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From "Rob Weir (Confluence)" <conflue...@apache.org>
Subject [CONF] Apache OpenOffice Community > AOO 4.0 Release Notes
Date Mon, 15 Jul 2013 19:31:00 GMT
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    <h2><a href="https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/OOOUSERS/AOO+4.0+Release+Notes">AOO 4.0 Release Notes</a></h2>
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            <tr><td class="diff-unchanged" >Apache OpenOffice 4.0 is now available for download from our [official download page|http://www.openoffice.org/download/].&amp;nbsp; Building upon the great success of the OpenOffice 3.4 release, which has seen over 57 million downloads, this *major* update brings exciting new features, enhancements and bug fixes. <br> <br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-deleted-lines" style="color:#999;background-color:#fdd;text-decoration:line-through;">We wish to give a special &quot;hello&quot; to our upgrading users.&amp;nbsp; We hope you like the new features, especially the Sidebar UI which was developed in conjunction with several rounds of feedback from users like you. <br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-added-lines" style="background-color: #dfd;">We wish to give a special &quot;hello&quot; to our upgrading users.&amp;nbsp; We hope you like the new features, especially the Sidebar UI.&amp;nbsp; This feature was based on code contributed by IBM, from their Lotus Symphony product.&amp;nbsp; We adapted that code, and based on several rounds of feedback from users like you, improved it and integrated it into OpenOffice. <br></td></tr>
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            <tr><td class="diff-unchanged" >* General questions can also be sent to our public [users mailing list|http://openoffice.apache.org/mailing-lists.html#users-mailing-list-public]. <br> <br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-changed-lines" >You can also find us on [Twitter|https://twitter.com/#%21/apacheoo], [Facebook|http://www.facebook.com/ApacheOO] and <span class="diff-changed-words">[Google<span class="diff-added-chars"style="background-color: #dfd;">\</span>+|https://plus.google.com/u/0/114598373874764163668/posts].</span> <br></td></tr>
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            <tr><td class="diff-changed-lines" >h2. New Features <span class="diff-added-words"style="background-color: #dfd;">and Enhancements</span> <br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-unchanged" > <br>h3. New Sidebar <br></td></tr>
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            <tr><td class="diff-unchanged" >The Sidebar makes better use of today&#39;s widescreen displays than traditional toolbars.  The &#39;Properties&#39; deck is context-sensitive and shows panels with the document properties that are most frequently used for the current editing task. <br> <br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-added-lines" style="background-color: #dfd;">Click on these images for a more detailed view: <br> <br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-unchanged" >!screenshot-writer-context-text.png|thumbnail! !screenshot-writer-context-bitmap.png|thumbnail! !screenshot-writer-context-shape.png|thumbnail! <br>_Screenshots of Writer with contexts for text, bitmap, and shapes (from left to right).  The new OpenOffice logo has been pasted as bitmap (center) and editable outlines (right)._ <br> <br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-changed-lines" >If you <span class="diff-deleted-words"style="color:#999;background-color:#fdd;text-decoration:line-through;">discover</span> <span class="diff-added-words"style="background-color: #dfd;">find</span> that you don&#39;t use a particular panel very often, just click on its title and it <span class="diff-deleted-words"style="color:#999;background-color:#fdd;text-decoration:line-through;">is collapsed</span> <span class="diff-added-words"style="background-color: #dfd;">will collapse</span> to a single line of text.  A small + or - at the left side of the panel title indicates whether the panels is collapsed or expanded. <br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-unchanged" > <br>!expand-and-collapse.png|thumbnail! <br>_Different panels expanded or collapsed_ <br> <br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-changed-lines" ><span class="diff-added-words"style="background-color: #dfd;">*</span> Eleven <span class="diff-deleted-words"style="color:#999;background-color:#fdd;text-decoration:line-through;">(11)</span> property panels have been migrated from <span class="diff-added-words"style="background-color: #dfd;">IBM Lotus</span> Symphony: Alignment, Area, Cell Appearance, Graphic, Line, Number Format, Page, Paragraph, Position and Size, Text and Wrap. <br><span class="diff-added-words"style="background-color: #dfd;">*</span> Seven <span class="diff-deleted-words"style="color:#999;background-color:#fdd;text-decoration:line-through;">(7)</span> panels come from the old Impress tool panel: Available for Use, Custom Animation, Layouts, Recently Used, Slide Transition, Table Design, Used in This Presentation. <br><span class="diff-added-words"style="background-color: #dfd;">*</span> Four <span class="diff-deleted-words"style="color:#999;background-color:#fdd;text-decoration:line-through;">(4)</span> are non-modal (ie non  locking) dialogs: Functions, Gallery, Navigator, Syles and Formatting. <br><span class="diff-added-words"style="background-color: #dfd;">*</span> One <span class="diff-deleted-words"style="color:#999;background-color:#fdd;text-decoration:line-through;">(1)</span> is new: Insert. <br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-unchanged" > <br>!sidebar-panels.png|thumbnail! <br>_Panels from Symphony, the old Impress task pane, OpenOffice dialogs (from left to right)._ <br> <br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-changed-lines" >The width of the <span class="diff-changed-words"><span class="diff-deleted-chars"style="color:#999;background-color:#fdd;text-decoration:line-through;">s</span><span class="diff-added-chars"style="background-color: #dfd;">S</span>idebar</span> can be adjusted.  The controls adapt their size accordingly.  If you need more space then it can be undocked --- and possibly moved to a second display --- or it can be reduced to a thin tab bar.  A single click on one of the icons and the sidebar is back. <br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-unchanged" > <br>!sidebar-different-widths.png|thumbnail! <br></td></tr>
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            <tr><td class="diff-unchanged" >_Floating sidebar, can be moved to second screen_ <br> <br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-changed-lines" >Of course, not all of OpenOffice&#39;s functionality can be represented by <span class="diff-deleted-words"style="color:#999;background-color:#fdd;text-decoration:line-through;">a couple of</span> controls in the <span class="diff-changed-words"><span class="diff-deleted-chars"style="color:#999;background-color:#fdd;text-decoration:line-through;">s</span><span class="diff-added-chars"style="background-color: #dfd;">S</span>idebar.</span>  If you need an advanced function then just click on the &quot;more options&quot; button in the title bar of a panel to open a dialog with many more options and properties. <br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-unchanged" > <br>!sidebar-more-options.png|thumbnail! <br></td></tr>
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            <tr><td class="diff-unchanged" > <br> <br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-deleted-lines" style="color:#999;background-color:#fdd;text-decoration:line-through;">h2. Enhancements and Improvements <br></td></tr>
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            <tr><td class="diff-deleted-lines" style="color:#999;background-color:#fdd;text-decoration:line-through;">h3. Performance Improvements/Enhancements <br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-added-lines" style="background-color: #dfd;">h3. <br></td></tr>
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            <tr><td class="diff-deleted-lines" style="color:#999;background-color:#fdd;text-decoration:line-through;">h4. Many resource leaks were fixed. <br> <br>h4. Speedup of Graphic Rendering <br> <br>More Rendering speedups are used (on systems supporting it, system-dependent) <br>* Bitmaps with transparency are painted directly <br>* Bitmaps which are transformed (rotated/sheared/mirrored) are painted directly <br>* Lines with LineWidth and/or transparence are painted directly <br>* Geometry and Pixel data is buffered in system-dependent formats <br> <br>For example, this allows to use even animated GIFs as object fill style for any object and transform these in real time (when supported on the system). <br>It also greatly enhances visualization geometry during editing (in the EditViews) when supported. <br> <br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-unchanged" >h3. DrawObject Improvements/Enhancements <br> <br>h4. New Color Palette <br> <br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-changed-lines" >The Color Palette is enhanced and extended with a selection of more useful colors, arranged in a new scheme to make finding colors <span class="diff-deleted-words"style="color:#999;background-color:#fdd;text-decoration:line-through;">more simple.</span> <span class="diff-added-words"style="background-color: #dfd;">simpler.</span> <br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-deleted-lines" style="color:#999;background-color:#fdd;text-decoration:line-through;">The new Palette is a mix of the Symphony Palette combined with the most useful original colors. <br></td></tr>
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            <tr><td class="diff-added-lines" style="background-color: #dfd;">The new Palette is a mix of the Lotus Symphony Palette combined with the most useful original colors. <br> <br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-unchanged" >!NewPalette.png! <br> <br>h4. New Gradients <br> <br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-changed-lines" >The Gradients are enhanced and extended with new, more useful ones, mainly taken from <span class="diff-added-words"style="background-color: #dfd;">Lotus</span> Symphony. <span class="diff-added-words"style="background-color: #dfd;">The old ones are kept, but moved to the end of the list (not in the picture). These Gradients create much nicer fills for uses such as Slide Backgrounds.</span> <br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-deleted-lines" style="color:#999;background-color:#fdd;text-decoration:line-through;">The old ones are kept, but moved to the end of the list (not in the picture). <br>These Gradients create much nicer fills for uses such as Slide Backgrounds. <br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-unchanged" > <br>!NewGradients.png! <br></td></tr>
