KLUG Weekly Meeting Notes

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

 

INTRODUCTION TO OPENOFFICE.ORG

Presented by Adam Tweddell

Find out more about OpenOffice.org:
http://www.openoffice.org

Introductory slide shows:
http://www.tutorialsforopenoffice.org/

Adam Tweddell used a KLUG LTSP desktop PC and the KLUG
SVGA projector to take us through the introductory details
about the OpenOffice.org suite of office productivity
apps.
Questions were answered as they arose during the presentation.

Adam used Impress slide shows provided by OpenOffice.org
to show us how the applications worked. He also demonstrated
functions in the applications, walking us through configuration
and operations. OpenOffice.org is Open Source free software.
The current version is OOo v2.0.2. OOo is a key offering in
the proprietary software vs. Linux battle for the desktop.

Data from each component can be shared with the other OOo
components. The integration between the applications can be
static or dynamic. Literally take a letter and a spreadsheet

and make them into a slide. Some of the new features found
in OOo applications are wonderfully innovative and unique.

OpenOffice.org Office Suite Components:

* Writer
Many feel this application is far superior to MS WinWord.
http://www.openoffice.org/product/writer.html
Intro
http://www.tutorialsforopenoffice.org/category_index/wordprocessing.html

* Calc
Compatible with Excel in all but a few advanced uses.
http://www.openoffice.org/product/calc.html
Intro
http://www.tutorialsforopenoffice.org/category_index/spreadsheet.html

* Impress
Easily make presentation slides with powerful points.
http://www.openoffice.org/product/impress.html
Intro
http://www.tutorialsforopenoffice.org/category_index/presentation.html

* Math
Create equations and formulae for your documents.
http://www.openoffice.org/product/math.html

* Base
Enables you to manipulate database data seamlessly.
http://www.openoffice.org/product/base.html

* Draw
Tools to communicate with graphics and diagrams.
http://www.openoffice.org/product/draw.html
Intro
http://www.tutorialsforopenoffice.org/category_index/drawing.html


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