Curious about what changed?
Release 2.4 has improved
- Ease of use for setting languages for selected text in multi language documents
- The chart module with
- improved label formatting and positioning,
- regression charts,
- and inverted axis
- The presentation application (Impress) has added
- 3d slide transitions
- Pictures as slide background
- The spreadsheet application (Calc) has added
- Splitting text into separate columns
- Start formula entry with “+” for faster data entry from the numeric key pad
- Better flow when entering rows of data
- Drag and drop cells and columns to move them
- Performance for loading large spreadsheets
- The word processor application (Writer) has added
- more powerful regular expressions for find and replace
- Update notification for application and extensions
- Performance in general
- Improved localization and spell checking for 10+ languages.
OpenOffice.org Ninja has an excellent introduction to new features in Open Office 2.4. Screencasts about the new features are coming soon.