Add-Ons, Add-Ins, and Plugins
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What is the difference between Add-Ons, Add-Ins, and Plugins with respect to OpenOffice.org?
- Add-Ons are components that integrate into the OOo graphical user interface (GUI).
- Most Add-Ons can be downloaded as extensions from the Extensions web site.
- From within OOo, choose Tools > Extension Manager to install new extensions.
- Add-Ins are components that provide Calc formulas.
- The Calc application help has some information about add-ins.
- Plugins are what you know from your browser.
- Plugins can add functionality to play sounds or videos of specific formats, among others.
- OOo can utilize many browser plugins that are installed on your system automatically.
- Current browsers use the term Add-On or Extension for UI related plugins.
- Plug-in stands for DDE or OLE objects that are inserted in a document.
- The menu command Edit > Plug-in toggles the display of such objects.