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  • The mystery of the missing mail merge, by Solveig Haugland —
  • 2.0.2 Includes More KDE Features, by Jan Holesovsky — KDE.News
  • Finding hidden treasures in OpenOffice 2.0's Charting Wizard, by Solveig Haugland —
  • 'Is really ten years behind MS Office?', by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols —
  • 'StarOffice 8: Office Killer?', by Martin C. Brown — LinuxPlanet
  • Writer, Does More Than Just Word Processing, by Kevin Shockey — TUX, Issue number 11: March 2006
  • How-to: Working wonders with OpenOffice 2.0's Web Wizard, by Solveig Haugland —
  • Desktop publishing with ( Writer and Scribus, by Dmitri Popov —
  • Step-by-step how-to: OpenOffice 2.0's new mail merge tools, by Solveig Haugland — Part 1 and Part 2,
  • How to get reports on OpenOffice 2.0 Base, by Solveig Haugland — Part 1 and Part 2,
  • 2.0 Impress: the Confusing Duckling Becomes a User-Friendly Swan, by Solveig L. Haugland — TUX, Issue number 10: February 2006
  • Base, by Kevin Shockey — TUX, Issue number 10: February 2006
  • Hacking dictionaries, by Bruce Byfield —
  • OpenOffice 2.0 - The latest OpenOffice comes with new file formats and many new features, by Michael Bona — Linux Magazine, Issue 63: February 2006
  • Publishing with OOo Writer and DokuWiki, by Dmitri Popov —
  • release reflects growing use of, by Bruce Byfield —
  • Connecting to existing databases in 2.0, by Solveig Haugland —


  • "Is there life without Microsoft Office?" by Allison Linn —
  • OpenOffice 2.0 tips: Creating database forms, by Solveig Haugland — Part 1 and Part 2,
  • OpenOffice 2.0 Base: Getting the right views, by Solveig Haugland —
  • How to use OpenOffice 2.0's database tool, by Solveig Haugland — Part 1 and Part 2,
  • OpenOffice tip: Everything about envelopes, by Solveig Haugland —
  • Interview with Michael Meeks: a GNOME hacker working on speed — Linux Format Interview archive
  • NewsForge presents free training videos (in Macromedia Flash format) — Newsforge staff
  • 2.0 Review, by Jem Matzan — The Jem Report
  • Toolbars in 2.0, by Solveig Haugland — Part 1 and Part 2,
  • MadPenguin interview series over the launch of 2.0, by Christian Einfeldt
    • Part 1: Sun Microsystems' Florian Reuter: will the real XML please stand up!
    • Part 2: Gary Edwards: 2.0 leaping over legacy lockdown with clean XML
    • Part 3: 2.0: An Office Suite With No Horizons
  • Follow the expert: Making an 2.0 presentation, by Solveig Haugland —
  • An introduction to Basic, by Mark Alexander Bain —
  • Writing a Program to Control, by Franco Pingiori — Part 1 and Part 2, Linux Journal
  • Creating an invoicing system with, by Dmitri Popov —
  • FOSS word processors compared: OOo Writer, AbiWord, and KWord, by Bruce Byfield —
  • Sharing files between and Microsoft Office, by Bruce Byfield —
  • Writer vs. Microsoft Word, by Bruce Byfield —
  • FOSS spreadsheet hands-on comparison, by Bruce Byfield —


  • Building a map application with Calc, by Dmitri Popov —
  • Microsoft PowerPoint versus Impress, by Bruce Byfield —
  • Create a Letterhead Using Writer, by Jean Weber —
  • Getting the most from Writer fields, by Jean
  • Excerpt from the book Macros Explained, by Andrew Pitonyak
    • Getting started with macro —
    •'s integrated development environment —
  • Review: Using, by Peter H. Salus — Unix Review
  • is four years old today; community manager Louis Suarez-Potts talks about the changes, by Bruce Byfield —
  • Replacing FrameMaker with OOo Writer, by Bruce Byfield —
  • Technical Writing Using Writer, by Jean
  • Text Formatting with Writer, by Christian Paratschek —
  • Eleven Tips for Moving to, by Bruce Byfield — Linux Journal

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