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    <h2><a href="">AOO
4.0 Release Notes</a></h2>
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            <tr><td class="diff-unchanged" >It takes better advantage of todays
widescreen displays than traditional toolbars.  The &#39;Properties&#39; deck is context
sensitive and shows panels with document properties that are most frequently used for the
current task. <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)._ <br> <br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-changed-lines" >If you discover that you don&#39;t
use a particular panel very often, just click on its title and it is collapsed to a single
line of text. <span class="diff-added-words"style="background-color: #dfd;"> A small
+ or - at the left side of the panel title indicates whether the panels is collapsed or expanded.</span>
            <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-deleted-lines" style="color:#999;background-color:#fdd;text-decoration:line-through;">Many
property panels have been migrated from Symphony.  Some panels come from the old Impress tool
panel.  Others show frequently used non-modal (ie non  locking) dialogs. <br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-added-lines" style="background-color: #dfd;">Eleven
(11) property panels have been migrated from Symphony: Alignment, Area, Cell Appearance, Graphic,
Line, Number Format, Page, Paragraph, Position and Size, Text and Wrap. <br>Seven (7)
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>Four (4)
are non-modal (ie non  locking) dialogs: Functions, Gallery, Navigator, Syles and Formatting.
<br>One (1) 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 sidebar can be
adjusted.  The controls adapt their size accordingly.  If you need more space <span class="diff-changed-words">th<span
class="diff-added-chars"style="background-color: #dfd;">e</span>n</span> it
can be undocked --- and possibly moved to a second display --- or it can be reduced to a thin
<span class="diff-deleted-words"style="color:#999;background-color:#fdd;text-decoration:line-through;">column
of icons.</span> <span class="diff-added-words"style="background-color: #dfd;">tab
bar.</span>  A single click on one of <span class="diff-deleted-words"style="color:#999;background-color:#fdd;text-decoration:line-through;">them</span>
<span class="diff-added-words"style="background-color: #dfd;">the icons</span>
and the sidebar is back. <br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-unchanged" > <br>!sidebar-different-widths.png|thumbnail!
<br>_Different widths of the sidebar: maximum width, default width, too narrow to display
content, collapsed to tab bar (from left to right)._ <br> <br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-unchanged" >!screenshot-calc-floating.png|thumbnail!
<br>_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 a couple of controls in the sidebar.  If you need an advanced
function then just click on the &quot;more options&quot; button in <span class="diff-deleted-words"style="color:#999;background-color:#fdd;text-decoration:line-through;">a
panel</span> <span class="diff-added-words"style="background-color: #dfd;">the</span>
title bar <span class="diff-added-words"style="background-color: #dfd;">of a panel</span>
to open a dialog with many more options and properties. <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;">_panel
title bar, dialog_ <br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-added-lines" style="background-color: #dfd;">!sidebar-more-options.png|thumbnail!
<br>_Click on &#39;more options&#39; to get, well, more options._ <br></td></tr>
            <tr><td class="diff-unchanged" > <br>More information can be
found in the [OpenOffice wiki|]. <br></td></tr>
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        <h2><a name="AOO4.0ReleaseNotes-GeneralRemarks"></a>General Remarks</h2>

<p>The Apache OpenOffice 4.0 is a <b>major</b> release with new features,
enhancements, and bug fixes.</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="" class="external-link" rel="nofollow"></a>.</p>

<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>
	<li>The empty directory:&nbsp; C:\Program Files\ 3\share\uno_packages\cache\uno_packages</li>
	<li>Install files directories from previous versions, often on your Desktop, iwith
names like:
		<li> 3.4.1 (en-US) Installation Files</li>
		<li> 3.4 (en-US) Installation Files</li>
		<li> 3.3 (en-US) Installation Files</li>

<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=""
class="external-link" rel="nofollow"></a>.</p>

<p>For additional upgrade/installation information, please see the <a href=""
class="external-link" rel="nofollow">Install Guide</a>.</p>

<h2><a name="AOO4.0ReleaseNotes-NewFeatures"></a>New Features</h2>

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

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

<p>It takes better advantage of todays widescreen displays than traditional toolbars.
 The 'Properties' deck is context sensitive and shows panels with document properties that
are most frequently used for the current task.</p>

<p><span class="image-wrap" style=""><a class="confluence-thumbnail-link 1024x768"
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=''><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=''><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).</em></p>

<p>If you discover that you don't use a particular panel very often, just click on its
title and it is collapsed 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"
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>

<p>Eleven (11) property panels have been migrated from Symphony: Alignment, Area, Cell
Appearance, Graphic, Line, Number Format, Page, Paragraph, Position and Size, Text and Wrap.<br/>
Seven (7) 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/>
Four (4) are non-modal (ie non  locking) dialogs: Functions, Gallery, Navigator, Syles and
One (1) is new: Insert.</p>

<p><span class="image-wrap" style=""><a class="confluence-thumbnail-link 984x928"
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

<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"
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"
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 a couple of
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"
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=""
class="external-link" rel="nofollow">OpenOffice wiki</a>.</p>

<h2><a name="AOO4.0ReleaseNotes-EnhancementsandImprovements"></a>Enhancements
and Improvements</h2>

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

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

<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>
	<li>Bitmaps with transparency are painted directly</li>
	<li>Bitmaps which are transformed (roated/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>

<p>This allows e.g. 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 enhances visualization geometry during editing (in the EditViews) greatly when supported.</p>

