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OpenOffice.org 3.2.0 GA released

October 28, 2010 by joachim@mensys.nl

Product Announcement


October 27, 2010


Subject: OpenOffice.org 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 OpenOffice.org 3.2.0 to all users who own an active Support Agreement for OpenOffice.org 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 OpenOffice.org version 3.1.1.


 


Features


========


 


== NLS:


 


OpenOffice.org 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 OpenOffice.org 3.2 for eComStation and OS/2:


 


* Extends the WPS data file class to recognize OpenOffice.org 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.


 


 


Availability


============


 


OpenOffice.org 3.2 is available to anyone with an active OpenOffice.org


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


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


www.mensys.net/login/


 


 


What is new


===========


 


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


OpenOffice.org 3.2:


 


* OpenOffice.org 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).


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


including closer conformance to OASIS ODFF/OpenFormula specifications.


 


* Faster start up times: OpenOffice.org 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 OpenOffice.org 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 OpenOffice.org 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 - OpenOffice.org 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 OpenOffice.org 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:


www.openoffice.org/dev_docs/features/3.2/


 


More information on the OpenOffice.org development roadmap can be found at:


development.openoffice.org/releases/index.html


 


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


www.ecomstation.com/openoffice/


 


 


User Support


============


 


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


archives to find questions already answered on the 'users@openoffice.org'


mailing list at www.openoffice.org/mail_list.html.


Alternatively, you can send in your questions to users@openoffice.org.


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


 


Full documentation is available at documentation.openoffice.org


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


through the ticketing system at:


www.ecomstation.com/support/ooo/


 


 


More information


================


 


More information on OpenOffice.org can be found at:


www.openoffice.org


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


www.ecomstation.com/openoffice/



Links:


  • www.ecomstation.com/openoffice

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