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    LibreOffice 5.3 has a new ribbon style interface option

    The latest development build of LibreOffice has an experimental feature which when enabled allows users to switch from traditional toolbars to a ribbon style UI. At present it's in the very early stages of development so some functionality and icons are missing plus it doesn't scale well to the screen.

    When it is finished, users will be able to choose which toolbar style they want from the view menu. the top menu bar is also hidden until you click on the libreoffice icon top left and enable it.


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    Re: LibreOffice 5.3 has a new ribbon style interface option

    Its good news. Ribbons make using LibreOffice KISS* compatible.







    *KISS = keep it simple, stupid
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    Re: LibreOffice 5.3 has a new ribbon style interface option

    Nice! But where is the much awaited multithreading? Still single core, single threaded...
    OpenCL still only for Calc.

    I guess Document Foundation is not at the slightest worrying about the patent thing...

    Dunno about Fedora will make fuss about this...
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    Re: LibreOffice 5.3 has a new ribbon style interface option

    When is 5.3 going to hit F25? I just checked and it's still at
    Version: 5.2.3.3
    Build ID: 5.2.3.3-11.fc25
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    Re: LibreOffice 5.3 has a new ribbon style interface option

    5.3 is very much a beta. The ribbon interface needs a fair bit of work to be done. I do hope they are not going to follow the MS path and disable keyboard shortcuts (they are disabled at the moment)

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    Re: LibreOffice 5.3 has a new ribbon style interface option

    I switched to wps.com's linux versions. Its what libreoffice has to match for an interface. And keyboard shortcuts

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    Re: LibreOffice 5.3 has a new ribbon style interface option

    Quote Originally Posted by lsatenstein
    When is 5.3 going to hit F25? I just checked and it's still at
    Version: 5.2.3.3
    Build ID: 5.2.3.3-11.fc25
    It won't. The earliest you are likely to see it is F26. Fedora do not upgrade between branches of LibreOffice during a release cycle of the operating system.

    we are all aware of the fact you use WPS office leslie. libreoffice has keyboard shortcuts too (shock horror!) as did the packages it was forked from. end of discussion as regards comparing the two.

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    Re: LibreOffice 5.3 has a new ribbon style interface option

    This might be interesting for those following this thread:
    https://blog.documentfoundation.org/...-themuffin.pdf

    It's some research that concludes that a "one size fits all" approach may not be the best way forward for a general purpose tool like a word processor.

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    Re: LibreOffice 5.3 has a new ribbon style interface option

    Quote Originally Posted by ocratato
    This might be interesting for those following this thread:
    https://blog.documentfoundation.org/...-themuffin.pdf

    It's some research that concludes that a "one size fits all" approach may not be the best way forward for a general purpose tool like a word processor.
    mmmm muffins...

    It's refreshing that they are giving the end user ultimate choice rather than ramming one or other interface down their throats. one size definitely doesn't fit all.

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    Re: LibreOffice 5.3 has a new ribbon style interface option

    Hah can't say I use Libre too often anymore with Google sheets being a thing. I do pop it open whenever I need to view a CSV for work though!

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    Re: LibreOffice 5.3 has a new ribbon style interface option

    All subsequent posts relating to WPS have been removed. You were asked not to carry on posting about it here. Also the thread seems to have run it's course

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