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You Tried OpenOffice.org. Where do we go from here?

Posted 11-13-2008 at 03:24 PM by adriantry

Over the last four days, we have been taking a tour of
OpenOffice.org Writer. We have explored some of its features which may
feel familiar to you, as well as looking at some features which may
give you a whole new way of working.
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<p>How did you find the journey? If you haven’t taken time to sit down
in front of your computer and actually follow the tutorials step by
step, consider doing that now. Most people...
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Try OpenOffice.org. Exploring the Difference.

Posted 11-12-2008 at 03:31 PM by adriantry

Having looked at ways in which OpenOffice.org will be familiar to you, we now turn to explore some of its differences.<br>
Screen Layout<br>
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In the following screenshot, we identify four important tools – dockable floating windows - that can be used very powerfully in OpenOffice.org.<br>
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The <b>Styles and Formatting window</b>, which we looked at earlier, is useful for quick formatting. I tend to keep it open...
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I'm Trying OpenOffice.org. How do I learn more?

Posted 11-11-2008 at 03:29 PM by adriantry

<p>Yesterday we looked at the similarities between OpenOffice.org
Writer and the word processor you are already familiar with - whether
that is Microsoft Word or something else. It’s reassuring to know that
some things feel familiar.</p>
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<p>But it’s also nice to get below the surface and learn something new.
You might be a fiddler, and feel your way through the program by trial
and error. Or...
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Try OpenOffice.org. It's the same but it's different.

Posted 11-10-2008 at 03:29 PM by adriantry

<p>Part 2 of a 5 part series.<br>
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<p>At the beginning of our journey, I’d like to reassure you. While
OpenOffice.org is different in many ways – in look, function and
philosophy – it will also be very familiar to you in other ways.In
fact, if you download <a id="hnu7" title="quick reference cards" href="http://www.tryanotherangle.org/free-and-open-software/openoffice-org#TOC-Quick-Reference-Cards"...
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Try OpenOffice.org. I dare you!

Posted 11-09-2008 at 03:17 PM by adriantry

<p>So, you’ve installed OpenOffice.org, and opened the Writer module.
As you sit staring at the empty page, thoughts of writers’ block waft
through your mind. Where do I start? This looks different.</p>
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<p>Perhaps you are running Microsoft Windows, and heard about an
amazing alternative to Microsoft Office that doesn’t cost hundreds of
dollars. Perhaps you’ve purchased a computer and it came with with...
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