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            <tr><td class="diff-unchanged" > <br>* Old themes are kept and sometimes extended <br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-deleted-lines" style="color:#999;background-color:#fdd;text-decoration:line-through;">* Gallery now able to hold and offer SVG graphics <br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-added-lines" style="background-color: #dfd;">* Gallery is now able to store and use SVG graphics <br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-changed-lines" >* Many new graphics are <span class="diff-added-words"style="background-color: #dfd;">now</span> in SVG <span class="diff-added-words"style="background-color: #dfd;">format, which saves space on your computer and gives the user the highest quality vector</span> format <br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-deleted-lines" style="color:#999;background-color:#fdd;text-decoration:line-through;">** Saves space on your computer <br>** Offers high quality vector format <br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-unchanged" >* Ability to add your own SVG and Metafile format graphics <br>* Can now be oriented horizontally or vertically and will adapt it&#39;s layout automatically <br></td></tr>
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            <tr><td class="diff-unchanged" >!NewGallery.png! <br> <br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-deleted-lines" style="color:#999;background-color:#fdd;text-decoration:line-through;">h4. Reworked Selection Handles <br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-added-lines" style="background-color: #dfd;">h4. Refined the Selection Handles User Interface <br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-unchanged" > <br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-changed-lines" >* Selection Handles were reworked to be <span class="diff-deleted-words"style="color:#999;background-color:#fdd;text-decoration:line-through;">better</span> <span class="diff-added-words"style="background-color: #dfd;">more</span> distinguishable. <br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-unchanged" >* Transparency was added to give a slight &#39;clue&#39; when the Handles cover something, but only for the Handle&#39;s fill to not make them hard to view. <br>* The design was slightly rounded. <br></td></tr>
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            <tr><td class="diff-unchanged" >!NewHandles.png! <br> <br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-changed-lines" >h4. <span class="diff-deleted-words"style="color:#999;background-color:#fdd;text-decoration:line-through;">Reworked</span> <span class="diff-added-words"style="background-color: #dfd;">Refined</span> Selection Visualization <br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-unchanged" > <br>* For many occasions the selection of objects or multiple objects got enhanced using the selection color from the system. <br></td></tr>
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            <tr><td class="diff-unchanged" >h4. Enhanced conversion to Bitmap Graphics <br> <br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-changed-lines" >The conversion to Bitmap graphics is greatly enhanced for all kinds of draw objects, including chart OLEs and others. This is not only useful for internally converting objects to bitmaps, but also used for exports where bitmaps are needed, and the system clipboard. It works with single objects as well as multiple selections. Transparencies of the object and AntiAliasing on <span class="diff-added-words"style="background-color: #dfd;">its edges are perfect now.</span> <br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-deleted-lines" style="color:#999;background-color:#fdd;text-decoration:line-through;">it&#39;s edges are perfect now. Try it out\! <br></td></tr>
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            <tr><td class="diff-unchanged" > <br>Examples of this include: <br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-changed-lines" ># Self-create a scaling-independent fill by drawing anything anytime using <span class="diff-changed-words">D<span class="diff-deleted-chars"style="color:#999;background-color:#fdd;text-decoration:line-through;">R</span><span class="diff-added-chars"style="background-color: #dfd;">e</span>awObjects</span> <br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-unchanged" >## converting it to Metafile <br>## create a FillStyle based on it <br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-snipped" >...<br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-unchanged" >h4. Enhanced Copy/Paste <br> <br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-changed-lines" >All applications now support transparent and anti-aliased versions of, for example, DrawObjects in the selection to be exchanged with external <span class="diff-changed-words"><span class="diff-deleted-chars"style="color:#999;background-color:#fdd;text-decoration:line-through;">A</span><span class="diff-added-chars"style="background-color: #dfd;">a</span>pplications.</span> This is a result of the enhanced conversion to Bitmap and adding the PNG graphic format to the supported clipboard formats. <br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-unchanged" > <br>Non-Graphic objects are converted on-demand, and graphic objects are copied with full transparency and AntiAliasing support. <br></td></tr>
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            <tr><td class="diff-unchanged" >* Drag&amp;Drop internal (klick on the source object(s), wait a second until MousePointer changes) <br> <br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-changed-lines" ><span class="diff-deleted-words"style="color:#999;background-color:#fdd;text-decoration:line-through;">#</span> <span class="diff-added-words"style="background-color: #dfd;">*</span> source is a DrawObject: GraphicAttributes are copied <br><span class="diff-deleted-words"style="color:#999;background-color:#fdd;text-decoration:line-through;">#</span> <span class="diff-added-words"style="background-color: #dfd;">*</span> source is a GraphicObject: Styles are copied (LineStyle, FillStyle, etc.) <br></td></tr>
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            <tr><td class="diff-unchanged" >h4. Adapt LineStart/End to LineWidth <br> <br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-changed-lines" >It is practical when you change the LineWidth of an Object which has ArrowHeads defined at <span class="diff-changed-words">it<span class="diff-deleted-chars"style="color:#999;background-color:#fdd;text-decoration:line-through;">&#39;</span>s</span> start/end when the ArrowHeads used get adapted to <span class="diff-added-words"style="background-color: #dfd;">your LineWidth change; else you have to adapt these by your own. This was already done for Draw and Impress. This is now unified and centralized and works in all OpenOffice applications.</span> <br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-deleted-lines" style="color:#999;background-color:#fdd;text-decoration:line-through;">your LineWidth change; else you have to adapt these by your own. This was already done for Draw and Impress. This is now unified and centralized and works in all Applications. <br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-unchanged" > <br>h4. SVG Export enhancements <br> <br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-deleted-lines" style="color:#999;background-color:#fdd;text-decoration:line-through;">Some enhancements for SVG export were added to avoid some quality losses. <br>It still needs some work and internal changes, but some progress was achieved. <br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-added-lines" style="background-color: #dfd;">Some enhancements for SVG export were added to avoid some quality losses.&amp;nbsp; More improvements are planned in this area for future releases. <br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-unchanged" > <br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-changed-lines" >h4. <span class="diff-changed-words">SVG/<span class="diff-deleted-chars"style="color:#999;background-color:#fdd;text-decoration:line-through;">m</span><span class="diff-added-chars"style="background-color: #dfd;">M</span>etafile</span> Break improvements <br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-unchanged" > <br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-deleted-lines" style="color:#999;background-color:#fdd;text-decoration:line-through;">If an imported SVG/metafile has to be manipulated, it needs to be broken up into DrawObjects. <br>This process got quite some enhancements to make the achieved result more usable. Still needs some work, though. <br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-added-lines" style="background-color: #dfd;">If an imported SVG/metafile&amp;nbsp; is manipulated, it needs to be broken up into DrawObjects.&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp; This code was improved in this release.&amp;nbsp; More improvements are planned in this area for future releases. <br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-unchanged" > <br>h4. SVG Import improvements <br> <br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-deleted-lines" style="color:#999;background-color:#fdd;text-decoration:line-through;">SVG Import got some tasks fixed and some improvements, too. Thanks to all People who were filing tasks here and added test documents for SVG. <br>If you have a SVG file which looks different than it should, do not hesitate to file a task at the [Apache OpenOffice Bugzilla|http://issues.apache.org/ooo/] <br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-added-lines" style="background-color: #dfd;">Enhancements and bug fixes were made in the SVG Import code . Thanks to all Users&amp;nbsp; who were reporting issues and providing test documents for SVG.&amp;nbsp; If you have a SVG file which looks different than it should, do not hesitate to attach it to an issue the [Apache OpenOffice Bugzilla|http://issues.apache.org/ooo/]. <br></td></tr>
