LibreOffice 3.6.2 stomps bugs dead

With more and more computer users counting the pennies, the move to lower cost and free software gains momentum. Microsoft Office may still be the world’s most popular office suite, but there is a growing user base that has turned to one of the free alternatives that have been gathering strength in recent years. LibreOffice is one such suite, and the latest version addresses a series of known bugs and helps to improve stability.

Although there are no major new features or options to be found in LibreOffice 3.6.2 – this crown was taken by the 3.6 release -- there have been improvements in a number of areas which increase the overall stability of the program and make it a piece of software that more businesses are likely to look to as a free office suite. 3.6.2 includes bug fixes for both the Windows and OS X versions of the suite.

Among the changes are several crashes fixes in different areas of the suite, and correctly an error with older versions of the Javas Runtime Environment. Problems with saving and opening files in different formats have been address, as have issues with the word count and PDF creation features.

Other fixes include changes to the way footnotes are displayed when the mouse is hovered over them -- they are now shown on a single line for ease of reading -- as well as addressing a problem that caused LibreOffice to crash when opening Lotus 123 files. Additional spreadsheet related fixes include changes to the pasting of data between cells and various issues that had been found with pivot tables.

You can find out more and download a free copy of the program by paying a visit to the LibreOffice review page.

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