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Raspberry Pi For Dummies, 3rd Edition by Mike Cook, Sean McManus

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Chapter 6

Being Productive with the Raspberry Pi

IN THIS CHAPTER

check Writing letters in LibreOffice Writer

check Managing your budget in LibreOffice Calc

check Creating presentations in LibreOffice Impress

check Creating a party invitation with LibreOffice Draw

There comes a time in most people’s lives when they have to get down to work, and when it’s your turn to get down to work, the Raspberry Pi can help. Whether you need to do your homework or work from home, you can use LibreOffice, a fully featured office suite that’s compatible with the Raspberry Pi.

If you haven’t heard of LibreOffice, you might have heard of its ancestor, OpenOffice. A team of developers took OpenOffice as a starting point and developed LibreOffice using its source code.

LibreOffice and Microsoft Office for Windows have lots of similarities between them, so LibreOffice will probably feel familiar to you. You can copy files between the two programs too, although you might lose some of the layout features when you do that.

In this chapter, we show you how to use four of the programs in LibreOffice for common household activities. ...

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