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Desktop Editorsv.4.2 Desktop Editors changelog

Version 4.2.2

Release date: 02/16/2017


All Editors

  • Prevent editors from performing the save operation if there are no changes to save.
  • Fixed a rare problem occurring when saving a file with a specific chart type.
  • Fixed the problems with copy-paste functions.

Document Editor

  • Fixed the problem with the changes missing when several users enter the text at the same time (bug #33726)
  • Fixed the bug with the cursor positioning after the InsertContent function is used.

Spreadsheet Editor

  • Fixed the wrong order of elements in equations (bug #34029).
  • Fixed entering the characters with diacritical symbols (bug #33908)
  • Fixed the horizontal scroll when using a trackpad (bug #27197)
  • Fixed error occurring when assembling files with Ranges in some rare cases.
  • Fixed errors occurring when converting from the XLSX to the CSV format.
  • Fixed the Match formula return value in some cases (bug #33735)

Presentation Editor

  • Fixed a problem occurring when saving a file with the notes copied from Document Editor;
  • Fixed a problem occurring when saving a file with a chart copied from Presentation Editor.

Version 4.2.1

Release date: 12/20/2016

New Features

All Editors

  • Added the possibility to set a dash type for shapes;
  • Better support of HiDPI systems.

Document Editor

  • Added the possibility to open and edit footnotes;
  • Ability to insert number of pages into the document;
  • Remade version history. Added the possibility to hide minor features.

Spreadsheet Editor

  • Added the possibility to insert equations in Spreadsheet Editor;
  • Added the possibility to open and edit sparklines;
  • Added a new SUMIFS function;
  • Added the possibility to select data from the drop-down menu in the context menu;
  • Added a multiselection support;
  • Added the rotation of 3D charts;
  • Updated and improved the visual styles for all chart types;
  • Brought back the Freeze Panes option in the View Settings menu;
  • Added the new algorithm for calculating a cell height.

Presentation Editor

  • Added the possibility to insert equations in Presentation Editor.


Document Editor

  • Fixed the broken Insert number of pages button;
  • Fixed the problem with the last hieroglyph duplicate;
  • Fixed the problem with changing the chart type from 2D to 3D.

Spreadsheet Editor

  • Fixed the problem with an empty cell when changing sparklines.


  • Improved compatibility with the DOC format.

The desktop version of online editors does not require constant connection to the internet and can work with offline files on your computer. So if you prefer this, you can either download and install the desktop editors from our website, or add the link to repository with them to your Linux OS and use them and update afterwards just like any other Linux application.

Download the latest version from our website

The latest version of desktop editors can be always downloaded using the links on our website here. You will need to choose the installation package depending on the Linux version installed on your computer:

  • DEB package - in case you have a version of Debian based Linux distributive;
  • RPM package - in case you have a version of Red Hat based Linux distributive;
  • GUI package - in case you have a version of some other popular Linux distributive (also including ALT Linux, Centos, GosLinux, etc.).
Only 64-bit versions of Linux are supported.

After you press the selected download button some of the browsers will suggest you select the download folder. Select it and the download process will start.

Once the download is finished, run the downloaded package file and it will be installed to your computer.

Installing Desktop Editors from repository

A better option to install desktop editors is to add their repository to your Linux OS. To do that:

  1. Add GPG key:
    sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp:// --recv-keys CB2DE8E5
  2. Add desktop editors repository: using any available text editor (e.g. nano) add the following record to the /etc/apt/sources.list file (you will need to enter root password to edit it and save changes afterwards):
    deb squeeze main
    While the APT package is built against Debian Squeeze, it is compatible with a number of Debian derivatives (including Ubuntu) which means you can use the same repository across all these distributions.
  3. Update the package manager cache:
    sudo apt-get update
  4. Now the editors can be easily installed using the following command:
    sudo apt-get install onlyoffice-desktopeditors

Running Desktop Editors

Once the installation is over, you can run the editors using the terminal command:


In case you prefer to use graphical user interface, you can always find the editors in your computer Application menu - Office - ONLYOFFICE.

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