Calc – The Simple Spreadsheet App

Written by on April 20, 2012 in Spreadsheets - Comments Off

Calc Is A Great Spreadsheet Application

For a long time small business owners and home users of spreadsheets had little choice on the programs available for the development of their calculations and reports. Open Office Calc is now an option for those that want professional looking spreadsheets that are easier to create. These users don’t want to make a great fuss over these creations but want dependable results and ease of use. Open Office Calc has the answer they are looking for. It is easy to use and yet is professional looking.

Multiple Features Of Calc

Open Office Calc has multiple features that come very close in comparison to Microsoft Exel. With close to the same amount of functions for making those reports or calculations that you need, you will be able to put together the information needed for managing your home budgets or making those important business decisions. Whether you are a business owner working out your financial reports, or just working on a home budget, you will breeze through the task with this amazing spreadsheet product. Open Office Calc has calculator and graph functions for working out those formulas that are necessary for your success. Open Office Calc also analyzes these information reports and spreadsheets and also makes it easy to store the information on multiple file formats.

Try  Calc Now

With the ease of use of this innovative technology, a business owner can transfer information form the corporate office databases over to the Open Office Calc spreadsheets. There are also wizards in the program to help set up professional looking reports and spreadsheets with specialized functions. Another feature that is very practical is the ability of Open Office Calc to allow many users on one spreadsheet. Take action today and try this versatile spreadsheet software and see that you are in control of your finances with this great spreadsheet program. Make your reports and planning easy with Open Office Calc.

PDF, Frames and Automation

Written by on April 1, 2012 in Guides - Comments Off

PDF File Creation

Open Office Writer can generate a PDF file from any document.

Click the File, and then click Export as PDF. The Options dialogue box will appear and for most purposes, the default settings will work just fine.

If you need to add a password to the PDF file, tap the Security tab. The ‘Set open password’ button will allow you to set a password to open the file and a password prompted by the ‘Set permissions password’ button will protect the file from unauthorized alterations. When done, Click Export.

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Open Office Writer: Mail Wizard

Written by on March 24, 2012 in Guides, Open Office - Comments Off

Open Office Writer Wizards provide an easy and simple way to create letters using layouts and themes.

Personal Letter

  • Click File and the Wizards followed by Letter. Choose Personal Letter and select a theme from the “Page Design” box.
  • Tap Next to select the opening salutation, the language, and closing sign-off.
  • Click Next to save the letter as a reusable template and then click Finish to display the new document.
  • Select ‘One recipient’ to make a standard one-off letter. The data in grey boxes can be easily altered by double clicking them. For instance, to edit your address or name, double click sender’s name and then select Edit.
  • Click the ‘Enter your text here’ box and then start typing the body text.

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What are Open Office Templates and How To Use Them?

Written by on March 16, 2012 in Open Office - Comments Off

As with writing, crafting and creating document presentations can sometimes lead you to a blank wall especially so if you are making repetitive tasks for a single subject matter. During crunch time, you will need Open Office templates to carry out jobs the fast and easy way aside from the guarantee of producing perfect documents presentation. Open Office can be utilized with custom templates for your requirements.

A template is a pre-designed sample document with the “fill in the blank” form accomplished either by hand or by generating content in answer to an automated wizard’s prompts. When you are done filling out the necessary information, proceed to editing, saving and managing the result like an ordinary document.

Templates saves you plenty of time in preparing documents and customizing frequently-used spreadsheets such as budget plans as well as resumes, mail-merge correspondence and many others. It enables production of identically formatted documents when there is a need to prepare one. These readymade templates can be utilized in Open Office components such as Writer for text documents, Calc for complex spreadsheets and Impress for powerful presentations. You can get hold of the appropriate templates for your various projects from Open Office’s Extension repository or from numerous sites in the Internet.

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What is Open Office?

Written by on March 12, 2012 in Open Office - Comments Off

Open Office is comprehensive software office suite designed for word processing, charts, spreadsheets, presentations, graphs, math databases and computing guaranteed to cover all office requirements. It is introduced in different languages and can work on all regular computers.  It employs an international open standard format which can store all your data and is capable of reading and writing files from any other similar office software applications. Open Office is the leader among open source software packages which can be downloaded for free by all community sectors in need of a complete office processing solution.

Government offices, the academe, various businesses, non for profit organizations as well as private individuals can all benefit from using Open Office. The latest version is the result of meticulous software engineering and development for over twenty years running on a totally open development process allowing anyone interested to request new features, report bugs or improve the software. It is basically designed to do what and how you want it to do.

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Open Office Writer – Features

Written by on March 9, 2012 in Word Processing - Comments Off

Open Office Writer is the word processor component of Open Office. It has the regular features of a good word processor like spelling check, thesaurus, automatic generation of tables of contents, hyphenation, thesaurus, find and replace, and many others. Open Office Writer is released under the GNU Lesser General Public License terms as free software.

