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Get Started from Scratch
You will find how to:

  • get the source
  • and build

step by step in the Building Guide.

Getting started with OOo development

You are at the start of a long, but very exciting journey! There are many ways to get started, but the easiest one is to:

  • Get the source code and build you own so that you are able to modify things


  • Pick up your favorite bug/annoyance, and try to fix that
  • When you see that hacking OOo pleases you, it's time to look for bigger tasks, get in contact on IRC or on the mailing list:

If you want to extend with extensions and UNO components take a look at the Development Guide. The easiest way to get started is by using the plugins for Netbeans and for Eclipse.

Development resources

Further reading

Education project




Personal tools