Top 25 OpenOffice Extensions You May Want To Know
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OpenOffice is possibly one among the finest examples on what can be achieved in the world of Free Software. For starters, OpenOffice is an office application suite in the lines of Microsoft Office and is available for Windows, Mac and Linux. The latest stable release is OpenOffice 3.1. You may want to know how to install OpenOffice 3.1 in Ubuntu. Now let us take a look at the list of extensions you could use in OpenOffice.

Sun PDF Import Extension

As you can infer, using this extension you could actually import and modify PDF documents. Text attributes like font family, font size, weight (bold, not bold), style (italic, not italic) are imported together with their respective text. With the help of this extension you could retain font appearance, when a PDF file uses a font not installed on your system. It can even help you in importing password-protected PDF files


English Dictionary(Based on Oxford English Dictionary)

This is one among the most sought after extensions for OpenOffice. It is basically a port of old format of OED United Kingdom english dictionary to extension format.

Professional Template Pack II - English

If you are an OpenOffice user and you are disappointed about the unavailability of good quality templates for documents and presentations, this is the extension you are looking for. This template pack consists of about 120 professional quality templates for Writer, Calc and Impress.



A little macro that adds a 'Insert / Page number' dialog to writer. It eases the way you can add page numbers to a document. On top of that, it is compatible with large number of languages including French, Brazilian, Portuguese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, Serbian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, and Ukrainian.



Obba provides a bridge from spreadsheets to Java classes. With Obba, you can easily build spreadsheet GUIs (Excel or OpenOffice) to Java code. Some of its features include loading of arbitrary jar or class files at runtime through an spreadsheet function, instantiation of Java objects, storing the object reference under a given object label, serialisation and de-serialisation and so on.


Gallery For Danger Signs

This extension add one theme to your gallery with more than 100 signs dealing with security, not as bitmap but as vector graphic in ODF format. You may modify them or retrieve some parts to build your own signs. The latest version of this extension 0.9 is released lately.


Sun Presentation Minimizer

Sun Presentation Minimizer is used to reduce the file size of the current presentation. Images will be compressed, and data that is no longer needed will be removed. The Sun Presentation Minimizer can optimize the image quality size. Presentations designed for screen or projector do not require the same high quality as presentations designed for print.


Sun Presenter Console

The Presenter Console Extension provides more control over your slide show presentation, such as the ability to see the upcoming slide, the slide notes, and a presentation timer whereas the audience see only the current slide. To avoid confusions by displaying a large number of presentation elements, the Presenter Console displays the elements on three different easily changeable views.


Sun Report Builder

Create with the Sun Report Builder stylish, smart-looking database reports. The flexible report editor can define group and page headers as well as group and page footers and even calculation fields are available to accomplish complex database reports.


OxygenOffice Extra Gallery

This Extension contains parts of OxygenOffice Project. This project creates and collects templates, galleries and other useful extras for and release them as easy-to-install Extension packages. Also you can download OxygenOffice Professional product which is a bundled installer with all available extras.


OxygenOffice Extra Gallery - English Templates

Another good collection of templates. You can use this template compilation to create professional documents, tables, forms and presentation from prepared templates in no time.


Alternative dialog Find & Replace for Writer

Some of the interesting features included in this extension include fast selection preset regular and extended expressions, searched or replaced text can contain one or more paragraphs, multiple search and replacement in one step and many more.


Writer's Tools

Writer's Tools is a set of utilities designed to help users perform a wide range of tasks. Using Writer's Tools, you can back up documents, look up and translate words and phrases, manage text snippets, and keep tabs on document statistics. This is among the most downloaded extenions.


Sun Wiki Publisher

The Sun Wiki Publisher enables you to create Wiki articles on MediaWiki servers without having to know the syntax of the MediaWiki markup language. Publish your new and existing documents transparently with the Writer to a wiki page.


OpenOffice.org2GoogleDocs - export & import to Google Docs, Zoho, WebDAV

Using this extension you could sync your openoffice with Google Docs, Zoho and WebDAV. You can export/import your scribbling, articles, spreadsheets, presentations et al to and from Openoffice to googledocs, zoho and webdav servers.



