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OpenOffice.org Extensions: Writer's Tools

Apr 24, 2008, 06:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Byfield)

"One of the perqs of being a journalist is that I often hear about software and events before most people. A case in point is Writer's Tools, an extension for OpenOffice.org Writer being developed by my fellow journalist Dimitri Popov, whose articles about macros have taught me most of what I know on the subject. As the name suggests, Writer's Tools is a collection of various utilities that might be useful for writers. It's a little rough in places, being only at version 0.9.27, and possibly a little idiosyncratic, but like Emacs, Writer's Tools is so varied that it undoubtedly has something for everyone, regardless of their writing habits.

"Writer's Tools consists of three parts: The basic extension, a couple of templates, and a Java database for some of the included tools..."

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