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[News] OpenOffice 3.1 Review by PC Pro, OpenOffice.org 3.1.1 Now in RC

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OpenOffice 3.1 deep dive

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| OpenOffice 3.1 brings some welcome new features and some much needed polish, 
| says Simon Jones 
| OpenOffice.org has recently released version 3.1 of its eponymous software 
| suite, a minor upgrade that brings some welcome features and some much needed 
| polish to the nearest thing Microsoft Office has to a competitor.   


New: OpenOffice.org 3.1.1 Release Candidate 1 (build OOO310_m18) available



New: OOo-DEV 3.1.1 Developer Snapshot (build OOO310_m15) available

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| Developer Snapshot build OOo-Dev OOO310_m15 which installs as OOo-DEV 3.1.1
| has been uploaded to the mirror network.


UI Design Proposals Wrap Up and a Look Forward

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| The Project Renaissance goal is "to know and to understand our users as they
| are, and to help them accomplish what they want to, by providing efficient
| access to valuable functionality through a desirable user interface."
| [...]
| After five weeks of design work and review, we can also provide other
| impressive numbers.
| All in all, 17 proposals were submitted and reviewed by our brilliant and
| creative community members. Please note that "creative" refers to information
| architecture--- graphics design is outside our current focus.
| They contain a total of 145 user interface design mockups. (Wow!)


OpenOffice.org 3.1: Better Performance

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| The 3.0 release of OpenOffice left some issues in the productivity suite.
| This new version makes a good job of fixing them
| It's been less than a year since Sun Microsystemsâ OpenOffice.org hit its
| major 3.0 release, but the next version of the open-source, cross-platform
| productivity suite is already available, complete with a slate of feature
| enhancements and performance tweaks.


Three nice new features for Writer, in OpenOffice.org 3.1

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| I'm going to be going over the 3.1 features in the next few blogs. Here are a
| few that are just nice -- not groundbreaking but very nice, convenient
| changes that making interacting and collaborating easier. The third just
| makes slight annoyances go away a little more easily.

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