The latest minor-point update to OpenOffice brings users faster launch speeds and better support for Microsoft Office 2007-formatted files. OpenOffice 3.2 for Windows, Mac, and Linux also sees the debut of comments in Impress, encryption support for Office 2007-formatted files, and smoother sort, merge, and paste and copy functions in Calc. Highlighting has been tweaked to stand out more visually also, with a new blue edging and background. The full list of changes can be read here. Be warned, it's a very tech-speak-heavy chart and is not simple to navigate.
The performance improvement is noticeable immediately, although when restarting OpenOffice after the upgrade the QuickStarter iphone app was disabled. Better streaming audio and a unique puzzle game: iPhone apps of the week. It can be restarted without rebooting via the Start menu either in the OpenOffice folder or the Startup folder. Even without the QuickStarter app running in the background, though, Writer launches much faster than it did before, and the spreadsheet component Calc is blazing compared with the previous version practically. Still lacking, at least in the Windows version of OpenOffice, is support for Windows 7 features such as jump Aero and lists Peek previews.