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THIS IS A DRAFT PAGE. APACHE OPENOFFICE 4.0.1 HAS NOT BEEN RELEASED YET.

General Remarks

Apache OpenOffice 4.0.1 is a maintenance release, intended to fix critical issues and improve the overall quality of the application.

General areas of improvement include: additional language support, bug fixes, performance improvements and Windows 8 compatibility enhancements. Further details on each of these areas are below.

The list of solved issues can be found at http://s.apache.org/AOO401solved

For a more comprehensive overview of the changes from version 3.4.x see AOO 4.0 Release Notes

Improvements/Enhancements

Performance Improvements/Enhancements compared to OpenOffice 4.0.0

The performance for saving XLS files was boosted by more than 230%.

Other Improvements/Enhancements not mentioned in the OpenOffice 4.0 release notes

OpenOffice 4.0 integrated the very popular extensions "Presenter Screen" and "Presentation Minimizer" into the core product.

Bug Fixes

  • Crashes when switching sidebar panes have been fixed
  • Crashes with certain extensions have been fixed
  • Crashes on Windows with text in complex scripts have been fixed
  • Crashes when deleting footnotes have been solved
  • Loading *.123 files has been fixed
  • Rendering of charts with many data points has been fixed
  • Image rendering on MacOSX has been fixed
  • Python compatibility has been improved
  • Fixes to make C# extensions work
  • Error on user profile migration regarding updating bundled extensions
  • Error on opening Microsoft Office documents created in iWork (Pages, Numbers, Keynote)
  • HTML export losing paragraph formatting
  • Crashes on PDF export in Writer's Page Preview
  • Crashes in Writer on deleting content which had been copied to the clipboard
  • Error/Crashes on importing Microsoft Word documents
  • No possible keyboard text selection in Writer's text frames
  • Lost database connection in text documents on save - related to Mail Merge
  • Errors in Calc's filter functions
  • Calculation error in IMABS() function
  • Formatting error of boolean values in Calc
    ...

Additional Language Support

New translations available in Apache OpenOffice 4.0.1 include:

Basque (eu)

Khmer (km)

Lithuanian (lt)

Polish (pl)

Serbian Cyrillic (sr)

Swedish (sv)

Chinese (zh-TW)

Turkish (tr)

Vietnamese (vi)

Updated translations available in Apache OpenOffice 4.0.1 include:

Asturian (ast)

Czech (cs)

Dutch (nl)

English (en_GB)

Finnish (fi)

French (fr)

Galician (gl)

German (de)

Greek (el)

Italian (it)

Japanese (ja)

Portuguese (pt)

Portuguese (pt-BR)

Russian (ru)

Slovak (sk)

Spanish (es)

Tamil (ta)

For a complete list of available languages and language packs see: http://www.openoffice.org/download/other.html

Updated Dictionaries

English (en-US, en-*)

Gaelic (gd)

French (fr)

Italian (it)

Spanish (es)

The QE team has been tracking additional fixes as well. See their complete reports at:

http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/QA/Report/WeeklyReport

Known Issues

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