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The goal of this page is to list free and commercial solutions that might be important and helpful to companies, organizations, and individuals who want to adopt OpenOffice.org.

For each category first those solutions are listed that focus on "vanilla" OpenOffice.org (the OpenOffice.org that can be downloaded from OpenOffice.org) instead of OpenOffice.org-based products like the Oracle Open Office software or Novell's edition of OpenOffice.org. For companion products like the email and calendar servers the actual office suite flavor makes no difference, and thus does not affect the order in this list. The next order criteria is price. Solutions free of cost are listed first whereas commercial solutions are listed last. Within the commercial solutions those are listed first where it is known that the vendors/organizations contribute or have contributed to OpenOffice.org.

DISCLAIMER: Since the status of and the information about solutions can change, please check always the solution's website for the latest information.

CD's & Documentation

Product / Solution Name Short Description Costs / Charges Source / Vendor Known Contributions to OpenOffice.org by the Vendor Additional Resources
OpenOffice.org Documentation Project OpenOffice.org Documentation, HOW-TOs Free unless printed OpenOffice.org See: credits page, signed JCA's
OpenOffice.org CD/ROM Project OpenOffice.org CD's Almost for free (cost of media and shipping) & commercial OpenOffice.org See: credits page, signed JCA's
Oracle Open Office Discontinued Supported OpenOffice.org-based multi-platform office solution commercial Oracle OpenOffice.org hosting costs, OpenOffice.org development, OpenOffice.org Conference sponsor [1]
OpenOffice.org pro OpenOffice.org pro. Optimized for Russian users. Improved support for Cyrillic documents, a thesaurus and a dictionary Almost for free (cost of media and shipping) & support Infra-Resource L10n, Encyclopedia (wiki), Electronic Distribution by Russian CDN, Establishment of a national state standard based on ODF (the final stage of adoption).
RedOffice OpenOffice.org-based office solution for Windows and Linux to meet the requirements of Chinese market (CD's and manual) commercial Beijing Redflag CH2000 Co., Ldt. OpenOffice.org development, OpenOffice.org Conference sponsor
EuroOffice OpenOffice.org-based multi-platform office solution free (no charge) & commercial MultiRacio Ltd. OpenOffice.org development, OpenOffice.org Conference sponsor

Language Packs, Dictionaries & localized Versions

Product / Solution Name Short Description Costs / Charges Source / Vendor Known Contributions to OpenOffice.org by the Vendor Additional Resources
OpenOffice.org l10n Project Official OpenOffice.org localizations no charge OpenOffice.org See: people responsible for l10n work, credits page, signed JCA's
BharateeyaOO.o Indian language packs: English, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Malayalam, Marathi, Mythili, Oriya, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu no charge BharateeyaOO.o Team, CDAC (Formerly NCST) These language packs
Oracle Open Office Discontinued Supported OpenOffice.org-based multi-platform office solution available in: Dutch, English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Portuguese (Brazilian), Spanish, Swedish, Russian, Arabic, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Japanese commercial Oracle OpenOffice.org hosting costs, OpenOffice.org development, OpenOffice.org Conference sponsor [2]
OpenOffice.org pro OpenOffice.org pro. Optimized for Russian users. Improved support for Cyrillic documents, a thesaurus and a dictionary Almost for free (cost of media and shipping) & support Infra-Resource L10n, Encyclopedia (wiki), Electronic Distribution by Russian CDN, Establishment of a national state standard based on ODF (the final stage of adoption).
OxygenOffice Professional OxygenOffice Professional is a free and multilingual office suite that runs fine on your Windows and Linux. This open source project based on OpenOffice.org that is the leader open source office productivity suite. The OxygenOffice Professional comes with many useful accessories like templates, cliparts, fonts, samples. The product is compatible with all other major office suites like Microsoft Office and StarOffice. OxygenOffice Professional is free to download, use and distribute for corporate, enterprise, home and non-profit application. It is easy to use, easy to learn. The OxygenOffice Professional 2.4.1 is available in English, German, French, Italian, Hungarian, Brazilian, Chinese (简体中文), Czech, Dutch, Finnish, Georgian (ქართული ენა), Japanese, Polish, Spanish, Swedish and Türkçe (Turkish) languages. no charge OOOP 2.4.1 See: people responsible for l10n work, credits page, signed JCA's OxygenOffice Professional homepage
EuroOffice OpenOffice.org-based multi-platform office solution available in: English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Spanish, Polish no charge MultiRacio Ltd. OpenOffice.org development, OpenOffice.org Conference sponsor
EuroOffice Professional OpenOffice.org-based multi-platform office solution available in: English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Spanish, Polish commercial MultiRacio Ltd. OpenOffice.org development, OpenOffice.org Conference sponsor

