NeoOffice 2.2.3 Release Notes

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Current Version

The latest version of NeoOffice is: 2.2.3.

NeoOffice 2.2.3 requires a PPC Macintosh running Mac OS X 10.3.9, 10.4.11, or 10.5.2, or an Intel Macintosh running Mac OS X 10.4.11 or 10.5.2. Some Aqua features will appear differently depending on your version of Mac OS X.

You can find the MD5SUMs for current NeoOffice downloads (main binary, language packs, and patches) on the NeoOffice MD5 Checksums page.


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Current Patch

2.2.3 Patch-17 is now available.

The new changes included in this patch are listed below:

  • Added support for horizontal scrolling with supported mice, trackballs, and trackpads
  • Improved import of PICT images (stand-alone and embedded in MS Office documents)
  • Opening the Help menu on Mac OS X 10.5 no longer causes other menus to vanish
  • Fixed a hang that may occur after generating merged documents
  • Fixed an issue where the mail merge document window opened with wrong size
  • Fixed a bug where new document windows sometimes opened with wrong size
  • Fixed an issue where spaces may have had an incorrect size when exporting as PDF
  • Fixed a bug where Dashed and dotted lines converted to solid lines when exporting as PDF
  • Fixed an issue where Patch-1 could cause NeoOffice to crash during launching
  • Fixed a bug where some Opt-arrow keys move pictures and frames in wrong direction

Note: 2.2.3 Patch-17 requires a full installation of NeoOffice 2.2.3 and will not install on any version of NeoOffice 2.2.2. Patch-17 includes all fixes and additions of previous patches.

Older Patches

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

  • Fixed a problem where text was mis-kerned when exporting to PDF
  • Fixed a bug where the wrong accented glyphs were used when exporting to PDF

New Features in NeoOffice 2.2.3

If you have not downloaded a release of NeoOffice since version 2.2.2, there are several new features in NeoOffice 2.2.3. Some of the most significant include:

  • Support for playing QuickTime video in documents (Mac OS X 10.4.x and higher only)
  • Menus are available when no documents are open
  • Import of images from scanners and cameras
  • Command-clicking on window titlebar reveals the document path
  • Use of the system-wide grammar checker (Mac OS X 10.5.x only)
  • Updates to the Akua icon set

Archived Release Notes

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