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-<!--{{EAPversion}} will be released to Early Access Program members on {{EAPstart}}, 2009.+=== Archived Release Notes for NeoOffice 3.0 ===
-''These are the Release Notes for {{EAPversion}}, currently available through the [http://www.neooffice.org/neojava/earlyaccess.php NeoOffice Early Access Program] (or via a [[NeoOffice Build Instructions|personal build from the source]]). Release Notes for NeoOffice 2.2.5, 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]].
--->+
-=== Current <!--Early Access -->Version ===+
-The latest <!--'''Early Access''' -->version of [[NeoOffice]] is: '''[http://www.neooffice.org/neojava/<!--earlyaccess-->download.php 3.0]'''.+
-NeoOffice 3.0 Early Access 2 requires a PPC or Intel Macintosh running Mac OS X 10.4.11 or higher. (Users of Mac OS X 10.3.9 should continue using [[NeoOffice 2.2.5 Release Notes|NeoOffice 2.2.5]].) 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.
-You can find the MD5SUMs for current NeoOffice downloads (main binary, language packs, and patches) on the [[NeoOffice MD5 Checksums]] page.+=== Patches for NeoOffice 3.0 ===
 +'''3.0 Patch-7''': The new changes included in this patch are listed below:
 +
 +* Fixed a problem where the Sun Presentation Minimizer extension license agreement could cause Patch-6 installation to hang
<!-- <!--
-''Release Notes for versions of NeoOffice available under the [[NeoOffice Early Access FAQ|Early Access Program]] can be found [[NeoOffice 3.0 Early Access 2 Release Notes|here]].''+'''Note: 3.0 {{NeoPatchVer}} requires a full installation of NeoOffice 3.0 --><!--or NeoOffice 2.2.3 with NeoOffice 2.2.4 Patch 0--><!--and will not install on any version of NeoOffice 2.2.5 or NeoOffice 3.0 Early Access. {{NeoPatchVer}} includes all fixes and additions of previous patches.'''
 + 
 +==== Older Patches ====
--> -->
-=== Patches ===+'''3.0 Patch-6''': The new changes included in this patch are listed below:
-''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>-->there are several options available:''+* Added support for a Mac OS X user default to determine which [[NeoOffice_3.0_Patch_6_and_NeoOffice_2.2.5_Patch_14_New_Feature|module opens when launching the program]]
 +* Fixed a possible crash when opening a certain <code>.doc</code> file
 +* Fixed a problem where the Sun Presentation Minimizer crashes NeoOffice
 +* Fixed a bug where the update check dialog window appears twice when starting with the <code>-nodefault</code> launch option
 +* Fixed a problem that prevented RTF files with MacRoman encoding from being read properly
 +* Fixed a problem where PDF export does not work with some fonts on Snow Leopard
 +* Fixed an issue where Chinese text input gets lost when using the ITABC input method
 +* Worked around a bug where Mozilla address books cause very high CPU usage
-*''NeoOffice has built-in update checking, which by default checks for updates once a week.''+'''3.0 Patch-5''': The new changes included in this patch are listed below:
-<!-- N.B. t/tid= are different for release (4975) vs early access (6844) -->+ 
-*''[https://trinity.neooffice.org/ Trinity] users can sign up for email notifications of any release or patch announcements posted in [https://trinity.neooffice.org/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=4975 this topic] by clicking on [https://trinity.neooffice.org/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=4975&watch=topic&start=0 this link].''+* Fixed a bug that prevented command-arrow keys from moving to end or beginning of line
-*''If you prefer feeds to email, you can subscribe to our patch and release announcements RSS feed by clicking on [http://trinity.neooffice.org/rdf-nuke.php?count=20&chars=500&tid=4975 this RSS feed] using your web browser or feed aggregator.''+* Fixed an issue where the cursor jumped when Delete key is pressed
- +* Fixed a possible crash in Base when using Mac OS X Address Book
-==== Current Patch ====+* Fixed a problem where deleting would not function properly in certain fields
-<!--+* Fixed a bug where some information in certain .doc files may not displayed
-There is no patch available for NeoOffice 3.0. -->+ 
-'''[http://www.neooffice.org/neojava/<!--earlyaccess-->patch.php 3.0 {{NeoPatchVer}}] is now available'''.<!-- ('''NeoOffice 2.2.4 already includes the fixes contained in Patch 0''') -->+'''3.0 Patch-4''': The new changes included in this patch are listed below:
 + 
 +* Improved menu display speed
