eWEEK Labs OpenOffice.org 3.0 Walk-Through - PDF Import

By eWEEK Labs  |  Posted 2008-10-06 Print this article Print


New in OpenOffice.org 3 is limited support for importing and editing PDF documents, through a freely downloadable extension. Imported PDF documents open within the suite's presentation application, Impress, and text is editable on a line-by-line basis.

Nine years after Sun Microsystems bought StarOffice, the resulting OpenOffice.org project is ready to roll out its 3.0 release. Enhanced format compatibility and features keep the suite ahead of sibling products such as Lotus Symphony and inch OpenOffice.org nearer to parity with Microsoft Office.

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