Apache OpenOffice User Guide
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.
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.