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Beginning OpenOffice 3: From Novice to Professional

Book Description

If you want to fly with OpenOffice 3.0, publish to your local wiki, create web presentations, or add maps to your documents, Beginning OpenOffice 3 is the book for you. You will arm yourself with new OpenOffice.org 3.0 tools, from creating wiki docs to automating complex design steps. OpenOffice has been downloaded almost 100 million times, and this is the book that explains why.

  • You learn how to adopt OpenOffice 3.0 innovations.

  • You see how to work across Windows, OS X, Google, and the Web, no matter what the format.

  • Mail merges and wiki docs will never seem so simple.

  • Table of Contents

    1. Copyright
    2. About the Author
    3. About the Technical Reviewer
    4. Acknowledgments
    5. Introduction
      1. A Tiny Bit of History
      2. The Applications
      3. About This Book
      4. Conventions Used in This Book
    6. 1. The Applications
      1. 1. Writer: Basic Documents
        1. 1.1. Menu Bar
        2. 1.2. Toolbar
        3. 1.3. Formatting Toolbar
        4. 1.4. Rulers
        5. 1.5. Work Area
        6. 1.6. Optional Palette
        7. 1.7. Status Bar
        8. 1.8. Creating Your First Document
          1. 1.8.1. Create the Page
          2. 1.8.2. A Word About Templates
          3. 1.8.3. Add and Format the Main Text
          4. 1.8.4. Introducing Paragraphs
          5. 1.8.5. Personalizing the Interface
          6. 1.8.6. A Word About Toolbars
          7. 1.8.7. Saving
        9. 1.9. Template Building
          1. 1.9.1. Add Placeholders
          2. 1.9.2. Choose the Date
          3. 1.9.3. Save the Template
          4. 1.9.4. Checking Through a Document
          5. 1.9.5. Printing
        10. 1.10. Recap
      2. 2. Design Using Writer
        1. 2.1. Multicolumn Text
        2. 2.2. The Title Frame
        3. 2.3. Advanced Text Editing
        4. 2.4. Edit Frames
        5. 2.5. Placeholder Text
        6. 2.6. Colors
          1. 2.6.1. Text
          2. 2.6.2. Highlights
          3. 2.6.3. Background
          4. 2.6.4. Frames
        7. 2.7. Inserting Graphics
        8. 2.8. Building an Image Gallery
        9. 2.9. Using the Illustration Tools
        10. 2.10. Arranging the Page
        11. 2.11. Recap
      3. 3. Writer Automation
        1. 3.1. The Basic Page
        2. 3.2. Document Properties
        3. 3.3. Adding Style
        4. 3.4. Cascading Styles
        5. 3.5. Table Making
        6. 3.6. Footnotes and Endnotes
        7. 3.7. Text Automation
          1. 3.7.1. AutoText
          2. 3.7.2. AutoCorrect
        8. 3.8. Document Breaks
        9. 3.9. Table of Contents
        10. 3.10. Recap
      4. 4. Spreadsheets with Calc
        1. 4.1. The Basics
          1. 4.1.1. Editing and Selecting
          2. 4.1.2. Sorting Data
          3. 4.1.3. Create a Spreadsheet
          4. 4.1.4. Add Functions
          5. 4.1.5. Your First Chart
            1. 4.1.5.1. Chart Type
            2. 4.1.5.2. Data Range
            3. 4.1.5.3. Data Series
            4. 4.1.5.4. Chart Elements
          6. 4.1.6. Chart Management
            1. 4.1.6.1. Text
            2. 4.1.6.2. Scale and Error Bars
          7. 4.1.7. Another Dimension
        2. 4.2. Creating a Family Budget
          1. 4.2.1. Adding Some Logic
          2. 4.2.2. Formatting Figures
          3. 4.2.3. Some Copy and Paste Magic
          4. 4.2.4. Using Conditional Formatting
          5. 4.2.5. More Number Formatting
          6. 4.2.6. Saving for the Future
          7. 4.2.7. Charts in Complex Tables
          8. 4.2.8. Cell Validation
          9. 4.2.9. Saving and Exporting
        3. 4.3. Recap
      5. 5. Impress: Stylish Presentations
        1. 5.1. Creating a Basic Slideshow
          1. 5.1.1. The Interface
          2. 5.1.2. Adding Content to a Slide
          3. 5.1.3. Adding an Image
        2. 5.2. Presentation Structure
          1. 5.2.1. Content
        3. 5.3. Creating and Editing Master Pages
          1. 5.3.1. Font Styles
          2. 5.3.2. Save As a Template
        4. 5.4. The Show Must Go On
          1. 5.4.1. Transitions
          2. 5.4.2. Multiple Slides
          3. 5.4.3. Custom Animations
        5. 5.5. Notes and Handouts
        6. 5.6. Output
          1. 5.6.1. Native Format
          2. 5.6.2. PowerPoint
          3. 5.6.3. Self-Contained Package
          4. 5.6.4. PDF
        7. 5.7. Recap
      6. 6. Creative Draw
        1. 6.1. Setting Up a Page
        2. 6.2. Layers
          1. 6.2.1. Layout
          2. 6.2.2. Controls
          3. 6.2.3. Dimension Lines
        3. 6.3. Add and Edit Layers
        4. 6.4. Bitmap Images