Open Office Writer is similar in functionality with some features of Corel’s WordPerfect and Microsoft Word. It can be utilized across a variety of platforms, as with the other Open Office components, including Linux, FreeBSD, Microsoft Windows, Solaris and Irix. It has the capability to open and save documents in different formats, including its default format, the OASIS Open Document Format 1.1 and Microsoft Word’s DOCX, DOC, XHTML and RTF. Open Office Writer provides a number of features not present in Word including a word completion system for predictive writing. It has ability to export to the PDF format natively much like the applications in Microsoft Office 2010 and Microsoft Word 2007.

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Open Office Impress: Views

Written by on March 9, 2012 in Presentations - Comments Off

In Open Office Impress, each of the workspace View is designed to facilitate easy completion of certain tasks. It is basically sound to familiarize yourself with the different Views in order to quickly accomplish the required tasks.

Normal view

Normal view is assigned to the creation of individual slides. Use this view to design and format slides, to add graphics, animation effects and text. To place a slide in the Workspace or the slide design area in the Normal view, either double click the slide thumbnail in the Navigator or click it in the Slides pane.

Outline view

Outline view contains all of the slides in their numbered sequence. It displays the topic titles, numbered lists, and bulleted lists of each slide in outline format. Only the text confined in the default text boxes in each slide is displayed, so if your slide has other drawing objects or text boxes, the text in these objects is not shown. Slide names are not inclusive.

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Open Office Writer – Styles

Written by on March 2, 2012 in Open Office, Word Processing - Comments Off

Open Office is a preferred free software alternative to Microsoft Office. There are five components integrated into the Open Office suite which includes Writer, an excellent word processor that has the capability to do almost any task that Microsoft Word can do.

There are features in Open Office Writer that are seldom used by majority of the writing community probably because most people do not know these features exist or they just do not bother knowing  what  the less popular features can do.   If you are one of them, it’s time that you give a bit of attention to these lesser known applications as you may discover some helpful tips to save you time and effort in creating your projects.

Styles can be shortcuts to layout, text and formatted settings that may easily be recycled. For instance, you can make a new envelope page style and set an existing paragraph style to the address by opening a new blank document, clicking Format followed by Page.

  • On the Page tab select DL Envelope from the Format menu, and then adjust the left and top margins to 4cm using the arrow icons. Tap OK and press F11 to display the Styles and Formatting organizer.
  • Tap the fourth icon from left from Page Styles and tap the extreme right icon and select ‘New style from selection’. Write DL Envelope to the Style Name and then click OK.
  • Type an address in the document, then choose all by holding Control and A, and then click the extreme left icon Paragraph Styles in the organizer. Double click on the Addressee style to execute it. An existing style may be customized via right-clicking and selecting Modify.

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How To Make Your Documents User Friendly with Open Office

Written by on February 28, 2012 in Open Office - Comments Off

Despite Open Document Format‘s recent entry to government agencies and business organizations, most users still conform to Microsoft Word. The truth is that the document formatting (.doc) that Microsoft Word employs has become a lead standard even if documents from different versions are not always appropriately compatible. If you opt to use Open Office, it is essential to have documents which can be shared with people using different software.

Install Open Office and use Writer for your word processing, Calc for your spreadsheets, and Impress for your slideshows. Base is another useful component to make databases with.

Create a document.

Open Office Writer Save As options.  Proceed to File > Save As.  Choose a file type compatible with your recipient’s software. For Microsoft Office and Works; Word uses .doc, PowerPoint uses .ppt and Excel uses .xls. Google Office uses Open Document Format. “Rich text format (.rtf)” can work on comma separated values (.csv) format on most spreadsheet programs and word processor programs.

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How To Create a New Presentation with Impress

Written by on February 25, 2012 in Open Office, Presentations - Comments Off

Create convincing presentations with Open Office Impress powered by special effects, transition styles, high impact drawing tools animations, 2D and 3D clip art. This outstanding tool generates effective multimedia presentations that you will surely captivate your audience. Not until now!

While building your presentation, you can view your slides in various viewing modes such as the Normal View for general editing, Outline View for outlining and organizing your text content, Notes View for editing the notes to a slide, Handout View for generating print materials and Slide Sorter for viewing thumbnail sheets so you can quickly locate and arrange your slides.

At the time of your presentation, you can utilize a powerful Slideshow Mode giving you total control on how slides are sequenced and displayed in manual or automated timed slide transition and with every conceivable supporting application at hand.

Now it is time to get to the basics and let’s get you to work to set up a new presentation utilizing the Presentation Wizard. So first on line is to think about why you are building a presentation, who will be your target audience and build your presentation based on the answers to these question statements. Having a good idea of knowing your audience, the content, the structure and how to deliver your presentation will save you a lot of quality time from the start off point.

When starting Impress, the Presentation Wizard will be displayed. If you do not want the preliminary introductions, previews and what not, just choose the “Do not show this Wizard again” and your wish is the Wizard’s command. It will disappear in oblivion for up until you summon it again by going to Tools > Options > OpenOffice.org Impress > General > Wizard, and selecting the “Start with wizard option”

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