Our OpenOffice Migration Collection
We often have to make use of office software and the open-source world provides a very powerful and completely free set of office applications with OpenOffice, a suite which has been refined over the course of a decade and rivals in functionality the much less free Microsoft Office.
In this collection we focus on showing you how to migrate from Microsoft Office to OpenOffice, a free (as in beer), open-source alternative. We cover the four main components of OpenOffice:
- OpenOffice Writer, a Microsoft Word replacement.
- OpenOffice Calc, a Microsoft Excell replacement.
- OpenOffice Impress, a Microsoft PowerPoint replacement.
- OpenOffice Base, a Microsoft Access replacement.
OpenOffice Writer 3.1 for Microsoft Word users
If you're moving from Microsoft Word to OpenOffice.org then you'll want to know how to work with .doc files and use all the common tools that you're used to. In this series we quickly get you up and running with OpenOffice 3.1 Writer. This series is aimed at regular computer users who want to learn how to use OpenOffice and how to answer their own questions. It assumes that you've already used another word-processing tool like Word so you're familiar with tasks like writing a simple letter.
OpenOffice Calc 3.1 for Microsoft Excel users
This transition series will help you move from Microsoft Excel to OpenOffice Calc in a few easy steps. Topics covered include sharing .xls files between both programs, getting help and building a full spread-sheet from scratch in Calc.
OpenOffice 3.1 Base Introduction
Create a simple database using OpenOffice's Base, based on a physiotherapy patient database designed by Ian in the past.
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