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.
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
Product Description: 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!
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: The freeware spreadsheet program, allows you to perform calculations on data entered into the spreadsheet. You can use OpenOffice Calc formulas for basic number crunching, such as addition or subtraction, as well as more complex calculations such as payroll deductions or averaging a student's test results.
Product Description: The OpenOffice.org Guidebook for OpenOffice.org 2 and StarOffice 8 is the ultimate insider's guide to learning to use and love the office suite. The book provides not just great, simple information about how to use the program but the hidden tips and tricks you'll need to make life easier. The author, Solveig Haugland, the author, has been teaching OpenOffice.org for five years, and has developed this book to address exactly what people really need to know, written in a clear, conversational manner.
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!
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 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!
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