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OpenOffice.org 2 Writer Getting Started introduces the core features of the word processing application included with the free, open-source OpenOffice.org suite. Writer can open and save files in its native, open format, as well as in other popular formats, like Microsoft Word. Instructor David Rivers explores the Writer interface and demonstrates typical tasks like editing and formatting text; inserting pictures, special characters, and other objects; and much more. Example files accompany the course.
Hi! And welcome to getting started with OpenOffice 2 Writer, the free word processing application that's the part of the OpenOffice.org suite of applications. Now if you visit the website, you will read how OpenOffice 2 is the leading open-source office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more. Further to that, the suite is available in many, many different languages and it will work on almost any computer, PC or Mac. It stores all your data, that is,= anything 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 suite of applications, for example.
The best of all, it can be downloaded and used completely free of charge. You heard me, free for any purpose at all. Tell your friends, make copies, download it to multiple machines at home or even the office. It's all free. Now in this title, we focus on the word processing application known as Writer. We will cover all the basics to get you up and running and if you are a premium subscriber to lynda.com you have access to the exercise files, so you can follow along with me. If you don't have the exercise files, no worries, you will definitely learn lots just by sitting back and watching. I will be covering this from the PC. So let's get started with OpenOffice 2 Writer.
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