LibreOffice 5.3 Upgrade Brings Open-Source Office Suite to the Cloud

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LibreOffice 5.3 Upgrade Brings Open-Source Office Suite to the Cloud

The open-source office suite enhances multiple features, making it easier for users to build documents, spreadsheets and presentations.

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Writer Gets PDF Improvements

Users now can digitally sign PDF files and verify existing signatures. PDF support overall has improved, with the ability to insert PDFs into document files as images.

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Help Menu System Is Improved

The help menu system has been enhanced, providing access to community support forums as well as user guides.

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Safe Mode Provides Stability

The new Safe Mode in LibreOffice 5.3 will start the office suite with extensions disabled, to help users identify problems that could be slowing down the office suite or causing it to crash.

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Table Formatting Gets New Menu System

The table formatting capability in LibreOffice 5.3 is improved with new formatting options for different table styles.

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Page Options More Easily Customized

In Writer, users now have a new sidebar page options menu that aims to make it quicker to change page settings.

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Small Capitals Come to Writer

Among the new toolbar options is a one-click button for formatting a text selection with small capitals.

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Impress Gets New Presentation Template Selector

The Impress presentation application in LibreOffice 5.3 benefits from a new template selector screen to start building new presentations quickly.

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Calc Spreadsheet Has Improved Function Wizard

The Calc spreadsheet application in LibreOffice 5.3 includes an updated function wizard that makes it easier for users to search and find spreadsheet functions.

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LibreOffice Goes Online

While LibreOffice has always been available to run on desktop operating systems, the new release can be run in the cloud as well. Among the many different ways that LibreOffice can be deployed to the cloud is via a Docker container image.

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10 Advantages to Building Enterprise Applications with Microservices

Savvy IT managers believe microservices environments will take over where SOA (service-oriented architecture) leaves off. Microservices essentially are simple, single-purpose applications that work together to form large applications. They are relatively easy to build and maintain, thus promoting rapid application development. There has been a strong movement recently toward a more agile style of building large systems. Using microservices, businesses can adapt quickly to new requirements with software components to avoid the extensive recoding and retesting required for complex, monolithic applications. It’s estimated that by 2020, 30 percent of total global IT spending will be on next-gen technology and 90 percent of the world's data will be processed using this new technology, so microservices will be essential as enterprises modernize their application portfolios. This slide show, based...
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