LibreOffice 7.6 Alpha1 is available for testing
LibreOffice 7.6 will be released as final in mid August, 2023 ( Check the Release Plan ) being LibreOffice 7.6 Alpha1 the first pre-release since the development of version 7.6 started in mid December, 2022. Since then, 4670 commits have been submitted to the code repository and more than 754 bugs were set to FIXED in Bugzilla. Check the release notes to find the new features included in this version of LibreOffice.
LibreOffice 7.6 Alpha1 can be downloaded for Linux, macOS and Windows, and it can be installed alongside the standard version.
In case you find any problem in this pre-release, please report it in Bugzilla ( You just need a legit email account in order to create a new account ).
For help, you can contact the QA Team directly in the QA IRC channel or via Matrix.
LibreOffice is a volunteer-driven community project, so please help us to test – we appreciate it!
Libre Office was recommended to me by my book formatter as a preferable word processing program to Word, etc.
I am working on a historical novel, to be completed by the end of this year.
My questions to you: I get started using Libre in the next few days, when you upgrade to 7.6, will my manuscript be automatcally moved to the 7.6?
Should I start out with the test version?
I’d recommend you to use the stable version from https://www.libreoffice.org/download/download-libreoffice/ instead.