OpenOffice.org For Dummies

OpenOffice.org For Dummies

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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
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  • CD-ROM | 384 pages
  • 186 x 232 x 24mm | 580.6g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • 0764542222
  • 9780764542220
  • 952,730

Table of contents

Introduction.Part I: Introducing OpenOffice.org.Chapter 1: Getting to Know OpenOffice.org.Chapter 2: Switching to OpenOffice.org.Part II: Using Writer - The Word Processor.Chapter 3: Creating a Document.Chapter 4: Formatting to Perfection.Chapter 5: Designing Complex Documents.Chapter 6: Keeping Control of Your Documents.Chapter 7: Creating Web Pages.Part III: Using Calc - The Spreadsheet.Chapter 8: Creating a Spreadsheet.Chapter 9: At Home on the Range.Chapter 10: Knock on Wood and Print!Chapter 11: Snazzing Up Your Spreadsheet.Chapter 12: Making Calculations.Part IV: Using Impress - The Presentation Package.Chapter 13: Creating a Presentation.Chapter 14: Modifying a Presentation.Chapter 15: Making Presentations Picture-Perfect.Chapter 16: Animating Impressively.Chapter 17: Showing a Presentation.Part V: Using Draw: The Graphics Program.Chapter 18: Unleashing the Artist Within.Part VI: The Part of Tens.Chapter 19: Ten Reasons to Use OpenOffice.Chapter 20: Ten Places to Look for Support.Part VII: Appendixes.Appendix A: Installing OpenOffice.org.Appendix B: What's on the CD-ROM.Index.End-User License Agreement.
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About Gurdy Leete

Ellen Finkelstein has written numerous best-selling computer books on AutoCAD, PowerPoint, and Flash. She consults on Web site and presentation content and organization, and maintains a Web site of free tips and tutorials at www.ellenfinkelstein.com. She works at home so that she can help her kids with their homework between paragraphs of her current book. Gurdy Leete is an assistant professor of art and the director of the programs in digital media at Maharishi University of Management, where he has taught computer graphics and animation for the past 11 years. Gurdy has written extensively on computers, graphics and software. He is also an award-winning graphics software engineer, and is a coauthor of the Multitile plug-in for the free GNU image manipulation program, the GIMP. A selection of Gurdy's computer art is available for download under the terms of the free software license, the GNU GPL, from his Web site, www.infinityeverywhere.net. Mary Leete has published widely on computers and other subjects. She has a masters degree in Professional Writing and ha s taught writing at the university level. She also has.a B.S. in computer science from Rutgers University and worked for several years as a database and spreadsheet programmer. Mary used OpenOffice.org exclusively to help design and build the Leetes' new home. She used Draw to create numerous plans, Calc for budgets and expense accounting, Writer for endless correspondence and Impress to give seminars on the joy of being your own contractor after it was all finished.
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