Apache OpenOffice User Guide

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ApacheOpenOffice 4.1.2

Apache OpenOffice has several components (Writer, Calc, Impress,Draw, Base...) that share many characteristics on their user interfaces. For this reason the present guide will start to talk about Apache OpenOffice as a whole, then later provide "examples" for each component.

It is important then, specially for new users, to understand the first chapters of this guide before going on to specific information for each component.

The Guide will make a liberal use of screenshots to visually display the area being documented. Because Apache OpenOffice is available on multiple operating systems these screenshots may not exactly match what the reader sees in their copy of OpenOffice.

General index

Apache OpenOffice User Interface: a general description of the Apache OpenOffice user interface

Formatting a document: describes the different options the users have to shape a document

Find & Replace: Apache OpenOffice has a powerful tool to find text and/or formatting

Autocorrect options: An editing tool that permits to automate several substitution tasks like correcting misspelled words

Supported file formats: Apache OpenOffice can read and write a large number of file formats

Extensions: Adding more functionality to Apache OpenOffice

General options: General configuration options that affect the whole suite

"CookBook": quick tips for specific tasks

Writer guide: A complete guide for Writer, the word processor component. This link leads to an index

Calc guide: A complete guide for Calc, the spreadsheet component. This link leads to an index

Impress guide: A complete guide for Impress, the presentation component. This link leads to an index

Draw guide: A complete guide for Draw, the vector drawing tool component. This link leads to an index

Math guide: A complete guide for Math, the equation editor component that you can use in other components. This link leads to an index

Base guide: A complete guide for Base, the database component. This link leads to an index

Migration Guide: A guide to migrating to Apache OpenOffice.

Advanced topics: Regular expressions, programming macros, graphite font technology...

Integrating components: A Chart inside your presentation? Inserting data from your bibliographic database on your text document?


Status Page: this user guide is a work in progress.

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