Mary Branscombe (marypcb) wrote,
Mary Branscombe

I don't only do Microsoft; OpenOffice 3.3

OpenOffice 3.3 gets a new look and some new features.

There's been a lot of controversy about the Renaissance project to develop a new user interface for, with some users thinking it will be too similar to Microsoft's ribbon interface (which has caused plenty of knee-jerk responses and a few just-jerk reactions too). Leaving aside copyright questions and discussions about the popularity or otherwise of ribbon interfaces, the apps in the OOo 3.3 beta have the traditional menus and toolbar interface rather than something radically different. However, icons have been redesigned and the menu and toolbars have a shaded, 3D look that's much more attractive than the old-fashioned look of previous versions.

OpenOffice 3.3 beta in pictures
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