        5. 6.5. Objects
        6. 6.6. Curve Editing
        7. 6.7. The Edit Points Toolbar
          1. 6.7.1. Points
          2. 6.7.2. Move Points
          3. 6.7.3. Add Points
          4. 6.7.4. Delete Points
          5. 6.7.5. Split Curve
          6. 6.7.6. Convert to Curve
          7. 6.7.7. Corner Point/Smoother Transition/Symmetric Transition
          8. 6.7.8. Close Bezier
          9. 6.7.9. Eliminate Points
        8. 6.8. Back to Editing
        9. 6.9. Fontwork
        10. 6.10. Shape Combinations
        11. 6.11. Text Editing
        12. 6.12. Beyond the Page
          1. 6.12.1. Setting Accurate Dimensions
          2. 6.12.2. Setting the Room As the Page
          3. 6.12.3. Performing Precise Editing
          4. 6.12.4. Adding Objects
          5. 6.12.5. Creating More Objects
          6. 6.12.6. Working with Interior Design
          7. 6.12.7. Populating the Room
          8. 6.12.8. Adding New Textures
        13. 6.13. Flow Charts and Diagrams
          1. 6.13.1. Alignment and Distribution
          2. 6.13.2. Connectors
        14. 6.14. Converting Images
          1. 6.14.1. A Touch of Glass
        15. 6.15. Recap
      7. 7. Turn Data into Information with Base
        1. 7.1. The Interface
        2. 7.2. The Base Wizards
          1. 7.2.1. Tables
          2. 7.2.2. Types of Information
        3. 7.3. Using Tables
          1. 7.3.1. The Table Toolbar
          2. 7.3.2. Simple Sorting
          3. 7.3.3. Simple Filtering
        4. 7.4. Using Forms
          1. 7.4.1. Editing the Form
          2. 7.4.2. Inputting Data in a Form
          3. 7.4.3. Adding an Interactive Widget
        5. 7.5. Queries
          1. 7.5.1. Linking Tables
        6. 7.6. Reports
        7. 7.7. Recap
    7. 2. Working Across Applications
      1. 8. Building Web Pages
        1. 8.1. Pages and Tables
        2. 8.2. Content
          1. 8.2.1. Adding Graphics
          2. 8.2.2. Remote Graphics
          3. 8.2.3. Text Formatting
          4. 8.2.4. Advanced Table Editing
          5. 8.2.5. Links
          6. 8.2.6. Mailto: Links
          7. 8.2.7. Internal Links
          8. 8.2.8. Links and Bookmarks
          9. 8.2.9. Download Links
          10. 8.2.10. Image Maps
          11. 8.2.11. Outputting Web Pages
          12. 8.2.12. The Web Wizard
        3. 8.3. Recap
      2. 9. Working with Others
        1. 9.1. Document Formats
          1. 9.1.1. Windows
          2. 9.1.2. Linux
          3. 9.1.3. Mac OS X
          4. 9.1.4. Choosing a Different Format
          5. 9.1.5. Document Scenarios
          6. 9.1.6. Changing Default Formats
        2. 9.2. Exporting As PDF
          1. 9.2.1. General
          2. 9.2.2. Initial View
          3. 9.2.3. User Interface
          4. 9.2.4. Links
          5. 9.2.5. Security
          6. 9.2.6. Tips for Exporting
        3. 9.3. Collaborative Work
          1. 9.3.1. Track Changes
          2. 9.3.2. Merge Documents
          3. 9.3.3. Accept and Reject
          4. 9.3.4. When Collaboration Goes Wrong
          5. 9.3.5. Adding Notes
          6. 9.3.6. Deleting Notes
          7. 9.3.7. Printing Notes
        4. 9.4. Secure Sharing
          1. 9.4.1. Removing Metadata from Documents
          2. 9.4.2. Live Sharing in Calc
        5. 9.5. Recap
      3. 10. Linking and Embedding
        1. 10.1. Mail Merge
        2. 10.2. Bibliographic Entries in Writer
        3. 10.3. Beginning a Presentation in Writer
        4. 10.4. Taking a Spreadsheet Out of Calc
        5. 10.5. Creating a Spreadsheet in Writer
        6. 10.6. Importing Charts
        7. 10.7. Creating a Presentation Background in Draw
        8. 10.8. Embedding a Presentation in a Web Site
        9. 10.9. Recording and Running Macros
        10. 10.10. Adding Sections to a Document
        11. 10.11. Recap
      4. 11. Extensions
        1. 11.1. Installing Extensions
        2. 11.2. Interface Extensions
          1. 11.2.1. Tabbed Windows
          2. 11.2.2. OpenOffice.org2GoogleDocs
          3. 11.2.3. Writer's Tools
          4. 11.2.4. Reference
          5. 11.2.5. Backup
          6. 11.2.6. Wikify Words and Documents
          7. 11.2.7. Document Timer
          8. 11.2.8. Bookmarks
          9. 11.2.9. Notes and Tasks
          10. 11.2.10. Miscellaneous Other Useful Options
        3. 11.3. Content Extensions
          1. 11.3.1. OOoHG
          2. 11.3.2. LilyPond
          3. 11.3.3. Oxygen Extras
          4. 11.3.4. Calendrier
          5. 11.3.5. Calendar for Calc
          6. 11.3.6. PDF Import
          7. 11.3.7. Presenter Tools
          8. 11.3.8. PhotoAlbum
        4. 11.4. Recap
      5. A. The Beauty of Free Software
        1. A.1. Do Something
        2. A.2. More Information