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            <tr><td class="diff-unchanged" >h4. Picture Crop mode offers preview <br> <br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-deleted-lines" style="color:#999;background-color:#fdd;text-decoration:line-through;">When working on a GraphicObject it is allowed to set a Crop region for it. <br>When using the interactive mode for that, the new version shows the non-visible part of the Graphic content (the croppped part) transparent and surrounded with a light border. <br>This way you no longer have to &#39;guess&#39; where or how big the cropped data is. By the way: The eyample shows croppinmg a SVG graphic. <br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-added-lines" style="background-color: #dfd;">When working on a GraphicObject it is allowed to set a Crop region for it.&amp;nbsp; When using the interactive mode for that, the new version shows the non-visible part of the Graphic content (the croppped part) as transparent and surrounds it with a light border.&amp;nbsp; This way you no longer have to guess where or how big the cropped data is. <br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-unchanged" > <br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-added-lines" style="background-color: #dfd;">This example shows cropping in an SVG graphic: <br> <br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-unchanged" >!NewInteractiveCrop.png! <br> <br>h4. Unified visualization of ColorPalette popups <br> <br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-deleted-lines" style="color:#999;background-color:#fdd;text-decoration:line-through;">All places where a ColorPalette popup is shown (the form where the colors are organized in a raster) are overhauled and layouted to use the same sizes and width. <br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-changed-lines" ><span class="diff-added-words"style="background-color: #dfd;">All places where a ColorPalette popup is shown (the form where the colors are organized in a raster) are overhauled and made to use the same sizes and width.&amp;nbsp;</span> The width (12 columns) was adapted to the new designed ColorPalette. For a picture see &#39;New Color Palette&#39; <br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-unchanged" > <br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-changed-lines" >h4. Transparency support for pixel formats <span class="diff-deleted-words"style="color:#999;background-color:#fdd;text-decoration:line-through;">supporting this</span> (PNG) <br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-unchanged" > <br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-deleted-lines" style="color:#999;background-color:#fdd;text-decoration:line-through;">When exporting selected drawing objects e.g. to PNG Apache OpenOffice now does this by default with transparent background. This allows now to further use graphics created in other applications or for further processing. <br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-added-lines" style="background-color: #dfd;">When exporting selected drawing objects to formats that support transparency, e.g., PNG, OpenOffice now does uses a transparent background by default. This allows now to further use graphics created in other applications or for further processing. <br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-unchanged" > <br>h4. Connectors support rotation <br> <br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-deleted-lines" style="color:#999;background-color:#fdd;text-decoration:line-through;">Connectors do no longer disable rotation (and shear) tools when selected. While this is minor useful for single connectors, it is very useful when selecting a number of graphic objects and want to rotate them. This was requested in the [OpenOffice Community Forum|http://user.services.openoffice.org/en/forum], a user wanted to rotate a drawing made of many draw objects and many connectors by 90 degrees. This is now possible without deselecting the connectors which is no fun when you have a lot of them selected. <br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-added-lines" style="background-color: #dfd;">Connectors no longer disable rotation or shear tools when selected. While this is a small benefit with single connectors, it is very useful when selecting a number of graphic objects and wanting to rotate them. This was requested in the [OpenOffice Community Forum|http://user.services.openoffice.org/en/forum], where a user wanted to rotate a drawing made of many draw objects and many connectors by 90 degrees. This is now possible without the inconvenience of deselecting the all of the connectors. <br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-unchanged" > <br>h4. Corrected Hatch fill style visualization <br> <br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-changed-lines" >When zooming out or in small visualizations (e.g. Page Previews) objects or pages using a hatch fill style were <span class="diff-deleted-words"style="color:#999;background-color:#fdd;text-decoration:line-through;">bad</span> <span class="diff-added-words"style="background-color: #dfd;">poorly</span> visualized since too many hatch lines <span class="diff-deleted-words"style="color:#999;background-color:#fdd;text-decoration:line-through;">had to be</span> <span class="diff-added-words"style="background-color: #dfd;">were</span> shown in <span class="diff-deleted-words"style="color:#999;background-color:#fdd;text-decoration:line-through;">too tight place.</span> <span class="diff-added-words"style="background-color: #dfd;">a small area.</span> The Hatch Fill Style now uses a minimal line distance to make it look good for visualizations in Edit Views. This was already the case in older office versions, but was lost in the redesign of the visualization. <br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-unchanged" > <br>h4. Better gradient support in metafiles <br> <br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-changed-lines" >Gradients in metafiles are rotated and sheared (slanted) together with the metafile and so behave similar to bitmap graphics. <span class="diff-added-words"style="background-color: #dfd;">Start color and end color are included in those gradients now. This improvement becomes visible if you use a small number of gradient steps. All gradients are now shown in presentation mode the same as they are shown in edit mode.</span> <br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-deleted-lines" style="color:#999;background-color:#fdd;text-decoration:line-through;">Start color and end color are included in those gradients now. <br>This improvement becomes visible if you use a small number of gradient steps. <br>All gradients are now shown in presentation mode the same as they are shown in edit mode. <br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-unchanged" > <br>h3. Calc and Chart Improvements/Enhancements <br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-snipped" >...<br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-unchanged" >h4. Support relative Pie Chart Height: <br> <br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-changed-lines" >For Pie charts imported from other formats, the Height attribute was not supported. This is added now and makes Pie Charts look more <span class="diff-deleted-words"style="color:#999;background-color:#fdd;text-decoration:line-through;">as</span> <span class="diff-added-words"style="background-color: #dfd;">like</span> the original. <br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-unchanged" > <br>h4. New Functions <br> <br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-deleted-lines" style="color:#999;background-color:#fdd;text-decoration:line-through;">Calc now supports the functions AVERAGEIFS, COUNTIFS, and SUMIFS. <br>In this functions you can combine several conditions. <br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-added-lines" style="background-color: #dfd;">Calc now supports the spreadsheet functions:&amp;nbsp; AVERAGEIFS, COUNTIFS, and SUMIFS.&amp;nbsp; These functions allow you to combine several conditions. <br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-unchanged" > <br>Calc now supports the function XOR. The function completes the already available set of boolean functions. <br> <br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-changed-lines" >Calc now supports the functions LEFTB, RIGHTB, LENB, and MIDB. These functions are special versions for DBCS (double byte character <span class="diff-changed-words">set<span class="diff-deleted-chars"style="color:#999;background-color:#fdd;text-decoration:line-through;"> </span>)</span> languages. <br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-unchanged" > <br>h3. Extensions Improvements/Enhancements <br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-snipped" >...<br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-unchanged" >The Menu API has been unified, making it more clear and API-user-friendly. The following interfaces have been deprecated and replaced: css.awt.XMenuExtended, css.awt.XMenuExtended2, css.awt.XMenuBarExtended, css.awt.XPopupMenuExtended. See [https://issues.apache.org/ooo/show_bug.cgi?id=121542#c2] for details. <br> <br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-added-lines" style="background-color: #dfd;">*Note*: extension authors who require more information on the above changes are encouraged to post their questions to our [API mailing list|http://openoffice.apache.org/mailing-lists.html#api-mailing-list-public]. <br> <br> <br>h3. Performance Improvements/Enhancements <br> <br> <br>h4. Many resource leaks were fixed. <br> <br>Many resource leaks were fixed, reducing memory requirements and improving application stability. <br> <br>h4. Speedup of Graphic Rendering <br> <br>More Rendering speedups are used (on systems supporting it, system-dependent) <br>* Bitmaps with transparency are painted directly <br>* Bitmaps which are transformed (rotated/sheared/mirrored) are painted directly <br>* Lines with LineWidth and/or transparence are painted directly <br>* Geometry and Pixel data is buffered in system-dependent formats <br> <br>For example, this allows even animated GIFs to be used as object fill  style for any object and to transform these in real time (when supported on  the system).&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp; It also greatly enhances visualization geometry during editing (in the EditViews) when supported. <br> <br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-unchanged" >h2. Additional Language Support <br> <br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-snipped" >...<br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-unchanged" >* SVT (System Verifcation Tests) <br> <br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-deleted-lines" style="color:#999;background-color:#fdd;text-decoration:line-through;">h2. Additional Platform Support <br> <br>* None at this time. <br> <br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-unchanged" >h2. Changes that Impact Backwards Compatibility <br> <br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-snipped" >...<br></td></tr>
    