Add-on Components & Extensions

Product / Solution Name Short Description Costs / Charges Source / Vendor Known Contributions to OpenOffice.org by the Vendor Additional Resources
OpenOffice.org Extensions Repository "Official" OpenOffice.org Extensions Repository free and commercial
OOo.HG French collection of OpenOffice.org extensions for creating geographical and historical maps, diagrams, etc. no charge OOo.HG
Dmaths A set of tool to write formulas in OpenOffice.org. Dmaths is dedicated to those who use the formula editor on a daily basis no charge Dmaths
dxf2calc Tool for importing CAD drawings in spreadsheet no charge A. B. Jensen Maskinfabrik A/S
OOoLilyPond Tool for inserting music notation in OpenOffice.org no charge OOoLilyPond on SourceForge
Oracle Report Builder Extension for OpenOffice.org and StarOffice that allows creating database reports no charge Oracle Inc. OpenOffice.org hosting costs, OpenOffice.org development, OpenOffice.org Conference sponsor
O3Spaces Workplace Plugin OpenOffice.org plugin which includes Open from/Publish to Workplace, Reading/Adding of comments and reviewing any previous Document Version. Free of charge (Community Edition)/Commercial O3Spaces This plugin Trial Center
Screenwright(R) Script Formatters Formatting templates for screenplays, sitcoms, radio, theater / stage plays, and audio-visual dual-column corporate videos / industrial films - in both A4 and 8½×11" formats free Anikó J. Bartos & Alan C. Baird OOo/Sun Community Innovation Program Award Recipient Templates
OxygenOffice Professional contents for OpenOffice.org as extension - Free templates and galleries Extension version of OxygenOffice Professional's extra contents for OpenOffice.org like templates and galleries. no charge OxygenOffice Professional and Extension downloads OpenOffice.org and OxygenOffice Professional Community
EuroOffice Extensions in the OpenOffice.org Extensions Repository Free and commercial OpenOffice.org extensions: EuroOffice Dictionary (dictionary toolbar and translation aid), EuroOffice Map Chart, EuroOffice Solver free/no charge and commercial MultiRacio Ltd. OpenOffice.org development, OpenOffice.org Conference sponsor
CalcLink A bi-directional link between Mathematica and Calc commercial Lauschke Consulting
PAVONE OfficeGateway for OpenOffice.org PAVONE OfficeGateway for OpenOffice.org. PAVONE OfficeGateway offers the direct use of office documents via IBM Lotus Notes or a web browser. It creates a connection between comfortable word processing and calculation in office suites and the communication, coordination and knowledge platform IBM Lotus Notes / Domino. commercial PAVONE AG

Assistive Technology

Product / Solution Name Short Description Costs / Charges Source / Vendor Known Contributions to OpenOffice.org by the Vendor Additional Resources
Orca Screen Reader no charge Orca
GOK On-screen Keyboard no charge GOK
EuroOffice Adaptive Interface Adaptive menus based on user behaviour, works with EuroOffice only no charge MultiRacio Ltd. OpenOffice.org development, OpenOffice.org Conference sponsor

Migration Tools, Services & Training

Product / Solution Name Short Description Costs / Charges Source / Vendor Known Contributions to OpenOffice.org by the Vendor Additional Resources
OpenOffice.org Support Area Mailing lists, documentation, links to commercial offerings no charge & commercial OpenOffice.org See: credits page, signed JCA's
Oracle Open Office Enterprise Edition Supported OpenOffice.org-based multi-platform office solution including analysis tools. commercial Oracle Inc OpenOffice.org hosting costs, OpenOffice.org development, OpenOffice.org Conference sponsor [3]
SCAI Migration Analysis Suite Migration assessment tool commercial SCAI

Enterprise Management Tools

Product / Solution Name Short Description Costs / Charges Source / Vendor Known Contributions to OpenOffice.org by the Vendor Additional Resources
OpenOffice-Enterprise Windows Group Policy management for the OpenOffice.org office suite commercial Open Office Technology, Inc. OpenOffice.org marketing support, bug reports, community-based technical support

Communication Clients (Email, Calendar, IM)

Product / Solution Name Short Description Costs / Charges Source / Vendor Known Contributions to OpenOffice.org by the Vendor Additional Resources
Evolution Integrated mail, address book and calendaring functionality no charge GNOME [4]
Mozilla Lightning Integrated calendar extension for Mozilla Thunderbird email client no charge Mozilla [5]
Pidgin Multi-protocol instant messaging (IM) client no charge Pidgin [6]

