:santagrin: This book was suggested by Wily Yuen
OpenOffice.org's Getting Started, the Second Edition
is a beginners guide on OpenOffice
, a fully featured office suite just like Microsoft Office. OpenOffice supports Microsoft Office format files (.doc, .xls, .ppt), and runs on Microsoft Windows, GNU/Linux, BSD, Solaris and Mac OS X. Best of all, it's free.
This book was written by a group of volunteer reviewers, writers, editors and translators from the OpenOffice.org community working through OOoAuthors.org
. It covers all the basics of increasing your productivity with OpenOffice 2.0.
The first part will show the reader on how to install, start and set up the software.
The second part will introduce the reader to every piece of OpenOffice applications:
- Writer, the word processor (nice!
- Calc, the spreadsheet
- Draw, the vector drawing tool
- Impress, the slide presentation tool
- Base, a database system
- Math, a mathematic equation editor
The third part, continue utilizing Writer
, will prepare the reader on working with document templates, styles, gallery, creating and editing Fontwork objects, and saving documents as webpages.
As you can already figured, this book is basically one big OpenOffice tutorial, filled with step-by-step instruction, tips and tricks. It's repleted with colorful figures and screenshots, so readers will have little to worry about losing their way reading this book.
This book is recommended for those who want to search for alternative office suite other than Microsoft Office.