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“Robin’s book comes at the perfect time. With the extremely popular 2.0 release, more people will discover OpenOffice.org’s incredible value. A book like Robin’s is important because it helps people master the OpenOffice.org tools they need to get things done.”

—Jeffrey Bates, VP Editorial Operations, cofounder Slashdot.org

  

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“Robin’s book comes at the perfect time. With the extremely popular 2.0 release, more people will discover OpenOffice.org’s incredible value. A book like Robin’s is important because it helps people master the OpenOffice.org tools they need to get things done.”

—Jeffrey Bates, VP Editorial Operations, cofounder Slashdot.org

  

OpenOffice.org 2.0 made easy...incredibly easy!

Tired of Microsoft Office hassles, upgrades, and cost? Try OpenOffice.org 2.0!

OpenOffice.org 2.0 is all the office productivity software you’ll ever need for your Windows or Linux computer: word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, drawing, even databases... and it’s free! Not sure it’s up to the job? It is. Not sure you can switch from Microsoft Office? You can. Just let OpenOffice.org expert and Open Source Technology Group (OSTG) editor-in-chief Robin ‘Roblimo’ Miller teach you OpenOffice.org the easy way—using the skills you already have!

Robin will help you become productive in minutes—and you don’t need to be a computer expert! His easy, visual instructions walk you through every step of every task you need to know... plus, you’ll find twenty how-to videos on CD! You’ll master everything from formatting text documents to creating presentation slide shows and building “what-if” projections to designing flowcharts. There’s even bonus coverage of Firefox and Thunderbird, the fast, safe, free software for Web browsing and e-mail!

• Master OpenOffice.org Writer, Calc, Impress, Draw, and Base.

• Create Microsoft Office-compatible documents anyonecan read and use.

• Analyze, manage, and manipulate business information with Calc.

• Design attractive charts and other visuals.

• Use mail merge to create great form letters or e-mails.

• Create and manipulate sophisticated databases—even if you have no previous database experience.

• Start using Firefox—the safest, most secure Web browser available for Windows!

• Filter out junk mail with Thunderbird and say goodbye to Outlook Express.

• Do things you can’t do with Microsoft Office—such as creating Flash slide shows for the Web!

TWO CD-ROMS INCLUDED

 

The first CD-ROM features OpenOffice 2.0 for Windows and Linux, plus the Windows versions of the latest Firefox Web browser and Thunderbird e-mail software...  just install and run!

The second CD-ROM features ‘Roblimo’ showing you how to perform twenty essential OpenOffice.org tasks in easy, bite-sized video tutorials...  just watch, and do!

 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131879928
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 12/6/2005
  • Edition description: Book & CD-ROM & DVD
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 6.92 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Meet the Author

Robin Miller

About the Authors

Robin 'Roblimo' Miller (http://www.roblimo.com) is editor-in-chief of OSTG, one of the world's leading online tech news publishers. He has written extensively about computers and the Internet for Slashdot, Linux.com, NewsForge, Time New Media, Online Journalism Review, Web Hosting Magazine, the Washington Post, the Baltimore Sun, and many other Web sites, newspapers, and magazines. He is one of modern interactive journalism's creators and has served as an Internet business consultant to several Fortune 500 companies and many Internet entrepreneurs. He has also authored The Online Rules of Successful Companies (Financial Times Prentice Hall 2002) and Point & Click Linux (Prentice Hall 2004).

Bruce Byfield (Chapter 11, "Sharing Files Between OpenOffice.org and Microsoft Office") is a course designer, instructor, and computer journalist whose work has appeared on both NewsForge.com and the Linux Journal Web site.

Daniel Carrera (Chapter 6, "Slick OpenOffice.org Writer Tricks") is a long-time OpenOffice.org volunteer, user, and advocate who has written dozens of articles about OpenOffice.org.

Lalaine "Lizza" Capucion (Chapter 5, "OOo Calc: Spreadsheets and More," and Chapter 9, "Make Calc Spreadsheets Dance for You") is a freelance writer, editor, and abstractor/indexer who has been creating and working with sophisticated spreadsheets since 1993.

Rob Reilly (Chapter 3, "OOo Impress: Slide Shows That Will Impress Almost Anyone," Chapter 8, "OOo Impress: Smooth, Sophisticated Slide Shows," and Chapter 10, "OOo Database 'Front End':Your Free Pass") is a consultant, speaker, and freelance writer who has set up countless databases for clients—and loves to wow audiences with sophisticated slide presentations.

Linda Worthington (Chapter 7, "Draw: Not Your Father's Drawing Board") is a writer and graphics artist who maintains several sections of the official OOo Users Guide.

© Copyright Pearson Education. All rights reserved.

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ForewordForeword

Over the last decade, open source has continued its meteoric ride to the top; with Web servers like Apache and operating systems like Linux and BSD Unix, open source's development and continued growth has profoundly impacted the software marketplace.

For years, Microsoft Office has been the undisputed champion of the "productivity" suite. But recently, some critics have accused it of being bloated and overly complex—not to mention expensive! Sun's acquisition of StarOffice, and its subsequent release as OpenOffice.org, was met with derision from some pundits, who said going up against Microsoft Office was a fool's game.

Yet, look where we are now: OpenOffice.org has reached the point where the development and user communities are growing by leaps and bounds. And recent efforts by corporations, institutions, and other groups to find ways to get their work done without having to pay more software licensing fees have given OpenOffice.org the opening it needs to really take off.

Robin's book comes at the perfect time. With the extremely popular 2.0 release, more people will discover OpenOffice.org's incredible value. A book like Robin's is important because it helps people master the OpenOffice.org tools they need to get things done. And that's ultimately what software should be about—the tools to get things done. OpenOffice.org is one of the best tools around for the business of doing business—and it is ready, willing, and able to work for you.

Jeffrey Bates

VP Editorial Operations, Co-Founder Slashdot.org

© Copyright Pearson Education. All rights reserved.

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Table of Contents

Sect. I OpenOffice.org basics
Ch. 1 First things first 3
Ch. 2 OOo Writer : text documents with pizazz 17
Ch. 3 OOo Impress : slide shows that will impress almost anyone 27
Ch. 4 OOo Draw : documents with imagination 39
Ch. 5 OOo Calc : spreadsheets and more 47
Sect. II Advanced OpenOffice.org
Ch. 6 Slick OpenOffice.org writer tricks 61
Ch. 7 Draw : not your father's drawing board 79
Ch. 8 OOo Impress : smooth, sophisticated slide shows 93
Ch. 9 Make calc spreadsheets dance for you 107
Ch. 10 OOo database "front end" : your free pass 125
Ch. 11 Sharing files between OpenOffice.org and Microsoft Office 143
Ch. 12 OpenOffice.org as a community effort 151
Sect. III Bonus chapters
Ch. 13 About Firefox and Thunderbird 159
Ch. 14 Light up the World Wide Web with Firefox 163
Ch. 15 Thunderbird saves the email day 173
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