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OpenOffice extensions - When good gets better

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Firefox has extensions - and so does OpenOffice.

OpenOffice is a highly popular, free, cross-platform office suite that you can install and use alongside or in lieu of Microsoft Office as your software of choice for creating and editing documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and more.

OpenOffice extensions allow you to ... extend the basic functionality of the software and make it more suited to your needs, better looking and more productive. The concept is similar to Firefox addons, one of the main reasons for the great popularity of the Mozilla browser. Today, we will learn how to boost our OpenOffice with fresh looks and new tricks.

To learn more about OpenOffice, you may want to read my review. Now, follow me.




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