Communication Servers (Email, Calendar, IM)

Product / Solution Name Short Description Costs / Charges Source / Vendor Known Contributions to OpenOffice.org by the Vendor Additional Resources
OpenGroupware.org Email and calendar server solution no charge OpenGroupware.org
Oracle Communications Unified Communications Suite Email and Calendar Server commercial Oracle Inc. OpenOffice.org hosting costs, OpenOffice.org development, OpenOffice.org Conference sponsor [7]
Novell GroupWise Email and calendar server solution commercial Novell Code Contributions, OpenOffice.org Conference Sponsorship
Open-Xchange Email and calendar server solution commercial Open-Xchange

Imaging & Publishing

Product / Solution Name Short Description Costs / Charges Source / Vendor Known Contributions to OpenOffice.org by the Vendor Additional Resources
Scribus Open source desktop publishing application with OpenDocument format support no charge Scribus [8]
Inkscape Open Source Scalable Vector Graphics Editor no charge Inkscape [9]
The GIMP Image manipulation software for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring no charge The GIMP [10]
FontMarketplace TrueType fonts for purchase and download commercial FontMarketplace [11]

Project Management & Note Taking

Product / Solution Name Short Description Costs / Charges Source / Vendor Known Contributions to OpenOffice.org by the Vendor Additional Resources
PAVONE Project Management PAVONE Project Management IBM Lotus Notes based project management solution. It helps project managers optimize and supervise work loads and resource distribution. PAVONE Project Management has an interface for the direct use of office documents via IBM Lotus Notes or a web browser. It creates a connection between comfortable word processing and calculation in office suites and the communication, coordination and knowledge platform IBM Lotus Notes / Domino. commercial PAVONE AG
FreeMind Java technology based mind mapper with OpenOffice.org file format export no charge SourceForge.net [12]
GanttProject Project management tool for creating gantt charts and resource load charts no charge GanttProject
OpenProj Open source project management tool no charge Projity
EverNote Note taking software similar to Microsoft OneNote commercial EverNote Corporation
DEVONnote Note taking software with ODF support for the Mac platform commercial DEVONtechnologies
Open Workbench Open Workbench is a free and powerful alternative to Microsoft Project no charge Open Workbench

Fully-integrated Desktop Stack

Product / Solution Name Short Description Costs / Charges Source / Vendor Known Contributions to OpenOffice.org by the Vendor Additional Resources
Ubuntu Linux Integrated Linux desktop solution no charge Ubuntu
openSUSE powered by Novell Integrated Linux desktop solution commercial open-slx [13] Code Contributions, OpenOffice.org Conference Sponsorship [14]
Novell Linux Desktop powered by SUSE Linux Integrated Linux desktop solution commercial Novell Code Contributions, OpenOffice.org Conference Sponsorship [15]
Red Hat Desktop Integrated Linux desktop solution no charge Red Hat Code Contributions [16]
Xandros Desktop Business Edition Integrated Linux desktop solution commercial Xandros

Bibliography / Citation Tools

Product / Solution Name Short Description Costs / Charges Source / Vendor Known Contributions to OpenOffice.org by the Vendor Additional Resources
Zotero Open source reference management software with OpenOffice.org support no charge Zotero [17]
Citavi Reference management software with OpenOffice.org support no charge / commercial Citavi

