When you’re writing code, no matter what programming language you’re writing, you’ll know how important formatting actually is. It allows you to make sure it’s easy to read so that when you go back and look at it, you can understand what everything does so you won’t have to spend hours going through every line of code. It’s also helpful because it means other developers who could be working on the same code as you can also understand it and this is why so many people choose to use careful formatting. In a tool like ours which isn’t specialised in this area, it can be quite difficult though and this is why our Open Office download for today is Code Formatter, the solution to this problem.
So one thing you might be asking is, what does Code Formatter actually do in terms of functionality? Well it currently supports many different programming languages and this number is growing. It helps to highlight code using colour based on syntax and the statements you use. Many different colours are used to help you distinguish between it all and it really does highlight what you’re trying to build. There is some options for you to choose from to help customize it to become what you want, too.
At the time of writing this, Code Formatter supports C++, C#, Perl, Python, Java and XML. As you can see, there is a lot of big languages here which means that most programmers will find they can benefit from installing this extension. If you have any other languages you think would be useful, feel free to contact the developers who may well decide it is in the interest of the community and decide to add it to the extension. All of the latest versions of the office suite support this too so you should have no problems using it as long as you have our installation file on your computer.
We must stress though that even if you are writing code in it, you won’t be able to compile it through the office suite. For this, you’re always going to need specialist software which can do the job for you. The purpose of this extension is mainly for those who want to share the code they create by putting it in a file format that is easily accessible for everyone. One example of this type of software is Netbeans but we really don’t need to go into this onto our Open Office download website!
In conclusion, if you’re a programmer who writes and shares code on a regular basis, you’ll definitely find a lot of benefit in using Code Formatter. The installation process is very quick and it works straight from the box so if you aren’t sure about what’s best to configure it, you should have no problems simply using the default settings. You can just go ahead and write all of the code you want and the software will parse it and colour code it if it’s in one of the languages we’ve said it supports. The download link you need can be found below and if you don’t have the office suite installed, you’ll find that readily available for free too.