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Re: Apache OpenOffice 3.4 has been released

Postby orangeli » Fri May 18, 2012 10:52 am

ebworthen wrote:Are you out to screw up OpenOffice, give Microsoft more money, or chase us all to Google Docs?


We all encounter bugs, the hyperlink in table of contents disappears, split cells sometimes ruin the table etc..
No need to get angry, I'm sure the code will improve now that Lotus Symphony is merged with AOO.
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Re: Apache OpenOffice 3.4 has been released

Postby /a3 » Fri May 18, 2012 11:29 am

orangeli wrote:We all encounter bugs, the hyperlink in table of contents disappears, split cells sometimes ruin the table etc..
No need to get angry, I'm sure the code will improve now that Lotus Symphony is merged with AOO.

Not completely, AFAIK. Apache OpenOffice 3.4 was a release for which they just got a release out which conformed with Apache's requrirements (ie. Apache License). Perhaps 3.4 did contain some parts of Symphony, but not many.

Apache OpenOffice 4 will probably contain more parts of Symphony though.
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Re: Apache OpenOffice 3.4 has been released

Postby TobiSan » Thu May 31, 2012 12:52 am

Hello all,

I have been downloadedOpenOffice 3.4, and it is installing now as we speak.

Previously, I have not been participating on this forum, and only a short time ago I was suprised to find that OpenOffice also existed under the name of LibreOffice (it came pre-installed as I received a laptop from my brother. After a litte work with LibreOffice, and a litte bit of research on my hand, I find that I would like to contribute to the Apache OpenOffice Project, firstly and most importantly as an user.

My reasons for wanting to support the development of OpenOffice are diverse, but at the center of my attaention I find that Apache OpenOffice resonates well with my views upon software. Honestly, I really like the Windows environment, and LibreOffice must be (almost) as far from this ideal as one may get. I found it to be quirky, lagging and notorisously undocumented. Now, as I see that these things would be challenging for any open source project, I get the impresson that Apache OpenOffice want to differentiate itself through attention to details and quality.

I hope to stay around contributing with my user experiences, at least until the release of OpenOffice 4.

Best regards ;)
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Re: Apache OpenOffice 3.4 has been released

Postby Hagar Delest » Thu May 31, 2012 9:03 pm

Hi TobiSan,

If you want some deeper insight, you can subscribe to the dev-ooo mailing list of the project, see the AOO web site support page. A lot of messages but it will show all the work under progress.
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Re: Apache OpenOffice 3.4 has been released

Postby kingfisher » Fri Jun 01, 2012 1:15 am

You can subscribe to a feed of the dev list using this: http://markmail.org/atom/ooo-dev+list:o ... or.ooo-dev

For mailing lists, see this page: http://incubator.apache.org/openofficeo ... lists.html
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Re: Apache OpenOffice 3.4 has been released

Postby cpekow » Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:19 pm

I keep getting the announcement that 3.4 is available and click here to download. I think I've downloaded it several times but I keep getting the message to download it. How do I know it's downloaded or make sure I've got it? Why do I still see this message asking me to download it when I open OpenOffice?
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Re: Apache OpenOffice 3.4 has been released

Postby RoryOF » Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:27 pm

You need to go to your Download directory (Operating System specific) and double click one of the downloaded files to install it.
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Re: Apache OpenOffice 3.4 has been released

Postby lovelljd@pobox.com » Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:09 pm

I have openoffice v3.0.0 running on my MacBook Pro OS X 10.5.8 and just found out about the new Apache OpenOffice v3.4.

I couldn't find anywhere to download an upgrade to 3.4, so does it require a full download/install? Will it replace the existing 3.0 or do I have to manually remove it?
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Re: Apache OpenOffice 3.4 has been released

Postby RoryOF » Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:49 pm

Go to http://www.openoffice.org and follow the download link. You have to download the entire, as always with OpenOffice.
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Re: Apache OpenOffice 3.4 has been released

Postby RGB » Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:50 pm

lovelljd@pobox.com wrote:I have openoffice v3.0.0 running on my MacBook Pro OS X 10.5.8 and just found out about the new Apache OpenOffice v3.4.

I couldn't find anywhere to download an upgrade to 3.4, so does it require a full download/install?

Yes

lovelljd@pobox.com wrote:Will it replace the existing 3.0 or do I have to manually remove it?

Better uninstall 3.0 first.
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Re: Apache OpenOffice 3.4 has been released

Postby Juym96 » Tue Jul 03, 2012 8:50 am

:) happy to read this.i am new here.
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Re: Apache OpenOffice 3.4 has been released

Postby PGAGA » Tue Jul 03, 2012 4:20 pm

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

RGB wrote:Better uninstall 3.0 first.


You can leave 3.0 on the system - what you must change is the name of your profile in Documents and Settings. The 3.0 profile is not compatible with the 3.4 profile setup and it will cause problems. Uninstalling 3.0 will not affect the profile.

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Re: Apache OpenOffice 3.4 has been released

Postby cafox513 » Thu Jul 05, 2012 7:02 pm

OO 3.4 seems to have lost the ability to convert WordPerfect documents -- or am I missing something?

This is not the end of the world -- I've been using OO for years. But old documents, especially those that refer to earlier history with my wife's family, are still .WPD. It would be really good if I could rescue and save them.

