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More stuff

Here is the complete list of things that are new from Siag Office 3.3. Some were implemented towards the end of the 3.3.x development cycle, but most are completely new. Several of these features are not available in any other package, be it free, "free" or commercial.


  • Left-, right- and center aligned adjustable tabs.
  • Left-, right- and center aligned plugins.
  • "Full" adjustment with straight left and right edges.
  • Print raised, lowered and underlined text properly.
  • Strikethrough.
  • Faster HTML (and hence Word) loader.
  • Display LaTeX and DVI files in the Clipart plugin.
  • Fetch stock quotes from Yahoo over the Internet.
  • Load and save as PDF
  • Colour printing.
  • Zoom.
  • Redisplay more efficiently.


  • $A$1 style references, which are not updated when cells are moved.
  • Examples for all functions.
  • Hundreds of functions, many Excel compatible, all documented in the function reference.
  • Arbitrary precision integer functions.
  • Arbitrary precision floating-point functions.
  • Rudimentary loading of ABS files.
  • New operators ** (power) and \ (quotient).
  • Complex numbers; example in complex.siag.
  • Matrix functions; example in matrix.siag.
  • New or updated documentation, automatically generated from the source.
  • "C" interpreter translates expressions to Scheme rather than evaluating the expression itself.
  • Convert currencies, using information from Yahoo over the Internet.
  • Save as PDF.
  • Colour printing.
  • Zoom.
  • Redisplay more efficiently.


  • Save as PDF.
  • Load and save plaintext.
  • Load and save HTML.
  • Load Powerpoint.
  • Load MagicPoint (rudimentary).
  • Keyboard control.
  • Updated documentation.
  • Postscript output and printing.
  • Background gradients.
  • Multiple buffers and sheets (pages).
  • Full-screen mode.


  • Support for the XDND drag and drop protocol.
  • New or updated translations: Brazilian, Czech, Danish, German, Russian, Spanish, Swedish
  • Image plugin redisplays more efficiently.

  • Ulric Eriksson 2000-12-07