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Subject [CONF] Apache OpenOffice Community > AOO 3.4 Release Notes
Date Tue, 17 Jan 2012 12:07:00 GMT
Space: Apache OpenOffice Community (
Page: AOO 3.4 Release Notes (

Change Comment:
improved printing on unix

Edited by Herbert Duerr:
h2. General Remarks
h2. New Features
h3. Support for Scalable Vector Graphics

h3. Support for Line Cap Property
Now you can add a cap to the ends of a line. Such caps are not only known in the ODF1.2 standard
but in HTLM5 and SVG too. Also other Office Sites provide caps in different styles to be added
to thick lines.

Three styles exist
* without a cap, called 'Butt' in programming and 'Flat' in UI (as in MS Office)
* with a round cap, called 'Round'
* with a rectangle cap, called 'Square'
The property value 'Flat' corresponds to the old behavior and is now the default.


The caps are added to the lines, so that the total length of the lines increases with two-times
a half line width.

Select the value from a drop-down-list in the line property dialog, just beside the settings
for corner style. The new property is only available in contexts, where the corner style is
active too.


If a line is dashed, the single dashes get caps too. Hereby a dot is treated as dash. You
can style not only pure lines and curves, but the border of graphic objects as well.

!LineCap_BorderlineDotted.png! !LineCap_CurveDashed.png!
The next example shows the new property applied to a connector. Left side without cap, in
the middle with 'round' cap, and on the right side with 'square' cap.


The caps are available for 3D-objects too, when you turn on lines and make them thick. The
example shows lines, which are styled to look “dotted”.

!LineCap_SphereDotted.png! and a zoom… !LineCap_SphereZoom.png!

Linecaps defined in svg-graphics are supported, so that those graphics look like in modern

h3. ODF 1.2 support
cryptography: ODF 1.2 supports BlowFish encryption and SHA1 hashes

h3. Better UI Defaults for Draw and Impress
[ Better
Bullet UI]
Better Grid Handling UI]

h3. ODF Formula learns new Conditional Functions
Support conditional functions COUNTIFS, SUMIFS, AVERAGEIF and AVERAGEIFS

h3. Chart now supports Time Axis

h3. Dynamic Resolution for Exported Images
When exporting images the resolution can be adjusted

h3. PDF File Size Reduction
PDFs containing monochrome bitmaps are smaller now

h3. DataPilot has been extended
The DataPilot is no longer limited in the number of fields for page/column/row/data

h3. Improved CSV export
Better interoperability with other applications supporting the import of CSV (Comma Separated
Values) files as the style for exporting strings is now configurable

h3. Improved Printing on Unix
Printing via PDF (if the system supports it) allows object transparency to be handled directly
by the printer subsystem

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