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Guide to Creating Long Documents in OpenOffice

openoffice230x80OpenOf­fice con­tin­ues to be a viable replace­ment for Microsoft Office.  Cost­ing zero com­pared to hun­dreds of dol­lars per license, the fea­tures that are miss­ing from OpenOf­fice can be overlooked.

Sun Microsys­tems, who main­tains part of the code in OpenOf­fice has released a guide to cre­at­ing long doc­u­ments in OpenOffice’s word proces­sor — writer.  This guide dis­cusses every­thing you could pos­si­bly want in doc­u­ments for inter­nal or exter­nal use.  For exam­ple, do you need to write a guide for your prod­uct?  How about a inter­nal poli­cies and pro­ce­dures?  This guide will help you get there.

Top­ics dis­cussed include:

  • auto­mat­i­cally back­ing up your work
  • foot­notes
  • appen­di­cies
  • tables of contents
  • bib­li­ogra­phies
  • indexes
  • graph­ics
  • cross ref­er­enc­ing
  • mas­ter doc­u­ments & templates

There is much more in this 48 page guide.  Most com­pre­hen­sive man­u­als cost money, but keep­ing in line with open source soft­ware, this is free.  Down­load the guide to cre­at­ing long doc­u­ments in OpenOf­fice here.

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