Collabora Online 3.2 released

Cambridge, United Kingdom – April 19, 2018 – Collabora Productivity, the driving force behind putting LibreOffice in the Cloud, is excited to announce a new release of its flagship enterprise-ready cloud document suite – Collabora Online 3.2, with new features and multiple improvements.

What’s new in Collabora Online 3.2?

Our minor point revisions are shipped approximately each month, and typically include security and other bug fixes, but we also like to include some critical features and improvements when they bring a low risk to our customers we highlight a few of these below.

Implemented Chart creation

While it was always possible to render and edit existing charts; now it is possible to create and insert charts not only in Calc, but also in Writer and Impress.

Data Validation in Calc

Many of our customers and partners have requested the ability to use data-validation, which is frequently used to allow spreadsheets to be used as check-lists, or to constrain how forms are filled in, letting users select from a pre-canned list of valid options for various cells and fields. While we allowed users to configure and create such list validation options in 3.1, in 3.2 we bring popups to allow them to be used fluidly and collaboratively. Uses cases include engineers doing final assembly inspection on their tablets, collaborating with others to ensure a complete product passes all available tests.

Context menu spell checking

Although we have had multi-language spell-checking via red-underlines from our early days, and in 3.0 we added a complete spell checking dialog for whole documents – we have taken time to expose the frequently requested – right-click context menu option for rapidly correcting individual words into 3.2.

Column Formatting

Formatting columns have been available as part of our page style dialog for a while, but users could find this hard to find. To help people find that we exposed the Format → Columns dialog.

Various fixes and improvements

  • Writer
    • Avoiding cursor jumping when another user moves their view.
  • Calc
    • F2 – triggers cell edit mode in Chrome;
    • Improved positioning of auto-filter pop-ups;
    • Sheet insertion improved with ‘insert sheet’ button.
  • General
    • Improved complex-text Input Method popup positioning support;
    • Reduced dialog flicker;
    • Updated translations – with thanks to the LibreOffice community;
    • Updated support warning when used with many users (thanks to Kopano);
    • Use a hard random /tmp directory name inside our jails;
    • Force UTF-8 locale for kit processes.
  • Powerful new scripting API for integrators

Online demo

You can get an online demo of Collabora Online and try it out yourself right now!
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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 www.collaboraoffice.com or follow @CollaboraOffice on Twitter.

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Collabora Online 3.1 released

Cambridge, United Kingdom – March 2, 2018 – Collabora Productivity, the driving force behind putting LibreOffice in the Cloud, is proud to announce a new release of its flagship enterprise-ready cloud document suite – Collabora Online 3.1, including new features and improvements. This is the first release after the major Collabora Online 3.0 release a few weeks ago.

What’s new in Collabora Online 3.1?

The following features and improvements are new since Collabora Online 3.0:

  • Implementation and considerable improvement of IME for Asian languages
  • Support for hidden tabs in Calc
  • Support for chart data series editing
  • Improved key and mouse events handling in order to avoid possible freezes
  • Many other fixes and improvements

Online demo

You can get an online demo of Collabora Online and try it out yourself right now!

 
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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 www.collaboraoffice.com or follow @CollaboraOffice on Twitter.

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Collabora Online 3.0 released

Cambridge, United Kingdom – February 8, 2018 – Collabora Productivity, the driving force behind putting LibreOffice in the Cloud, is pleased to announce a new major release of its flagship enterprise-ready cloud document suite – Collabora Online 3.0, including many new features and improvements.

Collabora Online is a powerful LibreOffice-based online office suite allowing you to access document editing through your web browser. It is interoperable with all major document, spreadsheet, and presentation file formats, and easy to integrate into your infrastructure, allowing you to keep in full control of your own data; on-premise or in the cloud.

What’s new in Collabora Online 3.0?

Collabora Online 3.0 has many improvements under the hood and lots of new features that make the collaborative editing experience even better. When combined with one of our many partners solutions Collabora Online is an excellent choice for enterprises wanting a powerful office suite for confidential documents on-premise or for Hosting and Cloud businesses who wish to include online Office Suite functionality into their service offering.