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        <h2><a name="AOO4.0ReleaseNotes-GeneralRemarks"></a>General Remarks</h2>

<p>Apache OpenOffice 4.0 is now available for download from our <a href="http://www.openoffice.org/download/" class="external-link" rel="nofollow">official download page</a>.&nbsp; Building upon the great success of the OpenOffice 3.4 release, which has seen over 57 million downloads, this <b>major</b> update brings exciting new features, enhancements and bug fixes.</p>

<p>We wish to give a special "hello" to our upgrading users.&nbsp; We hope you like the new features, especially the Sidebar UI.&nbsp; This feature was based on code contributed by IBM, from their Lotus Symphony product.&nbsp; We adapted that code, and based on several rounds of feedback from users like you, improved it and integrated it into OpenOffice.</p>


<p>And for new users, welcome to the community&#33;&nbsp; We hope you enjoy using Apache OpenOffice, the leading free and open office productivity suite.</p>


<p>As always we welcome your feedback:</p>
<ul>
	<li>Support questions are best directed to our <a href="http://forum.openoffice.org/" class="external-link" rel="nofollow">community support forums</a>.</li>
	<li>Bug reports (but not support questions) should go to to our <a href="https://issues.apache.org/ooo/" class="external-link" rel="nofollow">Bugzilla issue tracking system</a>.</li>
	<li>General questions can also be sent to our public <a href="http://openoffice.apache.org/mailing-lists.html#users-mailing-list-public" class="external-link" rel="nofollow">users mailing list</a>.</li>
</ul>


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<h2><a name="AOO4.0ReleaseNotes-NewFeaturesandEnhancements"></a>New Features and Enhancements</h2>

<h3><a name="AOO4.0ReleaseNotes-NewSidebar"></a>New Sidebar</h3>

<p>The Sidebar is a major new feature of the user interface in all of the OpenOffice applications.</p>

<p>The Sidebar makes better use of today's widescreen displays than traditional toolbars.  The 'Properties' deck is context-sensitive and shows panels with the document properties that are most frequently used for the current editing task.</p>

<p>Click on these images for a more detailed view:</p>

<p><span class="image-wrap" style=""><a class="confluence-thumbnail-link 1024x768" href='https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/download/attachments/30746475/screenshot-writer-context-text.png'><img src="/confluence/download/thumbnails/30746475/screenshot-writer-context-text.png" style="border: 0px solid black" /></a></span> <span class="image-wrap" style=""><a class="confluence-thumbnail-link 1024x768" href='https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/download/attachments/30746475/screenshot-writer-context-bitmap.png'><img src="/confluence/download/thumbnails/30746475/screenshot-writer-context-bitmap.png" style="border: 0px solid black" /></a></span> <span class="image-wrap" style=""><a class="confluence-thumbnail-link 1024x768" href='https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/download/attachments/30746475/screenshot-writer-context-shape.png'><img src="/confluence/download/thumbnails/30746475/screenshot-writer-context-shape.png" style="border: 0px solid black" /></a></span><br/>
<em>Screenshots of Writer with contexts for text, bitmap, and shapes (from left to right).  The new OpenOffice logo has been pasted as bitmap (center) and editable outlines (right).</em></p>

<p>If you find that you don't use a particular panel very often, just click on its title and it will collapse to a single line of text.  A small + or - at the left side of the panel title indicates whether the panels is collapsed or expanded.</p>

<p><span class="image-wrap" style=""><a class="confluence-thumbnail-link 766x768" href='https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/download/attachments/30746475/expand-and-collapse.png'><img src="/confluence/download/thumbnails/30746475/expand-and-collapse.png" style="border: 0px solid black" /></a></span><br/>
<em>Different panels expanded or collapsed</em></p>

<ul>
	<li>Eleven property panels have been migrated from IBM Lotus Symphony: Alignment, Area, Cell Appearance, Graphic, Line, Number Format, Page, Paragraph, Position and Size, Text and Wrap.</li>
	<li>Seven panels come from the old Impress tool panel: Available for Use, Custom Animation, Layouts, Recently Used, Slide Transition, Table Design, Used in This Presentation.</li>
	<li>Four are non-modal (ie non  locking) dialogs: Functions, Gallery, Navigator, Syles and Formatting.</li>
	<li>One is new: Insert.</li>
</ul>


<p><span class="image-wrap" style=""><a class="confluence-thumbnail-link 984x928" href='https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/download/attachments/30746475/sidebar-panels.png'><img src="/confluence/download/thumbnails/30746475/sidebar-panels.png" style="border: 0px solid black" /></a></span><br/>
<em>Panels from Symphony, the old Impress task pane, OpenOffice dialogs (from left to right).</em></p>

