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OpenOffice.org Extension

January 12th, 2007 at 5:00am — Rating: Firefox pointFirefox pointFirefox pointFirefox no pointFirefox no pointLink

OpenOffice has received a lot of press about it competing with Microsoft Office and has gained tremendous momentum being the fact that it is open source and can read and write Microsoft Office files. The OpenOffice.org extension eases the integration between Firefox and the extension.

After the extension is installed, it's inserted at the end of the pulldown menu at the top. A screenshot of the extension is shown below.

OpenOffice.org Extension Screenshot

There is an additional feature of a Search Context Menu. Select some text on a web page and right-click anywhere to apply your selected text to a search engine in the context menu.

OpenOffice.org Extension Context Menu Screenshot

Overall, the extension is great for developers, but after using the extension, I thought it would have a quick way to launch a certain application immediately from the pulldown menu as opposed to adding an extra step and running the OpenOffice application itself.

The OpenOffice.org extension is a great extension for power users and developers who need a quick list of bookmarks for reference purposes.