Extension Watch: Colorize Code in OpenOffice.org Writer Documents with COOoder

Dmitri Popov

Productivity Sauce

Aug 11, 2010 GMT
Dmitri Popov

Adding a pinch of color to code fragments in a Writer document can make it easier to read. But coloring code by hand is a rather daunting proposition, especially if the document contains hundreds of lines of code. Fortunately, there is an extension for that. COOoder is a one-trick pony extension that can automatically colorize code in many programming languages.

Install the extension, select the code fragment you want to colorize, press the COOoder button in the COOoder toolbar (or choose Tools | Add-ons | COOoder), and select the desired language. Hit the OK button, and COOoder does the rest. COOoder is based on the GeSHi syntax highlighter, so the extension can handle all languages supported by GeSHi. This includes HTML, JavaScript, Python, Java, PHP, SQL, OpenOffice.org Basic, and many others.


  • It does not work!!

    Installed the addon with Open Office 3.3.
    Pasted a piece of java code on the document. Clicked on the button navigating to Tools>Add-Ons>COOoder

    voila!!! Nothing happened!!
    I kept on clicking the button,but it simply does not do anything.

    It does not work...
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