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If "free" is music to your ears, Lotus Symphony is playing your song! This open source productivity suite lets you create documents, spreadsheets, and presentations just like Microsoft Office. And this book shows you how to use the templates, build Web pages and exciting presentations, make Symphony play in tune with Office, and much more. IBM Lotus Symphony For Dummies comes with a Bonus CD which includes The IBM Lotus Symphony software!

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Overview

If "free" is music to your ears, Lotus Symphony is playing your song! This open source productivity suite lets you create documents, spreadsheets, and presentations just like Microsoft Office. And this book shows you how to use the templates, build Web pages and exciting presentations, make Symphony play in tune with Office, and much more. IBM Lotus Symphony For Dummies comes with a Bonus CD which includes The IBM Lotus Symphony software!

You’ll find out how you can get started immediately by utilizing Lotus Documents, Lotus Spreadsheets, and Lotus Presentations. You’ll discover how to create, edit, save and share files using Lotus Documents, the word processing application. You’ll find out how you can format styles and design complex documents. And, you’ll learn how to make and format spreadsheets for calculating, analyzing, and managing key business and organizational data with Lotus Spreadsheets. You’ll know how to craft a brilliant presentation with Lotus Presentations, which allows you to add charts, drawing objects, text, multimedia, and a variety of other items in presentation pages and spice up presentations with animations, page transitions, multimedia objects, and effects. You will learn how to:

  • Make the switch to Lotus Symphony
  • Get to know the Lotus Symphony user interface
  • Use Lotus Documents as a word processor
  • Organize information with Lotus Spreadsheets
  • Create eye-catching presentations with Lotus Presentations
  • Design documents for the Web

Complete with lists of ten reasons why you should use Lotus Symphony and ten places to seek support, IBM Lotus Symphony For Dummies is your one-stop guide to word processing, spreadsheet making, and presentation crafting.

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470290798
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/11/2008
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 380
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Rob Tidrow has worked in the technology industry for the past 15 years. He has authored or coauthored over 30 books on a wide variety of computer and technical topics, including Microsoft Windows Vista, Wireless Networking technologies, Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Outlook, Windows 2003 Server, and Microsoft Internet Information Server.
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Table of Contents

Foreword.

Introduction.

Part I: Introducing IBM Lotus Symphony.

Chapter 1: Starting IBM Lotus Symphony.

Chapter 2: Switching to IBM Lotus Symphony.

Chapter 3: Getting Help from Lotus Symphony.

Part II: Using IBM Lotus Symphony Documents the Word Processor Application.

Chapter 4: Creating a Document.

Chapter 5: Formatting for Style.

Chapter 6: Designing Complex Documents.

Chapter 7: Working with Other Document Types.

Part III: Using IBM Lotus Symphony Spreadsheets — the Spreadsheet Application.

Chapter 8: Creating a Spreadsheet.

Chapter 9: At Home on the Range.

Chapter 10: Printing Spreadsheets.

Chapter 11: Adding Spice to Your Spreadsheets.

Chapter 12: Making Calculations.

Part IV: Using IBM Lotus Symphony Presentations — the Presentation Application.

Chapter 13: Creating a Presentation.

Chapter 14: Modifying a Presentation.

Chapter 15: Making Presentations Picture-Perfect.

Chapter 16: Animating for a Purpose.

Chapter 17: Creating Web Pages.

Chapter 18: Presenting a Screen Show.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 19: Ten Reasons To Use IBM Lotus Symphony.

Chapter 20: Ten Places to Look for Support for Lotus Symphony.

Part VI: Appendixes.

Appendix A: Installing IBM Lotus Symphony.

Appendix B: Function Reference.

Appendix C: About the CD.

Index.

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