Open Office Writer: making a shopping list with tabs [ID:425] (5/6)

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(This video is in English language, with English subtitles). Students use OpenOffice (Writer) to show how to make a shopping list and use the tabs correctly so that all numbers are aligned at the decimal point.


Barbara Hahn (speaker)

Daniel Weiss (computer)

Horst JENS (camera)

Boris (guy in background, does nothing)

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15. Mac Cosmetic Online Shopping Thu, 09 Sep 2010 15:13

Thanks. Will probably be helpful (I'm trying to learn how to do more things with Writer).

14. Wed, 01 Sep 2010 09:19

'Sound too low - no can hear

13. eocujiyaguge Wed, 28 Jul 2010 07:03

Thank you for the friendly and clear demo.

I am new to open office.

Currently I use MSOffice, MSWorks and Wordperfect lightning for various edit work.

I have documents sent to me in various formats. So, it is important that I can open and adjust each one.

I am hoping that OpenOffice will be an easier interface for me once I learn its capabilities.

12. gjbiqnvb Tue, 12 Jan 2010 19:28

Thank you for your tutorial. It helped me

Thank you

11. anonymous Thu, 13 Aug 2009 16:23

I'm a returnee to word processing after a 20 year absence. This was very helpful

10. anonymous Thu, 02 Jul 2009 07:23

I love the tutorial video!!! Our organization will be converting to OpenOffice soon, and this is very helpful! At times, when I was reading the subtitles, I lost the location of the cursor or what you were trying to teach. Overall, I like the informal venue .. LOVE the laughter and the ability to give you feedback! I would give it a 7 out of 10.

Good show!

nice, but I prefer table. That would be better way, but its great to know about this method too

8. anonymous Wed, 17 Jun 2009 02:45

Very nice, I've been too lazy to find out and learn this, so it's perfect.

7. anonymous Fri, 05 Jun 2009 14:59


6. anonymous Tue, 19 May 2009 17:25

You need to explain your definition of "Paragraph." Will the tabs hold for the entire document or just until a paragraph break is made in the document? Also, why didn't you start the document by placing the tabs before you entered the text"

5. anonymous Wed, 01 Apr 2009 17:57

What a great teaching tool your video is. Many thanks for this most helpful info.

4. anonymous Sat, 28 Mar 2009 21:08

I think I learned how to create tabs with this video. I liked the video showing actual people working on list. It was a little fast and could use more description of where to go (or maybe there was a description and I missed it?). I've just started using Open Office, so I imagine this wouldn't be too fast for those familiar with the icons. I will try applying what I learned. Thank you for this.


3. anonymous Sat, 10 May 2008 04:00

Very good demo, thanks :)

2. anonymous Sat, 29 Dec 2007 04:38

Very nice way of tutorial!

Greetings from Germany, Thomas.

Hello Barbara and Daniel (and Horst) - great video! I like the use of the hand-held camera mixed with the screencasting, it is very good to see your faces whilst you format the text in OpenOffice Writer.

Keep up the good work!

Ian (co-founder)

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