Download OpenOffice, the free open source suit and use its softwares to write document, calculate spreadsheeet, create presentation and much more.
The name OpenOffice.org is either a software product and a community of volunteers that produces and supports that software
The software OpenOffice is a suite (or package) of application programs for the automation of full-featured office.
The last stable version at the moment i am writing this tutorial is the 4.1.2 and it is possible to download from the botton just below.
The native format of Open Office is OpenDocument, an open standard format adopted by a growing number of governments worldwide as the required file format for publishing and accepting documents. Open Office can also open and save documents in many other formats, including those used by several versions of Microsoft Office.
As I said this software provides a whole set of components that can be used for the majority of productivity tasks
Writer (word processor)
Writer is a feature-rich tool for creating letters, books, reports, newsletters, brochures and other documents. It's possible insert graphics and objects from other components into Writer documents.
With Writer can export files to HTML, XHTML, XML, Adobe PDF Portable Document Format) and Microsoft Word different versions. It also connects to your email client
Calc has all of the advanced analysis and creation of diagrams of a high-end spreadsheet.
It has, inter alia, of over 300 functions for financial, statistical and mathematicians.
The Scenario Manager provides analysis of the type "What if" (what happen if).
Calc can create 2-D and 3-D charts which can be integrated into other OpenOffice documents. You can also open and work with spreadsheets in Microsoft Excel format and save them in Excel format. Calc can export spreadsheets to Adobe's PDF and HTML formats.
Impress (presentation graphics)
Impress provides all the common presentation tools
media such as special effects, animation, and drawing tools.
The program also integrates the advanced graphics capabilities of
OpenOffice Draw and OpenOffice Math components. It is also possible to improve the presentations with special effects text offered by Fontwork, in addition that with audio and video clips. Impress is compatible with the format Microsoft PowerPoint and is also able to save your in numerous graphics formats, including Macromedia Flash
Draw (vector graphics)
Draw is a tool for vector design able to create anything from simple diagrams or flowcharts to 3-D graphics. Its Smart Connectors feature allows you to define points custom connection.
Draw can be used to create drawings for use in any other component of OpenOffice, but also to create new clip art to add to the Gallery.
The program is able to import graphics from many common formats and save them in over 20 formats including PNG, HTML, PDF and Flash
OpenOffice Base offers all the tools needed to work with databases through a simple and intuitive user interface.
With Base is it possible to create and edit forms, reports, queries, tables, views and relationships in order to manage the database as with the applications common analogs.
Base provides many new features such the ability to analyze and edit relationships from a view diagram.
It incorporates HSQLDB as a database standard engine relational. The program can also process documents in format dBASE, Microsoft Access, MySQL, Oracle or any other database compatible with ODBC or JDBC.
Math is a formula and equations processor of OpenOffice. It can be used to create complex equations that include symbols or characters not available in standard font sets. Although commonly used to create formulas in other documents, such as Writer and Impress files, Math can also work as a standalone tool. With Math you can save formulas in the standard format Mathematical Markup Language (MathML) and insert them into web pages and other documents not created by OpenOffice
The advantages of OpenOffice.org
Here are some of the advantages of OpenOffice.org over other office suites:
• No licensing fees. OpenOffice is freely usable and distributable by anyone at no cost. many features are available as add-on options for a fee in other office suites (like PDF export) are available free of charge in OpenOffice. No current or future hidden costs.
• Open source. Thanks to the open source licenses of OpenOffice you can distribute, copy, and modify the software as you wish.
• Cross OpenOffice runs on multiple hardware architectures and operating systems such as Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and Sun Solaris.
• Extensive language support. OpenOffice's user interface is available in over 40 languages â€‹â€‹and the OpenOffice project provides spelling, hyphenation, and thesaurus dictionaries in over 70 languages â€‹â€‹and dialects. OpenOffice also provides support for both languages â€‹â€‹with text format
Overall Complex Text Layout (CTL) and for languages â€‹â€‹that are written from right to left (RTL) Hebrew, and Arabic.
• Consistent user interface. The simple and intuitive user interface common to all components makes their use easy to learn and master.
•Integration. The components of OpenOffice.org are well integrated among them..
Information on installing and setting up OpenOffice.org on the various supported operating systems are available at: Download OpenOffice You can also download the more detailed Setup Guide (in several languages) at documentation. other resources OpenOffice.org