LibreOffice 7.1.4, a minor version that fixes bugs and continues improvements in compatibility with Microsoft Office

Recently the release of the new version of LibreOffice 7.1.4 was announced, which is already available for Linux, macOS, and Windows. And is that this new version 7.1.4 is released five months after LibreOffice 7.1 and It is the fourth update version of the LibreOffice 7.1 family.

Version 7.1.4 fixes approximately 80+ new bugs and brings improvements in the management of document formats (of which about 20% are specifically for compatibility with Microsoft Office documents). LibreOffice 7.1.4 Community.

It is worth noting that the community version of LibreOffice should not be implemented in institutions, so this version is mainly for users who want to test new features in advance. The Document Foundation requires companies and organizations to insist on using stable channels if they want the productivity suite to run smoothly, but in the experience of foreign media editors, the community is also very touchy and few bugs are found when using it.

The Document Foundation said:

“The community version of LibreOffice 7.1.4 represents the forefront of open source office suite functionality. For those users who primarily value personal productivity and prefer to keep version rather than new features, Document Foundation offers LibreOffice 7.0.6.

Of the bugs fixed, the following stand out:

  • Impress crashes when switching from commenting to slide sorter
  • libreoffice crashes with embedded video
  • Sheet references do not update correctly in charts when copying multiple sheets in Calc
  • VBA compatibility improvements
  • filtering a list with merged cells does not work
  • Presentation does not progress on Linux (not fluent on Windows)
  • Some animations (Zoom, Stretchy…) break the animation sequence
  • Updating cross references creates wrong directories and formats wrong paragraphs
  • Column headings get misaligned with columns when resizing
  • Edit fields: missing context menu within tables
  • Formula editor does not work with NVDA or Orca screen readers
  • Importing XML fonts does not support French accented characters in XML tags
  • libreoffice math does not ask to save changes when closing
  • DOCX Lost images, only empty frames remain
  • Table lines in Writer 7.1.3: Changing the borders of selected cells will change the borders of the entire table

Finally if you are interested in knowing more about it About this new released version, you can check the details in the following link.

How to install LibreOffice 7.1.4 on Ubuntu and derivatives?

For those who are interested in being able to obtain this new update now, we can do the following. First we must uninstall the previous version of LibreOffice (if we have it), This is in order to avoid later problems, for this we must open a terminal (you can do it with the key combination Ctrl + Alt + T) and execute the following:

sudo apt-get remove --purge libreoffice*
sudo apt-get clean
sudo apt-get autoremove

To download the new LibreOffice package, we are going to run the following command in a terminal:

wget http://download.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/stable/7.1.4/deb/x86_64/LibreOffice_7.1.4_Linux_x86-64_deb.tar.gz

Done the download now we can extract the content of the downloaded file with:

tar xvfz LibreOffice_7.1.4_Linux_x86-64_deb.tar.gz

We enter the created directory:

cd LibreOffice_7.1.4_Linux_x86-64_deb/DEBS/

And finally we install the packages that are inside this directory with the following command:

sudo dpkg -i *.deb

Now We proceed to download the Spanish translation package with:

cd ..
cd ..
wget http://download.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/stable/7.1.4/deb/x86_64/LibreOffice_7.1.4_Linux_x86-64_deb_langpack_es.tar.gz

And we proceed to unzip and install the resulting packages:

tar xvfz LibreOffice_7.1.4_Linux_x86-64_deb_langpack_es.tar.gz
cd LibreOffice_7.1.4_Linux_x86-64_deb_langpack_es/DEBS/
sudo dpkg -i *.deb

Finally, In case of having a problem with the dependencies, we can execute the following command:

sudo apt-get -f install

How to install LibreOffice using SNAP?

We also have the option to install from snapThe only drawback of installing by this method is that the current version has not been updated in Snap, so for those who prefer this installation method, they will have to wait a few days for the new version to be available.

The command to install is:

sudo snap install libreoffice --channel=stable

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