Activating experimental elements – LibreOffice

LibreOffice Options dialog with the Advanced tab selected.
The Advanced tab in the Options dialog contains . a checkbox called “Enable experimental features. A check in this box enables the new user interface choices that have been available since version 5.3.

The new user interfaces that were introduced with version 5.3 are made available when the experimental features are active.

The Options dialog is accessed through the Tools menu. Mac users need to click the LibreOffice menu, followed by Preferences.

Here is how to access the Experimental features:

  1. Click the Tools menu. Mac users need to click the LibreOffice menu.
  2. Click the Options item in the Tool menu. For Mac users, click the Preferences item. This will launch the Options dialog.
  3. Click the arrow that is next to LibreOffice in the left column to reveal the tabs in this section.
  4. Click the Advanced tab.
  5. Click the box next to “Enable experimental features (may be unstable)” checkbox so it has a check in it.
  6. Click the OK button.
  7. A dialog appears asking whether you want to Restart now or later. Click the Restart Now button.

Once LibreOffice restarts, click the View menu. There will be a new sub-menu in the menu, called Notebookbar. Version 5.3 has three to choose from. Version 5.4 has five choices, and 6.0 has six choices.

To choose a desired notebookbar, do the following:

  1. Click the View menu to reveal the list.
  2. Highlight the Toolbar Layout sub-menu.
  3. Click Notebookbar. The user interface will change to one of the user interfaces.
  4. Click the View menu again to reveal the list.
  5. Highlight the Notebookbar sub-menu.
  6. Click the desired user interface.
Notebookbar in the View menu of LibreOffice.
After activating the experimental features, the user interfaces can be chosen through the View menu.