LibreOffice continues to be the primary different to Microsoft Office, and The Document Foundation rolls out huge enhancements each now and again.

But on the identical time, the dev crew can also be engaged on a brand-new model that’s projected to launch this summer time as LibreOffice 7.0. And this week, TDF rolled out the very first alpha construct of LibreOffice for Windows, Linux, and Mac.

This very-first model of LibreOffice was shipped because the group began the primary bug searching session. This permits customers to check out the latest construct of the productiveness suite and share any points they arrive throughout with the dev crew, primarily serving to them polish the app from these very early growth phases.

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LibreOffice 7.Zero is projected to launch in August with huge enhancements for each single app that’s included within the productiveness suite.

While all particulars are talked about within the wiki right here, one notable refinement issues the DOCX import and export filter, which polishes the compatibility with Microsoft Office paperwork.

“DOCX now saves in native 2013/2016/2019 mode as a substitute of in 2007 compatibility mode. So this primarily advantages Word customers – the place paperwork can use extra options and Word’s bugfixes since DOCX 1.Zero will be utilized. Although this implies Word 2010 customers lose out a bit, Microsoft has executed the identical to them since 2013, and it’s end-of-life earlier than 7.Zero reaches secure standing. Word 2010 customers ought to improve to LibreOffice,” TDF mentions within the launch notes of the brand new LibreOffice model.

The new LibreOffice replace can even include an improved UI, because the dev crew is including a brand new Sukapura icon theme. It would be the default theme on macOS and can make the productiveness suite general really feel extra fashionable in all apps included within the suite.