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Raspberry Pi For Dummies by Mike Cook, Sean McManus

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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.

tip.eps You can start a new LibreOffice file of any type from the File menu, irrespective of which application you’re using. For example, you can create a new spreadsheet from the word processor’s File menu. When you do this, the correct application opens (Calc, in this case) with a blank file ready for you to use.

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.

tip.eps If you’re a student ...

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