NeoOffice now runs natively on Apple Silicon
This version of NeoOffice fixes the following bugs:
- When using the Sifr icons while in Dark Mode, most Sifr icons were nearly impossible to see against the color of NeoOffice's toolbar background
- When using mail merge, NeoOffice would unexpectedly quit when transitioning between some of the panels in the Mail Merge Wizard and would fail to save the mail merge results
- When pasting HTML into a Writer document, NeoOffice would sometimes crash
- When undoing text that has been changed using the Chinese conversion dialog, LibreOffice bug #91995 would occur in NeoOffice
- When dragging images from the Finder, dropping the image into NeoOffice would fail
- SSL support was missing from Python libraries bundled with NeoOffice Professional Edition
NeoOffice includes native Dark Mode. To disable this feature, check the NeoOffice > Mac Options > Disable Dark Mode menu item.
Below is a list of some of the Mac features requested by our users that are in NeoOffice but are not in OpenOffice or LibreOffice:
NeoOffice draws highlighted text the same as Apple's Safari and TextEdit applications. Recent versions of OpenOffice and LibreOffice attempt to emulate native Mac text highlighting by drawing a very light shade of the system highlight color on top of the highlighted text. However, many of our users have requested that we support full native Mac text highlighting behavior in NeoOffice so we have rewritten the text highlighting code in NeoOffice's underlying OpenOffice and LibreOffice code to draw highlighted text the same as Apple's various Mac applications. The following screen snapshots show how NeoOffice's text highlighting behavior compares to OpenOffice's behavior:
Text highlighting in NeoOffice Text highlighting in OpenOffice
Because Microsoft Office and iCloud Drive use Mac native file locking, NeoOffice also uses Mac native file locking to prevent a collision when NeoOffice, Microsoft Office, or iCloud Drive users on different computers save the same file simultaneously.
In NeoOffice, many of the menus within the NeoOffice > Services menu will be enabled whenever you highlight data in your document. When you select any of the submenus in the NeoOffice > Services menu, the highlighted data will be sent to the Mac application that matches to the Services menu that you select. NeoOffice also supports Mac services that change the highlighted data in your document.
In OpenOffice and LibreOffice, many floating tool windows such as the Styles and Formatting and the Color windows look and behave like document windows. Also, other floating tool windows such as the Bullets and Numbering and the Table windows look and behave like Windows floating tool windows. But in NeoOffice, all floating tool windows in NeoOffice will be native floating tool windows. This means that they will look and behave like floating tool windows in most other Mac applications. They will have the small window titlebar, all of the floating tool windows will float above the document windows, and when NeoOffice is not the active application, all of the floating tool windows will automatically be hidden until NeoOffice becomes the active application again.