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OpenOffice.org news, ODF, etc.

Dropdown lists in OpenOffice.org Calc

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OpenOffice.org Tips: Dropdown lists are a mainstay of many spreadsheets and forms. They help you control what people can enter, as well as giving them ideas for what types of things they might say.

Simple Summer Tips for Easier Use of OpenOffice.org Writer

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OpenOffice.org Tips: Here's the summer vacation reading equivalent of some everyday OpenOffice.org tips. Some new, some not. It's just how I use the program, things that make it easier.

OpenOffice.org charts undergo cosmetic surgery

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linux.com: OpenOffice.org suffers from a wildly inconsistent user interface (UI) that combines unique elements with borrowings from Microsoft Office. Now, in the upcoming version 2.3, it is finally having some of the cosmetic procedures it so badly needs -- at least in the charts subsystem.

OpenOffice conference publishes draft program

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desktoplinux: Organizers of OpenOffice.org Conference 2007, set for Sept. 19 through 21 in Barcelona, today released a draft of the program schedule for the event.

Calc Basics: Never Type When You Can Drag

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OpenOffice.org Training, Tips, and Ideas: If you're new to spreadsheets, or want to make sure you're working as efficiently as possible, this post is for you. Whenever you have a lot of similar entries to make, think drag.

Desktop publishing with OpenOffice.org

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linux.com: "Do you offer a program like Microsoft Publisher?" Some version of this question appears regularly on the OpenOffice.org mailing lists. Many people automatic answer "no," and say that Scribus is more suitable for desktop publishing. But, in fact, OpenOffice.org boasts two mid-level layout programs -- Draw and Writer -- each of which is far more versatile than its name suggests.

OpenOffice.org 2.2.1 released

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The OpenOffice.org Community announces the availability of OpenOffice.org Release 2.2.1. This is a minor bug fix release. As this release also fixes security vulnerabilities we recommend all users should upgrade.

OpenOffice worm hits Mac, Linux and Windows

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builderau: Malware targeting OpenOffice documents is spreading through multiple operating systems including Mac OS, Windows and Linux, according to Symantec.

Dell Offers Ubuntu, What About OpenOffice?

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SolidOffice: One of the other top ideas on Dell’s IdeaStorm website was to preinstall OpenOffice (and Firefox, and some other FOSS apps) on the Windows boxes Dell sells. From a simple end user standpoint, this option would benefit a larger number of Dell customers.

The new OpenOffice.org Charting Tool Coming in OpenOffice.org 2.3

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OpenOffice.org Training, Tips, and Ideas: For anyone who has grown weary of the current OpenOffice chart tool, or for anyone who has attended my classes and grown alarmed at hearing that charting is as much art as science, there is some relief in sight.

Pick your own OOo, there must be one for you!

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Free Software Mag Blogs: OpenOffice.org is probably the biggest free software project in existence today. It certainly is the biggest single piece of software one can download. It directly competes with Microsoft Office, is a bit more easy to install than KOffice, and is very complete. But what will you get?

Quick Tips on Sections in OpenOffice Writer

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OpenOffice.org Training, Tips, and Ideas: Sections are great. They're a way to partition off part of the content of a text document and treat it differently.

It's Wedding Season, and OpenOffice.org Is Here For You

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OpenOffice.org Training, Tips, and Ideas: Who wants to pay for someone else to make your wedding invitations? (Or programs, or whatever.) Use OpenOffice for your wedding invitations. This of course prompts the objection, "But there aren't any templates in OpenOffice."

Crossing the digital divide with Openoffice.org

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ITWeek: The Openoffice.org productivity suite, whose main modules are the Writer word processor, Calc spreadsheet and Impress presentation package, has extremely good filters for exchanging files. You can use these to open and edit Microsoft Office format documents in Openoffice.org and vice versa.

OpenOffice.org in Education: A Roundup

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Linux In Novell’s East Region: Wow, sometimes you think you’re really tied into a product and who’s using it and where, but even I was surprised at the amount of people and institutions deploying, using and enhancing OpenOffice.org. The vast majority are kind enough to take the time to document their experiences so others can take advantage of those findings.

Extending OpenOffice.org: Must-have OpenOffice.org extensions

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Linux.com: As with Firefox, you can add new features and extend OpenOffice.org's functionality by installing extensions. Here some of the most useful ones to try.

Extending OpenOffice.org: Checking grammar with LanguageTool

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Linux.com: One of the features that many users dearly miss in OpenOffice.org is a grammar checker. Fortunately, LanguageTool fills the void, adding grammar-checking capabilities to OpenOffice.org.

Extending OpenOffice.org: Turning OpenOffice.org into a document conversion tool

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Linux.com: One of the less well-known features of OpenOffice.org is its ability to run as a service. You can put that ability to some clever use. For example, you can turn OpenOffice.og into a conversion engine and use it to convert documents from one format to another via a Web-based interface or a command-line tool. JODConverter can help you to unleash OpenOffice.org's file conversion capabilities.

Google vs. Microsoft Office? NO: vs. Open Office (.org)!

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Donna Bogatin (ZDNet blogs): If we take Google CEO Eric Schmidt at his public words, Microsoft Office is welcome at the Google Apps table. But what about OpenOffice.org?

The simplest way to make databases in OpenOffice.org

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Free Software Mag: Do you need to make a database, but fear it’s too much of a pain or you don’t have the right tools? Don’t worry: it’s easy, free, and useful, too. Use the free OpenOffice.org office suite to get your data in shape for mail merges, queries, or useful analysis of your business data.

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