Openoffice 2.0 Web Wizard

Openoffice 2.0 has this neat little feature called Web Wizard. It’s one of the most fantastic little tools for those that don’t want to do websites the dirty way, or don’t have the patience of learning or paying for Adobe Dreamweaver:

Here’s what the Web Wizard can do:

  • Create a Web page that links to OpenOffice.org documents, Microsoft Office documents, HTML files, or graphics files you specify. The Web page can have multiple layouts, including a left-hand navigation frame and a right-hand document display frame.
  • Batch convert OpenOffice.org documents to PDF or HTML. This means that your main HTML index page can link to documents in the original format, to converted versions in HTML or converted versions in PDF. (Note that you can’t convert graphics files to PDF, and you can’t put all the OpenOffice.org files together in one PDF.)

So, here’s what these capabilities allow you to do:
  • You can use the wizard to create a web site from existing documents, rather than designing a new site, copying and pasting into HTML, reformatting, etc.
  • You can use the wizard simply as a batch converter to HTML.
  • You can use the wizard simply as a batch converter to PDF. Got 200 documents you want to change to PDF? Set up the wizard, run it, and go to lunch.
  • You can use the wizard as a poor-user’s version of the Photoshop Web’s page batch convert feature that lets you take a bunch of pictures and put them together in a convenient form for people to view in a browser.
  • You can do lots of other things that I haven’t thought of yet, but that you will come up with when you fiddle with this great feature.

Now what does this allow you to do? You can do batch HTML to PDF conversions, automatic formatting, etc. See what you’re missing out on? OpenOffice 2.0 can be had here. Read TechTarget’s howto use here.
Via TechTarget

  • This is huge. Excuse me, but I don’t believe MS Office has these capabilities. And Openoffice is somewhat less expensive. Thanks.

  • This is huge. Excuse me, but I don’t believe MS Office has these capabilities. And Openoffice is somewhat less expensive. Thanks.