An updated version of ONLYOFFICE is available to download for Windows, macOS, and Linux.
ONLYOFFICE 7.2 ships with all of the latest changes to the online version, plus some ‘unique features’ exclusive to the desktop editors, including automatic light/dark mode on Windows and macOS (the feature is present on Linux builds but doesn’t, in my testing, do what it should).
Such as? Well, the new version of the Document has ligature support in text files; lets you easily insert the current heading into a table of contents; and adds a new “Headings” panel to the main toolbar (replacing the navigation panel). Converting .pdf, .djvu, and .xps documents to .docx is also said to have improved.
The Presentation tool now supports custom path animations, offers advanced settings, is able to playback audio and video in slides without requiring VLC, and intros advanced “placement” options for images, when selecting an image and choosing ‘advanced settings’.
The Forms and Spreadsheet apps also pick up a round of improvements. The former now boasts the ability to search in embedded forms and some new field types; the latter lets you switch rows and columns for charts, highlights row numbers for filters, and adds a new pivot table option to auto-fit column widths on update.
Other changes benefitting most/all apps include:
- Warning on macros execution if connecting to another host
- Vector printing (if page doesn’t use a gradient fill)
- No restriction on the minimum window size
- Toolbar tweaks for smaller screens
- New “Contrast Dark” and “System default” themes
- New interface languages – “Portuguese (Portugal)” and “Armenian”
- Improved color selection
- Option to disable alternative menu
- Search feature rebuilt
- New hotkeys for “Special Paste”
- New “Cut” and “Select All” buttons in toolbar
- Support images as a bulleted list
This free, open source office suite is popular with many thanks to a modern UI and exemplary support for Microsoft Office formats. Anyone looking for an alternative to LibreOffice should definitely check it out.
The OnlyOffice team dive in to these changes in a 20 minute video on their YouTube channel.
Download OnlyOffice 7.2
ONLYOFFICE is free, open source software available for Windows, macOS (including Apple silicon systems) and Linux. Hosted and cloud-based versions of the suite are available, as are paid-for editions boasting enterprise-friendly features.
Most of you will want to use the regular desktop editors which the ONLYOFFICE team provide as a traditional .deb installer for Ubuntu, as well as .appimage. OnlyOffice on Flathub or Snap Store (builds not updated at the time of writing).