Collabora Online 4.2 Release Notes

Collabora Online 4.2.5

Released on July 2, 2020

New features in 4.2.5

  • SharePoint integration. Find more information here.

Improvements and fixes

  • Calc selection crash fix

Released on June 22, 2020

New features in 4.2.4

  • Add indicators to the ruler for handling first-line indent, paragraph indent and tabs in text documents

  • Multiple slide selection on Slide pane (delete or duplicate multiple slides)
Select multiple slides from slide pan and duplicate them
  • Word Count dialog, can be invoked from the mobile menu (≡) on phones
  • Delete tab stop on the ruler with context menu
  • New menu item: Insert > Table  in Writer and Impress
  • Dropped dependency to locales-all package
  • Log page on Admin Console where admins can view logs and set log level
  • Compatibility with snap: it needs a specific unix socket name
  • Add LOKit logging option to configuration file

Also more possibilities are offered when you are inserting tables. Therefore, start the Dialog Insert Table from the menu.

Improvements and fixes

  • Fixed zoom of drop-down list in Writer documents
  • Fixed document title overlapped with dialogs (desktop)
  • Fixed missing text selection handles on formula bar
  • Fixed scrolling on multi line formula bar (mobile)
  • Make selection from Borders dropdown work again (tdf#133078)
  • Fixed flickering during zoom in Writer
  • Don’t overwrite the copy of the document that we are editing on iOS (tdf#133278)
  • Report back save result (tdf#131123)
  • Fixed reuse_cookies support
  • Fixed sheet rename dialog loses focus when waiting a bit
  • Fixed theming of spin buttons in dialogs
  • Fixed unrealistic values on Admin Console due to uninitialized variables
  • Do not import hidden text frames from HTML/Clipboard that Writer does not support
  • Use ODF format instead of RTF for copy&paste from Writer to Writer
  • Fixed missing icons in CODE-brand RPM package (tdf#133496)
  • Fixed Chinese (Taiwan) localization of sidebar
  • Disabled tooltips on Calc formula bar, that overlapped the entered text
  • Fixed: in Impress hyperlink were inserted as button instead of text object
  • Fixed: in Writer first-line indent, paragraph indent, and tab spaces on ruler
  • Fixed a crash in Japanese Calc
  • Fixed ‘Insert – Image’ and ‘Create from Template’ features when the WOPI-like host has self-signed SSL certificate
  • Fixed a regression from Collabora Online 4.0 to 4.2 with access_header sanitization
  • Fixed I/O error on SaveAs (AppImage)
  • Fixed ‘Insert – Local image’ (AppImage)
  • Updated translations

Released on May 14, 2020

New features in 4.2.3

  • You can now handle tabstops in text documents directly on the ruler
  • Support for drop down lists in form fields in ODT and DOCX and other text file formats
Drop down lists in Collabora Online
Drop down lists in Collabora Online version 4.2.3

Improvements and fixes

  • Started to support WOPI proof keys (see also:
  • Automatic WOPI proof key generation on installation, loolwsd-generate-proof-key tool
  • Packages for Ubuntu 20.04
  • Add segmentation fault metric for Kit processes
  • Fixed Insert – Image (from storage) on Firefox and IE11
  • Fixed PDF printing of multi-page documents
  • Fixed a crash in Image properties dialog (on Crop tab) and removed Macro tab
  • Calc cell validation dropdown button improved
  • Fixed Number format controls in Calc
  • Calc multiline formula bar improved
  • Updated translations


Collabora Online 4.2.2

Released on April 17, 2020

PDF and Chinese, Japanese and Korean date format improvements

  • Including PDF handling improvements (PDFium-based PDF rendering) from Collabora Online 4.0
  • Properly display Chinese (and other Asian) date formats in Calc

Most important fixes

  • Fixed ODP roundtripped in Online opened with huge zoom in desktop Collabora Office
  • Fixed that the view jumped far away when deselecting an image in Writer
  • Various stability fixes in core
  • Updated translations

Collabora Online 4.2.1

Released on March 30, 2020

New features in 4.2.1

  • Context menu option to put a shape or image to the background of text on Writer. (Wrap -> Wrap Through + In Background, Arrange -> To Background and To Foreground)

  • Writer documents can be exported to EPUB format. Use File > Download as > EPUB (.epub)
    This uses the default similar to File > Export As > Export Directly As EPUB in LibreOffice / Collabora Office.

Export as EPUB in Collabora Online!


  • Consistent Calc formula bar focusing in all cases

  • Possibility to easy navigate across wide merged cells in Calc

  • You can use Table of Contents links in Writer document

  • Updated translations

Most important fixes

  • In some cases the font dropdown contained only 2 fonts instead of all fonts installed. This has been fixed

  • Search bar did not accept letter ‘r’. This has been fixed

  • Fixed slide reordering by drag-and-drop in Impress

  • and more …

Read full announcement here.


Collabora Online 4.2.0

Released on March 5, 2020
Please see the original announcement.