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.

Continue reading on tomazvajngerl.blogspot.com.es


(image and video by Tomaž Vajngerl)

Read the complete post at tomazvajngerl.blogspot.com.es

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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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CODE 2.0 updates

code-logoWe would like to annouce a new update of the Collabora Online Development Edition 2.0. It’s a bugfix release with updated localizations.

Main new features and fixes

  • Minimized UI for readonly documents
  • Reconnect silently when disconnected
  • Stability fixes
  • Updated translations


Minimized UI when in read-only

How to update

To check out this latest version of CODE, simply update with:

docker pull collabora/code

Events

Want to meet Collabora Productivity, the driving force behind LibreOffice in the Cloud? Check out the list of event that we’ll attend and meet us there!

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Recordings LibreOffice talks from Collabora at FOSDEM available

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The recordings of the talks about LibreOffice Online and Exploiting Concurrency in LibreOffice have been made available for watching online. The talks were given at FOSDEM, the famous two-day event organised by volunteers to promote the widespread use of free and open source software, in Brussels, Belgium, which was held the first week in February 2017. The well-attended talks were given in the Open Document Editors devroom to people interested in LibreOffice Online and on the Desktop.

Integrating LibreOffice Online via WOPI


How you can integrate LibreOffice Online into your webservice!
Presented by: Jan Holesovsky


LibreOffice Online Debugging


Debugging in browser, logging at server side, analyzing log files, tracing option, that dumps command and notifications for replay, etc.
Presented by: Andras Timar


Exploiting Concurrency


How I stopped worrying and started threading …
We now have hardware with increasing numbers of threads and functional blocks left & right. Come and hear how we plan to use that for maximum effect to make LibreOffice rock – things we have already done, things we are working on doing, and how you can get involved to encourage your PC to use more of its power to speed your LibreOffice up.
Presented by: Michael Meeks

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