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11:02, 7 August 2012 (UTC): Due to excessive vandalism, I have protected the main page for a while. Feel free to leave comments here, or contact me directly. --TJ (Talk | Contribs) 11:02, 7 August 2012 (UTC)

Minor issue

Aktuell != actual

Could somebody with supernatural editing powers please change the following:


This section is partly outdated. Visit Apache OpenOffice for actual information.

to Teams

This section is partly outdated. Visit Apache OpenOffice for current information.




I just wanted to thank Jean Hollis Weber and whoever else created this wiki site. It's a great job, and I have linked to it from the Digital Tipping Point links page. 2005/12/20 Christian Einfeldt

Christian, I had nothing to do with setting up this wiki, though I'm flattered that you think I did. :-) When I have time, I'll be contributing to it. --Jean Hollis Weber

Syntax Highlighting change

The tag "code" doesn't function anymore !!! see below : [cpp]

  1. include <iostream.h>

main() {

 return 0;


SergeMoutou 10:26, 21 February 2008 (CET)

That is correct. The extension that the OOoWiki was using for Syntax Highlighting is unsupported and obsolete (last version released has very limited language support, and requires custom coding to add back the language support for all the language highlighting in use on the OOoWiki). When the Wiki was updated to the most recent version of MediaWiki (on 14 Feb 2008), the old extension was not installed. This will be documented at Wiki maintenance.
There is a new extension available with this syntax <source lang="language"> ... </source> We will be passing a WikiBot over the Wiki to change the old syntax to the new as soon as possible. Using your example with the new syntax, the code looks like this:
#include <iostream.h>
main() {
  return 0;
--Ccornell 11:59, 21 February 2008 (CET)

Suggestion for some re-organization

Dudes. We -so- need a main page/everything else cleanup .. :) Looking at the Scribus wiki and the Mozilla Developer Center just makes me salivate. Currently the main page is more or less a link farm without much structure. How about adding some layout and thinking a bit more about entry points to different regions of the wiki/main site? We could probably initially borrow the MDC style sheet to get us started? (or design our own?) --KaiB 19:09, 26 March 2006 (CEST)

Just a little suggestion, do you guys think the current Wiki need a bit of cleanup and re-organization? I also contributed to the Scribus Wiki and I think the Scribus wiki-doc authors are doing a nice job of placing content in a well organized manner. -- Wily Yuen, Feb 13, 2006

Reply to myself: if this is a good idea, give me a nod. I'll try to move things around a little and hope that I won't mess things up ;) ---- Wily Yuen, Feb 13, 2006
Yes, it does. The Marketing section wants all of its pages named [[Marketing--pagename]], although they would interact better with the wiki software if they were [[Marketing/pagename]]. I've made a suggestion to switch this. Further organization should be done through the use of categories. Categories are very easy to use, just add the tag [[Category:XXXX]] to the page. I have done this for all of the marketing pages that I could find. Actually, if you view Marketing, you will see the template I created for marketing pages. The development section has a lot of miscellaneous pages. View Special:Uncategorized pages. Also, there are a number of pages that look like they are simply Wikipedia entries. I don't think they belong here. If we do have a glossary, it should be in a page like Glossary or List of terms. Contact me if you need help with creating templates, etc. --RealGrouchy 07:15, 21 February 2006 (CET)
I'm admittedly coming in late on this, but then I only found the site earlier this week. I actually think that Marketing has sort of the right idea, except that is should be Marketing:pagename. That would, in effect, be claiming their own Namespace. Mediawiki does come with its own predefined namespaces, however custom namespaces can be defined as well. And I think both Marketing and Development would benefit from such. Possible benefits of having their own name space:
  1. Pages can be searched for and organised independently
  2. Feature separation is possible
  3. Background colors and other special formatting can be restricted to a specific project group.

Main Page Space

Development Page Space

Marketing Page Space
Yet even as each project maintained its separate page formatting, the main body format would still be the same so as to maintain a common overall identity, even though we would now know which project we were looking at.
--Kirk 00:46, 1 June 2006 (CEST)
Kirk, thanks for your proposal for a revised main page. I fully agree with you and others that some re-organisation would be good. I earlier thought of a page with some graphical elements. --stx12 14:36, 3 June 2006 (CEST)
This point has also been discussed with Clayton Cornell in oooforum futures discussion, but probably the largest community, but we seem to forget that the largest untapped community who would benefit from this Wiki is not Developers or Marketing but the end users. Surely we should be integrating a lot more end-user orientated material and should restructure the Main_Page into more developer/user neutral into with subgroup main pages Main_Developer_Page, Main_User_Page, etc. TerryE 12:29, 22 August 2007 (CEST)

Suppose In MS Word document have "Table of Contents". Thorugh this contents user user can go directilt with a particular page with control. for some document is working fine and for some document it's not woking.

