Name: [1922] Dai
Member: 87 months
Authored: 131 videos
Description: Hi I'm Dai Just an ordinary guy with an interest in computers who likes making how to videos for others to get the best out of there computers. I ounce did a course on web-design to further my interest in the subject. Got a HNC out of to boot but, lately my interest has turned to doing howto vide ...

OOo Writer [ID:230]

a series of video-tutorials by Dai

This serries will show you how to use writer from the Openoffice suite of programmes

Video Tutorials

1. Open & Save

Open and saving documents in OpenOffice Writer.

2. Setting up Writer

For this tutorial we will show you how to set up Writer to work the way you want to work with it.

3. Selecting Text

For this tutorial we will show different ways of selecting text and using the clipboard.

4. Basic Formatting

Basic formatting of text in a document. Changing fonts, clours, and sizes.

5. Creating a Letter Form a Template

This tutorial will show you how to use the template wizard to create a letter. We also show you how to edit the template to make changes to your letter. Finally we show you how to use the letter template to create letters.

6. Printing Envelopes

How to print envelopes using Writer

7. OpenOffice Bullet Points

How to use bullet point in Writer

8. Registering a database in OpenOffice Writer

This tutorial demonstrates how to register an OpenOffice databse or spreadsheet in OpenOffice to be used for letters, labels or envelopes The practice files can found i the learners group: http://groups.google.com/group/showmedo-learners

9. Creating a Form Letter Using a Datasource

In this tutorial I'll show you how to use a database or spreadsheet to create a form letter manually in OpenOffice Writer

10. Using filters with mailmerge

In this tutorial I will show you how to use a database filter to find just the information you want to use in your mailmerge letter.

11. Creating Labels From a Database

In this tutorial I will show you how to create labels from your database.

12. OOo-Synonym-Extension

This is an extension that allows you to use Synonyms in Writer. It's a bit of a Primadona when setting up but, once set up it works fine. This video takes you through the process I used to set it up.

13. Flow Text Around Picture

Just a quick video to show how to get text to flow around pictures

14. OpenOffice to Google Docs

Using an extension in OpenOffice it is possible to upload your OpenOffice documents to Google Docs. with the only draw back being that your documents get converted to Google Docs format.

15. Import from Google Docs To OpenOffice

Using the OpenOffice Gdocs extension I'll show how to import a Google docs document into OpenOffice Writer. For this one I'm using a new mic so I'd appreciate some feedback o sound quality even though I'm still playing with the sound settings.

Showmedo is a peer-produced video-tutorials and screencasts site for free and open-source software (FOSS)- with the exception of some club videos, the large majority are free to watch and download.

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Educating the Open-source Community With Showmedo

Although as important as the software it supports, education and documentation are relatively neglected in the Open-source world. Coders love to code, and explaining how best to use or improve the software tends to be deferred or even sidelined.

At Showmedo we believe the community can play a vital role here and also say thanks for the tools and software that make our lives easier. If you have a piece of software you love or a programming langugage you are enthusiastic about, why not make a screencast showing others how to use it? All the stuff you wish you'd been told, the tips, tricks, insights that would have saved you time and frustration.

Screencasting is easier than you think, and we're happy to help you. You can emailus for advice or just use some of the how-to screencasts on the site. This screencasting learning-pathis a good place to start.

Kudos and Thanks for Dai

Learning Paths

This series lies on the following learning-paths. Learning-paths are a new initiative at Showmedo, to start structuring our content better. You can find out more here.

Content

Feedback

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