Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

What’s new in OpenOffice.org 3.0

Filed under
OOo

One of the most helpful new features of OpenOffice.org 3.0 is the support for more third-party extensions, which are available online. A quick perusal finds that there are extensions to provide a mortgage payment calculator, various dictionaries and spell-checkers for other languages, PDF import support, template packages, and more.

In the new Open Office there is also improved support for various file formats. This release supports Microsoft’s OOXML format — the new format in Office 2007. It also allows you to edit PDFs and MediaWiki “documents.” With this release, you can create a document, lay it out however you like, and then export it to a MediaWiki format, which will save it as a text file with all the MediaWiki markup required to make it look just like the original layout. It can then be inserted into any MediaWiki-based wiki.

Many of the up-and-coming distribution releases will include OpenOffice 3.0 by default, so keep an eye out for those distro upgrades. The recently released Mandriva Linux 2009 includes a release candidate of OpenOffice.org 3.0; expect an update to the final version soon. The next versions of Ubuntu, SUSE, Fedora, and others should all come with the new OpenOffice.org as well.

More here




More in Tux Machines

Android Leftovers

A short critique of Stallmanism

I like Stallman and tend to agree with him often: regarding software, or other politics. This article tries to constructively criticize some parts of the free software movement's ideology, which I collectively refer to as "Stallmanism" (only as pun). It is not an attempt at a personal attack on Stallman, and by reading further you will probably see my politics are very far from that: I coined the term Stallmanism simply because he is at the center of the movement and himself a primary source of the ideas I am critiquing. Read more

Google may unveil merged Android and Chrome OS, dubbed Andromeda, at event

If you thought Google’s October 4 event — where the firm is rumored to launch two smartphones, Google Home, Daydream VR, Chromecast Ultra, and Wi-Fi Routers — wasn’t packed enough, think again. It has been a long time coming, but Google may finally offer a peak at Andromeda, an operating system that sees the merger of Android and Chrome OS. Andromeda is the code name for the long-rumored merger, and Android Police says it have been sitting on a rumor that Google may demo the OS in October. What made the company share it now? A tweet from Hiroshi Lockheimer, senior vice president of Android, Chrome OS, and Google Play at Google. Read more

KDE Leftovers