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Beginning OpenOffice 3: From Novice to Professional by Andy Channelle

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Chapter 3. Writer Automation

Writer, as we've seen, can be used for a lot of different tasks, but it really comes into its own when working on long, complex documents such as dissertations, reports, and even books. These documents have "words" at their heart, and Writer is fundamentally a word processor designed for the purpose of writing and editing text. Letters can be written in any old text editor, for example, and high-end DTP software will do a better job of dealing with design-intensive documents such as magazines, newspapers, or posters. But Writer's main purpose is allowing a user to compose, edit, and organize words. The elements discussed in Chapters 1 and 2 such as frames, images, and paragraph formatting feed into this, and an understanding ...

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