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 +The goal of NeoOffice is to provide a stable, '''free''' [[Wikipedia:Mac OS X|Mac OS X]] office suite based on the international [[OpenOffice.org|OpenOffice.org]] project, with additional Mac features requested by NeoOffice donors.
-The goal of NeoOffice/J is to provide an entirely '''*free*''' and complete [[Wikipedia:Mac_ox_x|Mac OS X]] office suite based on the international [[OpenOffice.org|OpenOffice.org]] project—only with the look-and-feel you'd expect from any Macintosh application.+The OpenOffice.org project is a large open-source effort to create a complete office "suite" including a word processor, spreadsheet, presentation, drawing software, database, and much more. With OpenOffice.org, users can easily import, edit, and exchange files with users of other office programs, such as Microsoft Office or WordPerfect.
-The OpenOffice.org project is a large open-source effort to create the ultimate office "suite" including a word processor, spreadsheet, presentation, drawing software, and much more. With OpenOffice.org, you can easily import, edit, and exchange files with users of other office programs, such as Microsoft™ Office™ or WordPerfect™.+While OpenOffice.org is developed primarily for Windows and Unix systems and has a user-interface geared for those operating systems, NeoOffice has made tremendous breakthroughs in offering the same office features to Macintosh users while making the program look and interact more like a Mac application.
-While OpenOffice.org is developed primarily for Windows and Unix systems and has a user-interface geared for those operating systems, NeoOffice/J has made tremendous breakthoughs in offering the same to Macintosh users and making it look just like a Mac application!+How does it do this? NeoOffice replaces OpenOffice.org code that (formerly) used the [[Wikipedia:X11|X11]] windowing system with Cocoa and Java code (leveraging Mac OS X's cool Java integration with Aqua) to provide traditional Macintosh user-interface elements. The result? An office experience that feels more like other Mac applications.
-How does it do this? Get ready for a pretty technical explanation—NeoOffice/J adapts OpenOffice.org code that uses the [[Wikipedia:X11|X11]] windowing system and it then takes advantage of OS X's cool Java integration to tap into the traditional Macintosh user-interface elements. The result? An office experience that feels like any other application on your Mac.+At least that's the goal. At present, NeoOffice has integrated dozens of native Mac features, including [http://www.neooffice.org/neojava/features.php?fragment=features many] not found in Sun’s version of OpenOffice.org. It's probably localized into your native language, too.
-At least that's the goal. At present (March 2005), NeoOffice/J has integrated dozens of native Mac features, including a Mac installer, native menus in the white bar at the top of the screen, native print dialog box and printing, Mac-like keyboad shortcuts, mouse scrolling, a double-clickable application, access to all your Mac fonts, and much, much more!+Best of all, NeoOffice is remarkably stable, and its code has been in daily use since 2003. It's actually ready to use right now. Thousands of people and organizations use NeoOffice to do their daily work!
-Best of all, even though it's still in the "beta" phase of its development, NeoOffice/J is remarkably stable. It's actually ready to use right now. Thousands of people and organizations use NeoOffice/J to do their daily work!+Here's a caveat though—while NeoOffice is quite stable and feature-complete, it has not entirely adopted the Mac look-and-feel. There are still some bits of the old Windows/Unix interface in there. For example, the toolbars and dialogues don't look exactly like those in other Mac applications. Some of the more than 12,000 icons used in the application may look more like Windows icons than Mac ones. Other bits of the interface may look "just a bit off".
-Here's a caveat though—while NeoOffice/J is quite stable and feature-complete, it has not entirely adopted the Mac look-and-feel. There are still some bits of the old Windows/Unix interface in there. For example, the scroll bars do not have the familiar blue Aqua rounded look. The dialog boxes and "widgets" like check boxes and radio buttons are not the gorgeous Apple versions you're used to seeing. And the file chooser may look unfamiliar.+If you have any problems, a list of suggested steps for finding an answer for a problem as fast as possible is available on the official [http://www.neooffice.org/neojava/contact.php?fragment=freesupport NeoOffice Support] page.
-We're working on all this. Slowly but surely, and with your help, NeoOffice/J is moving closer and closer to being indistinguishable from any other Macintosh application. Patches are being released constantly that replace an old Windows/Unix-feature with a nice shiny Mac one.+While NeoOffice is free, our very limited donations only provides enough funding for one full-time engineer and one part-time support technician and we must fit all NeoOffice software development, bug fixing, and support tasks into our available time. Because the development and bug fixing tasks use up a significant portion of our available time, we can only answer problems posted by our [http://www.neooffice.org/neojava/contact.php?fragment=donorsupport most generous donors].
-So if you think $300+ is a bit much to pay for an office suite, we encourage you to try NeoOffice/J for free and let us know what you think. There's no catch—like its parent, OpenOffice.org, downloading and using NeoOffice/J doesn't cost a penny. Copy it as many times as you wish.+{{botlangbarEN|[[fr:NeoOffice|Français]] [[de:NeoOffice|Deutsch]] [[It:NeoOffice|Italiano]] [[Es:NeoOffice|Español]] [[Nl:NeoOffice|Nederlands]]}}
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-All we ask is that you [[How_to_Report_Problems_with_NeoOffice/J|report]] any bugs you find so they can be fixed. If you are a developer, we'd love to have your code. Or, if you are willing and able to support the development effort via a monetary donation, your contribution will be very much appreciated. You can do so via Paypal at the [http://www.planamesa.com/neojava/donate.php NeoOffice/J web site].+
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-At present, there are very few NeoOffice/J developers, so every contribution helps.+
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-* [[NeoOffice/J_Screenshots|Screenshots of NeoOffice/J]]+
-* [[Contributing_to_the_NeoOffice_projects|How to Contribute to NeoOffice/J]]+
-* [[NeoOffice/J_Build_Instructions|How to Build NeoOffice/J]]+
-* [[Known_Issues_with_NeoOffice/J|Known Issues with NeoOffice/J]]+
-* [[How_to_Report_Problems_with_NeoOffice/J|Reporting Problems and Bugs]]+

