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[Solved] Simple basic beginner's instructions

PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 4:42 am
by indiadreamer
Hello everyone,
As someone who knows hardly anything about Office Programs, can anyone suggest a website or something that would have the most basic information about what can be done with the OpenOffice program and, in simple language, how to do it. I am only interested in the most basic things because I don't do much more than write pages. Thank you. Charles

Re: simple basic beginner's instructions

PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 5:39 am
by RusselB
The three most commonly used areas of OpenOffice have some excellent tutorials located here

Never worry about asking questions on the forum, but please, try to do a search before posting a question.

Re: simple basic beginner's instructions

PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 12:04 pm
by Bill
YouTube also has many tutorials. Search for "openoffice 4 writer tutorial" to find tutorials about AOO Writer.

Re: simple basic beginner's instructions

PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 1:46 pm
by RoryOF
Writer is well dealt with in
OpenOffice Writer for Students

Re: simple basic beginner's instructions

PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 2:27 pm
by acknak
There are a whole bunch of excellent beginner tutorials here: http://plan-b-for-openoffice.org/index

Re: simple basic beginner's instructions

PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 10:55 pm
by indiadreamer
Thank you for all the suggestions. I am one of the many closet writers who dream of someday being published even in a small way and I truly am a dinosaur from ages passed because my typing has never gotten beyond the two finger snail's pace and my understanding of word processing is very basic. With the information all of you have given me, I now have a new project of learning about OpenOffice. I recently installed Ubuntu with much effort and struggle because my old XP laptop has a lot of sentimental meaning and I didn't want to endure the viral threats which I hear may be lurking on the horizon.
So I will be stidying about Ubuntu at the same time. So thank you again for your help. Charles

Re: [Solved] Simple basic beginner's instructions

PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 11:26 pm
by RusselB
While studying things is good, be careful that you don't try to study too many things at once.
You may find terminology that means one thing in relation to one thing you are studying (eg: Open Office), and means something different for something else you are studying.

Re: [Solved] Simple basic beginner's instructions

PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2014 12:48 pm
by jameshacker
yup.. the sites mentioned here are really helpful... :)