
  • tdf#125261 Applying autocorrect to text with URLs causes Writer to hang
  • tdf#125303 Autofit text function is not visible any more in mouse right click menu

Version number 6.2.4
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Linux, macOS, Windows Vista, Windows 8, Windows 10
Website The Document Foundation
License type GPL