NeoOffice 3.0.2 Release Notes

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Current Version

The latest version of NeoOffice is: 3.0.2.

NeoOffice 3.0.2 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 2.2.6.) 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

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

New Features:

  • Newer .doc file import and export code - All NeoOffice 3.0.x versions have used the 3.0.1 code to import and export .doc files. Over the last year we have found many bugs in that code. Since the many bugs that we have found were fixed in the newer 3.1.1 code, we have merged the newer OpenOffice 3.1.1 .doc file import and export code into NeoOffice.
  • Dictionary lookup - NeoOffice Writer now has the same "Look Up in Dictionary" feature that many of Apple's Mac OS X applications have. Now when you Control-click or right-click on a word in a Writer document, you will see a "Look Up in Dictionary" menu in the popup menu that appears. Selecting this new menu will display the word's definition, if it exists, in Mac OS X's Dictionary application.

Bugs fixed:

  • Bad fonts cause Calc labels and tabs to be compressed
  • Multipage table in .doc files truncated
  • Greek characters are stacked on top of each other
  • Impress crashes when inserting a table when cursor is in an existing table
  • Writer crashes when saving large document

Older Patches

NeoOffice 3.0.2 includes all of the code in NeoOffice 3.0.2 Early Access plus fixes for several bugs reported by our users after NeoOffice 3.0.2 Early Access was released.

Unfortunately, there is no patch available to upgrade NeoOffice 3.0.2 Access installations to NeoOffice 3.0.2. The bug fixes that we made after NeoOffice 3.0.2 Early Access was released are too large to include in a patch. As a result, NeoOffice 3.0.2 Early Access users will need to download and install NeoOffice 3.0.2.

Below is a list of the bugs in NeoOffice 3.0.2 Early Access that we fixed in NeoOffice 3.0.2:

  • The Accept/Reject Changes dialog no longer highlights text
  • Apple Remote Control does not work on Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
  • NeoOffice crashes randomly when Mac OS X secure memory is enabled
  • Cursor and character postions do not match when using full width justification
  • Checkbox does not show the mixed state ("dash") option
  • Bad hyperlinks display an error message on Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
  • Highlighting Writer table cells fails
  • Some Calc documents crash when the Formula Syntax setting is set to "Excel A1" or "Excel R1C1"

Important note for Calc users who are using "Excel A1" or "Excel R1C1" as the formula syntax: In order to fix the last bug in the above list, we had to remove the ability to use "Excel A1" or "Excel R1C1" as the formula syntax. This feature was an experimental feature developed by Novell's Go-oo engineers that we included in NeoOffice 3.0.1 and 3.0.2 Early Access. Unfortunately, we found that Novell's experimental feature made NeoOffice Calc unstable and since Novell's engineers have removed this feature from their Go-oo releases, we were unable to fix the stability bugs in their code. As a result, we had to remove this feature.

New Features in NeoOffice 3.0.2

If you have not downloaded a release of NeoOffice since version 3.0.1, there are many new features in NeoOffice 3.0.2. Some of the most significant include:

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