These free OpenOffice tutorials are designed for anyone who is interested in making the shift from Microsoft Office to OpenOffice.org. Boost your confidence with this free open source software and get a head start on your career. Learn how to create impressive business documents with OpenOffice Writer, attractive presentations using Impress, spreadsheets using Calc and databases using Base.
Knowledge of Keyboarding..
Free E-Book: Getting Started with OpenOffice.org 3.3 (Use this E-Book for information on how to install and set-up the Open Office Suite.)
Exercise Files: Download from Officeskills.org if required
At the completion of these tutorials, students will be able to:
INTRODUCTION TO OPENOFFICE WRITER: Learn about OpenOffice Writer and why it may be useful in your business, school or for your personal use.
THE WRITER USER INTERFACE: Learn how to start Writer and get an overview of the Writer interface including the menus and toolbars.
CREATING AND EDITING A WRITER DOCUMENT - THE BUSINESS LETTER: Learn how to create a new Blank Document and display non printing characters by using the Show/Hide Symbol. Learn how to insert text in a document, use the Enter key, set line spacing, display the Ruler, use Writer's Word Wrap feature, check and change your document margins, save your work using the Save As command using Writer's native.ODT File Format
CREATING AND DELIVERING A PRESENTATION: Get an overview of Impress by creating a basic presentation. Learn how to navigate the Impress Window, insert text in a slide, use the Master Design themes, use the Impress toolbars, insert multi-bulleted lists, choose a slide layout, save your presentation and run your slideshow.