The seventh version of LibreOffice (formerly OpenOffice) has received the latest update, which includes even more features and stylistic improvements to take users away from Microsoft 365 or Google Workspace.
LibreOffice 7.5 is also the first version of the suite free office software to support rotation and zoom on touchscreen devices, which is great news for users best touchscreen laptops.
Version 7.5 is available for download for Windows users (Intel/AMD and ARM processors), macOS users (Intel and M-series processors), and Linux operating system users.
What’s new in LibreOffice 7.5?
LibreOffice 7.5 Devs Made “Major Improvements” to Dark Mode, However, Some Moved to the Comments Section community page (opens in a new tab) express dissatisfaction that it cannot be turned off.
App icons have also been refreshed with new, more colorful designs, which could be a nod to key rivals Microsoft, which recently rebranded from Office 365 to Microsoft 365, and Apple, which has brought its macOS icons more in line with their iOS counterparts in recent years. .
We’ve also added document type filtering in the Start Center to make it easier to find a file in a sea of others.
Employees and individuals looking to migrate from Microsoft Office will also enjoy some updates that have improved interoperability (both ways), though it’s unlikely to ever be perfect as LibreOffice has criticized Microsoft for using its own proprietary format files, which was retired by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in 2008.
In terms of global appeal, LibreOffice seems to have achieved that as well. This is in part thanks to hundreds of developers who have made version 7.5 available in 120 different languages - enough to reach 5.4 billion native speakers and 2.3 billion second language speakers.
Full information about the updated features can be found on the page LibreOffice website (opens in a new tab). Moving forward, as individuals seek to decentralize and lock down ecosystems, and companies seek to reduce operating costs, LibreOffice is becoming an increasingly attractive proposition.