Thursday, December 19, 2013

AndrOpen Office 1.4.0 Released

AndrOpen Office version 1.4.0 is released !

New Features

Add supported Languages

We add new 7 languages:

Chinese (traditional)

RTL view in Arabic

It is enabled RTL view in Arabic!

Removed Language

Sorry, we removed unused 4 languages:


Add DejaVu fonts

We add pre-installed fonts for new languages and bugs.

Bug Fixes

Fix for menu character

Some menu characters is not correct in older version.

This is caused by font problem.

This is fixed by adding DejaVu font.

Friday, December 13, 2013

AndrOpen Office 1.3.9 Released

AndrOpen Office version 1.3.9 is released.

New Features

Add numeric keypad

You can input with numeric pad by navigation bar -> Pad button.

This is useful for inputing to Calc documents.

Bug Fixes

Fix for Basic Dialog

You can use Tools -> Macros -> Organize Macros -> OpenOffice Basic..

Fix for Galaxy Tab 3

Crash problem with Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 is fixed.

Fix for some minor bugs

And other minor problems is fixed...


There is critical problem with version 1.3.9

This is fixed in version 1.3.9a.

Friday, December 6, 2013

How to send debug log to developers of AndrOpen Office

From version 1.3.8, you can print debug log to local storage and send it to us.

1. Go to "Configuration" screen

2. Check "Debug Log" box

3. Start AndrOpen Office

4. Back to "Configuration" screen and Push "Send Debug Log" button

5. Choose your favorite Email client

6. Write comments to developers if needed and Send it

AndrOpen Office 1.3.8 Released

New Feature

Add navigation bar

You can get short cut to commonly used operation by navigation bar.

The short cut is:

Clse, Save, Copy, Cut, Paste,
Scroll to left, Scroll to right, Move to left, Move to right,
Scroll up, Scroll down, Page up, Page down,
Open keyboard, Close navigation bar, Zoom in, Zoom out,

If you want to get another short cut, please send your suggestions to us..

Add debug log

You can send debug log to AndrOpen Office developers.

Please see details in the next article.

Bug Fixes

Fix for CSV and Base

It was not enabled with CSV files and new Base documents.

This is degrade and fixed in this version.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Listed as a third-party port Of Apache OpenOffice

Oh, BTW,

AndrOpen Office is listed as a third-party port of Apache OpenOffice.

Thank you for Apache OpenOffice Project!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

AndrOpen Office 1.3.7 Released

AndrOpen Office version 1.3.7 is released.

New Features

Enable to set frame rate for display

You can change frame rate for display.(Default value is 5fps.)

If you want to present slide show smoothly, please change to high frame rate.

But it costs cpu and battery power in high frame rate.

Add 60% scale for display

You can choose 60% scale for low resolution display.

Bug Fixes

Fix for performance problem

Some bugs are fixed.

Friday, November 22, 2013

AndrOpen Office 1.3.6 Released

AndrOpen Office version 1.3.6 is released.

New Features

Enable to copy and paste from another application

You can copy and paste text from another application.

It is under development to copy and paste images.

Bug Fixes

Center splash

It may be too late to fix this…

Friday, November 15, 2013

AndrOpen Office 1.3.5 Released

AndrOpen Office version 1.3.5 is released.

This version is only for bug fixes.

Bug Fixes

Fix for missing scrollbar and ruler in Writer

It is enabled scrollbar and ruler in Writer.

Enable to open Options menu

You can open Options dialog by Tools -> Options menu.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

AndrOpen Office 1.3.4 Released

AndrOpen Office version 1.3.4 is released.

New Features

Enable macro

Wow!You can use Macro with office documents.
This is world's first feature in Android.


Enlarge tab in calc

It was too small tab in Calc.
I double tab size and automatically double scrollbar size...

Thursday, October 24, 2013

AndrOpen Office 1.3.3 Released

AndrOpen Office version 1.3.3 is released.

Bug Fixes

Fix for Android 2.3 and memory problems

Android has a limited number of loading dynamic libraries.

Especially, Under Android 2.3 is limited to about 30.

But OpenOffice has a lot of dynamic libraries over 300.

I optimized the libraries number and reduced the size.

And it was caused ILL_ILLOPC in Android 2.3 by calling some functions.
(It was not caused in over Android 4.0.)

The function call is THUMB code(16bit code).

I change this to ARM code(32 bit code) by compile option and this is fixed.

But why ???

Monday, October 21, 2013

AndrOpen Office 1.3.2 Released

AndrOpen Office version 1.3.2 is released.

New Features

Enable to scroll dialogs

You can scroll dialogs by drag and drop.

Add OpenSymbol font as system fonts

You can view Greek letters in Math.


Reduce application size

Application size: 82MB -> 77MB ;  )
(Sorry for big application!)

Performance tunig & More stable

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

AndrOpen Office 1.3.0 Released

AndrOpen Office version 1.3.0 is released.

New Features

Enable to set font directory

You can add your font to AndrOpen Office.
Please see this article for detail information.

Support for Digital Signature

Support degital signature, but this is still beta version.

Bug Fixes

Fix for Insert->Object->Formula with general OLE error

Fix for inserting formula from Insert -> Object -> Formula menu.

