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Other web sites about OpenOffice:Additional pages on this web site, which may be of interest: OpenOffice.org (often abbreviated to "OOo" or "OO.o") is a free/open-source office suite developed by Sun, with the assistance of the open-source development community. The suite is distributed under the LGPL, and is available for a wide range of operating systems including Linux, Solaris, FreeBSD, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and others. 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), and Draw (vector drawing).

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OpenOffice.org For Dummies

By Gurdy Leete & Mary Leete

For Dummies
Released: 2007-05-29
Kindle Edition (384 pages)

OpenOffice.org For Dummies
 
Product Description:
  • 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

Beginning OpenOffice 3: From Novice to Professional (Beginning From Novice to Professional)

By Andy Channelle

Apress
Paperback (488 pages)

Beginning OpenOffice 3: From Novice to Professional (Beginning From Novice to Professional)
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  • Apress Beginning OpenOffice 3: From Novice to Professional
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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.

Getting Started with OpenOffice (LibreOffice): The Free Replacement for Microsoft Office

By Rob Spahitz

ComputorEdge E-Books
Released: 2012-07-11
Kindle Edition (165 pages)

Getting Started with OpenOffice (LibreOffice): The Free Replacement for Microsoft Office
 
Product Description:
OpenOffice and LibreOffice are free open source suites of business programs comparable to the respective modules of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and more). They are both from the same roots.

Is Apache OpenOffice.org productivity software, or it's close cousin, LibreOffice, a good alternative to Microsoft Office? In this introduction to and how-to for OpenOffice, Rob addresses this question while exploring the suite of productivity programs: word processing, spreadsheet calculation, presentation, graphic page layout, database, and more.

Foreword by Jack Dunning, publisher of ComputorEdge: My Favorite Free Windows Office Productivity Software

Chapter One: Downloading and Installing OpenOffice.org

Rob has been a long time user and instructor for Microsoft Office. Now he takes a look at OpenOffice.org, a free alternative. In this chapter he introduces the free OpenOffice.org productivity software suite, instructing how to download it and install it onto your computer.

Chapter Two: Using OpenOffice.org Writer Word Processing
Rob starts exploring OpenOffice.org Writer while comparing it to Microsoft Word. The File Menu, Edit Menu, View Menu, Insert Menu and more are introduced.

Chapter Three: Creating the New Gazette with Writer
Looking at something a little more complicated than a simple letter with a few paragraphs, Rob starts a project which creates a newspaper. This time Rob adds boxes, columns and pictures to his Gazette.

Chapter Four: Diving into OpenOffice.org Writer
Rob takes the plunge and starts using Writer for this chapter while comparing it to Microsoft Word. He explores different spacing after paragraphs, inserting pictures, spell checking and saving in Microsoft Word format.

Chapter Five: OpenOffice.org Calc, the Spreadsheet Competition for Microsoft Excel
Rob starts exploring OpenOffice.org Calc to see how it stacks up with Microsoft Excel. The File, Edit, View and other menus are reviewed.

Chapter Six: Importing Data into OpenOffice.org Calc
Rob tries a "slice and dice" test by importing data from a Web page into OpenOffice.org Calc. While he manages to get the result, it wasn't without some trials and tribulations.

Chapter Seven: Quirky Data Entry and Building Charts in OpenOffice.org Calc
Rob discovers some interesting features while entering data into Calc. He continues to build some charts with random data.

Chapter Eight: Building a Real Business App with OpenOffice.org Calc
A diversion back to OpenOffice Writer image problems, then comments from a reader. Later learning more about Calc from grocery tracking.

Chapter Nine: Using Macros in OpenOffice.org Calc
Rob wraps up his comparison of OpenOffice.org with Microsoft Excel by taking a look at more advanced features of OpenOffice.org macros.

Chapter Ten: Getting Started with OpenOffice.org Database Base
A quick introduction to databases and a look at the table creation wizard in OpenOffice.org Base. Creating your first database structure.

Chapter Eleven: Using the OpenOffice.org Base Database Tools
Rob explores how OpenOffice.org Base works with table while he discusses common database techniques such as setting up data entry fields.

Chapter Twelve: A Look at Database Queries in OpenOffice.org Base
Rob runs Queries in OpenOffice.org Base through its paces to find better ways to sort and view table data, plus an introduction to Forms.

