-----------------------------------------------------------Welcome -----------------------------------------------------------Last updated $Date: 2005/10/05 10:19:16 $ -----------------------------------------------------------OpenOffice.org 2.

0 ReadMe -----------------------------------------------------------For latest updates to this readme file, see http://www.openoffice.org/welcome/re adme.html Dear User This file contains important information about this program. Please read this in formation very carefully before starting work. The OpenOffice.org Community, responsible for the development of this product, w ould like to invite you to participate as a community member. As a new user, you can check out the OpenOffice.org site with helpful user information at http://www.openoffice.org/about_us/introduction.html Also read the sections below about getting involved in the OpenOffice.org projec t. -----------------------------------------------------------Notes on Installation -----------------------------------------------------------System Requirements: Microsoft Windows 98, ME, NT (Service Pack 6 or higher), 2000 or XP Pentium compatible PC 64 MB RAM 250 MB (CJK version: 300 MB) available hard disk space 800x600 resolution or higher, at least 256 colors

Note: Please be aware that administrator rights are needed for the installation process. Note for Windows 98 users only: If you choose to install Java during the OpenOff ice.org installation program, the installer will ask you to reboot your system. You should either ignore this message or open the OpenOffice.org installation pr ogram again after the reboot. Difficulties starting OpenOffice.org (e.g. applications hang) as well as problem s with the screen display are often caused by the graphics card driver. If these problems occur, please update your graphics card driver or try using the graphi cs driver delivered with your operating system. Difficulties displaying 3D objec ts can often be solved by deactivating the option "Use OpenGL" under 'Tools - Op tions - View - 3D view'. You can install OpenOffice.org 2.0 alongside of an older version of OpenOffice.o rg. If you later choose to deinstall the older version of OpenOffice.org, you mu st call the installation program of the newer version and choose 'Repair'. This ensures that the new version is correctly registered in your system.

Please note that copy and paste via clipboard between OpenOffice.org 1.x and Ope nOffice.org 2.0 might not work in OpenOffice.org format. If that happens, choose 'Edit - Paste Special' and choose a format other than OpenOffice.org, or open t he document in OpenOffice.org 2.0 directly. Please make sure you have enough free memory in the temporary directory on your system and that read, write and run access rights have been granted. Close all o ther programs before starting the installation. -----------------------------------------------------------Network Installation: Error When Calling the OpenOffice.org Quickstarter -----------------------------------------------------------If, when starting the system, problems should occur in calling the OpenOffice.or g Quickstarter (e.g. invalid link), this is probably due to the fact that the ne twork drive on which the network installation is installed is not yet available. In most cases, this happens when the network drives are logged in via a login sc ript, thereby establishing the connection for the network drives parallel to run ning the programs of the autostart group from which the Quickstarter is also sta rted. To avoid this problem, the network drive should be connected via the system's se rvices. If this is not possible, the link used to call the Quickstarter can be r emoved from the autostart group of the system, or the Quickstarter can already b e disabled when installing the workstation installation. If the system administr ator already disabled the Quickstarter during installation of the network instal lation, then the Quickstarter cannot be selected by the user in a later workstat ion installation. -----------------------------------------------------------Ai Squared ZoomText 7.11 -----------------------------------------------------------If you want to use Ai Squared ZoomText with OpenOffice.org 2.0 , you need versio n 7.11 or higher. The date of the Ai Squared ZoomText download must be after Jun e 12, 2002 for it to contain all the necessary program enhancements. -----------------------------------------------------------Changing the User Interface Font -----------------------------------------------------------In OpenOffice.org you can change the font used for screen display and printing b y replacing it with a different font installed on your system. This can be done using the font replacement function. Choose 'Tools - Options - OpenOffice.org Fonts' to access the font replacement table. To change the font of the OpenOffice.org user interface, you have to replace the default font "Andale Sans UI" with another font and mark the "always" setting f or this replacement. Refer to the OpenOffice.org Help for a detailed explanation of the dialog. -----------------------------------------------------------Shortcut Keys -----------------------------------------------------------Only shortcut keys (key combinations) not used by the operating system can be us ed in OpenOffice.org. If a key combination in OpenOffice.org does not work as de

