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OpenOffice 3.1: The new features

May 09, 2009, 06:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Dangel)

"With half a million new lines of code, the OpenOffice developers have invested considerable time and effort in improving the office suite's anti-aliasing capabilities. Pixelated drawings, charts and characters are now a thing of the past: compared with previous versions, the latest edition sports noticeably smoother edges.

"It is worth mentioning that the anti-aliasing feature technically only works with vector graphics. Resizing raster graphics, whether imported or created in OpenOffice, will still result in the typical quality loss. Since all the objects, charts and characters drawn in OpenOffice are vectorised by default, however, this only really affects bitmaps. The anti-aliasing feature can be enabled/disabled in the "Options" dialog under "OpenOffice.org/View" by checking or un-checking "Graphics output/Use Anti-Aliasing"

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