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OpenOffice.org (OOo for short) is a great office suite for Linux and pretty much any other operating system, but can always use improvement. This is especially true for templates and clip art. Fortunately, the open source community provides many add-ons or extensions. Here's a look at eight different ones:
English Templates by OxygenOffice
One of the biggest features you might miss from Microsoft Office is their templates. This might especially be the case now that they have integrated the online user-submitted templates, giving you even more choices. In OOo, all you get is two presentation templates, an assortment of presentation templates, and a few wizards to help make letters, faxes, and agendas--the bare minimum. Then on a different menu (File > New), you'll find shortcuts to work with labels and business cards.
However, the OOo community provides many more templates. In addition to this extension, OxygenOffice offers their templates integrated with their enhanced release of OOo. Either way, you'll find the basic templates: