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OpenOffice.org 2 Calc Getting Started
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OpenOffice.org 2 Calc Getting Started

with David Rivers

Video: Welcome

Hi and welcome to Getting Started with OpenOffice2 Calc, the free spreadsheet application that's part of the OpenOffice.org suite of applications. Now, if you didn't already know this, OpenOffice2 is the leading open source office software suite for spreadsheets as well as word processing, presentations, graphics, databases and more. Further to that the entire suite is available in a number of different languages and it will work on almost any computer, PC or Mac. It stores all your data that's everything that you create in an International Open Standard format, but it can also read and write files from other common office software packages like those found in the Microsoft Office auite of applications, for example.

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OpenOffice.org 2 Calc Getting Started
2h 32m Beginner Oct 03, 2008

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David Rivers offers a concise tour of useful concepts and techniques in OpenOffice.org 2 Calc Getting Started. Calc is the spreadsheet component of the free, open-source, multi-platform OpenOffice.org suite. It is compatible with many other popular applications, including Microsoft Excel. David demonstrates how to work with cells, sheets, functions, charts, and other spreadsheet features that are key to becoming productive quickly. Example files accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Exploring the Calc user interface Auto-filling cells, using quick functions, and saving time in other ways Formatting cell contents according to set conditions Using the Chart Wizard Password-protecting a spreadsheet
Subject:
Business
Software:
OpenOffice
Author:
David Rivers

Welcome

Hi and welcome to Getting Started with OpenOffice2 Calc, the free spreadsheet application that's part of the OpenOffice.org suite of applications. Now, if you didn't already know this, OpenOffice2 is the leading open source office software suite for spreadsheets as well as word processing, presentations, graphics, databases and more. Further to that the entire suite is available in a number of different languages and it will work on almost any computer, PC or Mac. It stores all your data that's everything that you create in an International Open Standard format, but it can also read and write files from other common office software packages like those found in the Microsoft Office auite of applications, for example.

Now best of all, it can be downloaded and used completely free of charge. That's right! Free for any purpose at all. Tell your buddies, make copies, download it to several machines at home or even the office. It's all free. Well in this title, we focus on the spreadsheet application known as Calc. We'll cover all the basics to get you up and running and if you are a premium subscriber, you have access to the exercise files, so you can follow along with me. Now if you don't have the exercise files, don't worry about it; you'll definitely learn lots just by sitting back and watching or using your own spreadsheet. I will be working in a Windows Vista environment on a PC for this title, but you can follow along from any environment. So, without further delay, let's get started with OpenOffice2 Calc.

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