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To study open office as an example of free open software
To study open office as an example of free open software.
“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
– 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.
– Natural language formulas let you create formulas
using words ((e.g. “sales – costs”)).
– Hundreds of spreadsheet functions with built–-in
– Scenario Manager allows “what if ......” analysis at the
touch of a button.
– Powerful graphics to extract the meaning from your
– Pull in data from external databases with DataPilot
– OpenDocument and MS-Excel .xls file format
– 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
– OpenDocument and MS-PowerPoint .ppt file format
– 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.
OpenOffice was installed in Linux and examined that various features of this free suite.
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