Draw module of makes it possible to make technical drawing. CADOO.o adds some functions that one can find in other CAD. This Addon was written in python with use of the module pyuno.

Template Changer

This extension will add two new items to the File -> Templates menu that allows to assign a new template to documents. All styles and formatting will be loaded from that template and the documents will behave as it was created using that template.


Web2.0 collaboration & document management extension

The O3Spaces Workplace is a web2.0 collaboration and document management extension. The O3Spaces Workplace is available as a free to use Community Edition, offering integrated collaboration and document features for teams and workgroups.


Family Address Book

You can organize your important family dates and contact information with this database. It can produce a list of upcoming birthdays & anniversaries, print address labels, store miscellaneous family information, and export the contact information to PDA. If you are new to OpenOffice Base, this can serve as an introduction.


Compose Special Characters

Compose Special Characters lets you type two or three characters and use a keyboard shortcut to convert them into a single accented or special character. Writer and Calc are currently supported.

Download Base Switchboard

The Switchboard extension generates a Switchboard/Main Menu interface to access Base forms and reports. The switchboard can be grouped into categories, each of which can contain any number of menu entries. Furthermore, you can specify the size and screen location of the form to be opened.



This is an extension for Draw. This extension draws patterns of shapes, grouped objects and bitmap pictures, rotating and scaling them, and, if possible, changing fillcolors and linecolors. You draw a few shapes or paste it from somewhere, select them with mouse and then go to Tools-->Add-ons menu in Draw.


OpenCards - A free flashcard learning extension for Impress

OpenCards is a flashcard learning extension for OpenOffice Impress. The basic idea of OpenCards is to use slide-titles as flashcard fronts and the slide contents as their backs. Based on state-of-the-art memorization and scheduling algorithms OpenCards will help you to learn any set of flashcards.



This extension enabels rapid coloring tablerows with different colors to selected or used areas.


SVG Tiny Import/Export

With this extension you could import all shape types and images, elements defs/use, links, video, audio and so on. It has some issues with OpenOffice 3.1 though.

Want More. Here is the full list of extensions available with OpenOffice.



on 15th August 2007 / by webmaster
Ubuntu installation on a system which already has other operating systems is simple. Ubuntu will automatically detect other operating systems already installed on the computer and enable booting into them from the grub boot menu. However if you install Windows on a system which already has Ubuntu installed on a partition other than the partition on to which you install windows then you will inevitably lose the option to boot into the Ubuntu installation. There is a simple way to rectify this issue. Boot into Ubuntu using the Ubuntu Live CD Open Gedit and copy the following code into it sudo bash mkdir /mnt/hdd mount /dev/<hda6> /mnt/hdd grub-install --root-directory=/mnt/hdd /dev/<hda> Change <hda6> to whichever partition your /boot resides Change <hda> to whichever harddisk you want to install grub to Open a terminal, copy the code from GEdit and paste into the terminal Presto! You are done If you have any questions please feel free to Contact Us. You can also call us at +91-471-4063818 to get further assistance. If you can bring your PC to our office we will fix this for free else call us we will come over to your place and fix this issue for a nominal service charge. Linux System Administration Ubuntu Windows Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marker * abey (not verified) access_time 23 Jan 2019 - 02:12 What is the benifit of ubuntu Is this is good as fedora? How to install other software in ubuntu? Is it eazy to install linux software in ubuntu? How to get ubuntu in kerala Are there any solution providers in kerala webmaster access_time 23 Jan 2019 - 02:12 In reply to ubuntu by abey (not verified) Ubuntu - Linux for the common man Get Ubuntu CDs Delivered to your doorstep Ubuntu Pre-installed Systems Prasad.S.R (not verified) access_time 23 Jan 2019 - 02:12 Obtain a bootable Windows XP CD, and use it to boot. Wait through all the Bill-messages until you get the first prompt. Choose R to repair an existing installation. It will search and prompt the Windows installation, showing : 1) C:\WINDOWS choose 1, and it will ask for the Admin password. If you have one enter it or just press Enter. C:\WINDOWS> Now, type C:\WINDOWS> CD .. C:\> FIXBOOT C: C:\> FIXMBR C:\> BOOTCFG /rebuild After the BOOTCFG, it will ask if you want to add the Installation it found, and to be safe answer "Y". Prasad.S.R (not verified) access_time 23 Jan 2019 - 02:12 What to do: Put the Linux liveCD or boot disk you created while the installation; on the floppy drive, boot the system and run grub command Remember that for grub (hd0,1) means hda (primary controller master), second partition. Now we need to tell grub where are the grub files: If you know where they are, type something like: root (hd0,1) else if you have no idea, type: find /boot/grub/stage1 and then the root command with the correct parameters: setup (hd0) to install it on hd0, that is MBR of the first HD. type quit and reboot. The menu will appear again. If you want to make some changes to the boot menu, you must edit the file: /boot/grub/menu.lst $ gksu gedit media/disk/boot/grub/menu.lst sagar raythatha (not verified) access_time 23 Jan 2019 - 02:12 Hey all you can find best solution of this problem over here: Add new comment

