OpenOffice.org Extensions: Writer’s Tools

“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

“Writer’s Tools consists of three parts: The basic extension, a
couple of templates, and a Java database for some of the included

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