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jojothehobo
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Grammar helper extensions

Hi:
I've been looking into some grammar checker extensions for Libre Office Writer. I noticed a few extensions of interest:
1. Language Tool
2. After the Deadline
3 Organon
4 Light Proof
5 Scribens

I'm hoping to get a status update on them, or at least as many as are known.

It looks as if Language Tool is functional but may interfere with some LibreOffice built-in functionality
It seems that "After the Deadline" and Organon are no longer active or no longer working with LibreOffice
Light Proof has the last update in 2012 so it may not work in recent LO versions.
Scribens seems to be OK but is a small extension ( 15K) so I'm not sure of its functionality.

Any updated commentary would be appreciated

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re: Grammar helper extensions

I've been using Language Tool for almost everyday for almost two months without issue. I run the LibreOffice "Still" version.

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Grammar helper Extensions

Hi webfork.
Thanks for the update on Grammar helper extensions.
I downloaded my version of LibreOffice from PortableApps (6.2.2.2). I'll install Language Tool and report back how it turns out.
Jojo

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Install size of Language Tool

I looked up Language Tool in the LO writer extensions. It's file size is 134MB. That is bigger than any other extension I have installed, perhaps bigger than the sum of them. Would this tool slow down LO writer or otherwise degrade it's performancer? I was hoping to get some feedback before I install it.
I also noted that it received 67 Thumbs up and zero thumbs down, so clearly it satisfies users.
Thanks. Jojo

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re:Install size

The large size of the add-on ultimately it comes down to supporting multiple languages, which is data-intensive. As to whether or not it slows down LO, I haven't seen any performance issues in my testing with LibreOffice Portable Still.

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