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To study open office as an example of free open software
Aim
To study open office as an example of free open software.
Theory
Mission Statement
To create, as a community, the leading international office suite that will run on all major platforms and provide access to all functionality and data through open-component based APIs and an XML-based file format.”
History of Open Office
  • It is based on Star Office, an office suite developed by Star Division and acquired by Sun Microsystems in August 1999.
  • The source code of the suite was released in July 2000 with the aim of reducing the dominant market share of Microsoft Office by providing a free, open and high-quality alternative.
Everything you need in an office productivity suite
Writer – a word processor for creating dynamic documents
Calc – a spreadsheet for analyzing data
Impress – for designing eye-catching presentations
Draw – for producing dramatic illustrations
Base – database access made easy
Write
Wizards to produce standard documents such as
Letters, faxes, agendas, minutes.
Styles and Formatting to put the power of style
Sheets into the hands of every user.
AutoCorrect dictionary, which can check your
Spelling as you type...
AutoComplete to make typing easy
Text frames and linking for newsletters, flyers, etc…
        Table of contents, index for complex documents.
Calc
Natural language formulas let you create formulas
using words ((e.g. “sales – costs”)).
Hundreds of spreadsheet functions with built-in
expert help
Scenario Manager allows “what if ......” analysis at the
touch of a button.
Powerful graphics to extract the meaning from your
numbers
Pull in data from external databases with DataPilot
technology
OpenDocument and MS-Excel .xls file format
Compatibility
Impress
Master Pages and Layouts simplify the task off
preparing your materials.
Complete range of Views are supported: Normal //
Outline // Slide Sorter // Notes // Handouts to meet all
the needs of presenters and audiences.
Easy-to-use drawing and diagramming tools to spice
up your presentation.
Slide show Animation and Effects to bring a
presentation to life.
Fontworks provides stunning 2D and 3D images from
text.
OpenDocument and MS-PowerPoint .ppt file format
Compatibility.
Draw
Single click access to common drawing objects
Arrange objects; rotate in two or three dimensions
with the 3D controller
Smart connectors for flowcharts, organization charts,
network diagrams etc
Sophisticated rendering for photorealistic images
Import graphics from all common formats ((including
BMP, GIF, JJPEG, PNG, TIFF, and WMF)
        Store drawings in OpenDocument format.
Conclusion
OpenOffice was installed in Linux and examined that various features of this free suite.

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