LibreOffice 7.4 arrives with WebP image support and performance improvements

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The Document Foundation (TDF) has announced the general availability of LibreOffice 7.4 for users of Windows, macOS, and Linux. The main new features in this update include support for WebP images and EMZ/WMZ files, a new search field for the Extension Manager, and performance and compatibility improvements.

The significant new features in this update are as follows:

GENERAL

  • Support for WebP images and EMZ/WMZ files
  • Help pages for the ScriptForge scripting library
  • Search field for the Extension Manager
  • Performance and compatibility improvements

WRITER

  • Better change tracking in the footnote area
  • Edited lists show original numbers in change tracking
  • New typographic settings for hyphenation

CALC

  • Support for 16,384 columns in spreadsheets
  • Extra functions in drop-down AutoSum widget
  • New menu item to search for sheet names

IMPRESS

  • New support for document themes

As always, TDF has emphasized the work that has been put in to improve compatibility with Microsoft Office documents. It said that this release comes with many compatibility improvements and that users who need compatibility should check new releases often as progress on compatibility “is so fast”.

If you’re interested in trying out the new update, just head over to the LibreOffice download page and download the version you require, as well as applicable language packs.

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