on 14th September 2007 / by webmaster
This is another common worm that infects computers and spreads from an infected system to another using Windows APIs (Application Programming Interfaces), emails, file-sharing networks and network shares. Copy.exe is a kind of spyware. Also named as Salga.a Worm, it was discovered in Nov. 27, 2004 and it affects all versions of Windows. A spyware is a kind of application that has the ability to self-replicate itself without a host-program. It can send information from one computer to another without the user's permission and knowledge. Once infected, this worm will create copy.exe which is the worm and an autorun.inf file into each hard drives. The autorun.inf contains the commands to start copy.exe. And when try to double click the infected drive to open it, the worm will load itself. The worm also creates a file named svchost.exe in the Windows folder in the root drive (C drive) which starts executing. You will find svchost.exe in Windows/system folder or Windows/system32 folder and they are system files. The former is created by this worm. To remove the infection, first open the WindowsTask Manager (Press Ctrl+Alt+Del). Look for svchost.exe, copy.exe, xcopy.exe, temp.exe, temp1.exe, host.exe etc under your username and kill them if found. Remove the file svchost.exe from Windows folder in C drive. Now search for files named autorun.ini and copy.exe, host.exe etc in all the drives. These files are hidden in nature. So you will have to turn the hide files and folders option off in the folder options tab. It is possible that the worm might disable the 'Show hidden files and folders' so that our changes will not become effective. To rectify that, open the registry editor (RegEdit) - Startmenu->Run and type regedit and press enter. In the editor, navigate to the following keys and make the changes. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced. To the right hand side, you will find the value “Hidden”. Right click and modify it to 1. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\ CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\Hidden\SHOWALL and find the “Checked all” key to the right and change it to 1 from 2. This will enable “Show hidden files and folders” in the folder option menu. Also search and delete autorun.ini files from all the drives. Now you should be able to open the drives by double clicking them, or by right click->open. Once more, search and delete for copy.exe in your hard drive. Thus your computer is made free of Salga.a worm. We can prevent viruses and worms affecting our system if we are a little cautious. To know more about viruses and how to prevent their infection, please check our article on how to prevent and remove computer virus infection. In case you have any further queries, we are there to help you. Please visit our Contact Us page for details. System Administration Virus Windows Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marker * bader (not verified) access_time 23 Jan 2019 - 09:26 Hi It is impossible to see hidden files and folders I have 7 svchost.exe processes running and when I end the process for one of them a new window appears and shows a counter that will eventually restart my laptop. I tried the way shown above but I dont have the checked all in the right hand side. Please advice me what to do. Thanks for your cooperation in advance Bader webmaster access_time 23 Jan 2019 - 09:26 In reply to svchost.exe problem. Cannot find hidden files and folders by bader (not verified) Dear Bader, I think you must have tried to kill svchost.exe running under "SYSTEM" or "LOCAL SERVICE". Look for an svchost.exe running under either your user name or administrator. Try killing the same. In the registry editor, please make sure that you had navigated to the correct path, ie; HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE --> SOFTWARE --> Microsoft --> Windows --> CurrentVersion --> Explorer -->Advanced --> Folder --> Hidden --> SHOWALL. If you still could not find "Checked All", then, please do a search for "Checked All". Let us know the result. One more thing, do you find the hidden folder named "heap41a" in your C drive? To check that, go to Run and type C:\heap41a and then press ok. If that folder is there, you should have it opened using this command. cheers, Joju Joshua Anonymous (not verified) access_time 23 Jan 2019 - 09:26 The author is right. in some cases it work. I have described the solution in a neither this nor that manner in my blog PLS VISIT and post your views. Thanks. Anonymous (not verified) access_time 23 Jan 2019 - 09:26 hi iam who design salga worm thanks for try to get it salga code have 900 line of codes but new only have 20 line code vb6 but ideas on my mind only hey Egypt will be thebest all over the world Egywormo this is the design name released from copy .exe virus code is only part of salga worm but copy.exe (perlovga) have only the same address thanks Add new comment

