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On Wed, May 16, 2012 at 9:32 AM, Jonathan Aquilina
<> wrote:
On 16/05/2012 08:18, Simos Xenitellis wrote:

On Tue, May 15, 2012 at 10:32 AM, Marc Paré<>  wrote:

I need to work out a short note about use of LibreOffice in an academic
environment. What would some of you, who are using LibreOffice, consider
necessary to use LibreOffice in an academic setting.

I am not looking for a "wish-list", but a list of any extensions/add-ons
LibreOffice that are available right now. Is LibreOffice sufficient as
or do any of you have any suggestions of add-ons that are really needed
such a setting as a college/university/academic environment?

I think that LibreOffice, and specifically LibreOffice Writer, is
quite good in writing essays.
You can use page and paragraph styles in order to create a structured
The documentation has more information about this, or see
Actually this is very important, because the proper use of styles can
help you manage big documents.

You can use math equations as in so no third-party tool is

You can manage your bibliography with Zotero (Firefox Add-on), which
has a feature to export to LibreOffice.


Simos what about citation of sources and bibliographies, as well as
appendices for lets say a thesis?

You can cite your bibliography in the document using 'Insert→citation".

There are more bibliography tools, if you are interested to test them out,
Mendeley, (+document management, closed source).

Regarding appendices, see

I wonder if there is a document on the LibreOffice Wiki about all these.
That is, a document that explains how to use LibreOffice Writer for
academic work.


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