Extensions are installed and maintained using the Extension Manager [Tools - Entension Manager].  Some extensions will be installed when you install the LibreOffice package.  If you wish to install a newer extension, you may do so.  Many extension are updates/upgraded over the past few years to suit your needs better.

Various "Common" Extensions

After the Deadline Grammar Checker

After the Deadline is a smart English grammar, style, and contextual spelling checker. The grammar checker highlights common errors in your writing. The style checker (off by default) finds passive voice, clichés, redundant phrases, and complex expressions.
The current version on this DVD is 0.3

Alternative dialog Find & Replace for Writer

An Alternative dialog to replace the dialog for the Find and Replace option in Writer.

Autotext Emoticons
This extension makes the emoticons (of kdelook.org) available as an AutoText option in Writer.  After installation, the characters   :)    followed by [F3] converted to a smiley face. Unfortunately, not all recognized codes.  In such a case, only the chosen smiley is shown after the [F3] is pressed, or the graphic can be added via the Insert toolbar (View - Toolbars - Insert - Insert AutoText).
Barcode 1.3.1

Created with EuroOffice Extension Creator. Installs an "Insert Barcode" menu item in the Insert menu of OpenOffice.org Draw. Restart required after installation.


Borderline is an extension that adds a few more options for the tables in Calc and Writer with frame.  Borderline creates a toolbar from which the macro can be called.

Compose Special Characters

Compose Special Characters lets you type two or three characters and use a keyboard shortcut to convert them into a single accented or special character.  You can also compose unicode characters using its 4 character unicode value.  Writer and Calc are currently supported.
The current version on this DVD is 2.0.10


Copyright (c) 2008 Cor Nouws
Version 1.4.0 - 2010-09-27

Converts text-cells with numbers and dates, to real numbers and dates.  Toolbar 'CT2N' is added to Calc, and it appears after opening a new/another spreadsheet.

cropooo - 0.2.1

Copyright (c) 2007 Aldric RENAUDIN (AlicVB)

An easy way to crop images
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Copyright (c) 2010
Comune di Bologna
Settore Sistemi Informativi e Telematici

This extension generates a data input form based on a Calc table.

Date and Time to Letters - 0.0.6

Copyright (c) 2011 Jean-Marc Zambon

Inserts current date or time in letters.
This can be done by a fixed field, an updatable field or a stamp (plain text).

This extension wouldn't exist without the excellent and clever B. Marcelly's Extension Compiler  (http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/Extensions_Packager)


Copyright (c) 2008 re-solutions.de

Six macro routines to insert the date, time or a timestamp into a Writer- or Calc-Document (as field/value or fixed text). Output format is ISO8601: Year-Month-Day

This could be changed in source code

After installation you have a BASIC library "DateTime2". In module "DateTime2" you will find the routines.

Datum_Feld: is date as field or value
Datum_Text: is date as fixed text
Zeit_Feld: is time as field or value
Zeit_Text: is time as fixed text

Zeitstempel_ xxx: to insert a timestamp, format Year-Month-Day hh:mm


If not using the macros with a german OOo: You have to adjust the code signs according to your installation settings: code uses german symbol “J” for year and “T” for day.  You find possible date format codes for your OOo installation in F1 Help.
English date codes are provided in the coding, but have to be activated by un‑commenting the appropriate lines.

If inserting a field the value is inserted “fix”, so it will not update on reload of the document.

The two “_Text” routines inserts date and time as pure text.

Configuration for selected single cell(s) in Calc

If the switch "cDateTime_Calc_Add2Text_Switch" is set to TRUE any content will be retained.

The content of "cDateTime_Calc_Add2Text_Position" sets the position.

The content of "cDateTime_Calc_Add2Text_Separator" will be placed in between as a separator.


Diagram is an OpenOffice.org Draw and Impress extension that creates your favorite diagrams with few clicks.
From Draw or Impress: Select Insert → Diagram or enable Diagram Toolbar then click on Diagram button.

FastMailMerge - 1.1.2

Copyright (c) 2010 Sergio Corato - www.icstools.it

The mail-merge with a single-click.

ImpressTextResizer - 1.4.1

Copyright (c) 2008 - Linagora (Stéphane Pinel & Michel Loiseleur)

Cette extension permet d'augmenter ou de reduire la taille de police
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Language Tool

This award-winning extension is a valuable addition to spell checking in multiple languages.  Java must be installed on the computer. For more information, visit the English homepage www.languagetool.org.
The current version on this DVD is 1.7


Linguist was originally written to provide an easy way for users to create a list of new candidate words to the existing spellcheck dictionary for "their" language.  Run the command "List Non-recognized Words" and you will get a list of all the words from your document that are not recognized during spellchecking.
The current version on this DVD is 1.5

Maze - 0.1.6

This is a Java maze generator for OOo Draw. When the program is run, a dialog box appears.  Fill out some parameters, such as maze complexity, number of pages you want in the final drawing, etc.  Click the 'Generate' button, and a running copy of OOo creates a new drawing of a maze. The shortcut is in the Draw Tools>Add-ons. 

