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Better writing with OpenOffice.org and Writer's Tools

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Contrary to the conventional wisdom that a word processor can’t help you to become a better writer, you can use OpenOffice.org Writer with the Writer's Tools extension to improve your writing skills and make the writing process more efficient. The extension provides an assortment of writing tools, including Writer’s Basket, Word of the Day, and Writer’s Notes.

Despite certain similarities, the Writer’s Basket and Notes tools serve different purposes. Writer’s Notes is designed to store useful language snippets such as useful phrases, idioms, unusual words, etc. Writer’s Basket, in turn, is designed to store all sorts of text snippets, which can be categorized and tagged.

A part of improving your writing skills is taking notes of how other people write. This is where the Writer’s Notes tool can come in rather handy. To open the Writer’s Notes form, choose Writer’s Tools → Database. This opens the WriterDB database, and you can open the Writer’s Notes form by double-clicking on it in the Forms section. Using the form, you can easily view, add, and delete records.

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