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Another upgrade to the new version of OpenOffice is its integration of extensions, or add-ons.
It is now possible to search for updates to extensions from within OpenOffice, and the extension functionality is now presented as an integral part of the main suite. The objective in taking this approach, according to OpenOffice.org, is to keep the core suite as lightweight as possible, while making it easy for functionality to be added by those who need it.
The PDF export facility that has been integrated into the last few incremental releases of OpenOffice has now been upgraded. The tool now gives the user more control in choosing how they want the resulting PDF file to be presented — for example, opening on a specific page, or opening in thumbnail view.
In the Calc spreadsheet application, a new 'Solver' tool has been added that can help users deal with complex equations.
In the picture above, the tool is shown running on the native Mac OS X version of OpenOffice.org.