Apache OpenOffice 3.0.1 RC1
Apache OpenOffice is the leading open-source office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics and databases. The application is available in many languages and works on all common computers.
Apache OpenOffice is the result of over twenty years' software engineering. Designed from the start as a single piece of software, it has a consistency other products cannot match. A completely open development process means that anyone can report bugs, request new features, or enhance the software.
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Apache OpenOffice is easy to learn, and if you're already using another office software package, you'll take to it straight away. The world-wide native-language community means that Apache OpenOffice is probably available and supported in your own language.
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Note: As of April 2011, commercial development of OpenOffice.org project has been terminated. The code was contributed to the Apache Software Foundation, where volunteers continue to develop it. LibreOffice, a fork of OpenOffice is now available for download here.
- Grammar checking is now available in OpenOffice.org Writer. Therefore the former dialog gets extended to handle grammar checking too. The dialog is now also able to show a vendor logo as a bitmap and name in the dialog title.
- As practice has shown, it is a quite common case that OOo is used to edit documents of alien formats on network. Unfortunately it looks to be impossible to let the file be locked using file system locking, since it does not work in heterogeneous file systems as expected, and the mentioned scenario has been recognized as very important one. Thus the locking mechanics of OOo is not recognizable for third-party applications, except they implement support for OOo locking mechanics. The implementation in childworkspace fwk94 let the alien files be locked using the OOo file locking mechanics as well. That solves at least the cases when a file of alien format is edited only by OOo3.x in network.