 +* Fixed a bug where cropped EPS images did not appear in slide shows
 +* Fixed a problem where the Media Browser cannot keep focus when Java 1.4 is used
 +* Fixed an issue where NeoOffice could crash after pressing Command-Z
 + 
 +'''3.0 Patch-3''': The new changes included in this patch are listed below:
 + 
 +* Implemented significant [[NeoOffice_3.0_Patch_3_New_Features|speed improvements]] in:
 +** Spreadsheet formula calculation
 +** Menubar display
 +* Fixed a bug that could cause extension update check to fail on PowerPC machines
 +* Fixed a case where NeoOffice could crash when opening a certain <code>.doc</code> file
 +* Fixed an issue where the spinning beach ball pointer would appear frequently when accessing menus
 +* Fixed an issue that caused excessive CPU usage when quitting
 +* Worked around a bug where transparent pixels in pasted images are shown as black pixels
 +* Fixed a bug where it was not possible to dock the slide pane in Impress
 +* Fixed a bug where menus are blank after an Impress slide pane is undocked
 +* Fixed an issue where slide handouts always print 6 slides per page in Impress
 +* Fixed an issue that caused form controls to be clipped out completely when printing
 +* Fixed a problem where spreadsheets embedded in Writer documents are stretched when using "Export as PDF"
 +* Fixed a bug where "Export as PDF" creates incorrect output
 +* Fixed Thonburi font kerning errors on Mac OS X 10.5
 + 
 +'''3.0 Patch-2''': The new changes included in this patch are listed below:
 + 
 +* Fixed incorrect layout when pasting hidden rows or columns from NeoOffice Calc into Microsoft Word 2004
 +* Fixed a problem where PDF export of rotated text was distorted
 +* Fixed a crash when copying table and saving to a .doc file
 +* Fixed a hang when pasting text into Base SQL window
 +* Fixed a hang when selecting a choice form control
 +* Fixed a crash when opening a .doc file with certain form controls
 +* Fixed a crash when dragging a Finder document over a NeoOffice window while the window is opening
 +* Fixed a problem where the command key would be ignored when released at same time as a mouse button
 +* Fixed crashes that could occur in certain cases when a NeoOffice was updating the system clipboard
-The new changes included in this patch are listed below:+'''3.0 Patch-1''': The new changes included in this patch are listed below:
* Fixed possible causes of occasional deadlocks in menu updates * Fixed possible causes of occasional deadlocks in menu updates
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* Fixed a bug that caused sending a document via e-mail always to use Apple Mail * Fixed a bug that caused sending a document via e-mail always to use Apple Mail
-'''Note: 3.0 {{NeoPatchVer}} requires a full installation of NeoOffice 3.0<!--or NeoOffice 2.2.3 with NeoOffice 2.2.4 Patch 0-->and will not install on any version of NeoOffice 2.2.5 or NeoOffice 3.0 Early Access<!---->. {{NeoPatchVer}} includes all fixes and additions of previous patches.''' 
- 
-==== Older Patches ==== 
-<!--'''2.2.5 Patch-7''': The new changes included in this patch are listed below: 
- 
-* Fixed a bug that caused the warning dialog not to appear when quitting while a document is minimized 
-* Fixed a crash when the Help window is displayed from Find and Replace dialog 
-* Fixed a crash that could occur when pasting a table copied from Microsoft Word 
-* Fixed a bug that caused the grammar checker to fail on some files when invoked using the "Entire Document" menu item 
---> 
<!-- <!--
The "no patch available" text:--> The "no patch available" text:-->
-<!-- -->+<!--
-NeoOffice 3.0 includes all of the fixes previously available in NeoOffice 3.0 Early Access 2 with Patch-1 but requires a new, full download.<!--, but it is based off of the OpenOffice.org 2.2.1 codebase and requires a new, full download.-->+NeoOffice 3.0 includes all of the fixes previously available in NeoOffice 3.0 Early Access 2 with Patch-1 but requires a new, full download.--><!--, but it is based off of the OpenOffice.org 2.2.1 codebase and requires a new, full download.
- +-->
===New Features in NeoOffice 3.0=== ===New Features in NeoOffice 3.0===
If you have not downloaded a release of NeoOffice since version 2.2.5, there are dozens of new features in NeoOffice 3.0. Some of the most significant include: If you have not downloaded a release of NeoOffice since version 2.2.5, there are dozens of new features in NeoOffice 3.0. Some of the most significant include:

