LibreOffice now uses pdfium to render inserted PDF images

Collaboran Miklos Vanja has written a post about his work on making LibreOffice use pdfium to render inserted PDF images. Check it out:

pdfium is the rendering library used in Chromium’s pdf viewer. It’s based on the foxit pdf renderer and its rendering quality is much better compared to the pre-existing “convert PDF to ODG, then to an image” code when it comes to just viewing a PDF file. First, thanks to PMG who made this work possible.

Let’s look at a few samples that compare the old pdfimport rendering result and the new pdfium-based one. One important feature is that embedded fonts are handled. This is how this inserted PDF looked like previously:

Compare it with the new result:

To continue reading and see more examples, check out the blog post on the website of Miklos Vanja.

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Pivot charts in LibreOffice – part 2

Last week we informed you about the blog post of Collaboran Tomaž Vajngerl, about his work on Pivot charts in LibreOffice, funded for by Nantes Métropole and Ville de Nantes in France. Now he has published an update – Pivot charts in LibreOffice – part 2.

This time I’ll present some necessary changes to make pivot charts actually useful and one unique feature that pivot charts have and normal charts don’t – field buttons.

Pivot chart creation
If you watched the first video, you should notice that I showed the pivot chart was already created from the start. The reason for this was that the functionality to create a new pivot chart from the pivot table wasn’t implemented yet. I have fixed this, so it is now possible to create a new pivot chart if you position the cursor on the pivot table, and select from the menu to create a new chart. The chart creation code will detect the pivot table and create a pivot chart instead of a normal chart.

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(image and video by Tomaž Vajngerl)

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New partnership with Webo.hosting makes Collabora Online available in Slovenia

Cambridge, March 23 2017 – Collabora Productivity, the driving force behind putting LibreOffice in the Cloud, has been selected by Webo.hosting, a Slovenian hosting provider with their own infrastructure in Germany and Slovenia, to deliver Office file rendering and editing functionality in their cloud storage offering.

Webo.hosting offers a private cloud to their customers, and with the addition of Collabora Online, they enables customers to securely edit their office documents, directly from the browser, from any location. Collaborative editing and excellent file support are key features of Collabora Online, the commercially supported edition of LibreOffice Online.

Collabora is delighted to partner with Webo.hosting” said Michael Meeks, General Manager at Collabora Productivity. “We value partners that aim to provide high quality services to their customers.

Collabora has done impressive work developing Colalbora Online” said Andrej Stojanovič, CEO of Webo.hosting. “It’s exactly what our customers need: a powerful online office suite that allows them to access and edit their office files, while respecting their privacy.

If you are interested in more information, please contact info@webo.hosting or sales@collaboraoffice.com.

About Webo.hosting:
Webo.hosting is a hosting and IT service provider with focus mainly on small and medium businesses. We provide many open-source solutions to our clients on our infrastructure (located in Germany and Slovenia) or on client’s own infrastructure located on their premises.

We offer wide range of services from simple web hosting, mail services, cloud solutions, backup systems to complex solutions like high availability systems with load balancing. A team of specialists build custom systems according to the client needs and manage equipment in order to provide fast and secure systems with short response time of our support department. Our main goal is, always was, and will always be to provide high quality services for a fair price worldwide.

About Collabora Productivity:
Collabora Productivity is the driving force behind putting LibreOffice in the Cloud, providing a range of products and consulting to enterprise and government. Powered by the largest team of certified LibreOffice engineers in the world, it is a leading contributor to the LibreOffice codebase and community. Collabora Office for Desktop and CloudSuite provide a business-hardened office suite with long-term, multi-platform support. Collabora Productivity is a division of Collabora, the global software consultancy dedicated to providing the benefits of Open Source to the commercial world, specialising in mobile, automotive and consumer electronics industries. For more information, visit www.collaboraoffice.com or follow @CollaboraOffice on Twitter.

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FileCloud integrates Collabora Online

Cambridge, March 22, 2017 – Codelathe – the developers behind FileCloud– a fast growing solution for file sharing and synchronization, is partnering with Collabora Productivity – the driving force behind putting LibreOffice in the cloud – to offer enterprise-ready online office suite functionality to their customers with Collabora Online.

One of the main goals of FileCloud is to provide customers with a complete file share and sync solution, they already include endpoint backup, data leak prevention (DLP), unparalleled customization options and HIPAA compliant auditing, making the integration of Collabora Online the next logical step.

With Collabora Online in FileCloud clients will have a full online office suite, handling all popular documents, presentations and spreadsheet formats while retaining privacy and security. Collabora Online works directly from any modern web browser, without the need of downloading any add-on or plugin, has excellent document support and includes collaborative editing features.

We are looking forward to our partnership with Codelathe” said Michael Meeks, General Manager at Collabora Productivity. “We love to work with partners that constantly innovate and aim to deliver the most value possible.

It’s exciting to partner with the developers of LibreOffice in the Cloud, and be able to offer enterprise-ready Collabora Online” said Madhan Kanagavel, CEO of CodeLathe. “Many of our customers requested powerful online office suite functionality and thanks to Collabora Online we can now offer that.

FileCloud can either be self-hosted or subscribed as a SaaS service. If you are interested in receiving pre-release information and early access, please contact support@codelathe.com or sales@collaboraoffice.com.

About FileCloud:
FileCloud, developed by CodeLathe, is one of the fastest growing enterprise file share, sync and mobile access solutions. FileCloud is used by thousands of organizations around the world including Fortune 500 companies, governments, educational institutions, non-profit organizations, and managed service providers. FileCloud can either be self-hosted or subscribed as a SaaS service, giving customers the flexibility to pick a cloud deployment model that is right for them. FileCloud constantly improves their offering – in addition to file sharing and sync, FileCloud base product includes endpoint backup, data leak prevention (DLP), unparalleled customization options and HIPAA compliant auditing. For more information, visit www.getfilecloud.com.

About Collabora Productivity:
Collabora Productivity is the driving force behind putting LibreOffice in the Cloud, providing a range of products and consulting to enterprise and government. Powered by the largest team of certified LibreOffice engineers in the world, it is a leading contributor to the LibreOffice codebase and community. Collabora Office for Desktop and CloudSuite provide a business-hardened office suite with long-term, multi-platform support. Collabora Productivity is a division of Collabora, the global software consultancy dedicated to providing the benefits of Open Source to the commercial world, specialising in mobile, automotive and consumer electronics industries. For more information, visit www.collaboraoffice.com or follow @CollaboraOffice on Twitter.

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Pivot charts in LibreOffice

Collaboran Tomaž Vajngerl has blogged about his work on Pivot charts in LibreOffice, funded for by Nantes Métropole and Ville de Nantes in France. Check it out!

Pivot tables are a powerful tool to reorganise, manipulate and summarise the data set in spreadsheets to get the valuable information from it. To get a quick visual representation of the information, pivot charts can be used. A pivot chart can be created from the output of the pivot tables, and if the pivot table gets changed, so does the pivot chart.

Support for pivot tables in LibreOffice is available for a long time, but there was no support for pivot charts until now. For the past week I was working on pivot charts in a feature branch (feature/pivotcharts) and I got to a first milestone. Pivot charts will be released in LibreOffice 5.4.

Continue reading on tomazvajngerl.blogspot.com.es


(image and video by Tomaž Vajngerl)

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