Archive for the ‘extensions’ Category.

Creating Braille output from OpenOffice.org

odt2braille brings Braille to OpenOffice.org: Though only available for Windows at this time, this looks good. It joins odt2daisy, which allows for the creation of DAISY3 format digital audiobooks from OpenOffice.

The extension adds a “Braille” menu to OpenOffice.org’s Writer which allows users to translate documents into Braille formats such as .brf or .pef or send the content to Braille printers for embossing.

Readability Report for OpenOffice.org on Windows

I haven’t tried this extension to OpenOffice.org, because I don’t use Windows, but it sounds interesting (if not misused or abused as often happens with “readability” scores). Would like to hear from someone who has used it.

The Readability Report tool scores your document for readability, cohesion and information density. These scores provide the author with an indication of how well the intended audience will understand the text. The scores use a variety of computational linguistic techniques to determine the reading level of the text.

Extensions: AuthorSupportTool

I haven’t tried the AuthorSupportTool extension, but it sounds interesting. AST has its own template wizard for academic and scientific papers, a bibliographic and reference tool, an outliner, a progress tracker, and a backup tool.

I couldn’t find it in the official extensions repository, but it is available from SourceForge and installs just like any other extension.

EDIT: http://extensions.services.openoffice.org/project/AST/