Content & Document Management Systems, Search Technology

Product / Solution Name Short Description Costs / Charges Source / Vendor Known Contributions to OpenOffice.org by the Vendor Additional Resources
PAVONE Enterprise Office PAVONE Enterprise Office is an IBM Lotus Notes based solution for the document, address and contact data management. It has an interface for direct use of office documents via IBM Lotus Notes or a web browser. It creates a connection between comfortable word processing and calculation in office suites and the communication, coordination and knowledge platform IBM Lotus Notes / Domino. commercial PAVONE AG
OpenOffice.org Plugin for Alfresco "The purpose of the plugin is to provide Alfresco functionality from within OpenOffice.org. This functionality includes the ability to: navigate Alfresco spaces, search and open documents; check documents in and out; view document details; and invoke some actions, such as work flow steps." no charge OpenOffice.org Plugin for Alfresco
Plone Plone has full openDocument support with free plug-ins. AROfficeTransforms provides ODF support for indexing and online preview for Plone2 and Plone3. Plone.ConvertDaemon provides full ODF support for Plone3 and future versions. ExternalEditor provides direct link between OpenOffice.org and Plone in order to directly edit files. OOFill allows to fill ODF files with Plone native data. POD Python Open Document allows to include python commands in ODT templates in order to generate pre-filled documents. TextIndexNG is a full text indexer that supports ODF and other formats no charge Plone service providers
Symfoni Document Manager Symfoni Document Manager is a general-purpose document management solution based on IBM Lotus Notes. Commercial Symfoni Software
Collanos Workplace P2P multi-platform team collaboration software no charge Collanos Software Blog Forum Tour Press Download
KnowledgeTree Document Management Made Simple Open Source Document Management System that leverages OpenOffice.org for internal document management tasks no charge KnowledgeTree Document Management System Blog Forums Download
Typo3 Open Source Content Management Framework no charge TYPO3 Association [18]
eZ publish Open Source Enterprise CMS no charge eZ systems [19]
Lodel Lodel is a high quality web publishing system. Document to be published may be prepared locally using OpenOffice.org no charge Lodel
icoya OpenContent icoya OpenContent is the web based all-purpose solution for the creation and maintenance of powerful websites or intranets. commercial struktur AG OpenOffice.org Conference Sponsor
O3Spaces O3Space Workplace is a Document Management System which works with OpenOffice.org. O3Spaces Workplace brings document management and document collaboration features to OpenOffice.org / StarOffice and Microsoft Office, including real-time version control, automated check-in/check-out and document security... commercial O3 Spaces OpenOffice.org plugin which includes Open from/Publish to Workplace, Reading/Adding of comments and reviewing any previous Document Version. Trial Center
Fabasoft Folio Content management and e-government solution commercial Fabasoft
OpenIndexer 3.0 Network fulltext search engine, SQL data storage, backup & restore of ODF, PDF and more file formats, creation of mobile archives on CD/DVD, for Win2003/XP/2K/Vista Freeware SAN Flash presentation Download
Metaliquid Fully web-based integrated content management and collaboration system commercial Metaliquid
PengYou - discontinued, source code still available Document collaboration server with OpenOffice.org client (extension) Freeware PengYou [20]
Paperiton DMS Document Management System with a very easy-to-use integration to OpenOffice.org. Commercial Paperiton
dtSearch "... over two dozen indexed, unindexed, full-text and fielded data search options ... built-in HTML converters for hit-highlighted display of other popular file types (MS Office, OpenOffice, ..." Commercial dtSearch
ServPDF 2 ServPDF 2 is a web based document conversion solution which uses OpenOffice too. ServPDF 2 supports also Adobe Acrobat (incl. 3D-PDF), Microsoft Office 2007, Ghostscript 8.61, Python Imaging and CATIA V5 no charge Görmezer [20]
DataDirect XQuery "XQuery implementation that plugs easily into any Java architecture and accesses almost any data source without being dependent on underlying servers or proprietary extensions to XQuery" Commercial DataDirect
FABIS basic Adress- and Contactmanagement: documents saved with the addressee, all file formats are to be saved for an overview of the in- and outgoing correspondence Commercial FABIS

Thin Client Solutions & Hardware Bundling OpenOffice.org

Product / Solution Name Short Description Costs / Charges Source / Vendor Known Contributions to OpenOffice.org by the Vendor Additional Resources
Linux Terminal Server Project "LTSP is an add-on package for Linux that allows you to connect lots of low-powered thin client terminals to a Linux server." no charge LTSP.org Booth space at various events
Oracle Sun Ray Ultra-thin Clients Thin clients with support for Linux, Windows and the Solaris OS commercial Oracle Inc. OpenOffice.org hosting costs, OpenOffice.org development, OpenOffice.org Conference sponsor [21]
Asus Eee PC Low-cost ultra-portable laptop with Linux pre-installed commercial ASUSTek Computer Inc. [22] [23] [24] [25] [26]
NComputing Sharing a regular PC with up to 7 students commercial NComputing [27]
Zonbu Subscription-based low-cost PC commercial Zonbu [28]
Classmate PC Low-cost laptop with Linux as a software option commercial Classmate PC
wizpy Linux PDA similar to the Apple iPod with OpenOffice.org pre-installed commercial Turbolinux

Document Conversion

Product / Solution Name Short Description Costs / Charges Source / Vendor Known Contributions to OpenOffice.org by the Vendor Additional Resources
Oracle Open Office Server Special version of Oracle Open Office optimized for server-side document conversion to PDF and document processing commercial Oracle.com OpenOffice.org hosting costs, OpenOffice.org development, OpenOffice.org Conference sponsor
deskUNPDF Professional "deskUNPDF allows you to turn your PDF documents into fully editable documents", "Supported document-based formats include the Open Document Format (.ODT) and Excel (.XLS)." commercial docudesk
Office2fO "Export Filter to transform ODF documents into the XSL-FO format" no charge OpenEdge

