Home > Office > KOffice 1.3.1 Released KOffice 1.3.1 Released Eugenia Loli 2004-05-04 Office 11 Comments The KOffice team is proud to announce the first bugfix version in KOffice 1.3 series. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 11 Comments 2004-05-04 6:59 pm koffice is beginning to rock. It is fast, stable, well integrated, it looks like a million bucks and it doesn’t have any of the cruft that makes other office suites unusable. Now we need some loving work to create more templates and artwork and more regression testing. I love koffice and I hope that the koffice developers do not give up simply because everyone seems to be talking about how great openoffice.org. I like openoffice.org, but I see its role as being more of a stepping stone for migration purposes. It may eventually become as speedy and well integrated as Koffice, but it doesn’t seem to be the case right now. I have both installed and like them both, but my heart is with koffice. 2004-05-04 7:03 pm KWord OpenOffice.org Writer export filter: New! KWord OpenOffice.org Writer import filter: New! KWord MS Write export filter: New! KWord MS Write import filter: Portable rewrite using LibMSWrite KSpread CSV import filter: Be careful when the first column is declared as numeric by the user but in reality it is not a number. (#66047) KSpread HTML export filter: Fixed RTL problems with sheet and cell direction KSpread OpenOffice.org Calc import filter: New! KSpread OpenOffice.org Calc export filter: New! KPresenter OpenOffice.org Impress export filter: New! KPresenter Magicpoint import filter: New! http://www.koffice.org/announcements/changelog-1.3.php 2004-05-04 7:08 pm You catched the KOffice 1.2->1.3 changelog, not the 1.3 to 1.3.1 one. 🙂 2004-05-04 7:10 pm For artwork you may visit http://www.openclipart.org/ and for a few templates see http://www.koffice.org/addons/. But I guess when the next versions of KOffice and OpenOffice.org have the same file format that you will be able to use much more templates. 🙂 2004-05-04 7:20 pm The last month or so, I’ve been using mainly kword for writing my papers. It is a pleasure to work in, some other projects could learn a lot from koffice! For starters, it completely fits into kde. Something that I’ve been appreciating more and more of the different application. It also works well when you have to integrate formules, charts and diagrams. You can edit them right in your document. 2004-05-04 7:49 pm Thanks for those links. They are very useful 2004-05-04 10:39 pm I hope they fixed the bug in KWord which would cause it to screw up the right margin every time it saved the document. Or at least that’s what it does in Debian sid. 2004-05-05 6:09 am “But I guess when the next versions of KOffice and OpenOffice.org have the same file format that you will be able to use much more templates.” Is this true? Will the next version of KOffice & OO.o share the same file format? IF yes, will this means docs created in OO.o will look the same in KOffice? Or will it be how OO.o writer can use MS Word documents, but still have some import/export issues? 2004-05-05 6:28 am > Will the next version of KOffice & OO.o share the same file format? Yes, search http://dot.kde.org/1061919133/ or http://www.koffice.org/developer/ for references to OASIS file format (http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/office/). 2004-05-05 7:03 am Waay back when I was using OpenOffice.org on FreeBSD, I thought “well, things can’t get worse”, so I gave KOffice a try along with KDE 3.1.5. Even back then it was rock solid. After the first lot of work completed using it, I instantly moved. What I would love to see is more money put into KOffice, it has great ground work alread set down, all it requires is more features; support Macros written in C#/VB.NET via mono, better file compatibility with Office file formats. Once that has been sorted out, most people will be set and able to use KOffice for every day office tasks. 2004-05-05 8:34 am when or how is koffice a better choice than openoffice?