Fix for accented characters

Fix for inputing accented characters from hardware keybord.

How to add custom fonts to AndrOpen Office

If you find "□" characters or "?" characters or strange characters or not find correct characters in AndrOpen Office, it is possible that these are caused by system fonts.

AndrOpen Office uses Android system fonts.

Sometimes system fonts are poor for international characters.

If you want to see correct characters (included CJK characters), you need to add custom fonts.

You can add custom fonts to AndrOpen Office from version 1.3.0.

You can add as follows;

Go to Configuration screen from main screen.

Push settings icon in main screen.

Enable custom font

Push check box of "Custom Font".

Make /mnt/sdcard/fonts drectory

Default font directory is /mnt/sdcard/fonts.

Make font directory by any other application.
(AndrOpen Office is not supported to make directory.)

Put fonts to /mnt/sdcard/fonts directory

Put fonts to /mnt/sdcard/fonts directory by any other fonts (or by PC).

(Change font directory)

You can change font directory (default is /mnt/sdcard/fonts) by pushing "Font Directory" in configuration screen.

(Font formats)

TrueType fonts (.TTF file) is supported.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

AndrOpen Office 1.2.7 Released

AndrOpen Office version 1.2.7 is released.

New Features

Add configuration screen (Enable setting interface scaling)

You can configure interface scaling.


Enlarge toolbar icon

Input from IME

Inputting from IME is little improved.

Bug Fixes

Enable opening from Google Drive (Enable opening read-only file)

When you open documents from Google Drive app, it is opened as read-only file.
AndrOpen Office is enabled it by read-only mode.

Monday, September 2, 2013

AndrOpen Office 1.2.6 Released

AndrOpen Office version 1.2.6 is released.

New Features

Hide / show buttons by pinch in / out

I assigned pinch in / out to hiding / showing buttons.
I want to assign pinch in / out to zoom in /out.
(But It is little difficult technically.)

Force exit by long tap of X button

You can force exit when application is hanged.

Bug Fixes

Fix for localization of menu

A part of menu was not localized for missing resource.
I added localization data so the application grows little bigger size.
Sorry for my big application ; )

Monday, August 26, 2013

AndrOpen Office 1.2.5 Released

This release is for minor bug fixes.

Enable Ctrl / Alt key

You can shortcut keys with Ctrl or Alt key.

Change file chooser (aFileChooser)

Old file chooser is often crashed.
File chooser is changed to aFileChooser because it is the Apache license open source and it is very simple.
Thank you for aFileChooser.

Enable composing texts with IME

You can input text with composing texts.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

AndrOpen Office 1.2.4 Released

This release is for minor bug fixes.

New Features

Localized starting screen

Starting Screen (screen launched from launcher) is localized by 23 language.

These localized data are copied from Apache OpenOffice's localized data.

Add detail information screen

Detail information screen presents about:

Actually, this application is based on X Window System.

This system is little slowly in Android device.

It is necessary to change GUI system.

Bug fixes

Enable Home & End key

Enable saving odb file

Base is not already alpha version.

Fixed for file chooser crashing

The file chooser is from open source but this is not good.
This would be changed.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

AndrOpen Office 1.2.2 Released

AndrOpen Office 1.2.2 is released.

Support for Math

You can use full feature of Math.

Support for Base (Alpha version)

Enabled Base. But this is still Alpha version.

This component is little difficult to port becase Base is based on Java (HSQLDB).

Android is used part of Java but it is not compatible with Java.

And compiled binary format is different.

But AndrOpen Office is little succesed to port Java part of OpenOffice.


You can view with your language.

Supported languages are:

Asturian Asturianu
Chinese (simplified) 体中文
Czech Čeština
Dutch Čeština
English (GB) English (British)
English (US) English (US)
Finnish Suomi
French Français
Gaelic (Scottish) Gàidhlig
Galician Gàidhlig
German Deutsch
Greek Ελληνικά
Hungarian Magyar
Italian Italiano
Japanese 日本語
Korean 한국어
Portuguese (Brazilian) Português (do Brasil)
Portuguese (European) Português (Europeu)
Russian Русский
Slovak Slovenský jazyk (slovenčina)
Slovenian Slovenski jezik (slovenščina)
Spanish Español
Tamil தமிழ்

Bug fixes

  • Fixed for Nexus 7
  • Enable to open non-ascii named file

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

About AutoCorrect, Help and Template

AutoCorrect, Help and Template of OpenOffice is very useful function.

But AutoCorrect of AndrOpen Office is disabled to keep performance.

And Help and Template function are disabled to save application size.

But I want to be enabled these functions.

Monday, July 22, 2013

OpenOffice for Android

AndrOpen Office is the world's first port of Apache OpenOffice for Android.

You can view, edit, export office documents using full features of Apache OpenOffice with your Android device.

AndrOpen Office has 6 components:

  • Writer (a word processor)
  • Calc (spreadsheet)
  • Impress (presentation graphics)
  • Draw (drawing)
  • Base (database)
  • Math (equation editor)

Enjoy OpenOffice !

* AndrOpen Office is forked project from the Apache OpenOffice project.
AndrOpen Office is not affiliated with the Apache OpenOffice project.