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-<!--NeoOffice 2.0 Aqua Beta will be released to Early Access Program members on August 1, 2006.+=== Archived Release Notes for NeoOffice 2.1 ===
-''These are the Release Notes for NeoOffice 2.1, currently available through the [http://download.neooffice.org/neojava/earlyaccess.php NeoOffice Early Access Program] (or via a [[NeoOffice_Build_Instructions|personal build from the source]]). Release Notes for NeoOffice 2.0 Alpha 4, the current freely-available version, can be found [[NeoOffice Release Notes|here]].''+These are archived release notes for an '''older version''' of [[NeoOffice]]. If you want to see the release notes for the '''current version''' of NeoOffice, please visit the [[NeoOffice Release Notes]].
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-=== Current <!--Early Access -->Version ===+
-The latest <!--'''Early Access''' -->version of [[NeoOffice]] is: '''[http://download.neooffice.org/neojava/<!--earlyaccess-->download.php 2.1]'''.+
-NeoOffice 2.1 requires a PPC Macintosh running Mac OS X 10.3.9 '''or''' 10.4.9 or an Intel Macintosh running Mac OS X 10.4.9. Some Aqua features will appear differently depending on your version of Mac OS X.+To '''download the the latest version''' of NeoOffice, visit the '''[http://download.neooffice.org/neojava/download.php NeoOffice Downloads]''' page.
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-''Release Notes for versions of NeoOffice available under the [[NeoOffice Early Access FAQ|Early Access Program]] can be found [[NeoOffice 2.1 Release Notes|here]].''+
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-=== Patches ===+
-''If you want to receive announcements whenever a patch or new release of NeoOffice is available, subscribe to the NeoJUpdate mailing list. To subscribe to the NeoJUpdate mailing list, send an e-mail to <tt>neojupdate-subscribe@heapsys.com</tt>.''+=== Patches for NeoOffice 2.1 ===
- +'''2.1 Patch-7''': The new changes included in this patch are listed below:
-==== Current Patch ====+
-<!--There is no patch available for NeoOffice 2.1.+
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-'''[http://download.neooffice.org/neojava/<!--earlyaccess-->patch.php 2.1 {{NeoPatchVer}}] is now available'''.<!--('''NeoOffice 2.0 Aqua Beta 3 already includes the fixes contained in Patch-0''')-->+
-The new changes included in this patch are listed below:+* Support for running under Mac OS X 10.5 ("Leopard") Beta
 +* Support for QuickLook under Mac OS X 10.5
 +* Added ability to change the cursor blink rate using standard Cocoa property
 +* Fixed a crash in Impress upon loading of presentation background
 +* Fixed an issue where Save/Save As sometimes uses too much virtual memory
 +* Fixed a problem where saving a text document causes display to change from Web Layout to Print Layout
 +* Fixed a crash when browsing certain documents
 +* Fixed an issue where it was not possible to save a macro after recording
 +* Fixed a failure to format landscape documents for printing
 + 
 +'''2.1 Patch-6''': The new changes included in this patch are listed below:
 + 
 +* Extensive performance improvements in text layout and drawing (approximately 2 to 2.5 times faster), with smoother scrolling, faster relayout when changes are made, less CPU usage, and shorter print times, especially on longer documents.
 +* Some missing OpenOffice custom cursors are now displayed
 +* "Styles and Formatting" palette window is dockable again
 +* Fixed a checkbox issue in Calc menus
 +* Printing just one page from a 600 pages documents is no longer extremely slow
 +* Fixed incorrect kerning in exported PDF
 +* Fixed an issue where grid lines not showing in some cases
 +* Eliminated text drawing artifacts remaining after scrolling
 +* Strikeout now breaks between words
 +* Fixed an issue preventing deletion of a Calc scenario in the "Navigator: window
 + 
 +'''2.1 Patch-5''': The new changes included in this patch are listed below:
 + 
 +* Fixed a crash when typing using Japanese, Chinese, or certain other input methods
 + 
 +'''2.1 Patch-4''': The new changes included in this patch are listed below:
 + 
 +* Extensive performance improvements in image scaling and drawing speed, most notably in presentations or scrolling large documents
 +* The cursor no longer blinks when NeoOffice is in the background
 +* Aqua controls no longer appear active when NeoOffice is not the active application
 +* Fixed a problem where Fontwork art could not be be moved or resized
 + 
 +'''2.1 Patch-3''': The new changes included in this patch are listed below:
 + 
 +* Fix a crash when printing on Mac OS X 10.3
 +* Fixed a problem where saving a file as a different type does not change the extension
 + 
 +'''2.1 Patch-2''': The new changes included in this patch are listed below:
* EPS postscript is no longer rasterized when printing * EPS postscript is no longer rasterized when printing
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* Fixed a problem where it was not possible to start presentations on the second screen * Fixed a problem where it was not possible to start presentations on the second screen
* Fixed a hang while a Base document is open * Fixed a hang while a Base document is open
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-'''Note: 2.1 {{NeoPatchVer}} requires a full installation of NeoOffice 2.1 and will not install on any version of NeoOffice 2.x. {{NeoPatchVer}} includes all fixes and additions of previous patches.''' 
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-==== Older Patches ==== 
'''2.1 Patch-1''': The new changes included in this patch are listed below: '''2.1 Patch-1''': The new changes included in this patch are listed below:
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[edit] Archived Release Notes for NeoOffice 2.1

These are archived release notes for an older version of NeoOffice. If you want to see the release notes for the current version of NeoOffice, please visit the NeoOffice Release Notes.

