Collabora Office 22.05 Release Notes

Collabora Office is the enterprise-ready and long term supported version of LibreOffice. It is available for Linux x86_64, Windows 32-bit, Windows 64-bit and macOS. Collabora Office 22.05 is based on the upstream LibreOffice 7.3 source code, where all our code is contributed to. If you want to try out Collabora Office you can request a free demo or even test the latest snapshot. For business use, please read about the support & services Collabora Productivity offers, and please also visit the page featuring our collaborative online office solution Collabora Online based on Collabora Office.

 

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Collabora Office 22.05.8

Released on 8 November, 2022
This is the second update of Collabora Office 22.05 with bugfixes and new features.

Fixes and Improvements

  • Content controls in Writer
  • In previous release support of content controls were introduced. In this release there is a new type of content controls is supported: the combo box. Now it is also possible to export forms to PDF, and content controls will be mapped to PDF form widgets. Therefore the resulting PDF form will be fillable, too. Writer now supports titles and tags for content controls, which helps providing context for the filled in text even if the placeholder text is replaced already.

  • Calc performance improvements (e.g. speed up large sheet with lots of conditions)
  • PPTX interoperability improvements (e.g. tdf#144092, tdf#94122, tdf#151547)
  • Fixed SVG export of tabulators in slideshows
  • Better support for importing TIFF files. The internal legacy TIFF importer was replaced to the libtiff-based importer. This feature was backported from LibreOffice 7.4.
  • All fixes from the latest LibreOffice 7.3.7 release

Collabora Office 22.05.6

Released on 15 September, 2022
This is the first update of Collabora Office 22.05 with bugfixes and new features.

Fixes and Improvements

  • Chart data tables
    Chart data table is a feature of charts, that presents in the chart area a data table with the values that are visualised by the chart. The data table is positioned automatically at the bottom of the chart, and can for certain chart types replace the X-axis labels. Read more in Tomaž Vajngerl’s blog.
  • Document themes in Impress: shape fill
    Color themes are supported now for shape fill color, in addition to the previously implemented theme support of shape text color. Read more in Miklos Vajna’s blog.
  • Content controls in Writer
    Writer now supports content controls: a new way to set properties on a piece of text, primarily for form filling purposes. This feature improves compatibility with the DOCX format. Plain text, rich text, checkbox, dropdown list, picture, and date picker are supported. For the interested reader more details can be found in Miklos Vajna’s blog: 1, 2, 3.
  • Fixes related to embedded videos in presentation
    • Impress now supports cropped videos in slide edit mode and during slideshow for documents imported from PowerPoint. (On Linux for now.) Read more in Miklos Vajna’s blog.
    • Handle loop from the animation of a media shape, so videos that are set to be played in endless loop in PowerPoint are properly played in Impress, too. (tdf#149969)
  • All fixes from LibreOffice 7.3.6
  • Added Persian spelling dictionary
  • Security fix: CVE-2022-3140 Macro URL arbitrary script execution

Collabora Office 22.05

Released on: June 1st, 2022
This is the major release of Collabora Office. Find more details on the new features inside the official announcement.

Fixes and Improvements

  • Giant spreadsheets with 16k columns
  • Sparklines are now available in Calc
  • Word-style border fixes for pages, tables and paragraphs in Writer
  • Linked paragraph and character styles in Writer
  • Add links to shapes in Writer
  • Improved shadows for tables in presentations
  • New PowerPoint-compatible screen sizes in Impress
  • Performance improvements across all modules
    • The export speed of complex PDF documents has increased in Writer
    • The load-up speed of large RTL documents was improved in Writer
    • The rendering speed of complex Writer document has increased
    • Performance improvements on functions in Calc
    • Improved opening speed of XLSM & XLSX files
    • Improved inserting speed of large Charts in Calc
    • Improved speed of lookup functions in Calc
    • Improved speed for auto-filtering in Calc
    • Improved use of threads for calculations in Calc
    • Improvements on shape rendering in Impress & Draw
Spreadsheets with 16k columns

 

Sparklines in Calc

 

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