LanguageTool on LibreOffice II: Integration via oxt extension

LanguageTool on LibreOffice II: Integration via oxt extension

LanguageTool on LibreOffice II: Integration via oxt extension

A few months ago, in a previous post called «LanguageTool on LibreOffice: Quick guide for configuration«, we address the existing and official procedure to integrate the fabulous “Web Browser Extension” called Language Tool. Which is a very well-known and used office tool that works as Multilingual spelling, grammar and style checker when writing. And it is also usually useful for paraphrasing texts.

But, given that this official procedure is only valid and recommended for versions of LibreOffice higher than 7.4 and with a very good Internet connection, today we will address a good practical alternative. An ideal for those cases where the LibreOffice version is lower than the recommended one and the Internet connection is scarce, bad or non-existent. So without further ado, let's go with the following quick guide on how to install (integrate) the office tool «LanguageTool on LibreOffice II using an oxt extension».

LanguageTool on LibreOffice: Quick guide for its configuration

But, before starting this new quick guide on how to integrate «LanguageTool on LibreOffice II using an oxt extension», we recommend that you then explore the previous related post:

LanguageTool on LibreOffice: Quick guide for its configuration
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Integrate LanguageTool on LibreOffice II via oxt extension

Integrate LanguageTool on LibreOffice II via oxt extension

Steps to integrate LanguageTool on LibreOffice II via oxt extension

Once the LibreOffice extension (.oxt file) of LanguageTool (press here) available in official LibreOffice extensions section, whose current size is greater than 200 MB, we must do the following steps shown below:

  • We run the LibreOffice office suite.

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  • We open the Extension Manager to search for and add the downloaded LanguageTool extension.

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  • Once the LibreOffice app has restarted, we go to the Writing Help option, located in the following menu section: Tools / Language Settings. And once there, we must uncheck the Hunspell Spell Checker option.

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  • Then, when you start any LibreOffice app, for example, Writer, we will see a new toolbar in LibreOffice, which belongs to LanguageTools. And whose configuration options are the following:

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  • With the default values, and testing with a text with obvious spelling and grammatical errors, these were the detections achieved:

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  • Finally, apart from the pinned Task Bar, the LanguageTool options can also be accessed as follows:

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Once we have reached this point, we will have installed and tested LanguageTool on LibreOffice via an oxt extension. However, we remind you that the official guide is found in the following link.

Compared to the previous method (using the API), using the oxt extension has several advantages, among which are being able to use the extension running on a local machine, and therefore avoiding the use of a Remote server. Additionally, the extension supports all rules that work at the full-text level (for example, opening and closing quotes are recognized even if they are more than a paragraph away from each other), and automatically adds all lists of correctly spelled words (according to LanguageTool) to the dictionaries used by LibreOffice.

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Summary

In summary, if you are a person who, for study or work reasons, constantly writes or drafts documents or any kind of writing (personal, educational or work) about LibreOffice, and you feel that your current concealer does not meet your needsWell, without a doubt, trying this alternative integration of «LanguageTool on LibreOffice using an oxt extension» It could be something very interesting. However, in my personal case, after trying it, I feel that it still needs a lot of improvement to reach the same level of operation (efficiency and effectiveness) that it has in its extension format for web browsers. Since, it cannot recognize all the misspelled words.

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