The Document Foundation has released the latest version of its popular open source office suite in the form of LibreOffice 6.2; it brings some major improvements over its predecessor.
One of the most notable features of LibreOffice 6.2 is the new “tabbed” user-interface, dubbed NotebookBar, which was in an experimental phase for quite some time. The feature is not enabled by default and is available in three different variants — Tabbed, Contextual and Grouped.
Each flavor brings a revamped approach to menu layout and complements the native toolbars and Sidebars.
The official blog post says, “The Tabbed variant aims to provide a familiar interface for users coming from proprietary office suites and is supposed to be used primarily without the sidebar, while the Grouped one allows to access “first-level” functions with one click and “second-level” functions with a maximum of two clicks.”
LibreOffice 6.2 also brings faster filtering of index keywords, better compatibility with office documents, improved KDE/Qt5/LXQt integration, OOXML agile encryption compatibility, and HiDPI improvements.
With the release of LibreOffice 6.2, the company has officially ended Linux x86 32-bit binary, and there will be no official Linux x86 builds henceforth.