LibreOffice 6.0 will arrive with many design improvements

LibreOffice 6.0

Although there will not be a complete redesign, as most users expected, LibreOffice 6.0 will have major design changes, including new styles, gradients, changes to the Notebookbar and improved toolbars, as well as making use of the Elementary icon set.

There are two versions of the Notebookbar within LibreOffice 6.0, Groupedbar Full designed for Writer, Calc and Impress and Tabbed Compact for Writer. You can see the examples of these bars below.

From the blog of The Document Foundation, responsible for LibreOffice, we took an interview with the design team of this software and they have talked a little about their favorite features in this version 6.0:

The revamped custom menu and special features menu accessible from the toolbar. Additionally, the ability to rotate images in different degrees and other small improvements.

LibreOffice 6.0 will arrive on January 31

January 31st will be the official release date for LibreOffice for all supported platforms: GNU / Linux, MacOS and Microsoft Windows. It has been confirmed that this will be the biggest update since LibreOffice 5.0 was released, what happened two and a half years ago.

LibreOffice 6.0 will also have internal changes and novelties, a new package of open source libraries will be added that allow the user convert ODT documents to EPUB3 formatas well as importing documents and templates from various word processing tools such as AbiWord, Microsoft Publisher, PageMaker, and QuarkXPress.

Of course, there are still some LibreOffice 6.0 secrets that will be revealed until next week, the day of its launch. The Document Foundation is preparing the big announcement with a tour of all the new features and improvements you need to know.

Surely all fans of free software will be very attentive to the news that comes with LibreOffice 6.0. We are now ready to give the detailed report of the launch.

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  1.   Maria Rosa Gómez Toledano said

    I am looking forward to making my VBA code, written for decades, compatible with Libre Office Calc.
    Although I am not very hopeful. I would like to switch to Libre Office completely and thus forget Excel forever.

  2.   Eduardo Coronado Aguayo said

    It would be great if this new version could fully read publisher files. In the same way that you could read without making changes to the word files.

    1.    Jose Luis said

      and to VBA…., switch to Python at least….

  3.   Chema said

    There will be people who will say that style is everything, but what there is or had seems to me PERFECT and SIMPLE.

  4.   Francisco Flores said

    I am eager for the 31st to arrive to have this new version of libreoffice. Many thanks to all the collaborators who make this good program possible, we will surely enjoy them.