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Calligra Author – office suite

Last Updated on December 20, 2021

Calligra Suite is an open source set of applications written to help you to accomplish your work. It includes office applications such as a word processor, a spreadsheet, a presentation program, a database application, etc, and raster and vectorial graphics tools.

Calligra Author is a specialized tool for serious writers aiming to become what Krita is for painters. The application will support a writer in the process of creating an eBook from concept to publication.

Calligra Author targets two types of user:

  • Novelists who produce long texts with complicated plots involving many characters and scenes but with limited formatting.
  • Textbook authors who want to take advantage of the added possibilities in eBooks compared to paper-based textbooks.

Calligra has been under development since 2010, when it was spun from KOffice. Calligra Author is a new member of the growing Calligra application family. It will be released with Calligra 2.6 with the first version being very similar to Calligra Words.

Features include:

  • Templates.
  • Themes.
  • Toolbars and Dockers.
  • Full screen mode.
  • Zoom in/out.
  • Reference objects: People, Events, Locations.
  • Semantic stylesheets.
  • Style Manager: Paragraphs, Characters.
  • Auto spell check.
  • Autocorrection.
  • Export: OpenDocument Text, OpenDocument Text (Uncompressed XML Files), OpenDocument Text (Encrypted), OpenDocument Text Template, Mobipocket e-book, HTML document, electronic book document.
  • Export as PDF.
  • Improved text statistics (word count, character count, etc).
  • Access Google Documents.

Website: www.calligra.org
Support: Blog
Developer: The Author Team: Inge Wallin, Gopalakrishna Bhat, Mojtaba Shahi Senobari
License: GNU Lesser General Public License v2

Calligra Author

Calligra Suite is written in C++. Learn C++ with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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