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  • Jussi Pakkanen: Formatting an entire book with LibreOffice, what's it like?

    I have created full books using both LaTeX and Scribus. I have never done it with LibreOffice, though. The closest I've ever come was watching people write their masters' theses in Word, failing miserably and swearing profusely. To find out what it's really like, I chose to typeset an entire book from scratch using nothing else but LibreOffice.

    The unfortunate thing about LibreOffice (which it inherits from MS Word compatibility) is that there is a "correct" way to use it which is the exact opposite way of how people instinctively want to use it. The proper way is to use styles for everything as opposed to applying fonts, sizes, spacing et al by hand. In practice every time I am given a Word document I check how it has been formatted. I have never seen a single document in the wild that would have gotten this right. Even something as simple as chapter indentation is almost always done with spaces.

  • Caolán McNamara: LibreOffice GTK4 Port: More MenuButtons

    More MenuButton features working under GTK4. Now with working radio entries in GtkPopoverMenu dropdowns.

  • LibreOffice Conference Call for Papers

    LibreOffice Conference Call for Papers is open until June 30, 2021. Thanks to the efforts of TDF infra team led by Guilhem Moulin, you can now submit your proposal using TDF brand new event management platform at https://events.documentfoundation.org/libocon2021/cfp. We know that you were all eager to use that platform for your proposals, and now you don’t have any excuse for a further delay of your submission!

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