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Quickly see what is edited with new changing text boundaries.

Autotext "Formula numbering" (fn+F3) has been corrected for most
locales: no extra space after inserted formula, fonts of inserted
formula follow default font (fdo#40499, OOo issue #75665). Type fn+F3 or
nf+F3 according to your locale.

Bundled LightProof grammar checkers for English, Hungarian, and Russian.
For details see this blog post (László Németh)

   Default checks: punctuation, a/an article, word spacing, paragraph
capitalization, simple word duplication…
   Longer explanations, using relevant Wikipedia articles (and new
FullCommentURL feature),

Bundled LightProof grammar checkers ... (Continued)
   Optional features: more grammar checks, measurement conversion,
thousand separation, sentence capitalization; n-dash/m-dash, quotation
mark and parenthesis checks…

Bundled LightProof grammar checkers ... (Continued)
   Settings of English grammar checker: in Tools » Extension manager
click on English dictionaries extension, and its Options button.

Bundled LightProof grammar checkers ... (Continued)
   Lightproof rule editor extension:
       Writer extension with a special grammar checking component +
Lightproof editor toolbar.
       Run-time compilation and update of its grammar checking component.
       Debugging of user code (rule conditions and Python user functions.

Arabic abjad letter sequence

New typographic features by improved Graphite port of the last release
of Libertine Open Fonts, examples: NEWS.pdf and NEWS.odt, documentation:
fontfeatures.pdf and fontfeatures.odt (László Németh, improvements of
Libertine Open Fonts: Philipp Poll et al.)

Proper hinting for digital publishing by new ttfautohint tool of
FreeType project.  (Full picture: Hintingdemo.png, PDF source:

Linux Libertine typeface: new size variant Display Regular, updated
fonts Bold and Semibold (also Bold and Semibold Italic), several other
fixes and improvements. See ChangeLog and Usage:
choose "Linux Libertine Display G" in the font selector instead of
"Linux Libertine G" for texts with 16 pt or more (Note: currently, there
is only a Regular variant of Linux Libertine Display). In character
formatting: select Linux Libertine G Bold for titles, and Semibold for
highlighting inside paragraphs.

New typographic features (Continued)
   New gy, gj, gf, etc. Italic ligatures for Hungarian and several new
font features for ligature handling (ligc, lith, litt).
   Extended superiors (punctuation, upcase and latin-1/latin-2 letters,
proportional numbers) and small caps. Usage: set "Linux Libertine
G:sups=1&pnum=1" for superiors with proportional numbers, and "Linux
Libertine G:smcp=1" for for true small caps.
   Combining diacritics (extended Graphite port of the original
OpenType features) for scientific typesetting and localization (eg. for
IPA and African, Eskimo–Inuit etc. languages).
   Better typography of Catalan "l·l".
   Optional regular parenthesis in Italic text (usage: "Linux Libertine
   Double stroke capital letters (usage: "Linux Libertine G:dbls=1").

Redesigned all range name dialogs to work much better with local range
names and make it easier to use the dialogs

The standard palette has got some new line ends, mostly unfilled ones.
Some of them are useful for UML diagrams. The new symbols are designed
to fit best to a line width of 0.02 cm and a marker width of 0.3 cm.
Only the marker "Half circle unfilled" is designed for a marker width of
0.45 cm, so that it can encircle a filled circle as it is needed for the
symbol 'interface'. The line width inside the marker scales together
with the marker width.

Custom Shapes import was greatly enhanced, many bugs were fixed and new
presets implementation added.

The application color settings (Tools -> Options -> Appearance) now have
correct color previews for ‘Automatic’ colors in the combo drop-downs.

Natural Sorting: Menus list their entries in a natural sort order; e.g.,
“Heading 10” now appears directly after “Heading 9” in the list instead
of directly after “Heading 1”. See before and after screenshots. Example
is in Writer > Format > Styles and Formatting.

Substantial cleanup and re-factoring of vcl’s unix backends: adding
initial port to gtk3, and hence via Broadway a web office prototype.

The "Insert Movie and Sound" dialog now has a "Link" checkbox, enabling
the embedding of media files into ODF package based documents.

New object handles that use alpha transparency to improve usability. The
legacy options of “Modern” vs. “Simple” and "Small" vs. "Large" handles
were removed at the same time, to reduce toolbar clutter and user confusion

Several GTK+ right-to-left interface glitches have been fixed making
LibreOffice more RTL-aware and consistent with native GTK+ applications.

LibreOffice will now use the newest Berkeley DB installed on the system
(at compile time), not the oldest.

LibreOffice will now accept using a Java that is a symlink.

Support for Duden Korrektor extension versions 5.0 and 6.0 added. Due to
a bug in the extension, both versions refuse to install in LibreOffice
3.4 (see comment 7 in fdo#37561 for a workaround). The bug was fixed in
Duden Korrektor 8.0. That is, LibreOffice 3.5 works with Duden Korrektor
versions 5.0, 6.0 as well as 8.0. Duden Korrektor is a commercial
extension providing various writing aids for the German language.


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