Archiving

Product / Solution Name Short Description Costs / Charges Source / Vendor Known Contributions to OpenOffice.org by the Vendor Additional Resources
Xena Software for Digital Preservation no charge Xena

Database Tools & Database Development Tools

Product / Solution Name Short Description Costs / Charges Source / Vendor Known Contributions to OpenOffice.org by the Vendor Additional Resources
EMS SQL Manager for SQL Server "high performance tool for SQL Server development and administration" with ODF import/export support no charge EMS Database Management Solutions, Inc.
MySQL Connector for OpenOffice.org Open Source DBMS no charge MySQL / Oracle Inc. OpenOffice.org hosting costs, OpenOffice.org development, OpenOffice.org Conference sponsor [29]
PostgreSQL Open Source DBMS no charge PostgreSQL

ERP, CRM and Industry Specific Solutions

Product / Solution Name Short Description Costs / Charges Source / Vendor Known Contributions to OpenOffice.org by the Vendor Additional Resources
PAVONE Sales PAVONE PAVONE Sales is an IBM Lotus Notes based solution for customer relationship management. It has an interface for direct use of office documents via IBM Lotus Notes or a web browser. It creates a connection between comfortable word processing and calculation in office suites and the communication, coordination and knowledge platform IBM Lotus Notes / Domino. commercial PAVONE AG
Elexis Medical practice software for the Swiss market with OpenOffice.org support no charge Elexis
Propylon Legislative Workbench Creation, amendment, translation and multi-channel publishing of legislative documents commercial Propylon Code contributions
DATEV Software Solutions Software solutions for attorneys and tax counselors commercial DATEV
abas Business Software ERP software with OpenOffice.org support commercial abas
OpenAtrix OpenAtrix's CRM4Office extends SugarCRM with OpenOffice features. Supports Reports and OpenOffice.org Mail Merge. commercial OpenAtrix, CRM4Office
ZuckerReports ZuckerReports extends Sugar with reporting features (incl. OpenOffice.org mail merge support). commercial go-mobile
OpenOffice.org Extension for SugarCRM Using the OpenOffice.org mail merge feature with address data from SugarCRM no charge java.net [30]
Tabellio Parliamentary Toolbox (parliament workflow ("Procedures") management, electronic and paper delivery management, ...) no charge Tabellio
Propylon Legislative Workbench "The Legislative Workbench Core Modules provide the common services and architectural framework used by the Lawmaking and Chamber Business Management modules." commercial Propylon
OpenPlenum German e-government software for managing hearings / meetings commercial PROTEXT
fd-klinika German healthcare software for clinics commercial fliegel data [31]
Advolux German attorney solution with OpenOffice.org support commercial Advolux
NVinity 2.0 German ERP solution with OpenOffice.org support commercial Nissen & Velten Software [32]
Strategie-Portfolio German portfolio analysis solution with OpenOffice.org support commercial Aplan A [33]
GnuAccounting "GnuAccounting is a open source java accounting software that creates and administrates e.g. invoices and credit notes. It embeds OpenOffice to design templates and output invoices and uses MySQL or OpenOffice's HSQLDB to store transactional metadata on a central server or on the client computer." no charge GnuAccounting
Inforama "Inforama allows companies to carry out document templating, generation and distribution. Create templates using OpenOffice and import existing acroforms using Inforama studio. Merge data at runtime to produce high quality PDF documents which can be emailed, printed and viewed." no charge / commercial OpenEdge
FABIS basic 5.0 Office solution with Address-and contactmanagement, correspondence integrates seamless OpenOffice, letters stored with the receiver, integrated masters, documentmanagement commercial FABIS Bertram Strätz

ODF Viewers and ODF Development Tools

Product / Solution Name Short Description Costs / Charges Source / Vendor Known Contributions to OpenOffice.org by the Vendor Additional Resources
ODFReader Add-on for Mozilla Firefox allowing to view ODF files no charge discontinued, not compatible with recent versions of Firefox
odfviewer Standalone ODF viewer no charge odfviewer
Visioo-Writer Standalone ODF viewer no charge Visioo-Writer
Oracle ODF Plugin for Microsoft Office Plugin that allows opening and saving ODF files within Microsoft Office Commercial Oracle Inc OpenOffice.org hosting costs, OpenOffice.org development, OpenOffice.org Conference sponsor
ODF Viewer for Firefox Firefox extension that allow viewing ODF files within the web browser no charge recent version 0.2 compatible with all new version of Firefox
The lpOD Project, Perl Perl ODF processing toolbox no charge CPAN
The Perl OpenDocument Connector Perl ODF processing toolbox no charge CPAN
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