LibreOffice 7.4 software is a complete, feature-rich
office productivity suite that provides, in combination with this
SDK, all the essential tools for building and deploying custom
solutions that build on, or integrate with, the LibreOffice 7.4 suite
The SDK is a development kit for LibreOffice 7.4, which
eases the development of office components. It provides a set of
libraries, binaries, header, and IDL files which have final API's
and can only be extended with new functionality. This set of libraries
and binaries is the minimum set of functions needed to use system
abstraction for base functionality and for using UNO (Universal
Network Objects) component technology. The UNO component model is the
base of the whole Office API. The SDK provides everything necessary
to use the Office API from external programs (e.g. Java, C++) or to
extend the Office functionality with new components (e.g. new filter
components, CalcAddin functions). It is compatible over several
versions because the API remains unaffected and will only be extended
with new functions.
The SDK provides the basic building blocks for external developers
to develop components in any language for which a binding exists.
Currently, there are language bindings for LibreOffice 7.4 Basic, Java, Python,
and different C++ compilers on different platforms, for LibreOffice 7.4,
thus covering the most commonly used programming languages. There
will be no limit for office automation in heterogeneous environments.
Currently supported platforms of the SDK are Linux, Solaris (sparc,
x86), and Windows.
The SDK also contains reference documentation
for the API and a complete Developer's Guide is available online in the Apache OpenOffice Wiki, with
lots of examples, which introduce the API, explain the concepts behind
it, and make it possible for all users to quickly get started with
the Office API.
|An overview of all necessary
installation steps (e.g. environment variables) to use this SDK.
|Detailed documentation, explaining the LibreOffice 7.4
API and the concepts behind it, with a rich set of examples,
implemented mainly in Java. This documentation is online in the
Apache OpenOffice Wiki.
|Complete LibreOffice 7.4 API reference.
|Java UNO Runtime Reference
|Reference documentation of the Java UNO runtime API.
|Reference documentation of the C++ UNO runtime and a
set of C/C++ base and helper functions and classes to abstract from
the system layer.
|Overview and a short description of the UNO
|A collection of examples in different
programming languages (Java, Python, C++, Basic, OLE, CLI).
|A git repository with additional examples
from various contributors:
|OASIS Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) TC
|Link to the OASIS Open Document Format for
Office Applications (OpenDocument) Technical Committee where you
can find the latest information about the OASIS Open Document XML
file format which is the default document format
for LibreOffice 7.4.
|OpenOffice.org XML File Format
|Specification of the initial OpenOffice.org XML File Format.
|The license for the LibreOffice 7.4 SDK.