<p>The width of the Sidebar can be adjusted.  The controls adapt their size accordingly.  If you need more space then it can be undocked &#8212; and possibly moved to a second display &#8212; or it can be reduced to a thin tab bar.  A single click on one of the icons and the sidebar is back.</p>

<p><span class="image-wrap" style=""><a class="confluence-thumbnail-link 1964x951" href='https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/download/attachments/30746475/sidebar-different-widths.png'><img src="/confluence/download/thumbnails/30746475/sidebar-different-widths.png" style="border: 0px solid black" /></a></span><br/>
<em>Different widths of the sidebar: maximum width, default width, too narrow to display content, collapsed to tab bar (from left to right).</em></p>

<p><span class="image-wrap" style=""><a class="confluence-thumbnail-link 1024x768" href='https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/download/attachments/30746475/screenshot-calc-floating.png'><img src="/confluence/download/thumbnails/30746475/screenshot-calc-floating.png" style="border: 0px solid black" /></a></span><br/>
<em>Floating sidebar, can be moved to second screen</em></p>

<p>Of course, not all of OpenOffice's functionality can be represented by controls in the Sidebar.  If you need an advanced function then just click on the "more options" button in the title bar of a panel to open a dialog with many more options and properties.</p>

<p><span class="image-wrap" style=""><a class="confluence-thumbnail-link 1500x817" href='https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/download/attachments/30746475/sidebar-more-options.png'><img src="/confluence/download/thumbnails/30746475/sidebar-more-options.png" style="border: 0px solid black" /></a></span><br/>
<em>Click on 'more options' to get, well, more options.</em></p>

<p>More information can be found in the <a href="http://wiki.openoffice.org/wiki/Sidebar" class="external-link" rel="nofollow">OpenOffice wiki</a>.</p>



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<h3><a name="AOO4.0ReleaseNotes-DrawObjectImprovements%2FEnhancements"></a>DrawObject Improvements/Enhancements</h3>

<h4><a name="AOO4.0ReleaseNotes-NewColorPalette"></a>New Color Palette</h4>

<p>The Color Palette is enhanced and extended with a selection of more useful colors, arranged in a new scheme to make finding colors simpler.</p>

<p>The new Palette is a mix of the Lotus Symphony Palette combined with the most useful original colors.</p>

<p><span class="image-wrap" style=""><img src="/confluence/download/attachments/30746475/NewPalette.png?version=1&amp;modificationDate=1373893875128" style="border: 0px solid black" /></span></p>

<h4><a name="AOO4.0ReleaseNotes-NewGradients"></a>New Gradients</h4>

<p>The Gradients are enhanced and extended with new, more useful ones, mainly taken from Lotus Symphony. The old ones are kept, but moved to the end of the list (not in the picture). These Gradients create much nicer fills for uses such as Slide Backgrounds.</p>

<p><span class="image-wrap" style=""><img src="/confluence/download/attachments/30746475/NewGradients.png?version=1&amp;modificationDate=1373893817690" style="border: 0px solid black" /></span></p>

<h4><a name="AOO4.0ReleaseNotes-NewGalleryThemesandGalleryenhancements"></a>New Gallery Themes and Gallery enhancements</h4>

<h5><a name="AOO4.0ReleaseNotes-GallerythemesaddedfromSymphony."></a>Gallery themes added from Symphony.</h5>

<ul>
	<li>Arrows</li>
	<li>Bullets (extended)</li>
	<li>Computers</li>
	<li>Diagrams</li>
	<li>Environment</li>
	<li>Finance</li>
	<li>People</li>
	<li>School &amp; University</li>
	<li>Symbols</li>
	<li>Textshapes</li>
	<li>Transport</li>
</ul>


<h5><a name="AOO4.0ReleaseNotes-EnhancementstoexistingGallery"></a>Enhancements to existing Gallery</h5>

<ul>
	<li>Old themes are kept and sometimes extended</li>
	<li>Gallery is now able to store and use SVG graphics</li>
	<li>Many new graphics are now in SVG format, which saves space on your computer and gives the user the highest quality vector format</li>
	<li>Ability to add your own SVG and Metafile format graphics</li>
	<li>Can now be oriented horizontally or vertically and will adapt it's layout automatically</li>
	<li>Now also available anytime in the new Sidebar</li>
</ul>


<p><span class="image-wrap" style=""><img src="/confluence/download/attachments/30746475/NewGallery.png?version=1&amp;modificationDate=1373893818353" style="border: 0px solid black" /></span></p>

<h4><a name="AOO4.0ReleaseNotes-RefinedtheSelectionHandlesUserInterface"></a>Refined the Selection Handles User Interface</h4>

<ul>
	<li>Selection Handles were reworked to be more distinguishable.</li>
	<li>Transparency was added to give a slight 'clue' when the Handles cover something, but only for the Handle's fill to not make them hard to view.</li>
	<li>The design was slightly rounded.</li>
	<li>Colors were tweaked a little bit for better identification.</li>
	<li>When Keyboard-travelling over handles (CTRL-TAB) yellow handles used for CustomShapes now blink as the other handles to visualize the active handle correctly.</li>
</ul>


<p><span class="image-wrap" style=""><img src="/confluence/download/attachments/30746475/NewHandles.png?version=1&amp;modificationDate=1373893874149" style="border: 0px solid black" /></span></p>

<h4><a name="AOO4.0ReleaseNotes-RefinedSelectionVisualization"></a>Refined Selection Visualization</h4>

<ul>
	<li>For many occasions the selection of objects or multiple objects got enhanced using the selection color from the system.</li>
	<li>Usage and fetching of that system-wide SelectionColor was unified to guarantee it for all selections on all Systems.</li>
	<li>A slight blinking was added to identify objects where text can be added by starting to type or pressing return.</li>
</ul>


<p>This is used in various places such as; Objects with TextEdit mode, hilight of objects as Drag&amp;Drop target or object manipulation (dashed black/white lines were used before).</p>


<p><span class="image-wrap" style=""><img src="/confluence/download/attachments/30746475/NewTextEdit.png?version=1&amp;modificationDate=1373893872932" style="border: 0px solid black" /></span></p>

<h4><a name="AOO4.0ReleaseNotes-BetterPrintPreview"></a>Better Print Preview</h4>

<p>The PrintPreview in the Print dialog is now fully AntiAlialized. The previous version was not, thus thin lines could vanish or produce missing parts.</p>

<p><span class="image-wrap" style=""><img src="/confluence/download/attachments/30746475/NewPrintPreview.png?version=1&amp;modificationDate=1373893873541" style="border: 0px solid black" /></span></p>

<h4><a name="AOO4.0ReleaseNotes-EnhancedconversiontoBitmapGraphics"></a>Enhanced conversion to Bitmap Graphics</h4>

<p>The conversion to Bitmap graphics is greatly enhanced for all kinds of draw objects, including chart OLEs and others. This is not only useful for internally converting objects to bitmaps, but also used for exports where bitmaps are needed, and the system clipboard. It works with single objects as well as multiple selections. Transparencies of the object and AntiAliasing on its edges are perfect now.</p>


<p><span class="image-wrap" style=""><img src="/confluence/download/attachments/30746475/NewConversionToBitmap.png?version=1&amp;modificationDate=1373893754985" style="border: 0px solid black" /></span></p>

<h4><a name="AOO4.0ReleaseNotes-EnhancedFillType%27Bitmap%27"></a>Enhanced FillType 'Bitmap'</h4>