Chapter Thirteen: Database Forms for Input and Reports for Output
Rob creates special inputs screens with Forms and outputs data with Reports.

Chapter Fourteen: OpenOffice.org Impress Presentation Program
Rob introduces and demonstrates OpenOffice.org Impress, the free competitor to Microsoft PowerPoint.

Chapter Fifteen: More Work on Our Impress Project

Chapter Sixteen: OpenOffice.org Draw Graphics Page Layout Program
Draw is more than just a paint program. Do desktop publishing with Draw.

Chapter Seventeen: Wrapping Up Draw and OpenOffice.org

Practical Open Source Office: LibreOfficeTM and Apache OpenOffice (New Perspectives)

By June Jamrich Parsons

Brand: Cengage Learning
Paperback (232 pages)

Practical Open Source Office: LibreOfficeTM and Apache OpenOffice (New Perspectives)
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With the New Perspectives' critical-thinking, problem-solving approach, students will gain a comprehensive understanding of both Open Office™ and Libre Office and will learn how to take advantage of the flexibility they offer. Students will learn to apply what they are learning to real-life tasks, preparing them to easily transfer skills to new situations. With New Perspectives, students understand why they're learning what they're learning and are better situated to retain skills beyond the classroom.

Sams Teach Yourself OpenOffice.org All In One

By Greg Perry

Brand: Sams Publishing
Paperback (528 pages)

Sams Teach Yourself OpenOffice.org All In One
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An alternative for Microsoft Office and StarOffice users has arrived in the form of OpenOffice.org. If you are part of the growing number of people who are making the switch from Microsoft Office or StarOffice to the free OpenOffice.org 1.1 suite, Sams Teach Yourself OpenOffice.org All In One is a must-have tool. Make a smooth transition from Microsoft Office to OpenOffice.org 1.1 with this task tutorial, starter kit CD-ROM and step-by-step instruction guide. Learn how to productively use the Writer, Calc, Impress and Draw applications in the OpenOffice.org 1.1 suite and how you will be able to easily work with those still using Microsoft Office and StarOffice. Don't lose valuable time trying to learn OpenOffice.org 1.1 on your own — let Sams Teach Yourself help!

Getting Started with Open Office .org 3: OpenOffice.org 3.0

By OOo AuthorsTeam

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (436 pages)

Getting Started with Open Office .org 3: OpenOffice.org 3.0
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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.

No Stress Tech Guide To OpenOffice.org 3 Writer:: In-depth coverage of the most popular free alternative to Microsoft Word

By Dr. Indera E. Murphy

Tolana Publishing
Paperback (460 pages)

No Stress Tech Guide To OpenOffice.org 3 Writer:: In-depth coverage of the most popular free alternative to Microsoft Word
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This book is for everyone that wants to learn OpenOffice.org Writer version 3. There is in-depth coverage for people switching from Microsoft Word. If you are looking for step-by-step instructions to help you master the word processor in OpenOffice.org, this is the book that you have been looking for. There are time saving tips, advice and humor to help you learn the advanced concepts, which will enhance your word processing knowledge. Topics covered include the following: Menus and toolbars, creating headers and footers, styles, mail merge, long documents and more.

Design A Book With OpenOffice.Org Writer

By Luke Muehlhauser

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (136 pages)

Design A Book With OpenOffice.Org Writer
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I will teach you how a professional would design each part of your book. Then I will show you exactly how to do it all in OpenOffice.org Writer, step by step.

OpenOffice 3.4 Volume IV: Impress: Black and White

By Christopher N. Cain

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (206 pages)

OpenOffice 3.4 Volume IV: Impress: Black and White
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OpenOffice 3.4 Volume IV: Impress is the final 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 Impress is a great multimedia presentation tool used to generate dynamic presentations. This book begins by introducing the basic functions and layout of Impress, 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 presentation, manipulating slide layout, modifying text within a presentation, inserting animation and ClipArt, Timing slides, and much more!

OpenOffice 3.4 Volume II: Calc: Black and White

By Christopher N. Cain

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (190 pages)

OpenOffice 3.4 Volume II: Calc: Black and White
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OpenOffice 3.4 Volume II: Calc is the second 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 Calc is an impressive spreadsheet tool used to organize and calculate data. This book begins by introducing the basic functions and layout of Calc, 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 spreadsheets, adding ClipArt, inserting formulas into spreadsheets, calculating data, formatting data within existing spreadsheets, and much more!

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