LibreOffice Online available in Pydio

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Paris – October 26 2016 – Pydio, a popular Open Source sync & share platform, has announced the release of Pydio 7. This release provides improved team collaboration, by including LibreOffice Online functionality created by Collabora Productivity, the driving force behind putting LibreOffice in the cloud.

With Collabora Online, the powerful LibreOffice-based online office suite, Pydio users can now easily create, access and collaborate on office documents, directly from the browser, without the use any third-party services.

Collabora Productivity has done some amazing work on LibreOffice Online” said Charles du Jeu, CEO of Pydio. “We consider the integration of Collabora Online as a great achievement, as it will allow our users to run their own secure online office suite within Pydio.

Apart from the new Online Office Suite with Collabora Online, Pydio 7 also includes increased performances with Pydio Booster, increased Security with File Gateway™, Cross-Workspace Search, easy monitoring for admins and many under-the-hood improvements.

We are thrilled that Pydio uses Collabora Online to provide a better team collaboration experience for their users” said Michael Meeks, General Manager at Collabora Productivity. “Pydio’s ability to fulfill the productivity and business needs of enterprises, while providing the community with the secure File Sharing solution they look for is impressive.


Collabora Online in Pydio is available for enterprise deployments and community edition home users. For more information about this release, or an online demo, please contact or

About Pydio:
Pydio is the world’s largest Open Source file sharing and synchronization focused project for the enterprise. Pydio is a founder owned company. The Pydio Project delivers a sustainable balance between enterprise customers needs and Open-Source collaborative spirit. Sold in 25 countries, from Cupertino to Singapore, Pydio is used by leading brands such as Nikon, Ion Geophysical, and Guitar Center. Pydio also serves education and government clients such as Cambridge University (UK) and ADEME (France). It currently has over one million downloads.

About Collabora Productivity:
Collabora Productivity is the driving force behind putting LibreOffice in the Cloud, providing a range of products and consulting to enterprise and government. Powered by the largest team of certified LibreOffice engineers in the world, it is a leading contributor to the LibreOffice codebase and community. Collabora Office for Desktop and Collabora Online provide a business-hardened office suite with long-term, multi-platform support. Collabora Productivity is a division of Collabora, the global software consultancy dedicated to providing the benefits of Open Source to the commercial world, specialising in mobile, automotive and consumer electronics industries. For more information, visit or follow @CollaboraOffice on Twitter.

Collabora Office 5.1 Release


Today we released Collabora Office 5.1, which contains new features and enhancements. It also contains all fixes from the upstream libreoffice-5-1 branch and several backported features.

Changes from 5.0 to 5.1

One of the biggest changes is the improved User Interface. Menus are reorganized to improve usability and items are sorted, based on their usage and importance in Writer, Calc and Impress. The sidebar has been improved too and several other UI improvements were implemented. Other global improvements include PNG export for Calc, Writer and Impress, new and improved import filters, localization improvements and a list of bug fixes.

Writer updates

  • Spelling dialog no longer automatically closes
  • Mail merge embedding of the datasource definition
  • Hide Whitespace option added to View menu
  • and more…

Calc updates

  • Improved formula engine
  • Compatibility with ODF 1.2
  • Performance improvements
  • Sticky end column/row anchors
  • Statistics regression: linear, logarithmic, power
  • and more…

Impress updates

  • Impress Mode selection, to navigate easily between Master / non master modes
  • The Slide Design dialog now affects all slides
  • Equalize width/height of shape objects
  • Improved presenter console
  • OpenGL Transitions
  • and more…

Complete list of updates

Check out the complete list of updates at the 5.1 release notes wiki page at the site of The Document Foundation.

Backported features

toolbar-confidentialSeveral new digital signing-related improvements have been backported and are included in Collabora Office 5.1.

