- Paperback: 1040 pages
- Publisher: Prentice Hall (March 2, 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0131407457
- ISBN-13: 978-0131407459
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 2 x 9.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 18 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,605,813 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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OpenOffice.Org 1.0 Resource Kit
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From the Back Cover
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:
- WriterEditing, formatting, mail merge, printing to postscript and PDF, long documents, version control, and comparing documents
- WebCreating Web pages with AutoPilot, hotlinks, viewing and editing source- animated GIFs, and scrolling text marquees
- CalcFormatting, data entry and calculations in spreadsheets (including the function AutoPilot), scenarios, Goal Seek, exporting to HTML, and inserting spreadsheets in other documents
- ImpressCreating, designing, and delivering presentations, including custom presentations and animation
- Drawing and image-editing featuresUsing the vast array of drawing tools including 3D, connector lines for technical diagrams, editing raster graphics like photos, and exporting to formats like GIF, EPS, and SVG
- Connecting to data sourcesSetting up data-source connections to spreadsheets, Access, Oracle® and other databases via JDBC and other standard access methods. Plus creating mail merges documents and labels with the user-friendly AutoPilot
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.
About the Author
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.
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Online help for most software is good up to a point, but the information tends to be scattered and hunting up the answer to a question on the screen can be frustrating and fragmentary. "OpenOffice 1.0 Resource Kit" is a comprehensive solution. It covers the earlier version of the software, and may be hard to find. Besides, if you have upgraded to the latest software (3.0), you should get the appropriate manual, [...] (a slimmer, less complete offering).
This tome covers all of the component programs in the suite and turns over every stone to deliver to you all of the info needed to become proficient--or attain power-user status. It's up to you!
After you download or purchase the low-cost CDs of this otherwise free, open source program, buy this book. It's simply a natural extension of the office suite!
Here's to saving money for all of us! Cheers!
I discovered the OpenOffice.org software about a month ago and downloaded it on my office computer. My professional responsibilities call for heavy use of a word processor and light use of a spread sheet. I was able to download, install, and run OpenOffice.org without a hitch and found that these two functions, at least, are superb replacements for the MS Office software I had been using. Since my home computer has only a dial-up line, I ordered The OpenOffice.Org 1.0 Resource Kit for that and again had perfect success loading the suite from the included CD-ROM. I recommend the latter approach, in fact, even if you do have broadband, since the thorough, lucid manual will allow you, in short order, to make fuller use of the software than before. I am myself, for example, making much better use of the OpenOffice.org spread sheet than I ever made of Excel because of the detailed instructions in the manual.
The software and the manual have both made a believer of me. OpenOffice.org seems to me the most usable software yet to come out of the "open source" movement (I have hopes for Linux but they haven't yet been fulfilled). I have used OpenOffice.org to open and revise MS Word documents and Excel spread sheets and to save them in both the compact, efficient XML file format and the baggier MS Office format for the use of colleagues. As a private user in a professional setting, I have been completely satisfied with this software and guide. As a result, it gives me great pleasure these days to look at Bill Gates' absurd prices for his now-obsolete product and to know that this is money I never need to give him again. So if you're looking for a complete, full-featured suite of the common office programs, you have a choice: You can spend less than $30 for this book and CD-ROM, or you can spend hundreds for MS Office. My advice: spend the $30, keep the hundreds.
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