MiniCorrector - 2.1.2

Mini-corrector designed for automatic proofreading text.  Performs global search and replace throughout the document in the list of rules.  The list of rules can be applied in general, and optionally, can be modified, exported and imported. 


This extension allows a very easy way to insert page numbers in Writer documents on the "Insert" menu.
The current version on this DVD is 1.3.10

ParaDTP - 0.8.3

Copyright (c) 2008 Sergii Kuznietsov (www.svk.pp.ua)

This extension allows you quickly change fontspacing and linespacing 


Extension for Draw. Layout for jigsaw puzzle.;

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This extension allows you to view and change the background color of cells (calc), shapes (draw Writer).  It also works with the background color of text and paragraphs (Writer).  It works, always on the active selection.

StarXpert MultiDiff

MultiDiff is a tool which enables users to simply and simultaneously issue OpenOffice.org documents in several formats.  It is possible to send those documents by mail or save them in a directory, so that other users can access them. 

StarXpert MultiSave 1.2.1

MultiSave enables you to save simultaneoulsly a document in the OpenDocument, MS Office and/or PDF formats as you choose. 

Sun Weblog Publisher

Allows to create and edit your weblog entries on many popular Blog servers.   It is easy to use so you can start blogging right away! 

Sun Wiki Publisher

The Sun Wiki Publisher enables you to create Wiki articles on MediaWiki servers without having to know the syntax of the MediaWiki markup language.  Publish your new and existing documents transparently with the Writer to a wiki page. 

SVG Import - 1.2.2

SVG Import for OpenOffice.org
Copyright (C) 2005-2007 Bernhard Haumacher
Import SVG files into Draw.

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Table of contents - zindex - 0.2.31

Table of Contents viewer and generator for OOo Writer


This extension creates a new entry in the "File - Template" on the current document, a template may be assigned. All styles and formatting are taken as if the document has been produced from the template. After installation: "File - Template - Reassign".  The extension is available in English [listed here], German, Italian and Spanish.  Send the author an email , in case that other locales are needed.

Test Fonts JTB

Test a document for missing fonts.

Text Effects txe-1.1.0

Extension for Writer. Peacock text, painting on the text, text brightness, anagram text, inverse direction, uneven text, remapped text.

Typography Toolbar -typo-0.4.2

2010-11-05, László Németh (nemeth at OOo), FSF.hu Foundation

Typography toolbar for Graphite font features: ligatures, small caps, old style numbers, automatic thousand separators for text and tables etc.

See View->Toolbars->Typography

Description: Use the toolbar icons for character formatting. For (paragraph and character) style modification, use the first toolbar icon (Update style) after the setting of the font features of the current text.

Supported font:

Linux Libertine G (http://www.numbertext.org/linux)

Tip 1: Apply the supported font in Options->Settings->OpenOffice.org Writer->Basic Fonts (Western) or in the paragraph styles before the toolbar usage.

Tip 2: To modify a character style with Graphite font features use the following method: apply a character style on the text, modify its font features by the Typography toolbar, and press the Update style icon of the Typography toolbar.

Note: To solve hyphenation and performance problems of Graphite support of OpenOffice.org 3.2, try OpenOffice.org 3.3.

Warning: Sometimes OpenOffice.org doesn't update the text rendering of the selected text (type in the text to show the real features).

Writer Extras

Writer's Extras is a set of utilities designed to help users perform a wide range of tasks and is an extension to add more functions for the  Writer's Tools. More Information Online 
The current version on this DVD is  0.3.0

Writer2ePub - version 1.1.17

Copyright (c) 2010 By Luca "Luke" Calcinai and Kisi

Use Writer to create ePub format files.

Writer Rotation Tool - 1.0.0

Copyright (c) 2010 Thibault Vataire

The extension WriterRotationTool allows to rotate an image in a text document. It transforms the image into a drawing shape to allow its rotation.

This extension works both in :
* Writer documents,
* master documents,
* XML forms,
* HTML documents,
* database reports,
* database forms.

Writer's Tools

Writer's Tools is a set of utilities designed to help users perform a wide range of tasks. Using Writer's Tools, you can back up documents, look up and translate words and phrases, manage text snippets, and keep tabs on document statistics. There is a guide on this DVD to help you to learn its functions - WriterToolsUserGuide.html The current version on this DVD is 1.9.1

There are many Extensions and other "add ons" on this DVD, that can be added through the Extension Manager, in folders that start with "add-ons-".  There are many more extensions and "add ons" online.  See the links at the bottom of this page for some of those extension sites.

For more Extensions, please go the the following web sites:

LibreOffice Extension Center -  http://extensions.libreoffice.org/extension-center

or Google for templates Openoffice, Libreoffice, and Microsoft Office.


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