Document signing

  • Added support for signature descriptions and signing with the same certificate multiple times
  • Added support for reading SHA-256 hashes in ODF documents
  • Added support for OOXML signature import and export

in-document-visual-cluesClassification according to TSCP-standards

In Writer, Calc and Impress now there is a Classification tool bar that allows you to choose the classification level. Choosing the classification level will result in an info bar, and in Writer (depending on the level) also in a watermark and a field in the header and footer, all showing the level of classification (Non-Business, General Business, Confidential, Internal Only). The classification is based on the Business Authentication Framework (BAF) policy and stored in the document properties.

Manage complex user needs with ease

As with our previous version, Collabora Office 5.1 also allows system administrators to quickly apply per-user configurations to large-scale deployments thanks to extended support for Windows Server ADMX Group Policy templates. Developed by Collabora, this facility allows multiple users on a single machine to have separate local settings, managed centrally by an administrator. These include over 25,000 options such as those relating to language, security, and file formats.

Try a demo of Collabora Office 5.1

You can try Collabora Office 5.1 yourself! Just head to the Collabora Office page and request your demo today.


Latest LibreOffice Viewer for Android brings faster, smoother reading

Collabora’s LibreOffice Viewer for Android brings a major performance update in today’s release.

As part of our ongoing development of the separate LibreOffice editor app, user interface rendering has been overhauled ‘under the hood’, with the focus on faster and more accurate fetching of tiles (images which combine to form the visible Android interface).

Where scrolling complex documents used to lag, browsing is now smooth. Where occasional waiting for document sections was required, tiling now prioritises the most important sections, and renders them faster.

This work by Collabora Engineer Tomaž Vajngerl is critical for responsive editing in the LibreOffice editor project, which shares the same codebase as the Viewer application.

Today’s update is the latest of Collabora’s weekly Android updates.

SMOOSE and Collabora make LibreOffice Beta available for Android


Cambridge, January 21, 2015 – Collabora engineers today release LibreOffice for Android for the first time. LibreOffice Viewer for Android (Beta) is available in app stores, and marks the start of a new product series for the mobile market resulting from months of work with SMOOSE B.V.. Weekly releases are planned to bring new features and improvements.

“Freedom of Choice is a defining factor of our approach”, says Niels Spanjers, Customer Manager at SMOOSE B.V., “Having a competitive Open Document Format viewer on Android is an important part of providing that freedom to our customers and the larger ecosystem, as a part of our mobile strategy.”

The Open Source app for mobiles and tablets opens documents, spreadsheets, and basic presentations in Open Document and Microsoft Office formats. Complex presentation support and many additional features are planned for future releases.

“The world’s most popular Open Source office belongs on the world’s most popular mobile platform” said Michael Meeks, Vice President of Collabora Productivity. “By bringing LibreOffice to Android Collabora has brought cutting edge productivity tools to one billion mobile users and entered a new mobile market”.

LibreOffice on Android would not be possible without the foundational work of the rest of the LibreOffice community and many others have contributed to its success. SUSE provided a key foundation of cross-platform support, with Google Summer of Code contributions from Andrzej Hunt and Ian Billet, along with improvements from Igalia S.L., and core components by Mozilla Corporation.

LibreOffice Viewer Beta is available in the Google Play store free of charge at the above location.

About Collabora Productivity:
Collabora Productivity delivers LibreOffice products and consulting to the enterprise. With the largest team of certified LibreOffice engineers, it is a leading contributor to the LibreOffice codebase and community. LibreOffice-from-Collabora provides a business-hardened office suite with long term multi-platform support. Collabora Productivity is a division of Collabora Ltd., the global software consultancy specializing in providing the benefits of Open Source to the commercial world, specialising in mobile, automotive and consumer electronics industries.
SMOOSE is committed to ICT solutions based on Open Source. We strive to give companies the freedom to build and control their own IT environment and using products that have nothing to hide. Like knowledge, we believe software can be shared, edited, and distributed where owners see fit. SMOOSE adds value in the creation of a business model in which customer, supplier and user can excel.