Linux News Today: LibreOffice 5.1.1 Released, Brings a 14-Year-Old Feature Request in Writer
The Document Foundation, through Italo Vignoli, has had the great pleasure of announcing just a few minutes ago, March 10, 2016, the immediate availability for download of LibreOffice 5.1.1.
Exactly one month ago, on February 10, 2016, Softpedia announced the release of LibreOffice 5.1, which introduced major features like a redesigned interface for improved ease of use, better interoperability with OOXML files, enhanced support for the ODF 1.2 file format, as well as additional Spreadsheet functions and features.
Additionally, LibreOffice added support for reading and writing files on cloud servers. Today’s LibreOffice 5.1.1 is the first point release of the major 5.1 version of the world’s most popular open-source and cross-platform office suite, and it’s mostly a bugfix update that addresses some of the issues reported by users since the previous stable build.
“The Document Foundation (TDF) releases LibreOffice 5.1.1, the first minor release of the LibreOffice 5.1 family, with a number of fixes over the major release announced on February 10,” said Italo Vignoli. “LibreOffice 5.1.1 is targeted at technology enthusiasts, early adopters and power users. For more conservative users, and for enterprise deployments, TDF suggests the “still” version: LibreOffice 5.0.5.”
2002 feature request lands in LibreOffice Writer
Besides all the minor issues fixed in the LibreOffice 5.1.1 maintenance release, some of which have been documented during the Release Candidate 1 and Release Candidate 3 builds, we can notice the addition of a new feature for the Writer component that users requested 14 years ago, back in 2002.
The feature appears to be very useful for those using LibreOffice on laptops, and it lets you hide the white space between pages, providing a continuous flow of text. LibreOffice 5.1.1 is a recommended update for everyone, and you can download it right now for GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows operating systems from Softpedia.