10 Useful extensions for OpenOffice.Org

OpenOffice.org is definitely the best free alternative to Microsoft Office. It is cross platform and includes huge format support. Plus, it is an open source project!

One main highlight of the program is that it can be customized using extensions! So, here are ten useful extensions for OpenOffie.Org!

Oracle PDF Import Extension

The PDF Import Extension allows you to import and modify PDF documents. It gives freedom to edit all parts, including images and text and the links too. A Must install!

Oracle Presenter Console

The Presenter Console Extension provides more control over your slide show presentations. For instance, it can see the upcoming slide, the slide notes, and a presentation timer whereas the audience sees only the current slide.


The ePub format is used by many ebook readers today. This extension creates an ePub file from any document which can be easily opened by the OpenOffice writer.

Writer’s Tools

A very popular extension to back up documents. Just look up and translate words and phrases, manage text snippets, and keep tabs on document statistics.

Professional Template Pack II

This is a pack that can install over a hundred templates on your software, including those for presentations, spreadsheets or texts


A very useful extension for authors, this extensions makes page numbering a breeze. A very popular extension.


A very useful tool to export your offline documents to online document editors, with Google Docs, Zoho Docs and WebDAV as the current supported ones.


As simple as it sounds, Barcode is a simple extension for creating UPC-A, EAN-13, ISBN and JAN bar-codes in OpenOffice.org Draw.


This extension generates a data input form for tables in calc, reproducing the Data – Form feature of Microsoft Office Excel.

Sun Weblog Publisher

The Sun Weblog Publisher allows you to quickly create, edit and publish weblog entries on many popular Blog servers like Blogger and WordPress. It is so easy to us that any user can start blogging right away after installation.

Hope these extensions will make your OpenOffice.org experience better.

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Nitin Agarwal

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