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Calc, Writer, Impress, Draw, OpenOffice.org
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Post date:
Monday, 19 July, 2010 - 14:43
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The OKDict extension enables you to look up word definitions on the Internet. The protocol used to retrieve the definitions is the DICT protocol. You can use OKDict with the main applications of the OpenOffice.org software suite, such as Writer, Writer/Web, Calc, Draw and Impress.

With OKDict, you can very easily look up the definition of a word in a document. Just select the word (or right-click the word in a Writer document) and choose Define from the context menu or click the Define icon (the blue icon with the magnifying glass) on the OKDict toolbar. The definition is displayed in the dictionary browser.

The dictionary browser works like a web browser: it has an input field, where you can enter a word to define, and a definition area, where the definitions are displayed. If you select a word in the definition area, its definition will be automatically retrieved and displayed. You can go back and forward in the search history.

OKDict can be configured with the OpenOffice.org options dialog. The OKDict options dialog can be accessed from Tools - Options - Language Settings - OKDict.

The OKDict user manual is integrated in the OpenOffice.org user manual. It can be accessed from the Contents tab in the OpenOffice.org user manual.

Please bear in mind that the results you get depend on the server you use. There is a list of servers you can use if the default server doesn't suit your needs.

OKDict requires OpenOffice.org version 3.2.1 (or later) on Windows (Windows 2000 or later).

Installation instructions
Please follow the installation instructions carefully, otherwise OKDict won't work correctly.

  1. Click "Get it!" below. You may have to confirm that you really want to download the file.
  2. The browser asks you what you want to do with the file. Click Open.
  3. The Openoffice.org extension manager opens and asks you whether you want to install the extension. Click OK.
  4. Openoffice.org displays the license agreement. To accept the license agreement, you have yo scroll down the license text to the end and click Accept.
  5. When the installation is compete, close the extension manager and all your currently opened Openoffice.org documents.
  6. Stop the Quickstarter (see explanations here, in section "Disabling the Quickstarter")
  7. Run Openoffice.org. You can now use OKDict normally

If you have a problem installing or using OKDict, you can send an email to contact@kilargo.com.

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Version Operating system Compatibility Release date
1.0.0 Windows -- 19/07/2010 - 14:54 More information Download


This tool is amazing! Exactly what I was looking for. It's easy to use and provides definitions from many sources directly in the word processor.