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OpenOffice Extension

Extensions in OpenOffice extends the capability of the OpenOffice program. Extension can be for OpenOffice Writer, Calc, Presentation, Database or for the core OpenOffice. For OpenOffice writer, there may be extensions that extends the dictionary feature of OpenOffice so that user can use a French dictionary. Similarly there may be extensions that adds extra grammar features. An extension for Calc might do a complex calculation like mortgage calculation or filter data in certain way.

A popular extension might become part of the core program in a future release.

Extensions for OpenOffice can downloaded at

Installing an Extension

To install an extension

  • Then open OpenOffice Writer or Calc. On the top menu, click Tools->Extension Manager...
caption Installing an Extension
  • Click Add... and select the .oxt file (extension file) you downloaded.
caption Installing an Extension

Since extension can do different things, you should read how to use the extension before. Some extension might only appear and work on context menu. So if you cannot file the extension feature, check the extension's read-me file or manual.

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