OpenOffice.org (often abbreviated to "OOo" or "OO.o")
free/open-source office suite
developed by Sun,
with the assistance of the open-source development community.
The suite is distributed under the
and is available for a wide range of operating systems
Mac OS X,
The suite includes quite a number of components, the most important of
which are Writer (word processor), Calc (spreadsheet),
Impress (a presentation package),
Base (database management application),
Draw (vector drawing).
Here are some books about OpenOffice.org:
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Product Description: OpenOffice.org is a leading open-source office software suite. It features word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics and databases. It is available for all major operating systems. This book provides a how-to approach to using Base, which is Apache OpenOffice.org's database application. The book details how to create a fully functioning database, including setting up tables, forms queries and reports. The book also provides a brief introduction to SQL. OpenOffice.org 3.4: Using Base is the eighth book in Professor Steinberg’s Using Apache OpenOffice.org 3.4 series.
Product Description: This e-book presents ideas and solutions for the implementation and use of the OpenOffice.org open source office suite in a professional context (companies and administrations). It aims to answer the main questions you ask yourself through the study of ten strategic criteria.
Uses the straightforward For Dummies style to show Linux and Windows users how to use the OpenOffice.org desktop productivity suite
OpenOffice.org has a user interface and feature set similar to that of other office suites and works transparently with a variety of file formats, including those of Microsoft Office
Explains how to download, install, and set up both the Linux and Windows versions of OpenOffice.org
Organized by the four key desktop applications provided in the OpenOffice.org suite: Writer (word processing), Calc (spreadsheets), Impress (presentations), and Draw (graphics)
Other topics covered include creating and formatting documents with Writer, using templates and styles, creating spreadsheets with Calc, manipulating spreadsheet data, creating a presentation with Impress, and creating and editing images with Draw
Apress Beginning OpenOffice 3: From Novice to Professional
If you want to fly with OpenOffice 3.0, publish to your local wiki, create web presentations, or add maps to your documents, Beginning OpenOffice 3 is the book for you. You will arm yourself with OpenOffice.org 3.0 tools, from creating wiki docs to automating complex design steps. OpenOffice has been downloaded almost 100 million times, and this is the book that explains why.
You learn how to adopt OpenOffice 3.0 innovations.
You see how to work across Windows, OS X, Google, and the Web, no matter what the format.
Mail merges and wiki docs will never seem so simple.
Product Description: "Robin's book comes at the perfect time. With the extremely popular 2.0 release, more people will discover OpenOffice.org's incredible value. A book like Robin's is important because it helps people master the OpenOffice.org tools they need to get things done." --Jeffrey Bates, VP Editorial Operations, cofounder Slashdot.org OpenOffice.org 2.0 made easy...incredibly easy! Tired of Microsoft Office hassles, upgrades, and cost? Try OpenOffice.org 2.0! OpenOffice.org 2.0 is all the office productivity software you'll ever need for your Windows or Linux computer: word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, drawing, even databases...and it's free! Not sure it's up to the job? It is. Not sure you can switch from Microsoft Office? You can. Just let OpenOffice.org expert and Open Source Technology Group (OSTG) editor-in-chief Robin 'Roblimo' Miller teach you OpenOffice.org the easy way--using the skills you already have! Robin will help you become productive in minutes--and you don't need to be a computer expert! His easy, visual instructions walk you through every step of every task you need to know...plus, you'll find twenty how-to videos on CD!You'll master everything from formatting text documents to creating presentation slide shows and building "what-if" projections to designing flowcharts. There's even bonus coverage of Firefox and Thunderbird, the fast, safe, free software for Web browsing and e-mail! / Master OpenOffice.org Writer, Calc, Impress, Draw, and Base. / Create Microsoft Office-compatible documents anyone can read and use. / Analyze, manage, and manipulate business information with Calc. / Design attractive charts and other visuals. / Use mail merge to create great form letters or e-mails. / Create and manipulate sophisticated databases--even if you have no previous database experience. / Start using Firefox--the safest, most secure Web browser available for Windows! / Filter out junk mail with Thunderbird and say goodbye to Outlook Express. / Do things you can't do with Microsoft Office--such as creating Flash slide shows for the Web! TWO CD-ROMS INCLUDED The first CD-ROM features OpenOffice 2.0 for Windows and Linux, plus the Windows versions of the latest Firefox Web browser and Thunderbird e-mail software...just install and run!The second CD-ROM features 'Roblimo' showing you how to perform twenty essential OpenOffice.org tasks in easy, bite-sized video tutorials...just watch, and do!
Product Description: OpenOffice.org (Open Office) is a freely-downloadable, full-featured office suite that runs on Windows, Linux, Solaris, and Mac OS X computers. This book is for anyone who wants to get up to speed quickly with the latest OpenOffice.org version 3. "GETTING STARTED WITH OpenOffice.org 3.0" introduces Writer (word processing), Calc (spreadsheets), Impress (presentations), Draw (vector drawings), Math (equation editor) and Base (database). This book was written by volunteers from the OpenOffice.org community working through OOoAuthors.org and is distributed under the CreativeCommon Attribution Licence 3.0. Money raised from the sale of this book supports the development of free software and documentation.
Product Description: OpenOffice 3.4 Volume III: Base is the third book of the four-volume OpenOffice series by Quantum Scientific Publishing. The OpenOffice series provides step-by-step instructions on navigating basic, as well as advanced features within the Apache OpenOffice Suite, version 3.4. OpenOffice Base is a very useful and simple database tool used to organize, manipulate, and track data. This book begins by introducing the basic functions and layout of Base, and then progresses to more complex features and operations. By following along with the steps provided in this book, readers will learn dozens of useful tasks such as: creating a new database, formatting databases, creating forms, manipulating data within a database, creating reports, and much more!
Product Description: Learn how to extend and customize Calc, the OpenOffice.org spreadsheet, using OOoBasic, OOo's built-in programming language. You don't need to be a developer to create useful and powerful routines and applications. This well structured and practical tutorial will walk you though every step, and inspire you with great ways to save time and increase your productivity using Calc. You don't need to be a programmer to use this book, but you do need to be familiar with the concept of a program and how simple things like a loop might work. If all you have is a taster of simple programs from high school then you will be fine.
Product Description: OpenOffice 3.4 Volume I: Writer is the first book of the four-volume OpenOffice series by Quantum Scientific Publishing. The OpenOffice series provides step-by-step instructions on navigating basic, as well as advanced features within the Apache OpenOffice Suite, version 3.4. OpenOffice Writer is a powerful word processing tool comparable to the leading word processors. This book begins by introducing the basic functions and layout of Writer, and then progresses to more complex features and operations. By following along with the steps provided in this book, readers will learn dozens of useful tasks such as: inserting page numbers, translating text, generating tables, creating labels, setting up custom tabs, and much more!
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