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-----Original Message-----
From: Simos Xenitellis [] 
Sent: Wednesday, May 16, 2012 8:48 AM
Subject: Re: [tdf-discuss] LibreOffice for Academic Work -- 

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 to LibreOffice that are available right now. Is 
LibreOffice sufficient as is, or do any of you have any 
of add-ons that are really needed for 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 
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, JabRef, 
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.


Indeed such a page or rather a chapter about usage of LIBO from the perspective of a young starting 
academic would be a very good thing to have. Maybe with the help of some fore runner academia? 
Might also be interesting idea for other professional areas. 

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