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1 Microsoft Office A Module of the CYC Course – Overview of Common Office Suites

2 Whats an Office Suite? An Office Suite is a group of software programs, often used to support business uses. An Office Suite usually includes: –A word processing program –A spreadsheet program –A presentation program

3 What is OpenOffice.org? OpenOffice.org 3 is the leading open- source office software suite. It can read and write files from other common office software packages. It can be downloaded and used completely free of charge for any purpose.

4 OpenOffice.org Writer Writer is a word processing program. What might you use a word processor for? –A resume –A letter –A recipe

5 Open Writer now. Find Open Office on the Start Menu

6 Find the cursor (the flashing vertical line). Your text will appear here when you type. Document: Write Here Title Bar Menu Bar Toolbars Buttons

7 Change the font Change the font by using the shortcut in the toolbar.

8 Save your document What are the ways to save? –Using the toolbar versus the file menu.

9 OpenOffice.org Calc Calc is a spreadsheet program. What might you use a spreadsheet for? –A budget –Profit information Open Calc now

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11 Create a table In Column A, type these labels (one in each cell): Rent, Car Payment, Electricity, Gas, Water In Column B (starting on the same row), type these numbers (one in each cell): 500, 300, 150, 50, 75 In the cell under the last number, type =SUM(B1:B5) This is a formula that adds each number in the cells B1, B2, B3, B4 and B5. Save your spreadsheet.

12 OpenOffice.org Impress Impress is a presentation program. What might you use a presentation for? –A sales presentation –A picture slide show Open Impress now

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14 Create a presentation Choose a title layout from the task bar. Double click on the top box in the main screen and add the title, About me. In the subtitle box, add the your name as the subtitle.

15 Create a presentation Click the new slide button to add a new slide. Title the slide, My favorite foods and add your favorites as bulleted items. Add 1 more slide of your favorite TV shows.

16 Play your presentation Click the slideshow button to play your presentation. Press the forward arrows to advance your slides. When youre done, practice saving your presentation.

17 Google Docs With Google Docs, you can also access a free office suite. The biggest difference is that Google Docs software and documents are stored at Google and accessed via the internet, instead of on your hard drive. You can use your gmail ID to access Google Docs.

18 Learn More Free online tutorials for Open Office - Search for instructions on how to do specific tasks with Open Office -

19 15 Creative Commons License Curriculum content created by Connect Your Community, a project of OneCommunity, funded by the federal Broadband Technology Opportunities Program.OneCommunityBroadband Technology Opportunities Program This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit


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