Starting LibreOffice on the Raspberry Pi
When you enter the desktop environment using
startx (see Chapter 4), you should find LibreOffice in your Programs menu, in the Office category. There are separate entries for LibreOffice Base (databases), LibreOffice Calc (spreadsheets), LibreOffice Draw (page layouts and drawings), LibreOffice Impress (presentations), and LibreOffice Writer (word processing).
Another option simply says LibreOffice. This opens a menu (shown in Figure 6-1) from which you can choose to create a text document, spreadsheet, presentation, drawing, database, or formula. If you can’t remember which LibreOffice application you need, use this menu. Otherwise, it’s probably quicker to go straight to the appropriate application.
In this chapter, we show you how to get started with Writer, Calc, Impress, and Draw.
You can also start LibreOffice and open a file in it by double-clicking a LibreOffice or Microsoft Office file in the desktop environment.