<p>All DrawingObjects which can have a Bitmap filling can now profit from the new, greatly enhanced Bitmap FillType:</p>
<ul>
	<li>The new Bitmap FillType preserves Transparency, the old version was not capable of this and added a white background.</li>
	<li>It allows the use of vector graphics which stay vector graphic when processed.</li>
	<li>It supports SVG and Metafile as FillData, no longer restricted to BitmapData.</li>
	<li>Tiling, AutoFit, Size, Position and Offset settings are fully supported (in Area dialog).</li>
	<li>Animated GIF's are now allowed as FillTypes.</li>
</ul>


<p>Examples of this include:</p>
<ol>
	<li>Self-create a scaling-independent fill by drawing anything anytime using DeawObjects
	<ol>
		<li>converting it to Metafile</li>
		<li>create a FillStyle based on it</li>
	</ol>
	</li>
	<li>Use an SVG or import a vector format (WMF) to define a new FillStyle.</li>
	<li>Think about the possibilities for filling the Backgrounds of Pages, Chart bars or other items.
	<ol>
		<li>This will be used as vector data when printing or at PDF export.</li>
	</ol>
	</li>
</ol>


<p><span class="image-wrap" style=""><img src="/confluence/download/attachments/30746475/NewFillStyleBitmap.png?version=1&amp;modificationDate=1373893820085" style="border: 0px solid black" /></span></p>

<h4><a name="AOO4.0ReleaseNotes-EnhancedCopy%2FPaste"></a>Enhanced Copy/Paste</h4>

<p>All applications now support transparent and anti-aliased versions of, for example, DrawObjects in the selection to be exchanged with external applications. This is a result of the enhanced conversion to Bitmap and adding the PNG graphic format to the supported clipboard formats.</p>

<p>Non-Graphic objects are converted on-demand, and graphic objects are copied with full transparency and AntiAliasing support.</p>

<p>It is now possible to Copy/Paste any object to an external PixelGraphic application, modify it as needed, and copy it back to any OpenOffice Application without quality loss. This allows everyone easy and complete image manipulation outside the Office.</p>

<p><span class="image-wrap" style=""><img src="/confluence/download/attachments/30746475/NewCopyPaste.png?version=1&amp;modificationDate=1373893819046" style="border: 0px solid black" /></span></p>

<h4><a name="AOO4.0ReleaseNotes-EnhancedDrag%26Drop"></a>Enhanced Drag&amp;Drop</h4>

<p>Drag&amp;Drop has been enhanced by an 'internal' mode. It is now possible to Drag&amp;Drop anything 'onto' an existing DrawObject to change it's graphic or fill style when holding CTRL+SHIFT during Drag&amp;Drop.<br/>
As visual control, the traget object for the Drag&amp;Drop is visualized using the new Selection Visualization and a unique MouseCursor.</p>
<ul>
	<li>Drag&amp;Drop from external: ChangeFillStyle to Bitmap (including transparence), SVG or metafile</li>
	<li>Drag&amp;Drop internal (klick on the source object(s), wait a second until MousePointer changes)</li>
</ul>


<ul>
	<li>source is a DrawObject: GraphicAttributes are copied</li>
	<li>source is a GraphicObject: Styles are copied (LineStyle, FillStyle, etc.)</li>
</ul>






<p>Here is an example:</p>

<p>(a) Draw an object, e.g. a rounded rectangle with an outline, Draw an arrow object, choose fill and line style.<br/>
(b) If you Drag&amp;Drop onto the target object, it copies FillStyle and LineStyle.<br/>
(c) If you convert the arrow to metafile (e.g. using context menu), Drag&amp;Drop onto the target object, it gets filled with the arrow's vector data.</p>

<p>This comes in very handy if you need to quickly define object FillStyles or want to copy the GraphicStyles of one object to others.</p>

<p>Also very useful:</p>
<ul>
	<li>You can use the Gallery as in-betwen space for DrawObjects used for that purpose.</li>
	<li>You can directly Drag&amp;Drop from there onto DrawObjects.</li>
	<li>You can Drag&amp;Drop from external sources onto DrawObjects.</li>
</ul>


<p><span class="image-wrap" style=""><img src="/confluence/download/attachments/30746475/NewDragDrop.png?version=1&amp;modificationDate=1373893819693" style="border: 0px solid black" /></span></p>

<h4><a name="AOO4.0ReleaseNotes-AdaptLineStart%2FEndtoLineWidth"></a>Adapt LineStart/End to LineWidth</h4>

<p>It is practical when you change the LineWidth of an Object which has ArrowHeads defined at its start/end when the ArrowHeads used get adapted to your LineWidth change; else you have to adapt these by your own. This was already done for Draw and Impress. This is now unified and centralized and works in all OpenOffice applications.</p>

<h4><a name="AOO4.0ReleaseNotes-SVGExportenhancements"></a>SVG Export enhancements</h4>

<p>Some enhancements for SVG export were added to avoid some quality losses.&nbsp; More improvements are planned in this area for future releases.</p>

<h4><a name="AOO4.0ReleaseNotes-SVG%2FMetafileBreakimprovements"></a>SVG/Metafile Break improvements</h4>

<p>If an imported SVG/metafile&nbsp; is manipulated, it needs to be broken up into DrawObjects.&nbsp;&nbsp; This code was improved in this release.&nbsp; More improvements are planned in this area for future releases.</p>

<h4><a name="AOO4.0ReleaseNotes-SVGImportimprovements"></a>SVG Import improvements</h4>

<p>Enhancements and bug fixes were made in the SVG Import code . Thanks to all Users&nbsp; who were reporting issues and providing test documents for SVG.&nbsp; If you have a SVG file which looks different than it should, do not hesitate to attach it to an issue the <a href="http://issues.apache.org/ooo/" class="external-link" rel="nofollow">Apache OpenOffice Bugzilla</a>.</p>



<h4><a name="AOO4.0ReleaseNotes-PictureCropmodeofferspreview"></a>Picture Crop mode offers preview</h4>

<p>When working on a GraphicObject it is allowed to set a Crop region for it.&nbsp; When using the interactive mode for that, the new version shows the non-visible part of the Graphic content (the croppped part) as transparent and surrounds it with a light border.&nbsp; This way you no longer have to guess where or how big the cropped data is.</p>

<p>This example shows cropping in an SVG graphic:</p>

<p><span class="image-wrap" style=""><img src="/confluence/download/attachments/30746475/NewInteractiveCrop.png?version=1&amp;modificationDate=1373893874638" style="border: 0px solid black" /></span></p>

<h4><a name="AOO4.0ReleaseNotes-UnifiedvisualizationofColorPalettepopups"></a>Unified visualization of ColorPalette popups</h4>

<p>All places where a ColorPalette popup is shown (the form where the colors are organized in a raster) are overhauled and made to use the same sizes and width.&nbsp; The width (12 columns) was adapted to the new designed ColorPalette. For a picture see 'New Color Palette'</p>

<h4><a name="AOO4.0ReleaseNotes-Transparencysupportforpixelformats%28PNG%29"></a>Transparency support for pixel formats (PNG)</h4>

<p>When exporting selected drawing objects to formats that support transparency, e.g., PNG, OpenOffice now does uses a transparent background by default. This allows now to further use graphics created in other applications or for further processing.</p>

<h4><a name="AOO4.0ReleaseNotes-Connectorssupportrotation"></a>Connectors support rotation</h4>

