- Uses the straightforward For Dummies style to show Linux and Windows users how to use the OpenOffice.org desktop productivity suite
- OpenOffice.org has a user interface and feature set similar to that of other office suites and works transparently with a variety of file formats, including those of Microsoft Office
- Explains how to download, install, and set up both the Linux and Windows versions of OpenOffice.org
- Organized by the four key desktop applications provided in the OpenOffice.org suite: Writer (word processing), Calc (spreadsheets), Impress (presentations), and Draw (graphics)
- Other topics covered include creating and formatting documents with Writer, using templates and styles, creating spreadsheets with Calc, manipulating spreadsheet data, creating a presentation with Impress, and creating and editing images with Draw
OpenOffice.org "X" For Dummies shows Linux and Windows users how to use the OpenOffice (OO) desktop productivity suite in the For Dummies friendly, easy-to-understand style. This book explains how to download, install, and set up both the Linux and Windows versions of OO. The book is organized by the four key desktop applications provided in the OO suite: Writer (word processing product), Calc (spreadsheet product), Impress (presentation product), and Draw (graphics product). Each part focuses on one of the applications and explains how to use it and work with it on the Web. Other topics covered include: creating and formatting documents with Writer; using templates and styles; creating spreadsheets with Calc; manipulating spreadsheet data; creating a presentation with Impress; and creating images and editing existing images with Draw.