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NeoOffice in the Mac App Store

NeoOffice 2017.5 is the latest version of NeoOffice in Apple's Mac App Store. If you have any problems or questions, we recommend that you use the steps in the NeoOffice Support page to search for answers.

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The Mac App Store version of NeoOffice installation folderWhere is the Mac App Store version of NeoOffice installed?

Apple's App Store application installs NeoOffice in one of the following folders:

  • In the Applications folder
  • In the Applications / NeoOffice folder as shown in the screen snapshot

What changes will NeoOffice Professional Edition users see in the Mac App Store version of NeoOffice?

NeoOffice Professional Edition users do not need to upgrade to the Mac App Store version of NeoOffice
Install NeoOffice Professional Edition to get the same features as the Mac App Store version of NeoOffice


Base users: if you use Base, we recommend that you use NeoOffice Professional Edition
The Base features in the Mac App Store version of NeoOffice are much more limited than in NeoOffice Professional Edition

Applications in Apple's Mac App Store must implement several security requirements. Because of Apple's security requirements, NeoOffice Professional Edition users will see the following differences in the Mac App Store version of NeoOffice:

Below are more details about each of these changes:

  • App Sandbox native Open dialogUses Apple's App Sandbox

    Applications that use Apple's App Sandbox are not allowed to open any of the user's folders or files without explicit permission from the user. So, when the Mac App Store version of NeoOffice tries to open one of the user's files, NeoOffice will display a native Open dialog set to the file's folder. the Mac App Store version of NeoOffice will only be able to open the file if the user presses the dialog's Open button.

  • Features that require Java or Python removed

    Apple requires that applications in the Mac App Store not use Java. Also, neither Java nor Python support the folder and file security restrictions that Apple's App Sandbox imposes. Because of these Apple security restrictions, NeoOffice Professional Edition users will notice the following changes in the Mac App Store version of NeoOffice:

    • Tables in existing Base databases that use the HSQLDB format cannot be opened.
    • Reports in all existing Base databases cannot be opened.
    • JDBC drivers will not work. Only ODBC drivers can connect to database servers. To use MySQL's ODBC driver in the Mac App Store version of NeoOffice, please read this NeoWiki article.
    • Third party extensions that use Java or Python cannot be installed. Extensions that use OpenOffice or LibreOffice Basic or native compiled code will continue to work.
    • Several menu items in NeoOffice's File > Wizards menu have been removed.
  • Will only send e-mail using Apple's Mail application

    Applications that use Apple's App Sandbox can only send e-mail using Apple's Mail application. So, when you select one of the menu items in the Datei > Senden menu in the Mac App Store version of NeoOffice, your Mac will create a new e-mail in Apple's Mail application even if you have set the default e-mail application to a different application.

  • Will not overwrite NeoOffice Professional Edition

    The Mac App Store version of NeoOffice can be installed on the same machine and will not interfere with NeoOffice Professional Edition. If you already have NeoOffice Professional Edition installed in the Applications folder, Apple's App Store application installs NeoOffice in a new Applications / NeoOffice folder.

    Also, the Mac App Store version of NeoOffice uses the following user preference files and folders to keep the Mac App Store version of NeoOffice preferences separate from NeoOffice Professional Edition preferences:

    • User preferences folder (replace "~" with your Home folder):
      ~/Library/Containers/org.neooffice.NeoOfficeSecureEdition/Data/Library/Preferences/NeoOfficeSecureEdition-4.0
    • Native preferences domain name: org.neooffice.NeoOfficeSecureEdition
  • Update check feature removed

    Apple's Mac App Store has its own update check so NeoOffice's internal update check has been removed from the Mac App Store version of NeoOffice.