LibreOffice and (La)Tex


I want to suggest to add in LO support LaTeX as formulas generator.
Instead or jointly of Math.

Currently, LO inherited old non-wide used StarOffice syntax for formulas.

It creates inconveniences:

* For LaTex users. They have got used its syntax and power.
* For M$O users. They have got used GUI for type formulas.

(La)Tex make especially for scientific typography and free !

Pluses of this:

* Power, extensible possibilities for formulas for different spheres of a sciences and technics.
* LaTeX can make vector (for good quality printing and scale) and raster output
for WEB (in "alt" property of "img" tag can put LaTeX source as in Wikipedia).
* Many users in scientific world get accustomed to its syntax.
* Many users in Wikipedia (and other WiKi) get accustomed to its syntax.
* Exists few GUI editors who can give LaTex output. KFormula (as minimum declared) and it can do LyX (but it self-sufficing editor). My be and others.
* Inkscape can insert LaTeX formulas in drawings.
* LaTeX can get formulas LaTeX. :) Simplification at import/export.

When user insert formula, LO can be use LaTeX and make vector graphics (SVG ? Or may be EPS),
keep LaTeX source, put vector graphics in ODx and display it. This does system-independent.

In ODx can keep preamble and user can edit it.
And may be add possibility separate preamble and for each formula.

Troubles with formulas (first trouble: MathType formulas what displayed and printing as
very dirty OLE and non-edited) in OO -> LO make hard trouble for change
LO instead M$O in areas where formulas needed.

LibreOffice cho ra lo phien ban on dinh dau tien

Document Foundation cho ra lò phiên bản LibreOffice ổn định đầu tiên: 3.3

The Document Foundation launches LibreOffice 3.3

The first stable release of the free office suite is available for download

The Internet, January 25, 2011 - The Document Foundation launches LibreOffice 3.3, the first stable release of the free office suite developed by the community. In less than four months, the number of developers hacking LibreOffice has grown from less than twenty in late September 2010, to well over one hundred today. This has allowed us to release ahead of the aggressive schedule set by the project.

Not only does it ship a number of new and original features, LibreOffice 3.3 is also a significant achievement for a number of reasons:

- the developer community has been able to build their own and independent process, and get up and running in a very short time (with respect to the size of the code base and the project's strong ambitions);

- thanks to the high number of new contributors having been attracted into the project, the source code is quickly undergoing a major clean-up to provide a better foundation for future development of LibreOffice;

- the Windows installer, which is going to impact the largest and most diverse user base, has been integrated into a single build containing all language versions, thus reducing the size for download sites from 75 to 11GB, making it easier for us to deploy new versions more rapidly and lowering the carbon footprint of the entire infrastructure.

Caolán McNamara from RedHat, one of the developer community leaders, comments, "We are excited: this is our very first stable release, and therefore we are eager to get user feedback, which will be integrated as soon as possible into the code, with the first enhancements being released in February. Starting from March, we will be moving to a real time-based, predictable, transparent and public release schedule, in accordance with Engineering Steering Committee's goals and users' requests". The LibreOffice development roadmap is available at http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/ReleasePlan

LibreOffice 3.3 brings several unique new features. The 10 most-popular among community members are, in no particular order: the ability to import and work with SVG files; an easy way to format title pages and their numbering in Writer; a more-helpful Navigator Tool for Writer; improved ergonomics in Calc for sheet and cell management; and Microsoft Works and Lotus Word Pro document import filters. In addition, many great extensions are now bundled, providing PDF import, a slide-show presenter console, a much improved report builder, and more besides. A more-complete and detailed list of all the new features offered by LibreOffice 3.3 is viewable on the following web page: http://www.libreoffice.org/download/new-features-and-fixes/

LibreOffice 3.3 also provides all the new features of OpenOffice.org 3.3, such as new custom properties handling; embedding of standard PDF fonts in PDF documents; new Liberation Narrow font; increased document protection in Writer and Calc; auto decimal digits for "General" format in Calc; 1 million rows in a spreadsheet; new options for CSV import in Calc; insert drawing objects in Charts; hierarchical axis labels for Charts; improved slide layout handling in Impress; a new easier-to-use print interface; more options for changing case; and colored sheet tabs in Calc. Several of these new features were contributed by members of the LibreOffice team prior to the formation of The Document Foundation.

