Adding More Awesome to Your Office

Whether you prefer OpenOffice.org or LibreOffice, which currently still are pretty similar, out of the box, they are missing some of the conveniences installed by their commercial counterparts. Granted, they are fully functional, but if you want a robust clip-art library and a decent selection of document templates, you'll want to add some extensions and templates.

 

Browse on over to extensions.services.openoffice.org and templates.services.openoffice.org to pick up some add-ons that will make your office suite shine. Whether you want to add a few graphics to your document or spice up your next presentation, the options are extensive.

Also, if your user has write access to the system files, you'll get the option to install extensions for all users or just the current user—an awesome boon for sysadmins like myself!

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Shawn Powers is a Linux Journal Associate Editor. You might find him on IRC, Twitter, or training IT pros at CBT Nuggets.

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Anonymous's picture

Thank you :)

JShuford's picture

Thank you :)

...I'm not just a "troll", but also a subscriber!

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obx_ruckle's picture

I like them both, kind of like dating twin sisters. Do the OpenOffice.org extensions work in LibreOffice?

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Anonymous's picture

I believe they do! Try it and see!

Cheers!

Thanks for continuing to recognize OpenOffice

Anonymous's picture

Yes. OpenOffice is still alive and doing as well as can be expected in its transition to an Apache Incubator project -- http://incubator.apache.org/openofficeorg/ (incubator web site mostly for product development and transition discussion at the moment. Stay tuned for the new "user" site coming soonish). Still much to be decided, but things are moving along.

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Jefftoe's picture

I am an IT instructor and talk to the students about OpenOffice all the time.