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Calligra Words

Calligra Words
Calligra Words 2.4 screenshot
Developer(s) KDE
Initial release April 11, 2012 (2012-04-11)[1]
Stable release 2.8.7 (3 December 2014 (2014-12-03)[2])
Preview release 2.8 Beta 2 (12 January 2014 (2014-01-12)[3])
Operating system Unix-like, Windows
Type Word processor
License LGPL
Website //words.orgcalligra

Calligra Words is a word processor, which is part of Calligra Suite and developed by KDE as free software.


When Calligra Suite was formed, unlike the other Calligra applications Words was not a continuation of the corresponding KOffice application – KWord.[4] The functionality of Words has largely been written from scratch – in May 2011 a completely new layout engine was announced.[5] The first release was made available on April 11, 2012 (2012-04-11), using the version number 2.4 to match the rest of Calligra Suite.[1]


Initial reception of Calligra Words shortly after the 2.4 release was mixed. While Linux Pro Magazine Online’s Bruce Byfield wrote “Calligra needed an impressive first release. Perhaps surprisingly, and to the development team’s credit, it has managed one in 2.4.”, he also noted that “Words in particular is still lacking features”. He concluded that Calligra is “worth keeping an eye on”.[6]

On the other hand, Calligra Words became the default word processor in Kubuntu 12.04 – replacing LibreOffice Writer.[7]

Formula editor

Formulas in Calligra Words are provided by the Formula plugin. It is a formula editor with a WYSIWYG interface.

See also


  1. ^ a b "Calligra 2.4 Released". 2012-04-11. Retrieved 2012-06-13. 
  2. ^ "Calligra 2.8.7 Released". 
  3. ^ "Calligra 2.8 Beta 2 Released". 
  4. ^ "Calligra Words is not a fork of KWord". Retrieved 2012-06-13. 
  5. ^ "How to make a new layout engine for Calligra Words in 4 months". Retrieved 2012-06-13. 
  6. ^ "Calligra: The Other Office Suite Narrows the Gap". Linux Pro Magazine Online. Retrieved 2012-05-01. 
  7. ^ "Calligra Suite: Better Office & Graphics Applications". IT Diary. 2012-04-29. Retrieved 2012-06-13. 
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