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

<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 more simple. <br/>
The new Palette is a mix of the 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 Symphony.<br/>
The old ones are kept, but moved to the end of the list (not in the picture).<br/>
These Gradients create much nicer fills e.g. for Slide Backgrunds.</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>

<p>The Gallery themes got extended with useful themes, taken from Symphony. These are:</p>

	<li>Bullets (extended)</li>
	<li>School &amp; University</li>

<p>The old themes are kept and sometimes extended.<br/>
The Gallery is now able to hold and offer SVG graphics.<br/>
Many of the new graphics are in SVG format, saving space on your computer and offering high
quality as vector format at the same time.<br/>
You are able to add your own graphics to the Gallery, now including SVG and Metafile formats.<br/>
The Gallery can now be oriented horizontally or vertically and will adapt it's layout automatically.<br/>
The Gallery is now also available anytime in the new Sidebar.</p>

<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-ReworkedSelectionHandles"></a>Reworked Selection

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

<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-ReworkedSelectionVisualization"></a>Reworked
Selection Visualization</h4>

<p>For many occations the selection of objects or multiple objects got enhanced using
the selection color from the system.<br/>
Usage and fetching of that system-wide SelectionColor was unified to guarantee it for all
selections on all Systems.<br/>
This is used in various places, as example try Objects with TextEdit mode, hilight of objects
as Drag&amp;Drop target or object manipulation (dashed black/white lines were used before).
Also a slight blinking was added to identify objects where text can be added by starting to
type or pressing return.</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<br/>
is not only useful for internally converting objects to bitmaps, but also used for exports
where bitmaps are needed, and<br/>
the system clipboard. It works with single objects and multiselections. Transparencies of
the object and AntiAliasing on<br/>
it's edges are perfect now. Try it out!</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>
	<li>The new Bitmap FillType preserves Transparency, the old version was not capable
of this and added a withe background.</li>
	<li>It allows to use vector graphics which stay vector graphic when processed.</li>
	<li>It supports SVG and Metafile as FillData, no longer restricted to BitmapData.</li>
	<li>For all this, Tiling, AutoFit, Size, Position and Offset settings are fully supported
(in Area dialog).</li>
	<li>Animated GIF's are allowed as FillTypes now, too.</li>

<p>This allows e.g. to self-create a scaling-independent fill by drawing anything anytime
usin DRawObjects, converting it to Metafile and create a FillStyle based on it.<br/>
Or use an SVG or import a vector format (WMF) to define a new FillStyle.<br/>
Think about this possibilities for filling the Backgrounds of Pages, Chart bars or other things.
This will be used as vector data when printing or at PDF export.</p>

<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 e.g. DrawObjects
in the selection to be exchanged with external Applications.<br/>
This is a result of the enhanced conversion to Bitmap and adding the PNG graphic format to
the supported clipboard formats.<br/>
Non-Graphic objects are converted on-demand, Graphic objects are copied with full transparency
and AntiAliasing support.<br/>
It is now e.g. 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.<br/>
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>
	<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>
	<li>source is a DrawObject: GraphicAttributes are copied</li>
	<li>source is a GraphicObject: Styles are copied (LineStyle, FillStyle, etc.)</li>

<p>Here is an example:<br/>
(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.<br/>
Also very useful: </p>
	<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>

<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 it's start/end when the ArrowHeads used get adapted to<br/>
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.</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. <br/>
It still needs some work and internal changes, but some progress was achieved.</p>

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

<p>If an imported SVG/metafile has to be manipulated, it needs to be broken up into
This process got quite some enhancements to make the achieved result more usable. Still needs
some work, though.</p>

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

<p>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 <a href="" 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.<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 'guess' where or how big the cropped data is. By the way: The
eyample shows croppinmg a 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 layouted to use the same sizes and width.<br/>
The width (12 columns) was adapted to the new designed ColorPalette. For a picture see 'New
Color Palette'</p>

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

<p>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.</p>

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

<p>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 <a href=""
class="external-link" rel="nofollow">OpenOffice Community Forum</a>, 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.</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 bad visualized since too many hatch lines had to be shown in
too tight place. 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.<br/>
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.</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 as the original.</p>

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

<p>Calc now supports the functions AVERAGEIFS, COUNTIFS, and SUMIFS.<br/>
In this functions you can 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

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

<p>Extensions now use a new Toolbar management, see <a href=""
class="external-link" rel="nofollow"></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=""
class="external-link" rel="nofollow"></a>
for details.</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>

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

	<li>None at this time</li>

<h4><a name="AOO4.0ReleaseNotes-Foracompletelistofavailablelanguagesandlanguagepackssee%3ALanguages%5C"></a>For
a complete list of available languages and language packs see: Languages&#124;</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>
	<li>BVT (Basic Verification Tests)</li>
	<li>FVT (Functional Verification Tests)</li>
	<li>PVT (Performance Verification Tests)</li>
	<li>SVT (System Verifcation Tests)</li>

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

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

<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

<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

<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="" class="external-link"
rel="nofollow">VERIFIED or CLOSED</a></p>

<p>(An <a href="" 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="" class="external-link"

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

	<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=""
class="external-link" rel="nofollow"></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=""
class="external-link" rel="nofollow">Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package</a>.
If you still have problems, install <a href="" 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 -
- Java". See <a href=";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>

<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=""
class="external-link" rel="nofollow"></a>.</p>

<p>You can also follow the project on <a href="!/apacheoo" class="external-link"
rel="nofollow">Twitter</a>, <a href="" class="external-link"
rel="nofollow">Facebook</a> and <a href=""
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