Download Latest Version of LibreOffice for Windows 8.1, 10

By: Radu Tyrsina
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If you don’t have the popular Microsoft Office suite of products installed on your Windows 8 or Windows 8.1, 10 device, then you are probably looking for some alternatives. Besides such cloud products as Google Docs, LibreOffice is one of the best solutions at your disposal.
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The best part in using LibreOffice on your Windows 8 or Windows 8.1, 10 device is the fact that it is available absolutely for free. And the software suite has kept getting better and better with every release. We will be updating this article and you will thus be notified of the new versions – when they arrive and what new do they bring to the table. If interested, you can also have a look and download the latest version of the OpenOffice desktop app for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, 10 systems.

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At the moment, there isn’t an official LibreOffice app in the Windows Store, but we all must agree that it would be so awesome if it were one. Let’s just hope that the Windows Store will keep on growing and we’ll see one day such a thing happen. For now, we’ll have to resort to the desktop aspect, which isn’t so bad, after all. I admit that I have started using LibreOffice only for the past few days and since I didn’t have my Office suite installed (I rely mainly on the cloud), I must agree that I was pleasantly surprised by its features. Not only is LibreOffice free, but also open-source, so that all the bright minds can contribute to its improvement.

LibreOffice on Windows 8.1, 10 – why it’s great

The most recent version of LibreOffice (you can snag the download link at the end of the article) brings many new features which are mainly aimed at those using the service for the service for the first time – yours truly is also included, as well. First of all, LibreOffice comes with important improvements for Microsoft Office’s native OpenXML and .docs document format. It also comes with new improvements for importing and exporting Microsoft’s legacy RTF files. There’s also the ability to import filters for AbiWord documents and Apple Keynote presentations.

Windows business users now also get a simplified custom install dialog, and the ability to centrally manage and lock-down program configuration with Group Policy Objects via Active Directory. Calc, the LibreOffice alternative to Excel has also seen important improvements in speed. Also, the user interface now seems cleaner and easier to work with. Sadly, not even Android or iOS cloud apps don’t exist as of now.

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Trust me, if you haven’t used LibreOffice yet, then you are missing out big time. From all the free alternatives available to Microsoft Office and Apple’s iWork, I dare say that this one is the best.

LibreOffice 5.0.3 [download]

This update was released on 3 November this year and brought quite a lot of new features and changes. Here’s what LibreOffice said about this particular update:

This is the third bugfix release of the 5.0.x branch of LibreOffice which contains new features and program enhancements. As such, the version is stable and is suitable for all users. This version may contain a few annoying bugs which will be fixed in the next bugfix versions to come. Detailed release notes can be accessed from the list below.

In case of problems on Windows related to OpenGL rendering, you can disable it completely by applying a registry setting (only needed if LibreOffice crashes on startup, otherwise you can disable it in Tools|Options → LibreOffice → View). You can find the necessary fragment in bugzilla (save with a .reg file extension, then you can double-click on the file to apply the change)

Go ahead and check out the official page on LibreOffice’s website for the detailed release notes, since there are quite plenty.

Download LibreOffice on Windows 8.1, 10 [Version 4.1.6]

The latest version of LibreOffice for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, 10 has been made available and the release note has also been made public, revealing what are the new changes all about. Albeit LibreOffice 4.2.3 is almost stable, it is advised that you get the latest LibreOffice 4.1.6 version which is completely safe to use. This update has been released yesterday and it’s said to be the last in the 4.1. cycle. So, here’s what has been improved, changed and added:

  • Mac version doesn’t bundle the mediawiki extension

  • The distribution for Windows is an international build, so you can choose the user interface language that you prefer.

  • Help content is available via an online service, or alternatively as a separate install.

  • Our Windows binaries are digitally signed by The Document Foundation.

  • For Windows users that have Apache OpenOffice installed, we advise uninstalling that beforehand. The two programs register the same file type associations and will conflict when the Quickstart feature is installed and enabled.

  • If you run Linux, the GCJ Java variant has known issues with LibreOffice, we advise to e.g. use OpenJDK instead.

  • LibreOffice 4.x drops a few long-deprecated features, including support for legacy binary StarOffice files, export to legacy Word and Excel (version 6.0/95), and legacy ODMA document management.

  • Some menu entries have changed or added. If you miss something, that may be due to the use of customised menu settings from your previous LibreOffice installation.

Download LibreOffice on Windows 8.1, 10

LibreOffice 4.1.5 for Windows – 206 MB, updated date – March, 2014

Recent bug fixes

* HTML import: Embed images if source URL is a local file.
* invisible text because of wrong color (white)
* OOXML import: Import video file too.
* display data description in pivot table.
* paragraph vertical spacing differs from PowerPoint
* ODF files not showing up on Windows search
* handle docx’s w:anchor layoutInCell attribute
* OOXML import: Improve chart number formats.
* OOXML import: Import border lines using reference too.
* unused value
* related: \shptxt … \jpegblip
* related $(workdirurl) was always empty
* unittest
* switch back tab at RefButton closure time
* support for modify passwd in Impress and Draw
* IsDraw doesn’t mean the app/page is Draw
* empty/Not empty doesn’t work in columns with date format
* don’t crash on loading specific .docx
* don’t double destroy the HASH when PDF signing.
* crash after 3rd call to ApplicationScriptLibraryContainer
* crash after 3rd call to ApplicationScriptLibraryContainer
* related: don’t crash on missing table styles
* allow pasting into input fields
* related $(workdirurl) was always empty
* file crashed while saving.
* crash in oox::drawingml::LayoutNode::setupShape
* crash in DomainMapper_Impl::CloseFieldCommand
* crash in EnhancedCustomShapeTypeNames::Get
* fix ODF import of style:footer-first
* crash after 3rd call to ApplicationScriptLibraryContainer
* LO writer crash while Opening some document.
* sw: fix clicking on hyper-links in Draw objects
* inserting non-chart as chart -> unhandled exception
* should be single-instance service.
* crash on adding new macro library
* upgrade libgltf to 0.0.2
* calc is not accessible to screen readers if sheet is modified
* no fallback for special codes without country
* use 24-bit color depth, not 256 colors when converting an EPS-file.
* crash after 3rd call to ApplicationScriptLibraryContainer
* MM: correctly convert inline-edit fields
* instead of the bold font, use a higher multiplifier (4.3 backport)
* fix unpacking of additional tarballs
* support version 2 ttf fonts and mac font family name encodings
* MSVC build: avoid using SSE2 instructions in some externals
* we only check pAlphaW on one branch
* file crashed while saving.
* changed filterlabel of .ac3-files
* avoid accessing 1 character after a string
* add stub locale data for Catalan (Valencian)
* retain dropdown part after customization
* ensure that the row position is below MAXROW.
* add GetAddressConvention to RefButton
* kill c++11 code from collada2gltf
* be sure to update the sheet index when moving the sort range.
* localized string is truncated
* : Wrong CRC Costa Rica currency symbol
* unexpected exception -> clang builds terminate
* : Export to PDF with footnotes in tables crash
* quick fix for sw too
* RTF import: don’t try to rotate TextFrames
* loop in TableInfo::getNextNode
* 1~ instead of ~1 and 10~ instead of 1~0
* don’t even attempt to unload again

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