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====================================================================== OOo-dev 3.4 ReadMe ====================================================================== For latest updates to this readme file, see http://www.openoffice.org/welcome/re adme.

html 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 OOo-dev site with helpful user information at http://www.open office.org/about_us/introduction.html Also read the sections below about getting involved in the OpenOffice.org projec t. Is OOo-dev really free for any user? ---------------------------------------------------------------------OOo-dev is free for use by everybody. You may take this copy of OOo-dev and inst all it on as many computers as you like, and use it for any purpose you like (in cluding commercial, government, public administration and educational use). For further details see the license text delivered together with OOo-dev or http://w ww.openoffice.org/license.html Why is OOo-dev free for any user? ---------------------------------------------------------------------You can use this copy of OOo-dev today free of charge because individual contrib utors and corporate sponsors have designed, developed, tested, translated, docum ented, supported, marketed, and helped in many other ways to make OOo-dev what i t is today - the world's leading open-source office software. If you appreciate their efforts, and would like to ensure OpenOffice.org continu es into the future, please consider contributing to the project - see http://con tributing.openoffice.org for details. Everyone has a contribution to make. ---------------------------------------------------------------------Notes on Installation ---------------------------------------------------------------------OOo-dev requires a recent version of JAVA for full functionality which is part o f the OOo-dev installation package. System Requirements ---------------------------------------------------------------------* * * * * Microsoft Windows 2000 (Service Pack 4 or higher), XP, Vista, or Windows 7 Pentium compatible PC (Pentium III or Athlon recommended) 256 MB RAM (512 MB RAM recommended) Up to 1.5 GB available hard disk space 1024x768 resolution (higher resolution recommended), at least 256 colors

Please be aware that administrator rights are needed for the installation proces s.

Registration of OOo-dev as default application for Microsoft Office formats can be forced or suppressed by using the following command line switches with the in staller: * /msoreg=1 will force registration of OOo-dev as default application for Micros oft Office formats. * /msoreg=0 will suppress registration of OOo-dev as default application for Mic rosoft Office formats. If you perform an administrative installation using setup /a, you need to make s ure that the file msvc90.dll is installed on the system. This file is required f or OOo-dev to start after an administrative installation. You can get the file f rom http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=9B2DA534-3E03-43918A4D-074B9F2BC1BF Please be aware that administrator rights are needed for the installation proces s. 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. ---------------------------------------------------------------------Extension Database Incompatibility ---------------------------------------------------------------------The Berkeley database engine has been upgraded in this version of OOo-dev. The d atabase engine upgrade introduces an incompatibility with user data for installe d extensions for OOo-dev versions prior to 3.2 that may require your action if y ou downgrade your version of OOo-dev. This version of OOo-dev will convert database format when extensions are , the database can no longer be read to an earlier version may result in your extension database to the new Berkeley installed or removed. After this conversion by earlier versions of OOo-dev. Downgrading a dysfunctional installation.

If you downgrade to an earlier version of OOo-dev, you must remove the user data directory {user data}/uno_packages, for example ~/.openoffice.org/3/user/uno_pa ckages, and reinstall all extensions. ---------------------------------------------------------------------Problems During Program Startup ---------------------------------------------------------------------Difficulties starting OOo-dev (e.g. applications hang) as well as problems with the screen display are often caused by the graphics card driver. If these proble ms occur, please update your graphics card driver or try using the graphics driv er delivered with your operating system. Difficulties displaying 3D objects can often be solved by deactivating the option "Use OpenGL" under 'Tools - Options OOo-dev - View - 3D view'. ---------------------------------------------------------------------ALPS/Synaptics notebook touchpads in Windows ---------------------------------------------------------------------Due to a Windows driver issue, you cannot scroll through OOo-dev documents when you slide your finger across an ALPS/Synaptics touchpad. To enable touchpad scrolling, add the following lines to the "C:\Program Files\S ynaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.ini" configuration file, and restart your computer:

[OOo-dev] FC = "SALFRAME" SF = 0x10000000 SF = 0x00004000 The location of the configuration file might vary on different versions of Windo ws. ---------------------------------------------------------------------Shortcut Keys ---------------------------------------------------------------------Only shortcut keys (key combinations) not used by the operating system can be us ed in OOo-dev. If a key combination in OOo-dev does not work as described in the OOo-dev Help, check if that shortcut is already used by the operating system. T o rectify such conflicts, you can change the keys assigned by your operating sys tem. Alternatively, you can change almost any key assignment in OOo-dev. For mor e information on this topic, refer to the OOo-dev Help or the Help documention o f your operating system. ---------------------------------------------------------------------Problems When Sending Documents as E-mails From OOo-dev ---------------------------------------------------------------------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". ---------------------------------------------------------------------Important Accessibility Notes ---------------------------------------------------------------------For more information on the accessibility features in OOo-dev, see http://www.op enoffice.org/access/ ---------------------------------------------------------------------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 Oo-dev Community takes every precaution to safeguard your personal data. If you missed the registration at installation, you can return and register at any time at by choosing "Help - Registration" from the main menu. ---------------------------------------------------------------------User Survey ---------------------------------------------------------------------There is also a User Survey located online which we encourage you to fill out. T he User Survey results will help OOo-dev move more rapidly in setting new standa

rds for the creation of the next-generation office suite. Through its Privacy Po licy, the OOo-dev Community takes every precaution to safeguard your personal da ta. ---------------------------------------------------------------------User Support ---------------------------------------------------------------------The main support page http://support.openoffice.org/ offers various possibilitie s for help with OOo-dev. Your question may have already been answered - check th e Community Forum at http://user.services.openoffice.org or search the archives of the 'users@openoffice.org' mailing list at http://www.openoffice.org/mail_lis t.html. Alternatively, you can send in your questions to users@openoffice.org. H ow to subscribe to the list (to get an email response) is explained on this page : http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/Website/Content/help/mailinglists. Also check the FAQ section at http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/Documenta tion/FAQ. ---------------------------------------------------------------------Reporting Bugs & Issues ---------------------------------------------------------------------The OOo-dev Web site hosts IssueZilla, our mechanism for reporting, tracking and solving bugs and issues. We encourage all users to feel entitled and welcome to report issues that may arise on your particular platform. Energetic reporting o f issues is one of the most important contributions that the user community can make to the ongoing development and improvement of the suite. ---------------------------------------------------------------------Getting Involved ---------------------------------------------------------------------The OOo-dev Community would very much benefit from your active participation 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 How 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 OOo-dev source code was released back in October 2000. When you're comfortable, all you need to do is send an em ail self-introduction and jump right in. If you are familiar with Open Source Pr ojects, 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. 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) * Main user forum: user@openoffice.org *easy way to lurk on discussions* (heavy

traffic) * Marketing project: dev@marketing.openoffice.org *beyond development* (getting heavy) * General code contributor list: dev@openoffice.org (moderate/heavy) Joining 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 guerilla and traditional commercial te chniques 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 on ht tp://marketing.openoffice.org/contacts.html where you can provide point communic ation contact with press, media, government agencies, consultants, schools, Linu x Users Groups and developers in your country and local community. We hope you enjoy working with the new OOo-dev 3.4 and will join us online. The OpenOffice.org Community ---------------------------------------------------------------------Used / Modified Source Code ---------------------------------------------------------------------Portions Copyright 1998, 1999 James Clark. Portions Copyright 1996, 1998 Netscap e Communications Corporation.