Months of hard work from the Collabora team has made this release really impressive”, said Michael Meeks, General Manager of Collabora Productivity. “The list of improvements and new features highlight the progress in our ongoing work to ensure that capturing the huge benefits of web deployment doesn’t have to mean sacrificing significant functionality.

Highlights of the changes since Collabora Online 2.1:

We have released many smaller features and fixes as we‘ve gone along in the 2.1.x series over the last half a year, however, there are a number of larger feature improvements we promised in our Roadmap and now deliver:

Writer:

  • Interactive horizontal ruler
  • Insert header and footer
  • New dialogs:
    • Rich Formatting – characters, paragraphs, pages, bullets & numbering, paragraph style editing.
    • Table properties
    • Insert → Link, and Index Entry
    • Change tracking management
    • Spelling & Grammar, and Thesaurus

Calc:

  • Outlining and row/column grouping
  • Column filters, AutoFilter
  • New dialogs:
    • The vital Cell Format dialog
    • Powerful Sorting functionality
    • Advanced Filtering dialogs, with auto-filter popups.

Impress:

  • Document repair from Writer is now available here as well
  • Ability to reply to comments
  • New dialogs:
    • Object formatting – Position, Size, Line, Area

Server Side

  • IPv6 support
  • Admin console:
    • new graphs to track CPU load and network activity
    • add cumulative bandwidth sent / received since server startup
  • Security Improvements
    • Admin Console can authenticate via PAM
    • Support HTTP public key pinning
  • Storage:
    • Better handling of conflict between editing and uploading documents
    • Improved document save during server shutdown

General

  • Add „follow the editor“ mode to the user list.
  • Extended format shifting REST API
  • Show read-only status of users

Getting Collabora Online

Collabora Online is suitable for large scale deployment, comes with an SLA, Long Term Support with signed security updates and implements collaborative editing of richly formatted documents directly from a web browser.

Enterprises interested in using Collabora Online can check out our home page for more information on partner integrations and online demos. For tailored solutions, contact sales@collaboraoffice.com.

Hosting and Cloud businesses that wish to add Collabora Online to their product portfolio can become a partner by filling in the partner form or contacting sales@collaboraoffice.com.

Collabora Online is only one part of a larger Enteprise File Sync & Share, Groupware, or Hosting solution. Collabora is excited to go to market with a long list of Partners each of which has an integration.

Online demo

You can get an online demo of Collabora Online and try it out yourself right now!

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Screenshots of the new dialogs

Collabora Online Writer – format page

 

Collabora Online Impress – position and size

 

Collabora Online Impress – line

 

Collabora Online Impress – area

 

Collabora Online Calc – sort function

 

Collabora Online Calc – format cells

 

Collabora Online Calc – data filters

 


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 www.collaboraoffice.com or follow @CollaboraOffice on Twitter.

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Collabora Online Development Edition 3.0 released

CODE 3.0 brings rich PC dialogs with a wealth of new office functionality to the browser

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Cambridge, United Kingdom – December 21, 2017 – Collabora Productivity, the driving force behind putting LibreOffice in the Cloud, is excited to announce the release of CODE 3.0 which, for the very first time brings full-feature editing dialogs, familiar from the PC LibreOffice version to the browser. Developers and home users are encouraged to update, try it out and get involved with the latest developments – however for enterprise production users are recommended to continue to use Collabora Online 2.1.5 or wait for the next release – due soon.

code_v3_calc_autofilterCODE is the LibreOffice Online solution with the latest developments, perfect for home users that want to integrate their own online Office Suite with their preferred File Share and Sync solution. It allows editing of richly formatted documents directly from a web browser, with excellent support for all popular office file formats, including text documents (docx, doc, odt,…), spreadsheets (xlsx, xls, ods,…) and presentations (pptx, ppt, odp,…). The purpose of CODE is to give interested developers from any field an easy way to get early access to the very latest feature additions and updates to LibreOffice Online, in order to enable them to develop, test to make it better, and contribute back to LibreOffice. For enterprises that look for a scalable, commercially supported version with Long Term Support, signed security updates and a SLA, Collabora Productivity provides Collabora Online.

