OpenOffice 3.1 is out

The latest version of OpenOffice has now been released and made available for download. I’ve been using OpenOffice 3.1 for a few days now and it continues to improve. The antialiased charts in Calc are nice and the “subtle highlighting” in Writer is much to be preferred to the relatively garish form it replaces. The upgrade from 3.01 to 3.1 was much cleaner than the upgrade from 2.4 to 3.0; I didn’t even have to mess around with the Java aspects to get the Aportis .PDB functionality operational. I haven’t tried the PDF import extension yet, but I haven’t heard anything about that being substantially improved from the current state I find less than useable. All in all, it’s an eminently worthwhile download; if you’re still using Microsoft Office, I have to seriously question your ability to handle cost-benefit analyses.

OpenOffice 3.1 New Features List: