Extensions/Extensions and Apache OpenOffice 4.0
Apache OpenOffice 4.0 introduces new handling mechanisms and new APIs for Extensions.
Extensions compatible with OpenOffice 3.x may or may not work in version 4.0.
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Information For End Users
Extensions that you installed in OpenOffice 3.x won't be automatically available in OpenOffice 4.0 when you upgrade from OpenOffice 3.x to OpenOffice 4.0.
It is recommended that, before installing OpenOffice 4.0, you take note of the installed Extensions with: Tools → Manage Extensions.
You can then check the site you downloaded the Extensions from (usually http://extensions.openoffice.org) and search for your Extensions, to see if there is a version compatible with OpenOffice 4.0.
In doubt, you can download the latest version and install it in OpenOffice 4.0 (save the file from the Extensions site, then open it with File → Open in OpenOffice) and check if it works correctly.
Popular extensions that are reported to work correctly with OpenOffice 4.0 are:
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