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ONLYOFFICE Docs 7.1 launches support for ARM

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ONLYOFFICE 7.1 It is the new version of the open source office suite that for a few years has been disputing LibreOffice to a certain extent, although even though they are dedicated to the same thing, they both have different approaches.

Thus, ONLYOFFICE was originally developed as an alternative to the Google Docs model, a self-managed cloud office suite, while standalone editors for the desktop -or mobile apps- came later. Be that as it may, ONLYOFFICE today offers both extremes and the release of ONLYOFFICE 7.1 covers them equally.

Therefore, on the one hand we have the news that ONLYOFFICE Docs 7.1 brings and that includes all the server-level background and features, but also those of the ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors, or the desktop applications that anyone can use independently. , as you would with LibreOffice.

Among the main novelties of ONLYOFFICE Docs 7.1 is the new PDF, XPS and DjVu document viewer with support for thumbnails in the panel and external links (as usual, they are opened by holding down the Ctrl button and clicking on the link). These formats, in turn, can be easily converted to each other or to other document formats such as DOCX.

ONLYOFFICE Docs 7.1 includes many other improvements in the form of interface tweaks and new options in the three applications that make up the suite, word processor, spreadsheets and presentations, as detailed in the official announcement. You can see many of those improvements in the following presentation video.

ONLYOFFICE Docs 7.1: PDF viewer, animations, print preview in spreadsheets

Finally, ONLYOFFICE Docs 7.1 stands out for offering ARM architecture support. Installation on ARM devices can be done via Docker or Deb and RPM packages.

As for ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors 7.1, the underlying news is the same, since these desktop editors They are just the same web applications, wrapped for use on the desktop. (not exactly Elctron, but first cousin) That said, they integrate moderately well and their performance is not bad either, although it can be improved and this new version affects that.

According to the official announcement, ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors 7.1 has improved its performance when working with large files, thanks to the update to V8, the open source JavaScript engine developed by Google and used in Chromium, as well as the implementation of Microsoft Visual Studio 2019. “The app now opens and saves large documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and fillable forms much faster, saving you a bit of time,” they explain.

If what you are interested in is this, ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors 7.1 is available for download on that page in Deb and RPM formats, but also in your system’s application store, since they are distributed as Flatpak and Snap, although the latter are quite out of date Besides there is also an AppImage package.

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