LibreOffice hackers will be meeting at FOSDEM in Brussels on February 5 and 6, and will be presenting their work during a one-day workshop on February 6, with speeches and hacking sessions coordinated by several members of the project.

The home of The Document Foundation is at http://www.documentfoundation.org

The home of LibreOffice is at http://www.libreoffice.org where the download page has been redesigned by the community to be more user-friendly.

*** About The Document Foundation

The Document Foundation has the mission of facilitating the evolution of the OOo Community into a new, open, independent, and meritocratic organization within the next few months. An independent Foundation is a better reflection of the values of our contributors, users and supporters, and will enable a more effective, efficient and transparent community. TDF will protect past investments by building on the achievements of the first decade, will encourage wide participation within the community, and will co-ordinate activity across the community.

*** Media Contacts for TDF

Florian Effenberger (Germany)
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Italo Vignoli (Italy)
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Florian Effenberger
Steering Committee and Founding Member of The Document Foundation
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Cai dat LibreOffice on Ubuntu

Hướng dẫn cài đặt LibreOffice trên Ubuntu

LibreOffice installation on Ubuntu

If you're using Ubuntu, don't install LibreOffice manually from the ".deb" files available at LibreOffice.org. Otherwise you will not get automatic updates & upgrades when new versions come out and you will be missing the integration to Ubuntu. Using official packages also ensures you get the best assistance from the community as this is the recommended method to install & use LibreOffice in Ubuntu.

Please note OpenOffice.org and LibreOffice don't coexist. Install LibreOffice following these instructions will effectively remove OpenOffice.org.

The current status of LibreOffice packaging for Ubuntu can be followed by looking at or subscribing to Bug #651124.

If you find any issues when using LibreOffice with Ubuntu, please follow the bug reporting guidelines.

Ubuntu 11.04

Starting with Ubuntu 11.04, LibreOffice is part of Ubuntu. Since LibreOffice is already part of the standard packages, just search for "libreoffice" in your favorite package manager.

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS and 10.10

For Ubuntu 10.04 LTS and 10.10, it is recommended that you use the LibreOffice Personal Package Archive (PPA) repository. A PPA is always considered a third-party application and unfit for production purposes (as far as official commercial support goes), however LibreOffice is becoming part of Ubuntu in April 2011, and this PPA is the source for such official version. Make sure you test this appropriately if you intend to use this in a production environment under Ubuntu 10.04 LTS or 10.10.

Follow these steps to install LibreOffice in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS or Ubuntu 10.10:


Open a terminal window under Applications > Accessories > Terminal
2. Once the repository is added, we need to let the system know about the new packages available:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa
3. Update the packages list:

sudo apt-get update

Now we can proceed to install the LibreOffice core packages: sudo apt-get install libreoffice
5. Complete the installation by including the Ubuntu (Gnome) desktop integration:

sudo apt-get install libreoffice-gnome

If you're using Kubuntu (KDE):


sudo apt-get install libreoffice-kde

Additional language modules, help files and extensions are also available if you search for libreoffice in your package manager. Here are a few examples:

* libreoffice-help-*: help files
* libreoffice-l10n-*: localization files

libreoffice-pdfimport - LibreOffice extension for importing PDF documents

libreoffice-presentation-minimizer - LibreOffice extension for size-efficient presentations

libreoffice-presenter-console - LibreOffice Impress extension for a separate presenter's console

libreoffice-report-builder-bin - LibreOffice extension for building database reports -- libraries
* mozilla-libreoffice - office productivity suite -- Mozilla plugin

Spell checking, hyphenation and dictionnaries

To install proper support for language writing aids you must install the corresponding package. The name will consist of language-support-writing- followed by your language ISO 639-1 code. A complete list of such language codes is available at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ISO_639-1_codes

For French, Spanish and Italian, for example, the corresponding packages are:

* language-support-writing-fr
* language-support-writing-es
* language-support-writing-it