scribed in the OpenOffice.org Help, check if that shortcut is already used by th e operating system. To rectify such conflicts, you can change the keys assigned by your operating system. Alternatively, you can change almost any key assignmen t in OpenOffice.org. For more information on this topic, refer to the OpenOffice .org Help or the Help documentation of your operating system. -----------------------------------------------------------Problems When Sending Documents as E-mails From OpenOffice.org -----------------------------------------------------------When sending a document via 'File - Send - Document as E-mail' or 'Document as P DF Attachment' problems might occur (program crashes or hangs). This is due to t he Windows system file "Mapi" (Messaging Application Programming Interface) whic h causes problems in some file versions. Unfortunately, the problem cannot be na rrowed down to a certain version number. For more information visit http://www.m icrosoft.com to search the Microsoft Knowledge Base for "mapi dll". -----------------------------------------------------------Used / Modified Source Code -----------------------------------------------------------Portions Copyright 1998, 1999 James Clark. Portions Copyright 1996, 1998 Netscap e Communications Corporation. -----------------------------------------------------------Getting Involved -----------------------------------------------------------The OpenOffice.org Community would very much benefit from your active participat ion in the development of this important open source project. As a user, you are already a valuable part of the suite's development process an d we would like to encourage you to take an even more active role with a view to being a long-term contributor to the community. Please join and check out the u ser page at: http://www.openoffice.org -----------------------------------------------------------Registration -----------------------------------------------------------Please take a little time to complete the minimal Product Registration process w hen you install the software. While registration is optional, we encourage you t o register, since the information enables the community to make an even better s oftware suite and address user needs directly. Through its Privacy Policy, the O penOffice.org Community takes every precaution to safeguard your personal data. If you missed the registration at installation, you can return and register at a ny time at http://www.openoffice.org/welcome/registration-site.html -----------------------------------------------------------User Survey -----------------------------------------------------------There is also a User Survey located online which we encourage you to fill out. T he User Survey results will help OpenOffice.org move more rapidly in setting new standards for the creation of the next-generation office suite. Through its Pri vacy Policy, the OpenOffice.org Community takes every precaution to safeguard yo ur personal data. -----------------------------------------------------------Report Bugs & Issues ------------------------------------------------------------

The OpenOffice.org Web site hosts IssueZilla, our mechanism for reporting, track ing and solving bugs and issues. We encourage all users to feel entitled and wel come to report issues that may arise on your particular platform. Energetic repo rting of issues is one of the most important contributions that the user communi ty can make to the ongoing development and improvement of the suite. -----------------------------------------------------------Subscribe -----------------------------------------------------------Here are a few of the Project mailing lists to which you can subscribe at http:/ /www.openoffice.org/mail_list.html - News: announce@openoffice.org *recommended to all users* (light traffic) - User support: users@openoffice.org *recommended to new users* (heavy traffic) - Main user forum: discuss@openoffice.org *easy way to lurk on discussions* (hea vy) - Marketing project: dev@marketing.openoffice.org *beyond development* (getting heavy) - General code contributor list: dev@openoffice.org (moderate/heavy) -----------------------------------------------------------Join one or more Projects -----------------------------------------------------------You can make major contributions to this important open source project even if y ou have limited software design or coding experience. Yes, you! At http://projects.openoffice.org/index.html you will find projects ranging from Localization, Porting and Groupware to some real core coding projects. If you a re not a developer, try the Documentation or the Marketing Project. The OpenOffi ce.org Marketing Project is applying both guerrilla and traditional commercial t echniques to marketing open source software, and we are doing it across language and cultural barriers, so you can help just by spreading the word and telling a friend about this office suite. You can help by joining the Marketing Communications & Information Network here: http://marketing.openoffice.org/contacts.html where you can provide point comm unication contact with press, media, government agencies, consultants, schools, Linux Users Groups and developers in your country and local community. -----------------------------------------------------------User Support -----------------------------------------------------------For help with the OpenOffice.org 2.0 office suite, take a look at the archives t o find questions already answered on the 'users@openoffice.org' mailing list at http://www.openoffice.org/mail_list.html. Alternatively, you can send in your qu estions to users@openoffice.org. Remember to subscribe to the list to get an ema il response. Also check the FAQ section at http://user-faq.openoffice.org/. -----------------------------------------------------------Way to Start -----------------------------------------------------------The best way to start contributing is to subscribe to one or more of the mailing lists, lurk for a while, and gradually use the mail archives to familiarize you rself with many of the topics covered since the OpenOffice.org source code was r

eleased back in October 2000. When you're comfortable, all you need to do is sen d an email self-introduction and jump right in. If you are familiar with Open So urce Projects, check out our To-Dos list and see if there is anything you would like to help with at http://development.openoffice.org/todo.html. We hope you enjoy working with the new OpenOffice.org 2.0 and will join us onlin e. The OpenOffice.org Community

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