Last year, after a lot of work, Collabora Productivity included the collaborative editing to CODE. Now, another milestone has been reached with the release of CODE 3.0, offering the initial full-feature LibreOffice dialogs to be used in the browser. The latest version brings the richness and complexity of eg. complex writer numbering, or powerful spreadsheet filtering. This sharing of user experience with LibreOffice users will allow new UI features to debut simultaneously in both online and PC clients, driving improvement in both of them.

Collabora Productivity has been working hard to make it easy for people to get and use Collabora Online by partnering and integrating with all sorts of open source file syncing solutions from ownCloud and Nextcloud to pydio, seafile, EGroupware and many others. CODE has two million docker image downloads, and now features a very easy way to install from the Univention app-store.

The goal of CODE is to get as many people as possible to try it out and get back control of their own online documents. Visit https://www.collaboraoffice.com/code/ to read how to set up CODE in your preferred Groupware, or File Share and Sync solution, or to learn about how to participate in this great project.

Screenshots

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Grouping feature and AutoFilter dialog in a spreadsheet in CODE.

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Format paragraph dialog on a text document in CODE.

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Another dialog that helps you fix the line in a presentation in CODE.

Try it out

  • Developers & home users:
    Visit https://www.collaboraoffice.com/code/ to read how to set up CODE in your preferred Groupware, or File Share and Sync solution, or to learn about how to participate in this great project.
  • Enterprises:
    Enterprise production users are recommended to wait for Collabora Online 3.0 – due soon. In the meanwhile, try out the online demos of Collabora Online 2.0 in Nextcloud, ownCloud and Pydio, Seafile.

Want to offer Collabora Online to your clients?

Add LibreOffice Online functionality to your products! Simply fill out the “Become a partner” form and learn how you can do this.

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 www.collaboraoffice.com or follow @CollaboraOffice on Twitter.

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Collabora Online 2.1.5 released

Cambridge, United Kingdom – November 15, 2017 – Collabora Productivity, the driving force behind putting LibreOffice in the Cloud, is excited to announce a new release of its flagship enterprise-ready cloud document suite – Collabora Online 2.1.5, with new features and multiple improvements.

The Collabora Online Development Edition (CODE) has been updated to version 2.1.5 as well.

What’s new in Collabora Online 2.1.5?

The following features and improvements are new since Collabora Online 2.1.4:

  • Save As support
    • File → Save As and possibility to rename the document directly in the user interface
    • Please note that the Save As operation needs support in the integrations
      • For example, Save As for richdocuments for ownCloud and Nextcloud was implemented and will be available in their next releases
  • Document name in the user interface
    • The document name is now displayed in the top right corner of Collabora Online

  • Spell checking improvements in Calc and Impress
    • The spell checking errors in Calc are now always visible and not only during editing.

    • If you want to change the document language go to Tools -> Language menu in Calc and Impress.
    • We have added “None (Do not check spelling)” option for all Writer, Calc and Impress.

  • Various smaller fixes

Collabora Online Development Edition (CODE) 2.1.5

Together with the release of Collabora Online 2.1.5 we will also release version 2.1.5 of the development edition of Collabora Online: CODE. The development edition is aimed at home users and contains the latest and greatest developments. We want as many people as possible to try it out and get back control of their own online documents. We’d also love to get people involved in our efforts to make LibreOffice Online even better. Download the Docker Image, enjoy using it at home and why not participate in the project too!

For more information on CODE, and info on how to get it, please check out our CODE page.

Online demo

You can get an online demo of Collabora Online and try it out yourself right now!

 

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 www.collaboraoffice.com or follow @CollaboraOffice on Twitter.

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