OpenOffice.org gets label templates

In an indication of the gradual maturing of the OpenOffice.org software suite, a company that sells printer labels has released document templates that let people use the open-source software for printing such labels.

Worldlabel.com's label templates can be downloaded for free. "A few universities recently asked for Openoffice.org label templates, so we expedited the release," said managing director Russell Ossendryver.

The labels are included in the OpenOffice.org version distributed by 8daysaweek, and the company is trying to make them a standard part of the Microsoft Office rival. "We would like them to be in the next version of OpenOffice.org. We hope to start discussion on this soon," Ossendryver said.

In addition, he said the company plans to add Openoffice.org Draw templates within a week. "They will be excellent for CD and DVD labeling," Ossendryver said.

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