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OpenOffice.org For Dummies Paperback – 12 Dec 2003

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Product details

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; Pap/Cdr edition (12 Dec. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764542222
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764542220
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 2 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
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From the Back Cover

Start using this free and easy productivity suite today

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

Ellen Finkelstein has written numerous best–selling computer books on AutoCAD, PowerPoint, and Flash. She consults on Web site and presentation content and organization, and maintains a Web site of free tips and tutorials at www.ellenfinkelstein.com. She works at home so that she can help her kids with their homework between paragraphs of her current book.

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.

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I've been using and recommending OOo since it was released, and will recommend this book as a good value reference for beginners and intermediate users. The book is very readable and full of useful hints and tips.
It also includes a CD Rom with installers for Windows, Linux and Mac OSX - very handy if all you've got is dial-up.
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I have been using Open Office for some time and wanted more information on the DataBase. This book is totally useless because it has no section whatsoever on the DataBase. It may be a preliminary, draft but if it is, it should not be on sale with a large section completely missing.

Patrick.
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Like other Dummies books I have used, this one is very clear, easy to " look up ", and covers a great deal in a compact format. Good value too. I recommend it. S>M>
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Having bought my wife an Acer Aspier one netbook, it was necessary to have a simple instruction manual for the programme installed. Past experience of "DUMMIES" has been good, but my wife, having no computer experience, found the jargon to be confusing. It has helped, but one needs to have at least some experience of word processing etc for it to be very useful.
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This book is reasonably helpful but could have been more informative with the addressing of envelopes and printing address labels.
Not up to the standard of other "Dummies" books which I have used.
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A good reference book for all those using Open Office software. Easy to understand and easy to reference. Maybe slightly patronising but still a good read.
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