<p>Connectors no longer disable rotation or shear tools when selected. While this is a small benefit with single connectors, it is very useful when selecting a number of graphic objects and wanting to rotate them. This was requested in the <a href="http://user.services.openoffice.org/en/forum" class="external-link" rel="nofollow">OpenOffice Community Forum</a>, where a user wanted to rotate a drawing made of many draw objects and many connectors by 90 degrees. This is now possible without the inconvenience of deselecting the all of the connectors.</p>

<h4><a name="AOO4.0ReleaseNotes-CorrectedHatchfillstylevisualization"></a>Corrected Hatch fill style visualization</h4>

<p>When zooming out or in small visualizations (e.g. Page Previews) objects or pages using a hatch fill style were poorly visualized since too many hatch lines were shown in a small area. The Hatch Fill Style now uses a minimal line distance to make it look good for visualizations in Edit Views. This was already the case in older office versions, but was lost in the redesign of the visualization.</p>

<h4><a name="AOO4.0ReleaseNotes-Bettergradientsupportinmetafiles"></a>Better gradient support in metafiles</h4>

<p>Gradients in metafiles are rotated and sheared (slanted) together with the metafile and so behave similar to bitmap graphics. Start color and end color are included in those gradients now. This improvement becomes visible if you use a small number of gradient steps. All gradients are now shown in presentation mode the same as they are shown in edit mode.</p>

<h3><a name="AOO4.0ReleaseNotes-CalcandChartImprovements%2FEnhancements"></a>Calc and Chart Improvements/Enhancements</h3>

<h4><a name="AOO4.0ReleaseNotes-SupportrelativePieChartHeight%3A"></a>Support relative Pie Chart Height:</h4>

<p>For Pie charts imported from other formats, the Height attribute was not supported. This is added now and makes Pie Charts look more like the original.</p>

<h4><a name="AOO4.0ReleaseNotes-NewFunctions"></a>New Functions</h4>

<p>Calc now supports the spreadsheet functions:&nbsp; AVERAGEIFS, COUNTIFS, and SUMIFS.&nbsp; These functions allow you to combine several conditions.</p>

<p>Calc now supports the function XOR. The function completes the already available set of boolean functions.</p>

<p>Calc now supports the functions LEFTB, RIGHTB, LENB, and MIDB. These functions are special versions for DBCS (double byte character set) languages.</p>

<h3><a name="AOO4.0ReleaseNotes-ExtensionsImprovements%2FEnhancements"></a>Extensions Improvements/Enhancements</h3>

<h4><a name="AOO4.0ReleaseNotes-NewToolbarmanagement"></a>New Toolbar management</h4>

<p>Extensions now use a new Toolbar management, see <a href="https://issues.apache.org/ooo/show_bug.cgi?id=121577" class="external-link" rel="nofollow">https://issues.apache.org/ooo/show_bug.cgi?id=121577</a> ; at the moment, Extensions for 3.x that are using the deprecated mechanism will have to be updated to work with OpenOffice 4.0. Many popular extensions, including dictionaries, are not affected by the change.</p>

<h4><a name="AOO4.0ReleaseNotes-UnifiedmenuAPI"></a>Unified menu API</h4>

<p>The Menu API has been unified, making it more clear and API-user-friendly. The following interfaces have been deprecated and replaced: css.awt.XMenuExtended, css.awt.XMenuExtended2, css.awt.XMenuBarExtended, css.awt.XPopupMenuExtended. See <a href="https://issues.apache.org/ooo/show_bug.cgi?id=121542#c2" class="external-link" rel="nofollow">https://issues.apache.org/ooo/show_bug.cgi?id=121542#c2</a> for details.</p>

<p><b>Note</b>: extension authors who require more information on the above changes are encouraged to post their questions to our <a href="http://openoffice.apache.org/mailing-lists.html#api-mailing-list-public" class="external-link" rel="nofollow">API mailing list</a>.</p>


<h3><a name="AOO4.0ReleaseNotes-PerformanceImprovements%2FEnhancements"></a>Performance Improvements/Enhancements</h3>


<h4><a name="AOO4.0ReleaseNotes-Manyresourceleakswerefixed."></a>Many resource leaks were fixed.</h4>

<p>Many resource leaks were fixed, reducing memory requirements and improving application stability.</p>

<h4><a name="AOO4.0ReleaseNotes-SpeedupofGraphicRendering"></a>Speedup of Graphic Rendering</h4>

<p>More Rendering speedups are used (on systems supporting it, system-dependent)</p>
<ul>
	<li>Bitmaps with transparency are painted directly</li>
	<li>Bitmaps which are transformed (rotated/sheared/mirrored) are painted directly</li>
	<li>Lines with LineWidth and/or transparence are painted directly</li>
	<li>Geometry and Pixel data is buffered in system-dependent formats</li>
</ul>


<p>For example, this allows even animated GIFs to be used as object fill  style for any object and to transform these in real time (when supported on  the system).&nbsp;&nbsp; It also greatly enhances visualization geometry during editing (in the EditViews) when supported.</p>

<h2><a name="AOO4.0ReleaseNotes-AdditionalLanguageSupport"></a>Additional Language Support</h2>

<h3><a name="AOO4.0ReleaseNotes-NewTranslationsAvailableinApacheOpenOffice4.0Include%3A"></a>New Translations Available in Apache OpenOffice 4.0 Include:</h3>

<ul>
	<li><h3><a name="AOO4.0ReleaseNotes-UpdatedTranslationsAvailableinApacheOpenOffice4.0Include%3A"></a>Updated Translations Available in Apache OpenOffice 4.0 Include:</h3></li>
</ul>


<ul>
	<li>None at this time</li>
</ul>


<h4><a name="AOO4.0ReleaseNotes-Foracompletelistofavailablelanguagesandlanguagepackssee%3ALanguages%5C"></a>For a complete list of available languages and language packs see: Languages&#124;http://www.openoffice.org/download/other.html</h4>

<h2><a name="AOO4.0ReleaseNotes-ImprovedQualityManagementTools"></a>Improved Quality Management Tools</h2>

<h3><a name="AOO4.0ReleaseNotes-NewAutomatedTestingFramework"></a>New Automated Testing Framework</h3>

<p>Apache OpenOffice 4.0 has a new automated testing framework based on JUNIT that tests in the areas</p>
<ul>
	<li>BVT (Basic Verification Tests)</li>
	<li>FVT (Functional Verification Tests)</li>
	<li>PVT (Performance Verification Tests)</li>
	<li>SVT (System Verifcation Tests)</li>
</ul>


<h2><a name="AOO4.0ReleaseNotes-ChangesthatImpactBackwardsCompatibility"></a>Changes that Impact Backwards Compatibility</h2>

<h3><a name="AOO4.0ReleaseNotes-"></a></h3>


<h4><a name="AOO4.0ReleaseNotes-Modulebinfilterremoved"></a>Module binfilter removed</h4>

<p>We no longer read or write the legacy StarOffice file formats (files with  extensions .sdw, .sdc, .sdd, etc.). &nbsp;Removal of this code makes the  OpenOffice codebase easier to maintain. &nbsp;The legacy formats have never  been the default format in any version of OpenOffice. &nbsp;Users with legacy  StarOffice documents are advised to re-save them into ODF format  (<b>.odt, &#42;.ods, &#42;.odp, etc.) &#42;before upgrading</b> to Apache OpenOffice 4.0.  This can be done using File - Wizards - Document Converter in  OpenOffice 3.x.&nbsp; OpenOffice 1.x files (*.sxw, &#42;.sxc, &#42;.sxi) are still  supported.</p>