To download the the latest version of NeoOffice, visit the NeoOffice Downloads page.

[edit] Patches for NeoOffice 2.1

2.1 Patch-7: The new changes included in this patch are listed below:

  • Support for running under Mac OS X 10.5 ("Leopard") Beta
  • Support for QuickLook under Mac OS X 10.5
  • Added ability to change the cursor blink rate using standard Cocoa property
  • Fixed a crash in Impress upon loading of presentation background
  • Fixed an issue where Save/Save As sometimes uses too much virtual memory
  • Fixed a problem where saving a text document causes display to change from Web Layout to Print Layout
  • Fixed a crash when browsing certain documents
  • Fixed an issue where it was not possible to save a macro after recording
  • Fixed a failure to format landscape documents for printing

2.1 Patch-6: The new changes included in this patch are listed below:

  • Extensive performance improvements in text layout and drawing (approximately 2 to 2.5 times faster), with smoother scrolling, faster relayout when changes are made, less CPU usage, and shorter print times, especially on longer documents.
  • Some missing OpenOffice custom cursors are now displayed
  • "Styles and Formatting" palette window is dockable again
  • Fixed a checkbox issue in Calc menus
  • Printing just one page from a 600 pages documents is no longer extremely slow
  • Fixed incorrect kerning in exported PDF
  • Fixed an issue where grid lines not showing in some cases
  • Eliminated text drawing artifacts remaining after scrolling
  • Strikeout now breaks between words
  • Fixed an issue preventing deletion of a Calc scenario in the "Navigator: window

2.1 Patch-5: The new changes included in this patch are listed below:

  • Fixed a crash when typing using Japanese, Chinese, or certain other input methods

2.1 Patch-4: The new changes included in this patch are listed below:

  • Extensive performance improvements in image scaling and drawing speed, most notably in presentations or scrolling large documents
  • The cursor no longer blinks when NeoOffice is in the background
  • Aqua controls no longer appear active when NeoOffice is not the active application
  • Fixed a problem where Fontwork art could not be be moved or resized

2.1 Patch-3: The new changes included in this patch are listed below:

  • Fix a crash when printing on Mac OS X 10.3
  • Fixed a problem where saving a file as a different type does not change the extension

2.1 Patch-2: The new changes included in this patch are listed below:

  • EPS postscript is no longer rasterized when printing
  • Window close buttons now show that a document has been edited
  • Fixed a bug where it was not possible to open files from an iDisk volume
  • Fixed an issue where it was not possible to open files from a Netware volume
  • Fixed crashes in native file dialog on some machines
  • Fixed an issue where the "Save As" dialog resets to default size
  • Fixed an issue where Export to PDF via File :: Export menu happened without a .pdf file extension
  • Fixed a problem where input of Shift-Enter, Control-Enter, and Command-Enter were doubled
  • Fixed a problem where menu text and icons were not showing on Mac OS X 10.5 seeds
  • Fixed an issue where lines had different thicknesses when printed
  • Fixed an issue with landscape printing of Writer document with Epson R220 printer
  • Fixed an issue where printing of Writer document is offset and cropped
  • Fixed a problem where it was not possible to start presentations on the second screen
  • Fixed a hang while a Base document is open

2.1 Patch-1: The new changes included in this patch are listed below:

  • Fixed a crash when pasting from AppleWorks
  • Fixed a problem printing with different page styles
  • Fixed an issue where XHTML, Latex and Bibtex exports failed
  • Fixed an issue where A3 printing from Calc causes clipping in printed page
  • Fixed an issue where shift+enter, ctrl+enter and cmd+enter double the command
  • Fixed a problem where Help no longer listed correct/transformed accelerator keys
  • Fixed an issue where the "direct cursor" feature did not work

[edit] New Features in NeoOffice 2.1

If you have not downloaded a release of NeoOffice since version 1.2.2, there are dozens of new features in NeoOffice 2.1. Some of the most significant include:

  • Based on OpenOffice.org 2.1 codebase
  • Support for writing ISO 26300 OpenDocument (aka OpenOffice.org 2.0) file formats
  • Support for Microsoft OpenXML Word document format
  • Support for Microsoft Excel VBA macros
  • Novell's Solver for Calc
  • Support for exporting to LaTeX and BibTeX
  • Experimental support for importing Microsoft Works word processing documents
  • Significant improvements in startup time
  • Support for Java 1.5 on Mac OS X 10.4
  • New database component
  • Enhanced sound support
  • Runs on Intel Macintoshes
  • Native Cocoa Open and Save dialogues
  • Most widgets (scrollbars, buttons, checkboxes) are now Aqua
  • New Finder icons and splash screen with a more Aqua appearance
  • The new Akua set of toolbar icons with a more Aqua appearance
  • Enhanced support for Mac OS X themes, such as those offered by ShapeShifter

[edit] Archived Release Notes

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