One more if contents have value like : 1, 2, 3, 3.1, 3.2, 4, ... than sub menu's (Mean: 3.1, 3.2, ..) it's not displaying... with your writer.

Using S/W : 3.0

Email id :


There are repeated attempts by the same poster to spam the Main Page with links to advertising sites. Should the Wiki admin do something about it? --Zero0w 16:37, 25 March 2006 (CET)

The user has been blocked. Thanks for the heads-up. --stx12 16:55, 25 March 2006 (CET)

Let us add XML and other file formats for upload<->download only

Hi! I have made a web page in my NLC project that uses data from a XML file. Now I have tried to put it on some open for user-editing page, like Wiki, so they could download it, edit it and upload without accessing CVS, using the Wiki and the effects would be seen in my NLC project page. But I am getting some "xml is a wrong file type for Wiki" message :( I think it is a very useless limitation that user can not upload any file type. I have tried some other wikis, like wikosource, wikimedia, wikibooks, and everywhere the same strange problem with uploading other various types. Let's be the first to get rid of unnatural limitations. Software that uses XML for writing files should allow users to edit XML pages through Wiki or in some other way. --Konrad 14:45, 2 April 2006 (CEST)

Well I have found the needed functionality in "documents&files" section of the project, but still it would be great if uploading xml files would be available in Wiki --Konrad 15:00, 2 April 2006 (CEST)

Unable to upload files

Hello, Why are we not allowed to upload files on this wiki? I would like to upload 2 images. Thanks, Val1984 10:07, 28 April 2006 (CEST)

uploads have been unintentionally disabled during the last upgrade. Give it a try now. --stx12 21:49, 2 May 2006 (CEST)

What an interesting way to get people interested in reading! Book trailers are like movie trailers, but for books! You can find them all over the internet now, but here is a site that's featuring them on YouTube.

Category Indexing

Hello, I'm trying to get the Category Index setup and have run into a question. For the moment I am inclined to subcategorize Writer, Calc, and Database under Documentation. I currently got Writer Issues placed under Writer in Documentation. But now I'm thinking the Issue Categories should be under Development instead. Any thoughts, guidance?--Kirk 20:27, 1 June 2006 (CEST)

I agree that the "xxx issues" categories are related to Development. --stx12 14:28, 3 June 2006 (CEST)

Example Base File

There has recently been a discussion under way on the mailing list regarding the production of an example Base database for contribution. It has been suggested to use this wikipedia as a resource for defining and developing this project. --DrewJensen 15:41, 9 June 2006 (CEST)

language template / box

Please add Bangla (bn) in the laguage template (or box) in the main page, since we've created our page and almost localized 80% of the main page. Bangla in Bangla script বাংলা --mak 22:36, 12 September 2006 (CEST)


Hi, what is the copyright of this wiki ? I suggest GNU Free Documentation License like Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, allowing me to share this wiki. ;-)

For copyright rules see OpenOffice.org_Wiki:Copyrights

Incorrect translations in the Welcome box

Kudos for the great MediaWiki site. It might really be a good idea to talk with some native speakers about the welcome text in the Welcome box on the Main Page that includes the date and a welcome message in several languages. Spanish and German are both wrong. Spanish should be "Bienvenidos a" and German should be "Willkommen bei". I'm guessing the translations are from some template that is being pulled in since I can't figure out how/where to fix the problem.

Dynamic Page List

Your website is using a rather outdated version of a mediwiki extension named DynamicPageList. There is a new version with plenty of improved functionality available. Perhaps you may want to have a look? --Algorithmix 17:12, 20 February 2007 (CET)


Is Vilmis Spamer? Main_pege Changed by Vilmis. I restored Main_pege. However, a history was lost. There is the history on the following pages.
--M.Kamataki 09:08, 14 November 2007 (CET)

Adding Greek Thesaurus


I've successfully added Greek dictionary using Dicooo wizard, but the Thesaurus does not appear in the list, but the file is in fact available. How do I add the Thesaurus?

Thank you.

Crazy variations in Permissions to Spreadsheets

Does anyone else have problems with Crazy variations in Permissions to Spreadsheets? I make speadsheet, save it in a sub folder in my Documents (Mac OS X [10.4.11]) and when I come to open it again (NOT accessed by any other user) it won't allow me as it's closed for editing. So open Copy, add my changes, bin the old version and save as original name; this works some of the time but not tonight even after erasing the old S/Sheet. Any hints appreciated, folks.

Count of Property For A Selected Cell

How do i get count of property and name & Default value of the property for a selected cell.


Who knows how to contact Cedric Bosdonnat and tell him that his site ( has been cracked by some tunisian?

I would like to use his plugin but since I don't know any other location where I can download the plugin and his site has been cracked, i can't continue with my work.

