- Uses the straightforward For Dummies style to show Linux and Windows users how to use the OpenOffice.org desktop productivity suite
- OpenOffice.org has a user interface and feature set similar to that of other office suites and works transparently with a variety of file formats, including those of Microsoft Office
- Explains how to download, install, and set up both the Linux and Windows versions of OpenOffice.org
- Organized by the four key desktop applications provided in the OpenOffice.org suite: Writer (word processing), Calc (spreadsheets), Impress (presentations), and Draw (graphics)
- Other topics covered include creating and formatting documents with Writer, using templates and styles, creating spreadsheets with Calc, manipulating spreadsheet data, creating a presentation with Impress, and creating and editing images with Draw
Part I: Introducing OpenOffice.org.
Chapter 1: Getting to Know OpenOffice.org.
Chapter 2: Switching to OpenOffice.org.
Part II: Using Writer — The Word Processor.
Chapter 3: Creating a Document.
Chapter 4: Formatting to Perfection.
Chapter 5: Designing Complex Documents.
Chapter 6: Keeping Control of Your Documents.
Chapter 7: Creating Web Pages.
Part III: Using Calc — The Spreadsheet.
Chapter 8: Creating a Spreadsheet.
Chapter 9: At Home on the Range.
Chapter 10: Knock on Wood and Print!
Chapter 11: Snazzing Up Your Spreadsheet.
Chapter 12: Making Calculations.
Part IV: Using Impress — The Presentation Package.
Chapter 13: Creating a Presentation.
Chapter 14: Modifying a Presentation.
Chapter 15: Making Presentations Picture-Perfect.
Chapter 16: Animating Impressively.
Chapter 17: Showing a Presentation.
Part V: Using Draw: The Graphics Program.
Chapter 18: Unleashing the Artist Within.
Part VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 19: Ten Reasons to Use OpenOffice.
Chapter 20: Ten Places to Look for Support.
Part VII: Appendixes.
Appendix A: Installing OpenOffice.org.
Appendix B: What’s on the CD-ROM.
End-User License Agreement.