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NeoOffice in the Mac App Store

NeoOffice 2015.4 is the 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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NeoOffice NeoOffice 2015.4 installation folderWhere is NeoOffice 2015.4 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 Classic Edition users see in NeoOffice 2015.4?

NeoOffice Classic Edition users do not need to upgrade to NeoOffice 2015.4
Install NeoOffice 2015.4 Classic Edition to get the same features as NeoOffice 2015.4

Base users: if you use Base, we recommend that you use NeoOffice 2015.4 Classic Edition
The Base features in NeoOffice 2015.4 are much more limited than in NeoOffice 2015.4 Classic Edition

Applications in Apple's Mac App Store must implement several security requirements. Because of Apple's security requirements, NeoOffice Classic Edition users will see the following differences in NeoOffice 2015.4:

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 NeoOffice 2015.4 tries to open one of the user's files, NeoOffice 2015.4 will display a native Open dialog set to the file's folder. NeoOffice 2015.4 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 Classic Edition users will notice the following changes in NeoOffice 2015.4:

    • 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 NeoOffice 2015.4, please read this NeoWiki article.
    • Third party extensions that use Java or Python cannot be installed. Extensions that use OpenOffice Basic or native compiled code will continue to work.
    • Several menu items in NeoOffice's File > Wizards menu have been removed.
  • Will not overwrite NeoOffice Classic Edition

    NeoOffice 2015.4 can be installed on the same machine and will not interfere with NeoOffice Classic Edition. If you already have NeoOffice Classic Edition installed in the Applications folder, Apple's App Store application installs NeoOffice 2015.4 in a new Applications / NeoOffice folder.

    Also, NeoOffice 2015.4 uses the following user preference files and folders to keep NeoOffice 2015.4 preferences separate from NeoOffice Classic Edition preferences:

    • User preferences folder (replace "~" with your Home folder):
    • 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 NeoOffice 2015.4.