NeoOffice 3.0 Release Notes

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Current Version

The latest version of NeoOffice is: 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.) 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

3.0 Patch-17 is now available.

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

Note: 3.0 Patch-17 requires a full installation of NeoOffice 3.0 and will not install on any version of NeoOffice 2.2.5 or NeoOffice 3.0 Early Access. Patch-17 includes all fixes and additions of previous patches.

Older Patches

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

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 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"

Archived Release Notes

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