on 07th September 2007 / by webmaster
A general issue faced by many of our customers is that they forget the administrator password which is required to login to the computer. Without this password, there is no way a normal user can gain access to the computer system and its contents. Most of us will end up formatting the hard disk or installing a fresh copy of Windows as a remedy. As a result, we make an unwanted payment for the service provider for both formatting and installing Windows. There is always a remedy for gaining access to the computer system without formatting or installing new copy of Windows. Try all means to remember the forgotten password. This would be the first and simple option to gain access to the computer system. If there are more than one user accounts, then try accessing the system using another account that had got administrative rights. Even restoring the operating system to a backed-up state where you remember the password would be an option. But this will also result in loss of data and all setting you have made, after the back-up date. The last option would be installing a parallel copy of windows on to the same system or a new copy after formatting the system. This is time consuming process which is time consuming and also will result in loss of data. One more option that we have is to use password recovery application using which we can reset the administrative password and gain access to the system. Various applications are available in the web, for free use. "Emergency Boot CD or EBCD" is one of such application that is available on web, for free. This is a very effective software which is intended for a system recovery in case the software fails to boot. Click here to download the cd image (.ISO) which you can burn on to a cd and start using the application. For more details regarding various softwares that are available, feel free to contact us at 0471-4063818 and get help from our experts. More contact details are available in our Contact Us page . System Administration Windows Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marker * Anonymous (not verified) access_time 23 Jan 2019 - 09:26 I would like to introduce Windows Password Recovery Tool 3.0 . it not only supports XP, 2000, and NT, I have personally tested it with Vista Home Premium and Ultimate. It works perfectly to reset any local user account to a blank password. I Wrote it to an old 128mb USB flash drive do this. Booting up and clearing a password takes a minute or two works like a charm. You can download it from Chris (not verified) access_time 23 Jan 2019 - 09:26 lost windows password? you can go into safe mode (F8 when booting up) to reset windows password when you forgot user account password,but if you forgot administrator password,there is no way to change administrator password when you forgot it,you must use software to reset administrator favorite is windows login recovery. Anddy_2011 (not verified) access_time 23 Jan 2019 - 09:26 I think Windows Password Seeker is the best Windows Password Recovery Tool. It is utilized to recover lost consumer and administrator passwords utilized to log on to house windows working systems. it is a fast, simply and effective to recover your forgotten or lost windows password. it could backup the Password storage space document earlier to clearing the password. The backup allows you to restore your computer to the state before removal . Tom (not verified) access_time 23 Jan 2019 - 09:26 Great article! I have tried EBCD but with no luck! Eventually I managed to reset my lost admin password using PCUnlocker Live CD. Jack (not verified) access_time 23 Jan 2019 - 09:26 A few days ago, I had met the headache things that I had forgotten Windows login password. The login screen rejected my passwords. I was frustrated because there was very important data on my disk and I couldn't reinstall the OS. …………. However, I fortunately got to know the PCUnlocker Live CD -, which is a professional windows password recovery tool for us to reset windows admin password instantly yet no data loss. Add new comment
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A more than powerful citation tool -as a Add-on for Firefox- that can be integrated in to OpenOffice.

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