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OpenOffice Writer

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Writer is the word processing component of It allows you to create, edit, and save text documents. If you’ve ever used a word processing application like Microsoft® Word or Corel® WordPerfect, it shouldn’t be hard to learn Writer. This course shows you the Writer way to do the most common word processing tasks.

This course comes in two versions. While the training is the same each runs on a different Operating System (Linux and Windows).

2 levels - 52 training modules


Available Options 1.1 Writer - Set of 2 (Individual License)
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CD-ROMs$99.00Add To Cart 1.1 Writer - Set of 2 (Library License)
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CD-ROMs, e-Study Guides$198.00Add To Cart 1.1 Writer - Set of 2 (1 Year Access)
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1 YR ONLINE, e-Study Guides$99.00Add To Cart

Course Instructor: Tamar E. Granor Ph.D.

Tamar E. Granor, Ph.D. has developed and enhanced numerous applications for businesses and other organizations, primarily using Visual FoxPro, including integrating it with Microsoft Office. She currently focuses on working with other developers through consulting and subcontracting. Tamar served as Editor of FoxPro Advisor magazine from 1994 to 2000. She is currently the magazine's Technical Editor and coauthor of the popular Advisor Answers column.

Tamar is co-author of OOoSwitch: 501 Things You Wanted to Know About Switching to Open . She is the Technical Editor of Visual FoxPro Certification Exams Study Guide. Tamar is also co-author of the Hacker's Guide to Visual FoxPro 3.0.

Tamar is a Microsoft Certified Professional and a Microsoft Support Most Valuable Professional. She speaks frequently at conferences and user groups in North America and Europe.

Tamar's years of writing, editing, presentations, and community work have given her considerable experience with Microsoft Office. She has been using for the bulk of those activities since late in 2002.

Tamar earned her doctorate in Computer and Information Science at the University of Pennsylvania, where her research focused on implementation of user interfaces.

Course Outline

Level 1
Getting Started
  • Opening Writer
  • The Writer User Interface
  • Setting the Default Font
  • Typing a Document & Using Word Completion
  • Filling the Document Window
  • The Help Agent
  • Undo & Redo
Working with Documents
  • Saving Writer Documents
  • Opening Existing Documents
  • Creating New Documents
  • Printing Documents
  • Creating PDF’s
Using Styles
  • What is a Style?
  • Types of Styles
  • Using Existing Styles
Formatting a Document
  • Manual Formatting vs. Styles
  • Font Characteristics
  • Paragraph Characteristics
  • Using Bullets & Numbering
  • Specifying Page Layout
  • Specifying Headers & Footers
Customizing Styles
  • Styles
  • Defining New Styles
Level 2
Working with Templates
  • What is a Template?
  • Saving Templates
  • Using Templates
  • Setting the Default Template
Creating & Printing Envelopes
Managing Document Contents
  • Search & Replace
  • Revision Tracking
  • Checking Spelling
  • Getting a Word Count
Using Tables
  • Creating Tables
  • Specifying Column Widths & Row
  • Controlling Table Appearance
Merging Documents with Data
  • Setting Up a Data Source
  • Creating a Mail Merge Document
Dressing Up Documents
  • Including the Date
  • Adding Document Information
  • Adding Pictures
Managing Large Documents
  • Restarting Page Numbers
  • Using the Navigator