Free Download New Release: OpenOffice.org 3.2.0
Faster start up times
OpenOffice.org 3.2 Calc and Writer have both reduced ‘cold start’ time by 46% since version 3.0 was released just over a year ago, according to tests by our developers (results will vary on different operating systems and hardware).
Open Document Format (ODF) standards, as promulgated by the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS), set international compatibility criteria for the electronic/digital storage of documents.
These standards recognize the importance of interoperability and intelligent information exchange and seek, for example, to ensure that office documents created today on any given computer system will be readable by other computer systems everywhere, including the technology of tomorrow.
OpenOffice.org 3.2 has made further strides in compliance with ODF 1.2, including closer conformance to OASIS ODFF/OpenFormula specifications.
- As OpenOffice.org 3.2 currently requires a superset of the ODF 1.2 specification, the software now warns users when ODF 1.2 Extended features have been used.
- The document integrity check now proves whether an ODF document conforms to the ODF specification (this mainly affects ODF 1.2 documents). If an inconsistency is found, the document is treated as a broken one, and OpenOffice.org offers to repair the document.
The configuration data for extensions is stored in a Berkely DB which was updated to version 4.7.25. This update contains a modified database format (for the technical backgound see issue 100916). Due to this it it not possible to share the user configuration with OOo 3.1.1 or older regarding extensions. This does not affect the normal user configuration. It is recommended to backup the directory with the user installation before installing OOo 3.2.0 and using the configuration also with older versions.