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Product Announcement

October 27, 2010

Subject: 3.2.0 GA for eComStation and IBM OS/2 released

Effective date: October 27, 2010

 Effective immediately, Mensys B.V. will be distributing a GA version of 3.2.0 to all users who own an active Support Agreement for or an active Software Subscription Services for eComStation product.

 This version has been compiled to run on eComStation and IBM OS/2 as a native application. This release replaces version 3.1.1.





== NLS: 3.2 for eComStation and OS/2 is released in the following

language versions:


* English

* German

* Italian

* French

* Spanish

* Dutch

* Russian


== Internet integration:


* e-mail related settings are now supported, you can email your current

document, but only Thunderbird is supported.

* the default OS/2 browser will be used for opening web pages from URL

links in documents.


== Desktop integration:


* support for WPS integration via seperate package.

* support for the FreeType2 (FT2) font engine for improved text rendering.

* support for XWP/eWPS sliding menu hilite (requires XWorkPlace 1.0.8 or

eCS 2.0 RC4 or newer)

* support for clipboard bitmap formats and unicode text.

* support for mouse wheel.


== WPS integration package for 3.2 for eComStation and OS/2:


* Extends the WPS data file class to recognize document files

* Integrated support for WPS-Wizard hint and folder info area

* REXX hooks for reading document properties


== Quickstart:


* the quickstart feature has been implemented for eComStation and OS/2.




============ 3.2 is available to anyone with an active

Support Agreement for eComStation and OS/2, or an active Software Subscription

Services for eComStation, via their download-area at the Mensys Online Shop:



What is new



Below is a list of some of the improvements that are present in 3.2:


* 3.2 provides improved support for other common office

document types:

- Password protected Microsoft Office XML files (supported document

types: MS Word 2007 documents (*.docx, *.docm); MS Word 2007 templates

(*.dotx, *.dotm); MS Excel 2007 documents (*.xlsx, *.xlsm); MS Excel

2007 binary documents (*.xlsb); MS Excel 2007 templates (*.xltx, *.xltm);

MS Powerpoint 2007 documents (*.pptx, *.pptm); MS Powerpoint 2007

templates (*.potx, *.potm)). OLE objects, form controls and pivot tables

can now be read from MS Excel 2007 documents (*.xlsx, *.xlsb).

- Encryption support within the Microsoft Word 97/2000/XP filter allows

password protected

- Microsoft Word documents to be saved (using the Microsoft Office

standard RC4 algorithm).

- 3.2 has made further strides in compliance with ODF 1.2,

including closer conformance to OASIS ODFF/OpenFormula specifications.


* Faster start up times: 3.2 Calc and Writer have both reduced

'cold start' time by 46% since version 3.0 (results will vary on different

operating systems and hardware).


* Start Center - When launching 3.x, users are presented with

the Start Center that allows the selection of an application within the

office productivity suite without having to click the File -> New menu.


* Enhanced PDF export - The PDF export feature in provides a

huge set of formatting and security options; so that PDF files can be

customized for many different scenarios.


* View Multiple Pages in Writer - 3.x allows Writer users to

view pages with single-page, two-page side-by-side and book layout options.


* Improved Notes - The new version of Notes in 3.x provides

additional formatting, spell checking and accessibility features while

displaying notes within the margins.


A full list of enhancements can be found at:


More information on the development roadmap can be found at:


Information on the eComStation and OS/2 version can be found at:



User Support



For help with the 3.2 office suite, take a look at the

archives to find questions already answered on the ''

mailing list at

Alternatively, you can send in your questions to

Remember to subscribe to the list to get an email response.


Full documentation is available at

Support specific to the eComStation and OS/2 version can be obtained

through the ticketing system at:



More information



More information on can be found at:

Information on the eComStation and OS/2 version can be found at:



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