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Risto Jääskeläinen

Average: 3 (1 vote)

back-button, readers helper, browsing help
Post date:
Wednesday, 8 August, 2012 - 12:24
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Compatible with OpenOffice 4: Unknown
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Compatible with OpenOffice 4.x?

Retro is kind of browser back button for reading long text documents. When you for example jump from TOC to target text Retro give you easy way back to the TOC. And back and forth if needed up to one hundred visited pages with maximum page number 1000. Retro package is installing itself to Tools - Addons - Retro menu. Retro is a slow running program, which is not asking much from processor. Retro is multilingua: eesti, magyar, русский etc but there is quite little need of words in UI.
Need to restart Openoffice and start using from menu Tools - Addons - Retro
Retro tuo pitkien OpenOffice-asiakirjojen lukemiseen saman avun, minkä selaimissa antaa "Siirry sivu taaksepäin" -painike. Retro rekisteröi sivut, joilla asiakirjan lukija on käynyt ja palaa käyntipolkua pitkin taaksepäin aina aloitussivulle asti. Ja toiseenkin suuntaan pääsee selaamaan jo vierailtuja sivuja. Käytyjä sivukohteita voi kerralla olla muistissa 100 ja suurin sallittu sivunumero on 1000. Retro on tarkoituksellisesti hidas ohjelma, jotta se ei häiritsisi muuta toimintaa.

Kiitokset Andrew Pitonyakille mainioista oppaista, Paolo Mantovanille BasicAddonBuildersta, nimimerkki Villeroyille modeless-valintaikkunasta ja koko OpenOffice-yhteisölle infrastruktuurista.

Ohjeita (versioon 0.5.x):



Version Operating system Compatibility Release date
0.7.7 System Independent 3.4 27/09/2012 - 08:19 More information Download
0.5.1 System Independent 3.4 08/08/2012 - 12:25 More information Download


Hi, during my tests I found a missing translation for a tooltip. In the toolbar at the top for navigation between documents in the middle there is a radio button, where the toolitp shows "Pyyhintä" in my German AOO (see comment more early) and also in an English 4.0.0.

Best regards


There is now video about "Pyyhkäisy" or "Pyyhintä". It is "clickless click" in this case.
I use AddonBuilder for extension creation. Not any more remember anything other but all text must write again if try made small change.
If there is some easy way for upgrade (to version 0.7.8) I may try to add translations if I got them.

Some first tests seem to show that the extension also works fine with "AOO 4.0.0 – German UI / German locale [AOO400m3(Build:9702) - Rev. 1503704 2013-07-16 14:54:56 (Di, 16 Jul 2013)]" on German German WIN7 Home Premium (64bit)", Common 4.0-dev User Profile

So may be 4.0 should be added in the compatibility list?

I don't see how to change that

Hi, this is a nice tool, but documentation is more than incomplete, what might be reason for missing positive ratings?
I recommend to add
- how to install: can be used after relaunch of AOO
- how to activate: Menu 'Tools -> Add-ons -> Retro'
I know, that is more or less the same as already said in the description, bot I doubt that normal users
understand " installing itself to Tools - Addons menu.", for example also because the correct term is
- What it does and how to use. Currently users have to find out by trial and error what buttons
should be used for what function ...



Unfortunately I have already forgot most of this extension I create a year ago. I just edit a bit this page.