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Calligra Suite is a set of applications written to help you to accomplish your work.
Calligra Words is an all purpose word processor aimed at academic, business and personal use
You can create informative and attractive documents with a few clicks of your mouse.Objects like pictures or charts can be easily created with a few clicks of the mouse and just as easily moved or changed, while the text just flows around it.
Calligra Stage is a powerful and easy to use presentation application
Calligra Stage comes with some amazing, stylish options for your slide backgrounds. Make your slides using images, videos, animation and more.Making presentations has never been easier! With the plug-in’s available in The Calligra Suite, there are more options than ever to add to your slides.
Calligra Sheets is a fully-featured spreadsheet application
It can be used to quickly create spreadsheets with formulas and charts, to calculate and organise your data in a neat manner.Calligra Sheets comes with options for General, Business, and Home and Family options with pre-set spreadsheets. It also comes with an astounding array of pre-set formulas.
Calligra Flow is used to make diagrams and flowcharts
Use Flow to make network diagrams, organization charts, flowcharts and much more.Flow also comes with numerous stencils that can be used to make anything you want. There are options for Networking, Renewable Energy, Chemistry, Building sites, and many other options to help you make your diagrams.
Kexi is a visual database creator
It can be used for designing database applications, inserting and editing data, performing queries, and processing data. Forms can be created to provide a custom interface to your data.Kexi stores all database objects – tables, queries, forms, reports – in the database, making it easy to share data and design.
Krita is a sketching and painting program
Krita offers an end–to–end solution for creating digital painting files from scratch by masters. Krita supports concept art, creation of comics and textures for rendering.
Create razor-sharp illustrations with vector graphics using Karbon
Karbon supports advanced layered images usable for illustrations, instructions or any other use.
The Calligra team is proud and pleased to announce the release of version 2.6 of the Calligra Suite, Calligra Active and the Calligra Office Engine. This version is the result of thousands of commits which provide new features, polishing of the user interaction and bug fixes.
As usual, Calligra is developing very fast and there are a lot of new features to be announced. This is also the second feature update after the initial release of Calligra in April last year which means that we are approaching some form of maturity. The team has used a significant part of the development time to polish away usability problems and visual glitches.
New Application: Calligra Author
Calligra Author is a new member of the growing Calligra application family. The application was announced just after the release of Calligra 2.5 with the following description:
The application will support a writer in the process of creating an eBook from concept to publication. We have two user categories in particular in mind:
The first version of Calligra Author is very similar to Calligra Words since the new features of Author are also adopted by Words. Future releases shall deviate more.
Features that were developed especially for Author include export to eBook formats EPUB2 and MOBI, and improved text statistics (word count, character count, etc).
For the productivity part of the suite (word processor, spreadsheet, and presentation program) the target user of version 2.6 is still the student or academic user. This version has a number of new features that will make it more suitable for these users.
Words, the word processing application improved layout and numerous minor fixes in dialogs and tools, e.g. the spell checking. This should make Words more pleasant to use for the normal user. Words also enjoys the same features as Author: improved text statistics and export to eBook formats. Statistics support in Calligra Words 2.6
Sheets, the spreadsheet application, has a new function optimizer – also known as a Solver. All standard scripts are available for translation.
Stage, the presentation program, has a new animation framework that lets the user create and manipulate animations in slide shows.
Flow, the diagram application, has improved connections.
Plan, the project management application, has updated scheduling information, improved scheduling granularity, improved performance charts, improved project creation, improved usability in the report generator and many bug fixes.
Kexi, the visual database creator, has new support for user data storage, improved CSV import and export and improved table views. Overwriting objects with the same name is now possible. Detailed lists of changes for Kexi are available here.
The artistic applications of the Calligra Suite are the most mature ones and are already used by professional users everywhere.
Krita, the drawing application, has new support for OpenColorIO, which makes it suitable for use in the movie industry. It also has big speedups in many places, including the vc library and when painting using the new precision slider in the preset editor.
Setting Exposure on a HDR image with Krita 2.6′s new OpenColorIO based LUT docker There is also improvements in painting HDR images and integration into a GFX workflow as well as support for the latest OpenRaster standard and many bug fixes.
Supported Document Formats
Calligra 2.6 can now export documents to EPUB2 format. In 2.6.1 it will also be able to export to MOBI format.
And of course support for all MS Office formats has been improved even more, especially for the MS Open XML formats of MS Office 2007 and above.
The architecture of the Calligra Suite lets the applications share much of the functionality of the suite with each other. Many common parts have seen improvements since the release of 2.5. Here are a few of them.
Calligra will now load and save 3D shapes and annotations. This means better interoperability with other office applications even if Calligra can not show them at this time.
Charts have a number of improvements for fine tuning the formatting. Examples include fonts for titles and labels and markers for data sets.
Mathematical formulas have an improved rendering.
The Calligra team has released version 2.6.2, the second bugfix release of the Calligra Suite, and Calligra Active. This release contains a number of important bug fixes to 2.6.1 and we recommend everybody to update.
Bugfixes in This Release
Here is an overview of the most important fixes that are in 2.6.2. There are several others that are not mentioned here.
Fix for a bug that sometimes made the error #CIRCLE appear on a cell even when there was no circular dependency (bug 316244)
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