Monthly Archives: January 2009

OpenOffice.org3 Impress Guide published

The first edition of the OOo3 Impress Guide is now available. Individual chapters and a compiled book are on the OOoAuthors website (ODT and PDF), the Documentation Project website (PDF), and the Documentation wiki. Note: This first edition really could

Posted in documentation 3.0.1 released 3.0.1 fixes a number of minor issues reported with 3.0. Although minor releases normally do not include new features, there are two points of interest: enhanced support for grammar checkers, and an increase in the number of words

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Where to find templates for OOo

Templates for OOo Writer, Calc, Impress, and Draw are now available through the Template Browser. They are categorized in several ways to help you find what you need. I have not looked through the collection in detail to see how

Posted in features, Templates 3.0 for Mac PowerPC

Owners of older (pre-Intel) Mac PPC computers often wonder why the English version of OOo3.0 is not available through the OOo download page, when a few other languages are available there for OOo3.0. (The latest English version available from that

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Managing graphics in Writer

Solveig Haugland has another fine tutorial in her blog: How to insert graphics in OpenOffice Writer that are reasonably manageable. It is much more detailed, with more examples, than the corresponding section in the Writer Guide.

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Mail Merge in

On the blog is another great article from Solveig Haugland: Mail Merge in Everything You Need to Know. You can read it online or download it in PDF. If you use, Solveig’s own blog, Training, Tips,

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New Features in 3.1, an Early Look

Another great blog post from OOoNinja: New Features in 3.1, an Early Look. Clear, easy-to-understand summary with helpful illustrations.

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My new role at Co-lead of the Documentation Project

It’s now official: I’ve been elected as Co-Lead of the Documentation Project at Many of you will recall that in late November 2007, I announced that after 5 years with the project, it was time for me to

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What is Apache OpenOffice (

EDIT 2014: I am no longer maintaining this blog and website, because I am no longer using this program for my daily work. I am using LibreOffice, a descendent of the old It is developed by an active and

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