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I never really thought about creating a spell checker for LO, but when I looked into the .oxt file I saw how easy it could be, if you did not use all of the "control codes" that I could not find reference to. Once I figured out some of the internals, it became "relatively easy" to create a basic word list type of one.

The same things go for Templates.

You create a document file format you like and use it yourself. Then you take away all your "personal" information we users do not need to see and then add some text somewhere describing what the template file/document is all about. At that point you are ready to share it with others. The Extension/Template site[s] will need the uploader to go through some steps to get it online, but it can be worth it.

It is worth all the hassles I have dealt with creating a VERY LARGE American English [773,000+ words], British English [639,000+ words], and Canadian English [639,000+ words] spell checking dictionaries.

I would like to add words to the dictionaries, but when you get to the point of a half-million words, or more, it is hard to find more words and create a package to do the hard work for you.

On 11/22/2012 05:02 PM, Tom Davies wrote:
Hi :)
I was kinda agreeing with my last post too.  Just taking the opportunity to "raise the profile" of 
the templates site for anyone that does have a template or such that they don't mind sharing.  It doesn't 
matter if it's really bad because it might just be an inspiration for someone else or be the starting point 
that someone takes a lot further.  I think sometimes people are just a bit shy or don't realise that what 
they think is bad might really help another person get unstuck or learn (or might even just be a shed-load 
better than they realise (as is often the case ime)).

Regards from
Tom :)

From: webmaster-Kracked_P_P <>
Sent: Thursday, 22 November 2012, 20:40
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Ending a document

Yes I know of the Template site.

BUT, there are a lot of people out there that has some good ideas on how to do things that seem never to be a 
part of an "official" template list.

The idea of making a master document that  automatically combines sub-documents to make sure the 
starting page of each sub-document/chapter starts on an odd page number - is something that others 
might want to see and look at how it is done.

Then there are other documents "styles" I would love to see in template form.  It does not have to have the 
"template" three-character file name type either.

It is hard to find a lot of good complex ones that are not from MSO designs.

Some of us do not have time to figure out how to do some of these nice things, I have heard of, 
with out time constraint.  For me my last doctor's visit was telling me - in not so many words - 
that I have to reduce the amount of time I am sitting at my desk dealing with this desktop.  I wish 
I had enough time to really get into reading all of the guides and manuals I have.  I use to back 
in the early 2000's.

So to really state it over again:
We need more people who find good solutions on how to do things, with their creation of "master documents" 
for their type of documents, take their "finds" and place then in our LO template pages with a brief 
explanation on what it will do for the user.

We need more and more solutions to be shared with the rest of us.

I have offered to help people create their own Spell Checking dictionaries for specialized topics.  
I think those with the skill in creating documents should do their part in helping other as well.

I have not checked, YET, but it would be great to have some GOOD calendar templates for both monthly wall 
calendars and every other type you can think of.  I am creating a "special" wall calendar for a 
group I belong to that shows the dates of every meeting for 2013, like I did for 2012, 2011, and 2010.  That 
way they will not have the excuse of not knowing when the next meeting is.

On 11/22/2012 12:06 PM, Tom Davies wrote:
Hi :)
There is a Templates site with almost exactly the same name as the Extensions site.  Whichever you 
are on you might notice the tabs at the top to let you switch from Extensions to Templates or 
Regards from
Tom :)

From: webmaster-Kracked_P_P <>
Sent: Wednesday, 21 November 2012, 16:14
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Ending a document

On 11/21/2012 08:52 AM, Dan Lewis wrote:
On 11/21/2012 06:07 AM, Barry Say wrote:
Hi all,

Is it the case that a document **must* *end with a paragraph mark. I am editing a publication which 
is a master document and I would like to specify that for a given sub-document I wish to have 
nothing below it on the page but when I insert a page break I am given another page with a blank 
paragraph which I do not want. I am aware of the possibility of specifying that a document must 
start a fresh page, but I have tried that in the past and introduced a non-deletable feature in the 
master document.

Any thoughts?

         Yes, all documents **must** end with a paragraph mark. Writer documents are written using XML. The 
"markers" used to format the text are used in pairs. If there is a beginning of a paragraph, there 
must be an ending of it. The paragraph markers only visually show you where the paragraphs begin and end.
         I just created a master document from 4 chapters that I have. (Total pages: 212) In the 
master document, nothing is below the end of a given chapter; the next chapter begins with on a new 
page. And if the subdocument ended as an odd page in the master document, a blank page was added so 
that the new chapter begins as an odd page.
         How did you create the master document? If we had your steps, someone might be able to 
discover what has to be done differently.


If this is not out of line, how about we get people to share their "favorite" master 
document-templates with the rest of us.  The trick of adding sub documents and automatically having the next 
chapters start on an odd page is nice to know how to do.

There are a lot of people out there that have created master documents that could be used as 
template-documents by others so that they do not have to figure out all the needed information on 
their own.

Actually, I never did figure out how to make a master document that used sub-documents 
[chapters/sections] using LO.  I tried back in first year of using LO and then gave up.  It seemed 
easier to edit individual chapters/sections of a large document than edit a 50plus page one.

ALSO, as for ending a document, I always have one or two blank lines after my last paragraph of 
text.  That is what I was taught in college [and work] in thelate 80's and early 90's, so I never 
got out of the habit of doing it.

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