Discussion in 'other software & services' started by anon, Jan 29, 2015.
Yes this is how I always upgrade.
ok thanks, will give it a try.
You can always download and install the latest version manually (on top).
I always uninstall the old version before installing a newer one.
If you do this though, you will need to backup any custom dictionaries or settings you have defined in your user profile (if you wish to retain these).
Folder path: C:\Users\USER\AppData\Roaming|LibreOffice\4\user
I unchecked AA as well. No noticeable degradation at least for my system and my usage.
Aha, so it's not just me or a Linux thing: I'm referring to the 4 in your path. I saw
and had a mild panic attack.
BTW, there's a way to have more than one version of LibreOffice installed (with a bit of caution and common sense): https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Installing_in_parallel
Since the first installation of v5 ( Aug 5, 2015 ), I noticed that too.
In that time v5 uninstalled, LibreOffice folder deleted (C:\Users\USER\AppData\Roaming|LibreOffice),
a clean install performed.
To my surprise, when the new LibreOfice folder checked, found again "4" instead of the expected "5".
OS: Windows 10 Pro x64, Version 1511-Build 10586.104
LibreOffice 22.214.171.124 (x64)
Just updated to LibreOffice 5.1 (from 5.0.4), very quick test, Writer starts about 30% faster.
(Windows, and I don't use the preload at boot option btw)
In the Graphics output settings, both hardware accelleration and AA were enabled by default in 5.0.4, both OpenGL options disabled, upgrading to 5.1 did not change any of this.
Updated over top, no problems.
I can confirm anon's mention thing, even with 126.96.36.199 RC1
Maybe some#1 knows but I often get strange behaviors/results if I try to open .pdf files (maybe I doing it wrong?) but almost every .pdf I want to open looks incorrect. Is there a switch/option I need to look at or a trick or something. I usually use Libre more to write stuff and not often open some .pdf files but well it looks awful.
Overall the new 5.x Version works very fast for me and did a wonderful job.
I had been using the 32-bit version. Decided to uninstall it and switch to 64-bit. This time, all is good! Not sure if it's much faster but it's fast enough for me.
The last time I looked at a pdf with it at all was some time ago and as I remember it was slow and not pretty, but I thought that was because it was meant to edit pdf's, and not to be a viewer. I haven't looked again as I haven't had a need to edit a pdf.
I wouldn't use LibreOffice as a pdf viewer or pdf editor. I'm not sure why anyone would. I use it to generate pdf files from LibreOffice files and that it does decently.
LibreOffice 5.0.5 “still” released
February 15, 2016
So any recommendation under windows to just view pdf files? Foxit seems peace of bloatware, was once good but now...
I somehow not get the point why I can edit/create pdf files but not showing them correctly, even if I created it with Libre, sometimes it looks that there is something wrong
Edge works well.
Have you tried SumatraPDF?
or PDF-XChange Editor?
Edit: Now back to LibreOffice
I use PDF-XChange Editor. After the latest updates, Windows seems to be respecting the association and not trying to impose Edge.
I tried 64-bit 5.1 on my home Win 7 PC. Bad news! As I experienced on the 32-bit 5.1 earlier in this thread, (when running the all-in-one launcher), a missing in action sidebar and the options screen is completely non-functional. So I moved back to 5.05 64-bit and all is again well. My home PC and work PC have nothing in common except for both being 64-bit Win 7 (work is Pro and home is Home). Work has Office 2013 also installed and home has only Libre...
The only problem I suffer in the x64 version are macros but this is well known because microsoft also recommended x86 if you need such 'advanced' gimmicks. But I guess soon or later this is maybe fixable because it mostly affects the performance and not the function itself.
LibreOffice 5.1 New Features
New LibreOffice 5.1.1. Stable
LibreOffice 5.1.1 ["Fresh"] released
LibreOffice 5.1.2 ["Fresh"] available for download
April 7, 2016
Release Notes: http://www.libreoffice.org/download/release-notes/
LibreOffice 5.0.6 ["Still"] available for download
May 5, 2016
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