Collabora Office 6.2

Cambridge, December 20, 2019 – Today we release Collabora Office 6.2.0 providing businesses and professionals with the best features, interoperability, LTS and custom support in open source as well as respecting user privacy and company data security. Changes in Collabora Office 6.2 also support new and enhanced features in Collabora Online.

The Best of Features, Interoperability, and Support in Open Source

We’ve selected the following of the new possibilities and improvements, available in the new release of our office productivity suite.

Writer 6.2

  • Better language support and exchange with Word documents including support for bottom-top left-right text direction.
  • Extended support of the legacy type Microsoft form fields.

  • Table-size actions involving column/row size now behave more in line with expectations.
  • HTML export has an opt-in mode to write the ReqIF subset of XHTML.

Calc 6.2

 

Full-Sheet Previews option on the PDF Export Dialog

  • Copy & paste of spreadsheet data directly in text document tables.
  • Data Validation now supports custom formula.
  • Multivariate regression analysis is possible using the regression tool (DataStatisticsRegression).

  • Also, many more statistical measures are now available in the analysis output.

Impress/Draw 6.2

  • A whole series of improvements in animations.
  • In Draw the attributes to display and protect layers, are now compliant with ODF specifications.
  • Many layer improvements.
  • There is now a Table sub menu to menu Format.

Miscellaneous 6.2

  • The Help is improved, nice looking and completely available online, making finding information on many topics easy and fast.

Collabora Office new online Help

  • Redaction feature, with automated finding of targets, to remove sensitive content before sharing documents.

  • The new Print dialog makes handling all print tasks easier.

Collabora Office new Print dialog

  • Encryption improvements for OOXML-documents.
  • Signature Lines can be used in combination with (a signature) image and are now available in Calc too.

Integration, business

  • Improvements in COLEAT, for integration with business applications written in Microsoft Office Visual Basic.

 

  • File locking in mixed environments with Microsoft documents improved.
  • Better integration with SharePoint 2010 via ActiveX.

Series interoperability improvements

  • Microsoft OOXML charts.
  • There are many improvements in interoperability, of which quite some may look as minor, but that all together make a real difference.

User interface

  • There is a rich choice in toolbar layouts – a solution for every need and each preference via menu View > User Interface.

Collabora Office 6.2 - Rich choice in tool bars

  • Nice and clear new icon sets.

Mobile improvements 6.2

We only mention a few items here: better support for HiDPI displays, improved performance, enhanced Document signing with Verisign.
Most important are a huge amount of improvements that show in better integration on small devices, more powerful features online, better look and user-friendliness. We recommend our information on Android, Apple iOS and CODE 4.2.0 (showing what will be in Collabora Online).

About

Collabora Office 6.2 provides businesses and professionals with the best features, interoperability, LTS and L3 support. Based on upstream LibreOffice 6.2 source code, the project in which we are happy to cooperate and where all our code is contributed, and extended with improvements and backported stable features from newer releases, or features for our customers that are not yet available in the stable upstream branches.

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3 thoughts on “Collabora Office 6.2

  1. Hello and happy new year ! Code is a great thing 🙂
    I have upgrade from 6.0.10 to 6.2.10 today one instance i had an perfectly running.
    loolwsd fails to start now …

    ● loolwsd.service – LibreOffice Online WebSocket Daemon
    Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/loolwsd.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
    Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Mon 2020-01-06 17:19:26 CET; 14min ago
    Process: 29372 ExecStart=/usr/bin/loolwsd –version –o:sys_template_path=/opt/lool/systemplate –o:child_root_path=/opt/lool/child-roots –o:file_server_root_path=/usr/share/loolwsd (code=exited, status=70)
    Main PID: 29372 (code=exited, status=70)

    Jan 06 17:19:26 deb64-mccann-1 systemd[1]: loolwsd.service: Failed with result ‘exit-code’.
    Jan 06 17:19:26 deb64-mccann-1 systemd[1]: loolwsd.service: Service hold-off time over, scheduling restart.
    Jan 06 17:19:26 deb64-mccann-1 systemd[1]: Stopped LibreOffice Online WebSocket Daemon.
    Jan 06 17:19:26 deb64-mccann-1 systemd[1]: loolwsd.service: Start request repeated too quickly.
    Jan 06 17:19:26 deb64-mccann-1 systemd[1]: Failed to start LibreOffice Online WebSocket Daemon.
    Jan 06 17:19:26 deb64-mccann-1 systemd[1]: loolwsd.service: Unit entered failed state.
    Jan 06 17:19:26 deb64-mccann-1 systemd[1]: loolwsd.service: Failed with result ‘exit-code’.

    Any idea ?

    1. Hi ST’Phane
      Please check the journal to see where the service fails. Those kinds of errors are usually very obvious (eg. certificates are missing or can’t be accessed by loolwsd).
      HTH,
      Cor

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