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Book Title :'s Getting Started, the Second Edition
eBook download format(s) : HTM PDF 
ISBN-10 : 1411687078 0201565439 
ISBN-13 : 978-1-411687-07-3 978-0-201565-43-0 
Author(s) : OOoAuthors team
Publisher : Lulu Press (04 Jul 2006)
Section : GNU/Linux OS
Book Review:

Book Description:'s Getting Started, the Second Edition is a beginners guide on OpenOffice, a fully featured office suite just like Microsoft Office. OpenOffice supports Microsoft Office format files (.doc, .xls, .ppt), and runs on Microsoft Windows, GNU/Linux, BSD, Solaris and Mac OS X. Best of all, it's free.

This book was written by a group of volunteer reviewers, writers, editors and translators from the community working through It covers all the basics of increasing your productivity with OpenOffice 2.0.

The first part will show the reader on how to install, start and set up the software.

The second part will introduce the reader to every piece of OpenOffice applications:
- Writer, the word processor (nice!)
- Calc, the spreadsheet
- Draw, the vector drawing tool
- Impress, the slide presentation tool
- Base, a database system
- Math, a mathematic equation editor

The third part, continue utilizing Writer, will prepare the reader on working with document templates, styles, gallery, creating and editing Fontwork objects, and saving documents as webpages.

As you can already figured, this book is basically one big OpenOffice tutorial, filled with step-by-step instruction, tips and tricks. It's repleted with colorful figures and screenshots, so readers will have little to worry about losing their way reading this book.

Intended Audience:
This book is recommended for those who want to search for alternative office suite other than Microsoft Office.

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