<h4><a name="AOO4.0ReleaseNotes-SupportforsystemC%5CSTL"></a>Support for system C+&#43; STL</h4>

<p>The stlport4 template library was obsoleted with the TR1 report of the C+&#43; standard and was deprecated and no longer maintained. Apache OpenOffice 4 switches to the system's native standard template library, so extensions written in C+&#43; need to be recompiled with the Apache OpenOffice 4 SDK.</p>

<h2><a name="AOO4.0ReleaseNotes-BugFixes"></a>Bug Fixes</h2>

<p>As of July 15th 2013 there were 494 verified issues that have been resolved.</p>

<p>This list can be found at: <a href="http://s.apache.org/aoo400_verified" class="external-link" rel="nofollow">VERIFIED or CLOSED</a></p>



<p>(An <a href="https://issues.apache.org/ooo/" class="external-link" rel="nofollow">OpenOffice Bugzilla</a> login will enable you to search for any bugs that may interest you.)</p>

<h3><a name="AOO4.0ReleaseNotes-Importantbugfixeshavebeenmadeintheseareas%3A"></a>Important bug fixes have been made in these areas:</h3>

<p>Support for Java 7, and the Java Access Bridge v2.0.3 implemented in JRE 1.7u6 and later has been restored.  Windows OS users requiring Accessibility support for Assistive Technology tools can now use current Oracle releases of the Java SE 7 Runtime Environment and the Java Accessibility API on Windows.</p>

<h3><a name="AOO4.0ReleaseNotes-TheQEteamhasbeentrackingadditionalfixesaswell.Seetheircompletereportsat%3A"></a>The QE team has been tracking additional fixes as well. See their complete reports at:</h3>

<p><a href="http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/QA/Report/WeeklyReport" class="external-link" rel="nofollow">http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/QA/Report/WeeklyReport</a></p>






<h2><a name="AOO4.0ReleaseNotes-KnownIssues"></a>Known Issues</h2>

<ul>
	<li>Apache OpenOffice 4.0.0 will be flagged by the new Gatekeeper facility in OS X   Mountain Lion. This is a new feature to help guard against malware on Mac systems. There is   a procedure laid out at the following link to allow applications not installed from the Mac   App store to run. See the article at Mac support at <a href="http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5290" class="external-link" rel="nofollow">http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5290</a>.</li>
	<li>Apache OpenOffice 4.0.0 supports Java 7, which is the recommended configuration;   but (especially on 64-bit Windows) you might receive warnings about the Java version being   defective. In that case, download and install the <a href="http://download.microsoft.com/download/5/B/C/5BC5DBB3-652D-4DCE-B14A-475AB85EEF6E/vcredist_x86.exe" class="external-link" rel="nofollow">Microsoft Visual C+&#43; 2010 Redistributable Package</a>. If you still have problems, install <a href="http://www.java.com/java6download/" class="external-link" rel="nofollow">the most current JRE 6 version</a>. Make sure   you get the file "Windows x86 Offline (32-bit)". Then configure OpenOffice to use it at   "Tools - Options - OpenOffice.org - Java". See <a href="http://user.services.openoffice.org/en/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&amp;t=54974" class="external-link" rel="nofollow">this forum topic</a> for more information.</li>
	<li>Apache OpenOffice 4.0.0. has got a new color palette. When you have migrated your "personal data" from a previous version, the old color palette is migrated too. There exists currently no tool to merge the palettes. To get the new palette close Apache OpenOffice and its quickstarter, search for the file “standard.soc” in your Apache OpenOffice user folder and rename the file, to “standard_AOO341.soc” for example. With the next start of Apache OpenOffice the new color palette is transferred to your user folder and is available.</li>
</ul>


<h2><a name="AOO4.0ReleaseNotes-Upgrading%2FInstallation"></a>Upgrading/Installation</h2>

<p>When installing Apache OpenOffice 4.0.0 on a machine that already has  OpenOffice 3.4.1 or 3.4.0 installed on it, the user will be prompted on  whether they would like "personal data" from the previous version  migrated over to the new version.&nbsp; This includes information like custom  spell checking words, dictionaries, extensions, etc.&nbsp; By default this  migration is enabled, but the user can disable it via the checkbox.</p>

<p>In some cases, when the user first launches Apache OpenOffice 4.0  after an upgrade that included personal data migration, the user will  see a dialog like this: <span class="image-wrap" style=""><img src="/confluence/download/attachments/30746475/dictionary-upgrade.png?version=1&amp;modificationDate=1373642485545" style="border: 1px solid black" /></span><br/>
It is safe to click OK on this dialog.</p>

<p>After an upgrade is completed, there may be some files related to the  older version of OpenOffice still on your machine.&nbsp; These can be safely  deleted:</p>
<ul>
	<li>The empty directory:&nbsp; C:\Program Files\OpenOffice.org 3\share\uno_packages\cache\uno_packages</li>
	<li>Install files directories from previous versions, often on your Desktop, iwith names like:
	<ul>
		<li>OpenOffice.org 3.4.1 (en-US) Installation Files</li>
		<li>OpenOffice.org 3.4 (en-US) Installation Files</li>
		<li>OpenOffice.org 3.3 (en-US) Installation Files</li>
	</ul>
	</li>
</ul>


<p>For Macintosh OS X Mountain Lion users, Apache OpenOffice 4.0.0 will  be flagged by the new Gatekeeper facility. This is a feature to help  guard against malware on Mac systems. There is a procedure laid out at  the following link to allow applications not installed from the Mac    App store to run. See the article at Mac support at <a href="http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5290" class="external-link" rel="nofollow">http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5290</a>.</p>

<p>For additional upgrade/installation information, please see the <a href="http://www.openoffice.org/download/common/instructions.html" class="external-link" rel="nofollow">Install Guide</a>.</p>


<h2><a name="AOO4.0ReleaseNotes-PlatformSupport"></a>Platform Support</h2>

<p>The following platforms are available in official releases from  Apache OpenOffice: Microsoft Windows, OS X (Intel Mac), Linux (32 bit)  and Linux (64 bit).</p>

<p>Additionally, a number of community members are working on ports for  Solaris, FreeBSD, and OS/2 and live/portable versions. You can learn  more from our Ports and Distributions page at: <a href="http://www.openoffice.org/porting/" class="external-link" rel="nofollow">http://www.openoffice.org/porting/</a>.</p>

<h2><a name="AOO4.0ReleaseNotes-StayinformedaboutApacheOpenOffice"></a>Stay informed about Apache OpenOffice</h2>

<p>You are encouraged to subscribe to the Apache OpenOffice announcement mailing list, to be receive important notifications such as product updates and security patches.&nbsp; To subscribe you can send an email to:&nbsp; <a href="mailto:announce-subscribe@openoffice.apache.org" class="external-link" rel="nofollow">announce-subscribe@openoffice.apache.org</a>.</p>

<p>You can also follow the project on <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/apacheoo" class="external-link" rel="nofollow">Twitter</a>, <a href="http://www.facebook.com/ApacheOO" class="external-link" rel="nofollow">Facebook</a> and <a href="https://plus.google.com/u/0/114598373874764163668/posts" class="external-link" rel="nofollow">Google&#43;</a>. </p>
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