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OpenOffice.org 2.4Technology » Software - 03/04/2008
OpenOffice.org 2.4 has been released! Download the latest version and enjoy the many new features of it. The new chart engine introduced with OpenOffice.org 2.3 has been improved even further. For example, it is now possible to display the equations of trendlines, optimize the placing of labels, assign number formats to data labels, display each part of a data label in a separate line, reverse axes and more.
In addition, OpenOffice.org can now export to PDF/A which is a popular ISO standard for archiving read-only documents. The enhanced extension framework enables extensions to automatically check for updates. Finally, OpenOffice.org 2.4 introduces VBA support allowing a number of existing VBA macros to be run unmodified. A full list of all the new features including a few screen shots can be found in the OpenOffice.org 2.4 Release Notes.
Please help Sun estimate OpenOffice.org's global market share!
Since OpenOffice.org is available for free and can be downloaded and distributed by anybody, it is very difficult to reliably estimate the size of the OpenOffice.org user base and thus OpenOffice.org's market share. So far we can only guess. We have some vague numbers, but if you agree to register, you will help us to get more accurate numbers which can be used with skeptical users, software and hardware vendors interested in supporting OpenOffice.org as well as press and analysts. People who register with Sun also benefit from OpenOffice.org related tips and tricks as well as special Sun offers and discounts.
Registering is very easy and straight forward. After installing OpenOffice.org simply agree to register when the initial startup dialog asks you to or go to “Help - Registration” some time later. The dialog will open a browser window which will introduce the OpenOffice.org survey as well as the Sun registration. Just follow the instructions for the Sun registration on the web pages. Thank you very much for your support in advance!Add More Features - Get Extensions!
If you frequently get lost on the OpenOffice.org website and don't find the things you are looking for, you might appreciate the OpenOffice.org Menu add-on for Mozilla Firefox. The add-ons adds an additional OpenOffice.org related menu to your Firefox browser. Every menu item links to a website. Through the add-on it is easy to find downloads, support forums, mailing lists, documentation, etc.Stuck with a problem? - Check out our forum!
If you don't know how to do something or if you're stuck with a problem, check out the OpenOffice.org Community Forum. Most likely someone else has already found the solution to your problem and can help you right away. If you don't find the right answer in the forum, you might want to try one of the other support options.
BTW, professional per-incident support for OpenOffice.org is now also available in English in addition to French and German.Missing a piece? - Take a look at the solutions page!
You think OpenOffice.org is great, but you're still missing a particular application? Check out the products complementary to OpenOffice.org listed on the OpenOffice.org solutions page. The page lists messaging and collaboration products as well as thin client and document management solutions. Also, feel free to add your own solution to the wiki page.Doing a mail merge using SugarCRM data?
A first developer build of the OpenOffice.org Extension for SugarCRM has been released. The extension allows doing a mail merge in OpenOffice.org based on SugarCRM address data.
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