Thanks for any help. (I've already tried the Filter Options, with half a dozen or more variations -- no luck.)
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Re: Apache OpenOffice 3.4 has been released

Postby RoryOF » Thu Jul 05, 2012 7:06 pm

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Re: Apache OpenOffice 3.4 has been released

Postby PGAGA » Fri Jul 06, 2012 6:22 pm

Friday, July 06, 2012

cafox513 wrote:OO 3.4 seems to have lost the ability to convert WordPerfect documents -- or am I missing something?


Other threads will provide you with information about arounds, but since this is a release notice thread - the WordPerfect filters were removed from 3.4 because of licensing issues. Since then security issues have been found with the filter.

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Re: Apache OpenOffice 3.4 has been released

Postby mrsmoogers » Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:07 pm

Here comes a newbie question about this new release. Or maybe 2 questions.
1. Should I uninstall previous versions of openoffice prior to installing a new version especially THIS new version.
2. When I got this new computer I went from the familiar windows xp sp3, 32 bit, open office 3 to a foreign land of windows 7 sp1 64 bit and now a new release of Open Office. I just read a rather distraught post about installing the 3.4 version not working on the windows 7 64 bit. I realize the poster was upset, but I too, would like to know the answer to his question. I have had nothing but headaches since getting the win 7 64 bit. :shock:

It seems while I was writing this post, the same question was asked. However, now I need to know just how one changes one's profile--do you rename it or what?
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Re: Apache OpenOffice 3.4 has been released

Postby Hagar Delest » Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:12 pm

The previous version should be removed automatically.

There is no 64bit version for Windows and it works fine with 32bit on a 64bit system.
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Re: Apache OpenOffice 3.4 has been released

Postby mrsmoogers » Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:17 pm

Hagar Delest wrote:The previous version should be removed automatically.

There is no 64bit version for Windows and it works fine with 32bit on a 64bit system.


Really? Thank you very much for the quick answer.
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Re: Apache OpenOffice 3.4 has been released

Postby AzFred » Sat Jul 14, 2012 3:01 am

This is my second post with the same question but now it is more damaging to my data. I cannot save anything in MS word even though Open Office has been uninstalled.

No word docts will open, No MS Publisher docs with images will open.

No answer, worse I am being ignored by open office support with hundreds of hours of production lost.
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Re: Apache OpenOffice 3.4 has been released

Postby AzFred » Sat Jul 14, 2012 3:08 am

Well it is Friday the 13th, My last post it seems did not post on this forum.

I had Open office 3.3 and it lived in harmony with MS Office. I "up graded" to Open Office 3.4 and the 3.4 GRABBED all of my files nad rendered them useless in their native language. Then the Open office progrems would not open images or graphics at all. Countless hours of production LOST!

Open office is pure hell for marketing based bussiness and while my sense of humor remains healthy, I am one very unhappy camper.

If I bailed out I will go away quietly?

anyone?
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Re: Apache OpenOffice 3.4 has been released

Postby acknak » Sat Jul 14, 2012 3:46 am

I moved your post over here (link): Apache OpenOffice 3.4 upgrade grabbed my files

Seems better to discuss each problem separately, no?
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Re: Apache OpenOffice 3.4 has been released

Postby CP654321 » Mon Jul 16, 2012 1:00 pm

A single deb file for Ubuntu users would simplify the installation procedure considerably. Unfortunately I don't have any experience in building .deb files so I am unable to volunteer to do the work. Would it not be possible for a single click to download the deb, remove all old libreoffice files, install the package and update gnome so that everything gets put in the correct place? This would make it considerably easier for the average guy in the street to install the software.
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Re: Apache OpenOffice 3.4 has been released

Postby kingfisher » Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:25 am

There are several threads on the dev list about a build for Ubuntu. Lacking sufficient interest in the subject, I soon gave up looking for a particularly pertinent one so I am giving you merely the results of my search on markmail.org.
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Re: Apache OpenOffice 3.4 has been released

Postby RGB » Tue Jul 17, 2012 12:58 pm

There is a deb repo here:

Unofficial Apache OO Debian repository

but you need to remove other packages by yourself first.
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Re: Apache OpenOffice 3.4 has been released

Postby njdriver » Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:54 am

I'm just abit confused over the 'Apache' version. Should I upgrade from v3.3 to 3.4? I use Windows Vista with IE or Firefox.
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Re: Apache OpenOffice 3.4 has been released

Postby acknak » Tue Jul 24, 2012 5:39 am

There are some nice improvements in 3.4, but there is an important bug fix update due in the next few weeks; I'd wait for that unless there's some new feature that you really need right now.
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Re: Apache OpenOffice 3.4 has been released

Postby Hagar Delest » Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:17 am

There was also a security fix in 3.4.0 regarding documents in ODF format. So upgrading is the best solution. But you can indeed wait for a few days for the 3.4.1 release. Note that there are sometimes problems with the user profile, making a backup can be a good bet before upgrading: [Tutorial] The User Profile.
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Re: Apache OpenOffice 3.4 has been released

Postby orangeli » Fri Aug 03, 2012 12:43 pm

Any news about 3.4.1?
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Re: Apache OpenOffice 3.4 has been released

Postby RoryOF » Fri Aug 03, 2012 12:45 pm

A few weeks yet. I'd think mid-August at earliest. Little bugs and awkwardnesses still being sorted.
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Re: Apache OpenOffice 3.4 has been released

Postby Villeroy » Fri Aug 03, 2012 5:48 pm

My copy of 3.4.1 for Debian (build 9591) seems to be a final release. It has no separate profile and it replaced the preceeding version.
Please, edit this topic's initial post and add "[Solved]" to the subject line if your problem has been solved.
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