StarOffice 9 Beta Give it a try - Mac support, PDF import



Download it from here.  [link to http://www.sun.com/so9beta_download]

If it's a comprehensive office suite you're looking for, try the latest version of StarOffice 9 Beta at no-charge. It's got tons of new features, now works on your Mac, and lets you extend functionality with cool add-ons called extensions.  There's so much useful stuff in this release that it's tough to boil it down to the key ones, but here is a sneak peek at the new features by main application:

   \* Writer - improved and much easier note taking, zoom slider for
     easy zooming in and out, easy editing of multiple documents
   \* Impress - Presenter view, native tables (so you don't have to copy
     and paste tables from as spreadsheet), presentation file size
     minimizer
   \* Calc - new Solver tool, new charting functionality including
     better 3-D, 1024 rows, spreadsheet sharing for collaboration or
     concurrent editing
   \* Base - report builder tool
   \* PIM - And of course the calendar extension to Mozilla which
     provides effective mail/calendar or Personal Information Manager
     (PIM) functionality

And general features include Mac support, improved Microsoft Office compatibility, fresh set of icons, a re-designed Start Menu, an extension manager and an online update feature which alerts you when updates are available and if you allow, install the updates.

We have created a thriving extension framework for StarOffice/StarSuite and OpenOffice.org and have seven powerful, free extensions for StarOffice 9 Beta such as the PDF Importer, Weblog Publisher (blogger) and a MediaWiki publisher.  See sun.com/staroffice/extensions for download instructions.  In addition, a full list of all extensions for OpenOffice.org can be found at the extensions repository [repository should link to http://extensions.services.openoffice.org/]

StarOffice has always been known for its strong interoperability and StarOffice 9 is no different.  It support Microsoft Office including import of Microsoft Office 2007 OOXML , PDF/A, ODF 2.0, HTML, Flash and many graphic formats.  In addition to the Mac, StarOffice 9 runs on Solaris, Windows and Linux.   All this means that you can share files with just about anyone using any operating system, office suite or hardware.

Give it a try -- click here [sun.com/so9beta_download] to download the StarOffice 9 Beta or go to www.sun.com/software/staroffice/get_beta.jsp for more information on new features, support and feedback mechanisms and system requirements.  To download StarSuite 9 Beta, go to sun.com/ss9beta_download, note that StarSuite is the Asian language version of StarOffice.  There's a lot of neat stuff to test out and we'd love to hear your feedback.

Comments:

Weblog Publisher (blogger) isn't free for ... It costs $9,95 .

But , of course , this is a GREAT news ! Thnx !

Posted by Ilya Tyshchenko on July 15, 2008 at 08:01 PM PDT #

Hi,

Where can I download StarSuite 9? Thanks.

Posted by W. Wayne Liauh on July 16, 2008 at 02:54 AM PDT #

StarSuite 9 - for now ? Is it ready ?

Posted by Ilya Tyshchenko on July 16, 2008 at 08:37 PM PDT #

Fixed the StarSuite 9 link in my blog.

Posted by Jim Parkinson on July 16, 2008 at 11:13 PM PDT #

Already find and checking around ! Tnx for good news !

Posted by Ilya Tyshchenko on July 17, 2008 at 06:22 PM PDT #

is it based on Cocoa or still needs x11?

Posted by roman on August 03, 2008 at 10:31 PM PDT #

Post a Comment:
  • HTML Syntax: NOT allowed
About

jpblog

Search

Categories
Archives
« April 2014
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
  
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
   
       
Today