Home Messages Index
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]
Author IndexDate IndexThread Index

[News] OpenOffice.org Gets Faster, Gets Grammar Checker, More Goodies

Hash: SHA1

OpenOffice.org Performance Project

,----[ Quote ]
| Improving OOo performance is obviously important, and beside the renaissance 
| project, this is an other project where we massively want to concentrate on 
| now.  


Proofreading in OpenOffice.org

,----[ Quote ]
| Grammar checking is a feature that was missed in OpenOffice.org for quite 
| some time. Grammar checking software for several languages is available, 
| either as standalone tools or integrated into other programs. I prefer the 
| name “proofreading” for this kind of software, as usually these programs go 
| beyond checking grammar. Some offer style checking, others may check text 
| against abstract rules. In general the task for this kind of software is to 
| check and improve text regarding anything else than simple spell checking 
| (though it makes sense to include spell checking into the process as this 
| helps to analyze the text).        


Sun ODF plugin 3.0 released

,----[ Quote ]
| Finally, a new version of the ODF Plugin for Microsoft Office is available!
| It's been a while that we have released version 1.2 - but hey, why is it 
| called 3.0? Did I miss version 2.0? 
| Well, the answer is very simple. I thought it would be a good idea to give it 
| the same version number like the underlying version of OpenOffice.org.  



,----[ Quote ]
| A thousand flowers are blossoming in the world of productivity tools, thanks 
| to the rise of open standards like the Open Document Format (ISO 26300:2006) 
| for storing and sharing content. Innovation is taking place where it was once 
| thought impossible. With diversity comes choice, but also the need to make 
| sure you are working with the best-of-breed solutions - wether they are open 
| source, freeware, software-as-a-service or paid solutions.      



OpenOffice 3.0.1 Released

,----[ Quote ]
| The OpenOffice.org project team have released OpenOffice 3.0.1 to the general
| public. Version 3.0.1 for Windows was leaked early by FileHippo on Monday,
| but now is officially available for download from the OpenOffice.org website
| and its mirrors. The new release of the open source office suite includes
| several bug fixes to repair some of the more major issues, such as fixing
| when auto-recovery does not recover the previously auto-saved document
| version, but the last one which was regularly saved, along with other smaller
| fixes.


New Chart features in OpenOffice.org 3.1

,----[ Quote ]
| Interested in the new Chart features that will be available in OOo 3.1? Have
| a look...


Making menus a little nicer

,----[ Quote ]
| So now that code freeze for 3.1 is almost upon us, work for 3.2 begins. As a
| first little step I looked through some old issues and noticed Issues 42227
| and 48965 which I must admit went a little under in the load of my intray.
| The problem described in there is basically an aesthetic one: currently menus
| reserve two "columns" for checkmarks and item images, because menu items can
| be checked as well as have an image and both should be reflected of course in
| the display. But this creates a large area where most of the time nothing
| appears on the left of the menu, making the menu look clunkier than
| necessary.


New Features in OpenOffice.org 3.1, an Early Look

,----[ Quote ]
| OpenOffice.org 3.1 is 65 days away, and developers are finishing up more than
| 1000 issues targeted for this Microsoft-Office-killer packing an army of new
| features, enhancements, and bug fixes.

Version: GnuPG v1.4.9 (GNU/Linux)


[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]
Author IndexDate IndexThread Index