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Starting with OpenOffice

start

You've used an Office suite before like Microsoft Office

goals

You'll be comfortable using the free OpenOffice suite

Introduction

Below we cover each of the main packages in OpenOffice. First, you might be upgrading from OpenOffice 2.4, if so the following video will help:

Screen cast: upgrading to OOov3

Screen cast: upgrading to OOov3

In this tutorial I show you how to upgrade OpenOffice.org 2.4.1 to version 3 on Ubuntu 8.10, the Intrepid Ibex release. OpenOffice.org version three is the WYSIWYG editor of choice for the Ubuntu Desktop Course team. Of course if you are comfortable working in a text editor, that's fine too. The instructions from this screen cast are based on an article found at news.softpedia.com. If you would p [...]

Writer (word-processor)

We have a whole path setup already for the free word-processor Writer:

OpenOffice Writer

You'll be comfortable using OpenOffice Writer for general word-processing including sharing .doc Word files

Calc (spreadsheet)

Open Office Calc: Der Sverweis (German)

Open Office Calc: Der Sverweis (German)

(This video is in German language with German subtitles /Das Video ist auf deutsch mit deutschen Untertiteln). Der Tabellenkalkulationsteil von OpenOffice (Calc) wird verwendet um die Funktion SVERWEIS zu zeigen. Darsteller: Stephanie Hetzel (Sprecherin) Daniel Weiss (am Computer) Liu_Lijia (Kamera) mehr Informationen gibt es im WIKI Lizenz: Creative Commons Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share-Ali [...]
Open Office Calc: making a nice-looking diagram

Open Office Calc: making a nice-looking diagram

(This video is in English language, with English subtitles) Students use OpenOffice (Calc) to show how to make a nice-looking diagram. This was the pilot film of the series. cast: Sherina. P. (speaker) Johanna. B. (computer) Birgit. S. (camera) More Information is in the Wiki License: Creative Commons Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share-Alike (BY NC SA)

This 12-part series will help you move easily from MS Excel to OpenOffice's Calc, it includes examples on sharing .xls files, building a spreadsheet from scratch, printing, exporting a pdf, dealing with .csv files and even looks at some of the built in easter-egg games for some light relief.

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.

Base (database)

OpenOffice Base

This series of tutorials is based on chapter 7 of the user guide for creating a database using base from OpenOffice. http://documentation.openoffice.org/manuals/ OpenOffice.org2.x User Guide

Impress (presentations)

Open Office Impress: making a greeting Card (Chinese)

How to make a greeting card with OpenOffice Impress

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This is a great opportunity to learn OpenOffice for free. Thank you for making this available.


This is a great opportunity to learn OpenOffice for free. Thank you for making this available.


2. anonymous Mon, 08 Jun 2009 06:17

This is a great opportunity to learn OpenOffice for free. Thank you for making this available.


This is a great opportunity to learn OpenOffice for free. Thank you for making this available.


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