Using images in your documents is a good way to ensure that they give a lasting impression. Whether it is a resume, letter, or flyer to promote an upcoming event, LibreOffice makes it easy to add images to your documents, and format them correctly. Traditionally office productivity suites like Microsoft Office have offered clip art which you can include with your documents. Unfortunately the clip art that usually comes with these office programs is less than desirable. By using LibreOffice, and other resources that are available for free online, you can add some visual impact to your documents.
LibreOffice is a fork of the OpenOffice.org project, and is available for all major platforms including Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux. Like its predecessor, OpenOffice.org, LibreOffice is an open source office suite that emphasizes open document formats but is compatible with Microsoft Office. LibreOffice has received tremendous support from the community, and has seen widespread adoption by users of OpenOffice.org.
It becomes increasingly important to efficiently select the cells you are working with, in an OpenOffice.org Spreadsheet, as your spreadsheet gets bigger and bigger. Those of you who have worked with files that are thousands of rows long know what I mean. Learning a few simple keyboard shortcuts, will make your productivity increase tremendously! In this episode, we cover a few of the most useful shortcuts for selecting cells in an OpenOffice.org spreadsheet. Once you have the cells you want selected, you can use your selection to apply formatting to make your spreadsheet look nice, or use the values of your selection in calculating formulas.
This episode focuses on introducing the basic concepts of using formulas in OpenOffice.org’s Spreadsheet program, including using functions to add groups of numbers, calculate their average, and other basic mathematical operations.
Often you will find yourself in situations where you either need to open a Microsoft Office document that someone else has sent you, or save an OpenOffice.org document in a Microsoft Office compatible format so that someone else can open it. One of the most useful features of OpenOffice.org is that it is very compatible with Microsoft Office. It can be used to both open Microsoft Office documents, such as Word documents or Excel documents, and save documents in other formats as Microsoft Office documents.
In this video, the first of a series of episodes which will introduce you to OpenOffice.org, you will learn how to obtain and install OpenOffice.org which is a free alternative to Microsoft Office. OpenOffice.org comes with a number of programs that are analogous to the Microsoft Office programs.