Creating TEI files with OpenOffice or LibreOffice

NOTE: The following no longer seems to work. It seems to have been replaced by OxGarage, an online file conversion utility.  The original jar files are still available in the Sourceforge archives for the project but they will most likely not work with recent versions of OpenOffice or LibreOffice

TEI is a flavor of XML that is particularly suited to working with text.  If you are reading this, you probably knew that. What you may not know is that OpenOffice and the LibreOffice can be set up to export files as TEI 4 or TEI 5 compliant files. To install the filters necessary to do this, follow these steps:

Download the TEI4 and TEI5 .jar files from sourceforge:

Open OpenOffice Writer or LibreOffice Writer and open the ‘XML Filter Settings’ window from the Tools menu.

Click the ‘Open Package’ button and then navigate to the jar files you downloaded from sourceforge. Install each package. You should now find TEI4 and TEI5 listed in the menu of filetype choices when you go to ‘Save As’.