Collabora Online 6.4 Release Notes

Here you read all information on updates, features, and fixes of the 6.4 branch of Collabora Online. Details about security updates are found here.

CODE 6.4.9

Released on June 7, 2021
Features and improvements

  • Text Import dialog (import structured text, e.g. CSV or tab separated text, into Calc) also from browsers on mobile devices
  • Further performance improvements (Calc, Writer table editing)
  • User interface fixes in the NotebookBar
  • Fixed rendering of page background gradients
  • Updated 3rd party libraries that have security fixes (serf, libxml2, expat)
  • Translation updates

Find out more in the announcement!

Collabora Online 6.4.8

Released on April 23, 2021

  • Clearly visible and responsive glue points on all drawing shapes
    • Now connect with a variety of connectors at any glue point
  • Comment popups are now allowing to paste text
  • Newly added comments will by highlighted by default
  • Copying slides now can be done with Ctrl+drag and drop

Fixes and improvements

  • Improved table handles in Writer
  • Avoid showing regular slides in master view
  • Much faster loading of NotebookBar
  • Various User Interface improvements, making it prettier, more consistent and easier to use
  • More performance wins & fixes

Read more in the release announcement.

Collabora Online 6.4.7

Released on March 31, 2021
New Features

  • Macros can be enabled online (disabled by default). Run macros while editing via Tools > Run Macro…
  • New: the Draw module is made available. You can now edit vector graphics in .odg files online
  • New drawing element connector shapes including glue points available. Can be created in Draw (and used in all components)
  • New Style preview UI available in NotebookBar. Easier to scroll through and improved usability
  • Custom shapes. It is now possible to move the adjustment points to customize shapes
  • Improved commenting on mobile phones. It’s now possible to see the list of the comments with a single tap and handle comments more conveniently
  • Complete Canvas rework, enabling for instance the freeze pane function on mobile devices
  • It is now possible to save spreadsheets as CSV files in Calc
  • The Action_ChangeUIMode postmessage command allows integrators to make the switch between classic toolbar and NotebookBar user configurable (Thanks to Gabriel Masei, 1&1)

Additionally, this update includes many small fixes. Find more details about this release in our announcement. You can check all the commits on GitHub!

Macro Selector dialog
Connector Toolbox of the new Draw component

Collabora Online 6.4.6

Released on February 25, 2021

New features

  • Gutter margins introduced to Writer
  • Fontwork objects implemented in Writer, Calc and Impress
  • Mobile friendly interface for Fontwork objects
  • Many visual and usability improvements for the Sidebar
  • Support of the FileUrl property of WOPI, for better performance in some configurations
  • Find the commits on GitHub!

6.4.6 package updates

  • 6.4.6-6 on February 27 fixed a crash and updated translations
  • 6.4.6-7 on March 3rd fixed an issue with the old Firefox 42 ESR
  • 6.4.6-8 on March 9th fixed two issues: 1) terminate Kit when disconnected while loading, and 2) issue copying images between different apps
Fontwork Gallery in Collabora Online 6.4.6

Collabora Online 6.4.5

Released on February 3, 2021

Improvements and fixes

  • Various performance improvements
  • various UI improvements
  • various bug fixes

Collabora Online 6.4.4

Released on January 21, 2021

New features

  • Support for table shadow (Impress)
  • Support ODF 1.3

Improvements and fixes

  • Fixed issues related to PDF annotations
  • Fixed issue that occurred when several users opened a watermarked document at the same time (now all users see the correct watermark)
  • Try harder to clean up ‘child-root’ jails after use in some circumstances
  • Updated translations
  • Cosmetic fixes of user interface



Collabora Online 6.4.3

Released on January 8, 2021

New features

  • Pivot Tables in Calc read more
  • AutoFilter functionality in Calc is now smoother
  • Calc online now offers more than a dozen extensive Statistical tools
  • Define and Manage Names in Calc
  • Also defining Print Ranges via the options of Manage Names
  • Insert Bookmark, Reference field, and more available on the tab Insert
  • The active Overwrite mode is now visible in the Status Bar

Improvements and fixes

  • Much improved performance on the document security jail processing
  • Notably better performance on some systems for document thumbnailing and load times
  • New close button on Toolbar with better visibility and improved usability on tablets
  • Dropdown and arrow in Zoom on Status Bar now look better
  • Visual improvements on some dialogs, inner frames and input fields
  • Fixed scrollbar bug in Sidebar
  • Selector behaves more consistent
  • Fixed alignments on hover in Vex dialogs
  • Hyperlink pop-ups have better rendering of drop-shadows
  • Context menu’s now have a single style for action entries
  • Context menu’s submenu style & arrow on hover improved
  • Easier to recognize when buttons are disabled.


Collabora Online 6.4.2

Released on December 7, 2020

New feature

  • Sheets in a spreadsheet can be moved and copied – see this blog – from the context menu of the sheet tab.

Performance improvements

  • Not iterating through redlines when they are disabled
  • Not unnecessarily swapping out PDF graphic files to disk
  • Not force-saving unmodified PDF files on exit
  • Canceling preview requests of page thumbnails that are not visible on screen
  • Saving watermark bitmaps per user for re-use

Various fixes

  • Fix lost bitmap fill for OOXML custom shapes in PPT export
  • Added missing package dependencies (rpm: cpio, deb: systemd)
  • Fixed spreadsheet column resizing on touch devices
  • Various smaller UI fixes


Collabora Online 6.4.1

Released on November 24, 2020

New features

  • Added the possibility to edit chart title & subtitle from the sidebar (on tablets and desktops) or from the mobile wizard (on phones)
  • Support line breaks (in the form of ‘\n’) in server-side watermarks
  • Clearer rotated server-side watermarks

Improvements and fixes

  • Fixed issues related to PDF annotations
  • Fixed issue that occurred when several users opened a watermarked document at the same time (now all users see the correct watermark)
  • Try harder to clean up ‘child-root’ jails after use in some circumstances
  • Updated translations
  • Cosmetic fixes of user interface


Edit Chart titles & Subtitles from the Sidebar

Collabora Online 6.4.0

Released on October 29, 2020
Please find all details in the original announcement.