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New book: Taming Apache OpenOffice

This book is for anyone who wants to get up to speed quickly with Apache OpenOffice.org 3.4. It introduces Writer (word processing), Calc (spreadsheets), Impress (presentations), Draw (vector drawings), Math (equation editor) and Base (database), as well as common features

Posted in Apache OpenOffice, books, Calc, Draw, Impress, Math, PDF, User Guides, Writer

The Magic of Editable PDFs

I’m a bit late in linking to Simon Phipps’ article, The Magic of Editable PDFs, but it’s such a great tip that you need to know about it (if you don’t already). Here’s a sample: Did you know you can

Posted in features, PDF

Printing problems may be overcome

After several tries, I think (I hope) I have finally given Lulu.com a PDF of Getting Started with OpenOffice.org 3.3 that all of their printers will be happy with. Although I had followed Lulu’s How to make a PDF using

Posted in PDF, User Guides

Impress Guide 3.2.1 chapters published

The long-awaited updates to chapters in the OpenOffice.org Impress Guide were published on 2 November by the OOoAuthors team. A compiled book should be available by the end of the month. The chapters are available in free PDF from this

Posted in Impress, OOoAuthors, PDF, User Guides

Create fill-in PDF forms to save & email

I want to use OpenOffice.org to produce some forms for students to fill in and email to their instructors. I want these forms to be in PDF so students can use Adobe Reader (or any other PDF viewer with form-filling

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