OpenOffice presentation wizard Writer is a full-featured office productivity suite that provides a near drop-in replacement for Microsoft(R) Office. It is installed by fault in Ubuntu 10.10 and below. It is licensed under version 3 of the GNU LESSER GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE.

The metapackage installs all components of

  • Word processor
  • Spreadsheet
  • Presentation
  • Drawing
  • Database
  • Equation editor
  • Mobile Devices filters
  • legacy filters (e.g. StarOffice 5.2)

Functionality can be extended in by installing the following packages:

  • hunspell-dictionary-*/myspell-dictionary-*: Hunspell/Myspell dictionaries

for use with

  •*: UI interface translation
  •*: User help
  •*: Thesauri for the use with
  •*: Hyphenation patterns for
  • Gtk UI Plugin, GNOME File Picker support,

QuickStarter for GNOMEs notification are

  • GNOME VFS, GConf backend
  • KDE UI Plugin and KDE File Picker support
  • menu: Will add menu entries for every Debian window manager.
  • unixodbc: ODBC database support
  • cups-bsd: Allows to detect your CUPS printer queues


  • libsane: Use your sane-supported scanner with
  • libxrender1: Speed up display by using Xrender library
  • libgl1: OpenGL support
  • Open Clip Art Gallery with OOo index files
  • iceweasel | firefox | icedove | thunderbird | iceape-browser | mozilla-browser:

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  • openjdk-6-jre | gcj-jre | java5-runtime:

Java Runtime Environment for use with

  • pstoedit / imagemagick: helper tools for EPS thumbnails
  • gstreamer0.10-plugins-*: GStreamer plugins for use with OOos media backend
  • libpaper-utils: papersize detection support via paperconf
  • libldap-2.4-2: LDAP client library; needed for OOo getting its profiles

from LDAP.