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[edit] Archived Release Notes for NeoOffice 3.0

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 3.0

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

  • Fixed a problem where the Sun Presentation Minimizer extension license agreement could cause Patch-6 installation to hang

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

  • Added support for a Mac OS X user default to determine which module opens when launching the program
  • Fixed a possible crash when opening a certain .doc file
  • Fixed a problem where the Sun Presentation Minimizer crashes NeoOffice
  • Fixed a bug where the update check dialog window appears twice when starting with the -nodefault launch option
  • Fixed a problem that prevented RTF files with MacRoman encoding from being read properly
  • Fixed a problem where PDF export does not work with some fonts on Snow Leopard
  • Fixed an issue where Chinese text input gets lost when using the ITABC input method
  • Worked around a bug where Mozilla address books cause very high CPU usage

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

  • Fixed a bug that prevented command-arrow keys from moving to end or beginning of line
  • Fixed an issue where the cursor jumped when Delete key is pressed
  • Fixed a possible crash in Base when using Mac OS X Address Book
  • Fixed a problem where deleting would not function properly in certain fields
  • Fixed a bug where some information in certain .doc files may not displayed

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

  • Improved menu display speed
  • Fixed a bug where cropped EPS images did not appear in slide shows
  • Fixed a problem where the Media Browser cannot keep focus when Java 1.4 is used
  • Fixed an issue where NeoOffice could crash after pressing Command-Z

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

  • Implemented significant speed improvements in:
    • Spreadsheet formula calculation
    • Menubar display
  • Fixed a bug that could cause extension update check to fail on PowerPC machines
  • Fixed a case where NeoOffice could crash when opening a certain .doc file
  • Fixed an issue where the spinning beach ball pointer would appear frequently when accessing menus
  • Fixed an issue that caused excessive CPU usage when quitting
  • Worked around a bug where transparent pixels in pasted images are shown as black pixels
  • Fixed a bug where it was not possible to dock the slide pane in Impress
  • Fixed a bug where menus are blank after an Impress slide pane is undocked
  • Fixed an issue where slide handouts always print 6 slides per page in Impress
  • Fixed an issue that caused form controls to be clipped out completely when printing
  • Fixed a problem where spreadsheets embedded in Writer documents are stretched when using "Export as PDF"
  • Fixed a bug where "Export as PDF" creates incorrect output
  • Fixed Thonburi font kerning errors on Mac OS X 10.5

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

  • Fixed incorrect layout when pasting hidden rows or columns from NeoOffice Calc into Microsoft Word 2004
  • Fixed a problem where PDF export of rotated text was distorted
  • Fixed a crash when copying table and saving to a .doc file
  • Fixed a hang when pasting text into Base SQL window
  • Fixed a hang when selecting a choice form control
  • Fixed a crash when opening a .doc file with certain form controls
  • Fixed a crash when dragging a Finder document over a NeoOffice window while the window is opening
  • Fixed a problem where the command key would be ignored when released at same time as a mouse button
  • Fixed crashes that could occur in certain cases when a NeoOffice was updating the system clipboard

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

  • Fixed possible causes of occasional deadlocks in menu updates
  • Fixed a bug where a certain .xls file could cause crashes when opened on PowerPC
  • Fixed copy-paste incompatibilities related to line endings with various third-party applications
  • Fixed a problem that led to drawing artifacts remaining when dragging tabs in rulers
  • Fixed an issue where NeoOffice failed to launch on recent Snow Leopard seeds
  • Fixed a bug where font ascent could sometimes returns zero
  • Fixed an issue that caused no contrast on check and list boxes in form
  • Fixed a problem where sometimes it was not possible to unhide rows in spreadsheet
  • Fixed a bug where Base could crash after creating report
  • Fixed an issue where percentages in Calc cells were treated as zero
  • Fixed a problem which led to EPS images appearing larger in slideshows than in edit mode
  • Fixed a bug which could cause improper kerning when exporting to PDF
  • Fixed a bug that caused sending a document via e-mail always to use Apple Mail

[edit] New Features in NeoOffice 3.0

If you have not downloaded a release of NeoOffice since version 2.2.5, there are dozens of new features in NeoOffice 3.0. Some of the most significant include:

  • Based on OpenOffice.org 3.0.1 codebase
  • Requires Mac OS X 10.4.11 or higher
  • Improved performance
  • Support for the Mac OS X Services menu within NeoOffice (read-only)
  • Official support for PowerPC- and Intel-based Macs
  • Experimental support for developer seeds of Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard"

[edit] Archived Release Notes


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