NeoOffice 3.0 Release Notes

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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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