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: 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 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!
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.
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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.
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: 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!
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
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.
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