Novell Connection Magazine: OpenOffice.org Impress
by BrainStorm, Inc.
Novell Connection Magazine – Q3 2007
Here’s an excerpt:
Touted as a compelling and arguably superior alternative to Microsoft Office, OpenOffice.org begs the question: Is it as good as it’s cracked up to be?
If you haven’t been following this series and haven’t yet used the OpenOffice.org office suite, take a minute to establish your context here. Download this open source office suite OpenOffice.org, or in the interest of time, read the previous articles in this series. (See Background Basics.)
> Not Quite a Newbie
As mentioned before, I’m not exactly an OpenOffice.org newbie. Through my job as the lead technical and creative writer at BrainStorm, Inc., the Novell Authorized End-User Training Partner, I’ve actually had a little experience. I’ve taught OpenOffice.org, written end-user training materials on OpenOffice.org, and even written OpenOffice.org tips and tricks for this magazine and Novell Cool Solutions. But I was a newbie at one time and I still run into new OpenOffice.org functionality I didn’t know existed. That’s exactly what happened on this journey when I converted a presentation from a popular proprietary format (read PowerPoint) to OpenOffice.org Impress. So I’ll go slowly and take you along for the ride. That way, you can learn from my experience and not make the same mistakes I did the first time around.