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OpenOffice MigrationGuide

OpenOffice MigrationGuide

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Agnes BelzunceDaniel CarreraLin M. HallPeter Kupfer Ian LaurensonPaul Miller Daniel RentzCarol RobertsIain RobertsJean Hollis Weber 
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Please direct any comments or suggestions about this document to:authors@user-faq.openoffice.org
Acknowledgments
Vast chunks of the chapter “Differences in Use Between Writer and Word” were copied (withminor changes only) from a document by Jean Hollis Weber, titled “Comparison of ways todo things using Microsoft Word and OOoWriter” that is available at http://www.taming-openoffice-org.com/writer/wcompare.htm. That document is also a chapter titled “Movingfrom Microsoft Word” in Ms Weber’s book,
OpenOffice.org Writer: The Free Alternative toMicrosoft Word 
published by O’Reilly Community Press, July 2004, ISBN 0-59600-826-0.Thanks to Jonathon Blake for information on grammar checkers in the chapter “GeneralDifferences in Use between OpenOffice.org and Microsoft Office”..
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Published 28 August2005. Based on OpenOffice.org 1.9.108.
 You can download an editable version of this document fromhttp://oooauthors.org/en/authors/userguide2/published/
 
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Contents
Chapter 1Introduction:............................................................................................................1
What is OpenOffice.org?.............................................................................................................2How do I install OpenOffice.org?...............................................................................................2How do I get support?.................................................................................................................2What’s involved in the initial migration?....................................................................................2Sharing files............................................................................................................................2How do I import other files used in Microsoft Office?..........................................................2What changes do I need to make in the way that I work?...........................................................2In general what is different in use between Microsoft Office and OpenOffice.org?..............3How can I change OpenOffice.org to make it work even more like the way I have workedin Microsoft Office?...............................................................................................................3What are the specific differences in use between Word and Writer?.....................................3What are the specific differences in use between Excel and Calc?........................................3What are the specific differences in use between PowerPoint and Impress?.........................3How do I use the Math Object editor (OpenOffice.org’s equivalent to Equation Editor)?....3What about that database functionality?.................................................................................3Is there an equivalent to WordArt?.........................................................................................4What are the issues when migrating from WordPerfect to Writer?.............................................4Can I open WordPerfect files in OOo?...................................................................................4What macros are available to make Writer work more like WordPerfect?............................4Reveal codes......................................................................................................................4Hanging indents.................................................................................................................4
Chapter 2Sharing Files with Microsoft Office Users.............................................................5
File formats.................................................................................................................................6Bulk conversion...........................................................................................................................7Opening files...............................................................................................................................7Opening text format files........................................................................................................7Opening spreadsheets.............................................................................................................7Opening presentations............................................................................................................7Opening graphics files............................................................................................................8Opening formula files.............................................................................................................8Saving files..................................................................................................................................8Default file format..................................................................................................................8Export to PDF and XHTML...................................................................................................8
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