Ten useful LibreOffice extensions


Article from Issue 224/2019

LibreOffice has hundreds of options and features, but these handy extensions make it even more convenient.

LibreOffice (LO) is a familiar sight on most Linux desktops. The free office suite is capable of handling spreadsheets, presentations, word processing documents, drawings, and more. A powerful collection of capabilities is already built into the default configuration, but if you're looking for more power – and more convenience – LO also supports an ecosystem of extensions. The LO project maintains an extensions page [1] with extensions available for easy download. The most popular extensions appear in the main window, and dozens of other extensions are available by browsing or searching.

To integrate an extension with your own LO installation, download the extension, then click Tools in the LO main window, and select Extension Manager. Click on the Add button and specify the path to the extension (file suffix OXT or ZIP). Confirm this setting with OK and restart LO to include the add-on. You then typically access the extension via Tools | Add-Ons, unless the specific tool adds a main menu entry or icon for itself.

This article highlights some of my favorite LO extensions.


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