I've sent him an email. --ccornell 13:47, 7 June 2009 (UTC)
I'm just back from week-end and saw that my website was hacked and closed by my ISP. I've asked them to reopen it to let me fix it, but I don't know how much time it'll take. --cedricbosdo 11:53, 8 June 2009 (CEST)
And now I guess that it has been hacked by yet another one since I still can't downlodad the plugin :-(


Confused by the Programming/Development/Tutorial section

Hi... I'm completely to new OOo programming, and I'm mildly confused by the Programming/Development/Tutorial sections, as I'm trying to download the source code for Windows Vista, before just generally tinkering with it, and trying to build/run it. I found the source code OK, but I'm now a little bit stuck.

Would it be possible for there to be a really simple, step-by-step guide talking people through what software they need, the exact order in which things should be done, and what updates need to be made, in order to obtain?

When I first used Texmaker, I found the following guide to be useful: [1], so I guess that would be a good example of what I mean.

Any light that anyone could shed would be really appreciated.

Many thanks,

Anthonysammael 19:40, 8 August 2009 (UTC)

You can start with the Building Guide. The Windows section in that doc includes a list of the software prerequisites. --ccornell 05:47, 9 August 2009 (UTC)

Playstation 3 support?

I don't know if this would be possible... I really enjoy my PS3 and I would use it more often for everything... way shorter login time than my PC and it claims it "only does everything" so I think that it would be fair for the designers/coders to maybe get into contact with Sony and develop a Playstation compatibility update or download. If this could be available for the Playstation I think more people would use open as a software suite as well as come up with new ideas and valuable feedback.

I personally do not have the resources, technical knowledge or time to work on this and that is why it is merely a suggestion. This is the best office suite I have ever personally used and between work and family it is hard to really find time as well as keep myself sane with entertainment, my PC is slow and my PS3 is an impressive machine I use for pictures, music, movies, games (when I do have time), Folding@Home, and video conferencing with friends/business acquaintances. I believe this would be important to people in high school and college with the need for a system with word processing capabilities.

Well thank you for your time, -cybrim

working with .calc sheets!!!

I need information on deleting rows in one sheet based on information from cells in another. I have a dataset of about 2300 water gage sites from the USGS and need to narrow my field of view to a few less. I have found some that I would like to eliminate and saved the codes for the sites to be deleted in another sheet. How can I take those codes and delete them from the original dataset of 2300 code numbers without doing them one by one? Thanks!

This question belongs in a User Forum, where you have a much better chance to get a good answer. --TJ (Talk | Contribs) 19:34, 26 October 2010 (UTC)

Xforms Table


I am new in open office.

I want to create xforms table where user can input repetative value.

Can any one please help me?

As with the previous section, this question belongs in a User Forum, where you have a much better chance to get a good answer. --TJ (Talk | Contribs) 02:43, 15 February 2012 (UTC)

email attachments and prints from internet

I have recently started using OOo 3.3, however if I try to print or save a document or voucher from the internet, the page displays some sort of code and lots of different symbols rather than the script I am expecting. This is also true of attachments for emails. I have referred to the export of documents sections and canfind no answer for my issue.

It would be appreciated if someone can direct me to the appropriate section of the FAQs in order to rectify the problem.

Many thanks signature added by sysop Thommo1972

Sorry, I don't think we have a canned answer for you.
As with the previous section, this question belongs in a User Forum, where you have a much better chance to get a good answer. If you will come back and tell us what you found (right here is fine), then maybe you, or I, or someone will write a FAQ for the next users. --TJ (Talk | Contribs) 13:09, 6 April 2012 (UTC)

The connection was reset error in Firefox

You get the error “The connection was reset” when loading in Firefox but the ping command works. TaeWong 18:38, 1 October 2012 (UTC)

Updating Mainpage

I sumbited a change notifying outdated projects for evaluation on the wiki last week, I am taking the project off this week and will replace with AOO ones.

Some of the projects include:

  • Marketing
  • Performance
  • NLC
  • Release Meeting Minutes


If you think a project was wrongfully taken off, please feel free to re-insert it. --JZA 19:27, 9 October 2012 (UTC)

Translate extension

Hello, I see that this is a multilingual wiki. Have you considered using the Translate extension, which allows to easily make your MediaWiki multilingual, allowing to save enormous amounts of time previously wasted on templates usage, manual synchronisation of pages and so on? Now it's also available in handy tarball bundles. The page explains how to get help and more information, and there is extensive documentation; asking on #mediawiki-i18n @ freenode is probably your best chance for immediate assistance if needed. Thanks, Nemo 23:03, 13 January 2013 (UTC)

Database optimization

Don't quite understand the header - it says Sunday 25 Jan. Do you mean Sunday 27 or Friday 25? Or even Sunday 25 Jan 2015 (we hope not!).Ptoye (talk) 15:18, 23 January 2013 (UTC)

Fixing Service Unavailable errors

Page loads slow and you get Service Unavailable error. TaeYahoo (talk) 14:47, 19 July 2013 (UTC)

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