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OpenOffice.org Training, Tips, and Ideas



Blogging by Solveig Haugland, author of the OpenOffice.org Guidebook and owner of GetOpenOffice.org. Tips for using, transitioning, and more.



Published: 2010-07-26T10:14:52-06:00

 



Lab files for GetOpenOffice.org workbooks have been updated.

2010-07-26T10:14:52-06:00

See http://getopenoffice.org/labfiles/ The site is still in transition but the lab files are there and are updated.



Fantastic OpenOffice.org Writer extension for searching and replacing carriage returns (two in a row, etc.) with regular expressions, plus much much more

2010-07-26T05:26:00-06:00

If you've been typing $^$ into the regular OpenOffice Writer search and replace dialog and coming up empty, try this plugin. It's awesome. It lets you look for a series of empty paragraph returns, or a carriage return at the...



Slight bug in OpenOffice mail merge

2010-07-20T13:41:28-06:00

In OpenOffice 3.2 and 3.3 mail merge printing, mail merge doesn't work if you restrict output using Range. However, restricting output using Selected Records works fine. Here's how it works. Choose File > Print and click yes to print a...



Converting OpenOffice documents to PDF or HTML, as a batch

2010-07-08T04:11:00-06:00

I wrote this article for TechTarget about the fabulous Web Wizard and its uses for mass PDF conversion and quick web publishing of existing documents. It's a great feature that bears re-posting about. It's also really, really not obvious. You...



Top Ten Useful Grammar and Punctuation Points I Learned as a Techwriter and in Life in General (and Three to Ignore)

2010-07-06T05:19:00-06:00

One of the pivotal events in my life was that Tracy Faleide at Great Plains Software (now owned by Bill) decided to hire raw youngsters straight out of college. Once I was on board there as a techwriter, I learned...



Using Vlookup() (or Hlookup()) in OpenOffice.org Calc spreadsheets, with a Data Validity dropdown list

2010-06-24T06:04:00-06:00

For all you spreadsheet users: here's something kind of cool. Let's say that you have a set of data. You have a list of items, and for every item that there is a unique item number, category number, and packaging...



Getting rid of the blanks in a spreadsheet column or row, and more

2010-06-21T05:08:00-06:00

Note: As Karl pointed out in a comment, this is actually a complex solution. It is a good solution for two or more columns, but if you have one column as shown here, the simplest approach is to just sort...



Be careful of "templates"

2010-06-17T05:01:00-06:00

I've been writing about how you can use free templates created for Microsoft Office in OpenOffice. BE CAREFUL WHAT TEMPLATES YOU PICK. SOME OF THEM ARE WORSE THAN USELESS. This has nothing to do with what software you're using --...



Free Microsoft Office templates for Word, for use with OpenOffice Writer

2010-06-16T04:50:00-06:00

As I posted yesterday, you can use OpenOffice.org with most of the templates out there. Writer/Word, Calc/Excel, and Impress/Powerpoint. Also remember that OpenOffice opens .docx files without any extra help. So google away, find your Word or Excel template, download...



Quick new presentation templates to use in OpenOffice Impress

2010-06-15T04:48:00-06:00

As you know, OpenOffice doesn't come with the dazzling depth or array of templates that Microsoft Office users get. However, here's the thing. A) Templates aren't software. You can get great free software, without many templates, then go out and...