OpenPGP keys can be used to sign documents produced in the ODF, the default format for the writing application, Writer. In order to use this, users will have to install the GPG software for their operating system.
Version 6.0 has also improved its document classification and permits multiple policies which are exported to OOXML files. In Writer, one can now mark and sign at the paragraph level.
The new release is bleeding edge software aimed at enthusiasts, early adopters and power users; enterprise users have been advised to stick with the 5.4 version, with the latest point release being 5.4.4.
Additionally, there are new filters for exporting Writer documents to ePub and importing QuarkXPress files, together with an improved filter for importing EMF+ (Enhanced Metafile Format Plus) files as used by Microsoft Office documents.
The ODF export filter has also been improved, making it easier for other ODF readers to display visuals.
The Document Foundation, the body behind LibreOffice, said that a LibreOffice Viewer for Android would be introduced during the first quarter of this year.
With this, users will be able to create new documents. It will offer a tab-based toolbar with formatting options and let users add pictures either from the camera or from a local or remote file.
In addition, the Calc (spreadsheet) user interface will be improved with column headers, while Impress (slide creator) will offer a presentation mode.