View Full Version : Should I upgrade to OpenOffice 2.1?

January 4th, 2007, 06:28 AM
I'm running 2.0.4 and wondering what's new and/or has been fixed in 2.1.

January 4th, 2007, 06:51 AM
The OpenOffice.org website should have a changelog of what's changed in the new release.


January 4th, 2007, 01:09 PM
Changelog here. (http://development.openoffice.org/releases/2.1.0.html)

January 21st, 2007, 08:35 AM
In case you want try this:
try this one for dapper.
works fine with me!

January 23rd, 2007, 12:32 AM
In case you want try this:
try this one for dapper.
works fine with me!
Thanks, although I've been running 2.1 for a while now. It's pretty much the same, although it claims to now offer automatic updates. (Although mine lacks that option.)

January 28th, 2007, 01:10 AM
OO.o 2.1 seems to run a little faster. The instructions linked on the previous posts work just fine... it's just that it takes about half an hour to do the update.

I have no problems at all with 2.1, or at least none that I know of. :wink:

January 28th, 2007, 01:46 AM
2.1 has a Quicklauncher - if you use that, OpenOffice will no longer take approximately forever to start. It starts quite quickly with it, in fact.

January 28th, 2007, 09:08 AM
2.1 has a Quicklauncher

So does 2.0x.

January 29th, 2007, 06:20 PM
i found 2.1 to be less bad than 2.0x. almost good in fact. oh, and don't blame me, i just use it everyday for work... but some quite annoying bugs sometimes drive me mad, as well as the lack of some functionalities (dynamic linking especially...).

i would advise to upgrade to 2.1.

February 11th, 2007, 07:22 PM
Is there likely to be an "official" update from 2.0.4 to 2.1 from Ubuntu? (I'm running Edgy btw).

Re the QuickLauncher, I thought it was only for Windows; how do I make the QuickLauncher work in Ubuntu?

February 11th, 2007, 08:08 PM
The following route enables Quickstarter:

Tools-Options-Memory and select "Enable systray quickstarter"

February 11th, 2007, 08:19 PM
Thats brilliant -- thanks!! :D

February 11th, 2007, 08:38 PM
I have 2.1 installed on my Windows partition. It works great and seems to handle importing MS Office documents with weird formatting (like tables and objects) a little better. Equation objects seem generally less garbled on 2.1.