It will refresh the look, introduce rich formatting and spell checking, aid accessibility, and boost usability while displaying notes in the margin.The current DEV300_m3 alpha release only supports marking a single point with a note; a later version will allow marking a selection of text with a note. Microsoft Office 2007 (also called Office Open XML) file formats include .docx, .pptx, and Despite the similarity in names, these formats are significantly different than the Microsoft Office formats used since 1997. Open 3.0 DEV300_m3 converted this reference document with mediocre quality.
For comparison, the same document is shown rendered in Word 2007 and in Open 3.0 DEV300_m3.
Surely the quality of conversion will improve before September's final release.
Tip: To access .docx, .xlsx, and files in Open 2.4, see previous Office 2007 file format articles and odf-converter-integrator.
Maybe the software developers are counting because they have a whopping 2,278 issues targeted for this release.
Even though Open 2.4 is not yet out the door, let's see how far they've come with Open 3.0.
The redesigned splash screen and about dialog: Please keep in mind this article is based off an alpha release, so many things will change before the final release.
When Open 3 starts without a document and without a module (such as Writer), it presents the new Start Center.
One of the most ever voted issues is viewing multiple pages in writer.
Notice the two new controls in the statusbar (bottom-right-hand corner) of the first screenshot: the "View Layout" mode selection and the zoom slider.