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Beginning OpenOffice 3: From Novice to Professional by Andy Channelle

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Chapter 1. Writer: Basic Documents

We'll begin in the obvious place with a run through the core applications in the Open-Office.org (OO.o) suite beginning with Writer, and then moving on through Calc, Impress, Draw, and Base.

If you have two hours to prepare for a seminar presentation, feel free to leap into the Impress section straight away. However, it might be a good idea to read through the following annotations that explain the user interface conventions used in OO.o. Although the screenshot is from Writer, most of the interface elements are consistent across applications (see Figure 1-1).

The advantage of using an office suite is that the user interface is consistent across the different elements.

Figure 1-1. The advantage of using an office suite is ...

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