NeoOffice 3.0 Early Access 2 Release Notes

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These are the Release Notes for NeoOffice 3.3 Beta 2, currently available through the NeoOffice Early Access Program (or via a personal build from the source). Release Notes for NeoOffice 2.2.5, the current freely-available version, can be found here.


Current Early Access Version

The latest Early Access 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. Some Aqua features will appear differently depending on your version of Mac OS X.


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Current Patch

Patch-1 is now available.

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 problem with IF/COUNTIF formulas in Calc
  • Fixed a bug that caused .docx files to be saved as .odt files
  • Fixed an issue where the Page Zoom indicator could be partially obscured by window resize widget
  • Fixed a bug where tables would be corrupted when saving as .doc file
  • Fixed a problem where file system ACLs were ignored
  • Removed an invalid entry in NeoOffice's Info.plist file
  • Fixed a bug where displaying the Printer Settings dialog would break brochure printing
  • Fixed a bug that caused the grammar checker to fail on some files when invoked using the "Entire Document" menu item

Note: Patch-1 requires a full installation of NeoOffice 3.0 Early Access or NeoOffice 3.0 Early Access 2 and will not install on any version of NeoOffice 2.x. Patch-1 includes all fixes and additions of previous patches.

Older Patches

3.0 Early Access 2 Patch-0: The new changes included in this patch are listed below:

  • Restored missing English and French thesaurus files
  • Fixed a bug that caused font preview not to work
  • Fixed a problem where the "copy and insert" key combination did not work in Calc
  • Fixed a bug where the patch installer would follow infinite softlink loops
  • Fixed a problem where form controls within documents would flicker neurotically in Calc and Writer
  • Fixed a conflict between NeoOffice and Typinator
  • Fixed a bug where gridlines would not appear on colored backgrounds
  • Fixed a bug that prevented Thunderbird’s address book from being chosen as a data source
  • Fixed a bug where automatic update check would cause NeoOffice to hang
  • Re-enabled Opt-arrow keys for pixel movement in Draw
  • Reverted changes that caused selection color in Calc to be too light to see clearly
  • Added an option to turn off support for Mac OS X Services

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)
  • Experimental support for developer seeds of Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard"

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