What do all these people have in common? That's right: they're awesome! ❤️ In May, they helped to report and confirm bugs in LibreOffice, working with the QA community to make the software more robust: https://www.libreoffice.org/community/qa/
450 pages of tips, tricks and tutorials – the Getting Started Guide for LibreOffice 7.1 is here! Huge thanks to our documentation community for working on it. Grab the PDF here: https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2021/07/01/announcing-the-libreoffice-getting-started-guide-7-1/
Today, we welcome allotropia – a provider of services and consulting around LibreOffice – to The Document Foundation's Advisory Board: https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2021/07/01/the-document-foundation-welcomes-allotropia-to-its-advisory-board/
Many new features in LibreOffice are implemented by volunteer developers around the world. Hossein Nourikhah joins The Document Foundation to help bring new developers on board – here's what he has to say: https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2021/06/30/interview-to-hossein-nourikhah/
Hello, world! The Japanese LibreOffice community met online earlier this month, to share knowledge, provide updates, and improve the software: https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2021/06/29/libreoffice-kaigi-2021-online-event-in-japan/
I chose: Yes, it is my main tool.
I use LibreOffice everyday especially Writer and Impress for my teaching activities. I also writing ebooks and currently authoring a book in progress. All my students submit their assignments in Open Document Format and do those jobs with LibreOffice. I made an educational poster about LibreOffice just some times ago and I was very glad @libreoffice helped me resharing it.
At The Document Foundation, we don't just encourage people to try LibreOffice – but to get involved too! The software is made by a worldwide community, and here's how we're bringing new members on board: https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2021/06/25/annual-report-2020-attracting-new-contributors-to-libreoffice/
Check out these awesome community developers, who improved LibreOffice last Month! Join our dev team and build up your skills: https://www.libreoffice.org/community/developers/
Last year, Kukuh Syafaat designed this awesome logo for the LibreOffice Conference 2020. Today, we're starting a contest to design this year's logo! Join in, show off your design skills, and win some lovely LibreOffice merchandise: https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2021/06/22/design-the-libreoffice-conference-2021-logo/
If you find LibreOffice useful, why not contribute back to the community that makes it! You don't need to be a programmer – you can help out with guides and translations, like Manuel Frassinetti does: https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2021/06/21/community-member-monday-manuel-frassinetti/
OpenDocument is the native file format of LibreOffice, and is supported by many other productivity tools. Here's an update from the Technical Committee that works to improve it: https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2021/06/21/update-from-the-odf-tc/
A new major release of LibreOffice is coming up! Yes, LibreOffice 7.2 will include a bunch of new improvements and features – and is due to be released in August. Help our developer community to test and polish it: https://qa.blog.documentfoundation.org/2021/06/18/libreoffice-7-2-beta1-is-available-for-testing/
Social media, blogs and websites – we at The Document Foundation (the non-profit behind LibreOffice) use these to spread the word, and find new contributors. Learn about what we did in 2020: https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2021/06/17/annual-report-2020-website-blogs-and-social-media/
LibreOffice tip of the day: Use Sheet > Fill Cells > Random Number to generate a random series based on various distributions. https://help.libreoffice.org/latest/en-GB/text/scalc/01/02140700.html
Next week, Hossein Nourikhah will join the team at The Document Foundation, the non-profit behind LibreOffice, as Developer Community Architect. He'll help to bring new contributors to the LibreOffice project, and get them started: https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2021/06/16/hossein-nourikhah-joins-the-tdf-team-as-developer-community-architect/
LibreOffice's Documentation Team – largely driven by volunteers – achieved many great things in 2020! Get the handbooks they created, and get involved: https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2021/06/07/libreoffice-documentation-team-activities-in-2020/
Announcing the winners in the Month of LibreOffice, May 2021! Everyone who contributed to our projects last month can claim a cool sticker pack – and there's some bonus merch too: https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2021/06/06/announcing-the-winners-in-the-month-of-libreoffice-may-2021/
Lots of awesome things are happening in the LibreOffice community – new releases, user guide updates, @gsoc and more. Check out our recap of May 2021: https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2021/06/02/libreoffice-monthly-recap-may-2021-community-activities/
Local communities help to spread the word about LibreOffice, and encourage users to get involved. In May, the Albanian community had its first in-person meetup in quite a while! More here: https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2021/06/01/albanian-community-meeting-may-2021/
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