Originally published at: https://www.onlyoffice.com/blog/2023/01/onlyoffice-desktop-editors-v7-3/
ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors v7.3 is already available for Windows, Linux and macOS. It offers the majority of the improvements of the updated online version and comes with some unique features, such as new printing options. Keep reading to find out more.
Assign roles and use new fields in fillable forms
Like ONLYOFFICE Docs v7.3, the latest version of the desktop app allows you to create and assign various roles for field filling. Other users will be able to visually identify which fields they are supposed to fill out depending on their role marked with a certain colour.
Where to find: Forms tab -> Manage roles
Additionally, when working with forms in the desktop application, you will find new ready-to-use fields that can help you to create unique layouts more quickly: ZIP code, Credit card and Date & Time.
Insert SmartArt graphics
Starting from version 7.3, you can insert various SmartArt elements to quickly create a visual representation of your information in text documents, spreadsheets, presentations and fillable forms.
Where to find: Insert tab -> SmartArt
Restrict certain actions in text documents
The updated version of ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors offers new options to password-protect text documents. Now you can allow other users to perform certain actions: they can open the file for viewing, fill out some fields, leave comments or keep track of the suggested changes.
Where to find: Protection tab -> Protect document
Other improvements for text documents include:
- Support for Unicode and LaTeX equations;
- Statistics button on the status bar.
Inspect calculations with the Watch Window feature
In version 7.3, the ONLYOFFICE spreadsheet editor allows you to inspect, audit or confirm formula calculations and results in large spreadsheets with the help of the Watch Window feature. Using it, you no longer need to repeatedly scroll down or go to different parts of your worksheet.
Where to find: Formula tab -> Watch Window
Other new features in ONLYOFFICE spreadsheets are:
- Data import from local XML files;
- New functions — TEXTBEFORE, TEXTAFTER, TEXTSPLIT, VSTACK, HSTACK, TOROW, TOCOL, WRAPROWS, WRAPCOLS, TAKE, DROP, CHOOSEROWS and CHOOSECOLS.
Use the Paste Special options in slides
In ONLYOFFICE presentations, there are also a few new features. First of all, now you can use the Paste Special hotkeys to insert slides in a more convenient way. For example, while inserting a slide in your presentation, you can use the destination theme, keep the source formatting or insert it as a picture.
Also, you can use gridlines and smart guides for creating the desired slide design, and the ability to save graphic objects as pictures using the corresponding option in the context menu.
Create new documents without launching the app
In ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors v7.3, you can create new documents, spreadsheets, presentations and forms on Windows 7 and its more recent versions without launching the app by clicking the corresponding task in the Start Menu.
Where to find: Start button -> ONLYOFFICE -> ONLYOFFICE Editors
Preview documents and presentations before printing
The updated desktop app offers some useful improvements for convenient and fast document printing. First of all, you are allowed to preview a text document or presentation before printing. When you click the Print button, you will see what the printed document will look like.
Where to find: File tab -> Print
Also, you can now print documents, spreadsheets, presentations and fillable forms quickly, with just a few clicks. The Quick print feature uses the default printer or uses the settings of the printing device that was used last.
Where to find: Quick Print button on the top toolbar
Enable the Autoupdate feature
ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors v7.3 allows you to have the application always updated to the latest version. If you enable the Autoupdate feature in the app settings, you will no longer have to download and install the new versions manually. They will be installed automatically, so you will always have access to the latest features and improvements.
Where to find: Start window -> Settings -> Autoupdate
Apart from the features mentioned above, ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors v7.3 offers:
- Rotation settings for 3D charts;
- Presets for inserting horizontal/vertical text boxes;
- Equation shortcut bar;
- Ability to show/hide the left and right panels;
- Dictionaries for the Uzbek language (both Cyrillic and Latin);
- Replacement of the dialogue windows with the system windows on Linux.
Join our live event on February 2nd, at 10 am CET, and learn everything about new features:
You can also watch this video overview to explore the most important updates from version 7.3.
Get ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors v7.3 for your OS
The newest version of the desktop app is already available as deb, rpm, exe and dmg packages. Snap, Flatpak and AppImage will be ready soon.
ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors on the official website
Changelog of the new version on GitHub