Apache OpenOffice 3.4 makes official debut (screenshots)

Apache OpenOffice 3.4 makes official debut (screenshots)

Summary: Take a peek at the first official edition of the free Apache OpenOffice since it was donated by Oracle.

TOPICS: Open Source

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  • Version 3.4 of Apache OpenOffice is Apache's first since Oracle donated the free office productivity suite to it in mid-2011.

    Its new features include improved ODF support, including new ODF 1.2 encryption option,  new spreadsheet functions, an enhanced pivot table support in Calc and enhanced graphics.

    It is is available on Windows, MacIntosh and Linux and in 15 languages. For more, read Paula Rooney's blog.

    Writer produces text documents.

    Screenshot: openoffice.org

  • Impress is Adobe's office presentation tool. It includes support tools: Drawing / Outline / Slides / Notes / Handouts.

    Screenshot: openoffice.org

  • Base is the desktop database management tool.

    Screenshot: openoffice.org

Topic: Open Source

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  • What's really new?

    I'm looking at these pictures and it looks just like Libre Office. I've had that for over a year. And it wasn't that different from the Open Office version I used two years ago.
    • What's really new?

      Yes indeed.
  • Boring, very boring!

    I think the shading behind the buttons is improved. The cartoonish UI is a little more colorful. But as Office advances, OO and Libre Office continue to improve on a UI and underlying engine that is, well old.