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What is OpenOffice.org?
The advantages of OpenOffice.org
Minimum requirements
How to get the software
How to install the software
How to get help
Extensions and add-ons
Starting OpenOffice.org
Parts of the main window
Moving toolbars
Docking/floating windows and toolbars
Starting a new document
Opening an existing document
Saving documents
Renaming and deleting files
Using the Open and Save As dialogs
Using the Navigator
Closing a document
Closing OpenOffice.org
Choosing options for all of OOo
Java options
Choosing options for loading and saving documents
Choosing language settings
Choosing Internet options
Controlling OOo’s AutoCorrect functions
Chapter 3 Using Styles and Templates
What is a template?
What are styles?
Applying styles
Modifying styles
Creating new (custom) styles
Copying and moving styles
Deleting styles
Using a template to create a document
Creating a template
Editing a template
Adding templates using the Extension Manager
Setting a default template
Associating a document with a different template
Organizing templates
Examples of style use
Chapter 4 Getting Started with Writer
What is Writer?
The Writer interface
View layout
Working with documents
Working with text
Using AutoCorrect
Formatting text
Undoing and redoing changes
Formatting pages
Printing from Writer
Printing a brochure
Sending a fax using Writer
Tracking changes to a document
Using mail merge
Using master documents
Creating fill-in forms
Using fields
Using cross-references
Using bookmarks
What is Calc?
Spreadsheets, sheets and cells
Parts of the main Calc window
Starting new spreadsheets
Opening existing spreadsheets
Saving spreadsheets
Navigating within spreadsheets
Selecting items in a sheet or spreadsheet
Working with columns and rows
Working with sheets
Viewing Calc
Formatting data
Autoformatting cells and sheets
Formatting spreadsheets using themes
Hiding and showing data
Sorting records
Parts of the main Impress window
Working with views
Creating a new presentation
Formatting a presentation
Inserting additional slides
Slide masters and styles
Working with slide masters
Adding and formatting text
Changing the appearance of the list
Creating tables
Adding graphics, spreadsheets, charts, and other objects
Setting up the slide show
Running the slide show
What is Draw?
The Draw workspace
Positioning objects with snap functions
Positioning objects with helper lines
The basic drawing shapes
Drawing geometric shapes
Selection modes
Selecting objects
Moving and dynamically adjusting an object’s size
Editing objects
Using styles
Special effects
Combining multiple objects
Aids for positioning objects
Editing pictures
Working with 3D objects
Inserting pictures from other sources
Exchanging objects with other programs
Planning a database
Creating a new database
Creating database tables
Creating a table by copying an existing table
Creating tables in Design View
Defining relationships
Creating a database form
Step 6: Replace fields with other fields
Accessing other data sources
Accessing a dBase database
Using data sources in OpenOffice.org
Entering data in a form
Creating queries
Using the Design View to create a query
Creating reports
Chapter 9 Getting Started with Math
What is Math?
Entering a formula
Formula layout
Common problem areas
Quick printing
Controlling printing
Exporting to PDF
Exporting to other formats
E-mailing documents
Digital signing of documents
Inserting an image from a file
Inserting images from a graphics program
Inserting images using a scanner
Modifying and positioning graphics
Using the OpenOffice.org Gallery
Managing the Gallery
What is Fontwork?
The Fontwork toolbars
Creating a Fontwork object
Editing a Fontwork object
Moving and resizing Fontwork objects
Inserting hyperlinks
Saving Writer documents as web pages
Saving Calc spreadsheets as web pages
Saving Impress presentations as web pages
Saving Draw documents as web pages
Your first macro
Creating a macro
Sometimes the macro recorder fails
The dispatch framework
Macro organization
How to run a macro
Writing macros without the recorder
Finding more information
Customizing menu content
Adding a command to a menu
Customizing toolbars
Assigning shortcut keys
Assigning macros to events
Adding functionality with extensions
Using extensions
Function key shortcuts
General shortcut keys for OpenOffice.org
Shortcut keys in the Gallery
Selecting rows and columns in a database table (opened by F4)
Shortcut keys for drawing objects
A short history of OpenOffice.org
The OpenOffice.org community
Frequently asked questions
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Published by: Pieter Botha on Mar 29, 2011
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