"OpenOffice.org (OOo for short) is a powerful open source and
multi-platform office suite, and is even comparable to Microsoft
Office. However, there's always room-to-grow, features to improve,
and things to customize. Luckily, the open source community
provides a great repository of extensions and add-ons. Today, we'll
look at six of them. Now let's get started! Readability Report by
"This extension can analyze your OOo Writer documents and score
them for readability, cohesion, and information density. This helps
you gage how understandable your writing will be for the intended
audience. You might also find errors in the document not picked up
by OOo, or even bad writing habits you can improve upon.
"Using several linguistic techniques, the extension gives you
four different reports:
* Readability Report: Gives you an overview of word and sentence
count compared to the syllable count, scores on many different
metrics, average sentence score, and your most and least readable
sentences. Examples of ratings include Simple, Easy, Good,
Challenging, and Difficult.
* Brain Overload Report: Shows you a general score on document
denseness, or how much information you try to present within
sentences. It gives your least and most informative sentences and
reports on phrase occurrences. Examples of ratings include
Introductory, Scholarly, Technical, and Specialized."