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NeoOffice®


The goal of NeoOffice is to provide a stable, free Mac OS X office suite based on the international OpenOffice.org project, with additional Mac features requested by NeoOffice donors.

The OpenOffice.org project is a large open-source effort to create a complete office "suite" including a word processor, spreadsheet, presentation, drawing software, database, and much more. With OpenOffice.org, users can easily import, edit, and exchange files with users of other office programs, such as Microsoft Office or WordPerfect.

While OpenOffice.org is developed primarily for Windows and Unix systems and has a user-interface geared for those operating systems, NeoOffice has made tremendous breakthroughs in offering the same office features to Macintosh users while making the program look and interact more like a Mac application.

How does it do this? NeoOffice replaces OpenOffice.org code that (formerly) used the X11 windowing system with Cocoa and Java code (leveraging Mac OS X's cool Java integration with Aqua) to provide traditional Macintosh user-interface elements. The result? An office experience that feels more like other Mac applications.

At least that's the goal. At present, NeoOffice has integrated dozens of native Mac features, including many not found in Sun’s version of OpenOffice.org. It's probably localized into your native language, too.

Best of all, NeoOffice is remarkably stable, and its code has been in daily use since 2003. It's actually ready to use right now. Thousands of people and organizations use NeoOffice to do their daily work!

Here's a caveat though—while NeoOffice is quite stable and feature-complete, it has not entirely adopted the Mac look-and-feel. There are still some bits of the old Windows/Unix interface in there. For example, the toolbars and dialogues don't look exactly like those in other Mac applications. Some of the more than 12,000 icons used in the application may look more like Windows icons than Mac ones. Other bits of the interface may look "just a bit off".

If you have any problems, a list of suggested steps for finding an answer for a problem as fast as possible is available on the official NeoOffice Support page.

While NeoOffice is free, our very limited donations only provides enough funding for one full-time engineer and one part-time support technician and we must fit all NeoOffice software development, bug fixing, and support tasks into our available time. Because the development and bug fixing tasks use up a significant portion of our available time, we can only answer problems posted by our most generous donors.


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