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What is OpenOffice.org? Software product: A suite of 6 programs that perform the same or similar tasks as those in Microsoft Office. AND Website: location on the web where this software can be downloaded.
Is it Really Free?? Yes! The LGPL (GNU Lesser General Public License) license means you can: –install it on any number of computers –use it for any purpose –make copies and give them away More info at: www.gnu.org/copyleft/lesser.html www.gnu.org/copyleft/lesser.html
Writer (word processor) Create letters, books, reports, newsletters, brochures, and more. Insert graphics and objects from other components into Writer documents. Save files as Web page, PDF, Microsoft Word files.
Impress (presentations) Special effects, animation, and drawing tools. Draw and Math components. Text effects, sound and video clips. Save As Microsoft PowerPoint file Save to web compatible automated/movie formats
File Formats Open Document Format, or.odf –Default file type –Not recognized by Microsoft programs Open and Save As other formats, including: –.doc (Microsoft Word 98/2000/XP) –.ppt (Microsoft PowerPoint 98/2000/XP) –.xls (Microsoft Excel 98/2000/XP) –.pdf (Adobe Acrobat)
Where Can I get it OpenOffice.org is a free download you can get it at www.openoffice.orgwww.openoffice.org
Where to get it Computer + Internet = download it directly to your hard drive. Computer - Internet = use the librarys network and a blank DVD/CD or a flash drive with at least 800 MB empty space
Can my Computer Handle It? Microsoft Windows –Versions: Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows 2000 (Service Pack 2 or higher), Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows Vista –128 Mb RAM –At least 800 Mb disk space for a default install via download. –800 x 600 or higher resolution with at least 256 colors
Can my Computer Handle It? Mac OS X (X11) –Power Mac G3 400Mhz or higher –Mac OS X 10.4.x –256 Mb RAM –400 Mb available disk space –X11 required. Available for OS X 10.4 on the install disc. –800 x 600 or higher resolution with 16.7 Million colors
For more info: openoffice.org support.openoffice.org hclib.org/pub/training/openoffice.cfm