From the Back Cover
Draft and print documents, design cool presentations, create detailed spreadsheets, and more
Ready to leave your other Office? Open this friendly guide and find out how OpenOffice.org opens up your options! You can collect your thoughts in Writer documents, crunch numbers with Calc spreadsheets, draw great graphics, and create presentations that will really impress em.
All this on the bonus CD-ROM
- Full versions for Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X of the OpenOffice.org desktop productivity suite
Discover how to:
- Use OpenOffice.org with other office suites
- Format and edit documents
- Manage data in spreadsheets
- Design and create Web pages
- Put together picture-perfect presentations
- Create and edit graphics
About the Author
Gurdy Leete is an assistant professor of art and the director of the programs in digital media at Maharishi University of Management, where he has taught computer graphics and animation for the past 11 years. Gurdy has written extensively on computers, graphics and software. He is also an award-winning graphics software engineer, and is a coauthor of the Multitile plug-in for the free GNU image manipulation program, the GIMP. A selection of Gurdy’s computer art is available for download under the terms of the free software license, the GNU GPL, from his Web site, www.infinityeverywhere.net.
Mary Leete has published widely on computers and other subjects. She has a masters degree in Professional Writing and ha s taught writing at the university level. She also has.a B.S. in computer science from Rutgers University and worked for several years as a database and spreadsheet programmer. Mary used OpenOffice.org exclusively to help design and build the Leetes’ new home. She used Draw to create numerous plans, Calc for budgets and expense accounting, Writer for endless correspondence and Impress to give seminars on the joy of being your own contractor after it was all finished.