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Everything you need for OpenOffice.org, the best-selling StarOffice" Companion, adapted for OpenOffice.org
Includes the OpenOffice.org CD: OpenOffice.org official distribution, including great extras like macros and the Mac®OS beta distribution
For Windows, Linux, and Solaris platforms
Covers Writer, Web, Calc, Impress, Draw, databases and forms, and more
This practical, user-friendly insider's guide contains everything you need to install and learn OpenOffice.org today! With the OpenOffice.org Companion, you get the best-selling StarOffice"! Companion, adapted and updated for OpenOffice.org, plus the official OpenOffice.org CD, which includes software for all platforms and great extras!Imagine an office productivity suite that's powerful, easy to use, has great extras (like a drawing program and database connectivity), and is absolutely free! The OpenOffice.org Open Source Project's partnership with Sun Microsystems makes this a reality for millions of Linux®, Solaris®, and Windows® users.
Learn OpenOffice.org for the first time, or explore the great new features in this release. OpenOffice.org Companion also incorporates solutions to questions from hundreds of OpenOffice.org users, both beginners and pros, making this the most practical, task-based book available. It delivers clear, step-by-step instructions on what you need to do to get your job done.
You'll find comprehensive coverage of all this and more:
Great information across applications:
Conversion to and from Microsoft® and StarOffice 5.2 file formats
Installation and setup tips:
How to install for either single users or network installations, for all platforms, with detailed instructions and key trouble-shooting tips Migration tips for StarOffice 5.2 users
Power-user tips, including:
How to print spreadsheet headings on multiple pages, modify XML to edit the files or customize OpenOffice.org, and importing text files into spreadsheets
Quick Start tutorials:
Learn the key features of each application, plus procedures on customizing OpenOffice.org to make using it simple and productive
Comprehensive coverage of each application:
Want to learn how to get things done with OpenOffice.org? OpenOffice.org Companion is the practical, direct, expert guide you've been searching for, with all the software you need.
Solveig Haugland has been writing, editing, and training for eleven years, helping newbies and techies alike learn about Java, accounting software, WebLogic, and of course StarOffice and OpenOffice.org. She's currently a technical trainer and author through getOpenOffice.org's web site (www.getopenoffice.org).
Floyd Jones has ten years of experience creating documentation and training materials for a wide range of software products including accounting software, golf course management, and WebLogic. He currently does project management and documentation for WebLogic and StarOffice.
very useful for OpenOffice users. Open Office is as easy as other document editor and it support various format. Highly recommended.Published 18 months ago by Deden Purnamahadi
The book contains a lot of useful information. Its Achilles heel is the very essence of Open Office. It changes from day to day. Things are always out of date. Read morePublished on January 16, 2013 by Frank Carroll
Open source software is one of the best things to come along since, well, the proverbial sliced bread. Read morePublished on March 8, 2010 by J. Davis
The book is good. It got my blood pressure up, though, when they spent the first 164 pages telling me how to install, migrate from other office suites, etc. Read morePublished on July 31, 2004 by Robert L. Gabardy
My company is changing us over from Microsoft to OpenOffice and they let us get some of these books to help out learning the program. Read morePublished on January 29, 2004 by George Marshall
I wanted to make a PowerPoint presentation without buying the software from Microsoft. Some pieces of information I needed for using the OpenOffice. Read morePublished on January 7, 2004 by Philip J. Bohlken
I used this book heavily during our transition from Word to OpenOffice.org, and found it to be extremely valuable. Read morePublished on November 22, 2003 by Erin Montell
This manual is exhaustive and witty at the same time. Solveig likes to brag that it is so well indexed that it even references sheep's bladders and oatmeal. Read morePublished on November 21, 2003 by Christian Einfeldt