- Organizing text into lists, tables, and columns Checking spelling and grammar Adding bullets or numbers to a list Drawing shapes Applying password protection to a file Emailing and printing files
Skill Level Beginner
- [Voiceover] Hi and welcome to Getting Started with OpenOffice.org 2 Writer, the free word processing application that's part of the OpenOffice.org suite of applications. If you visit the website you'll read how OpenOffice.org 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 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.
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. In this title we focus on the word processing application known as Writer. We'll cover all the basics to get you up and running and if you're 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'll definitely learn lots just by sitting back and watching.
I'll be covering this from the PC. So, let's get started with OpenOffice.org 2 Writer.