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Libre office

  1. 1. Introduction to LibreOfficeCompiled and last modified: August 7, 2012. 1
  2. 2. What is LibreOffice A free open source suite of office applications available for GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows.  A fork of  Developed & supported by The Document Foundation.  A meritocracy focused on delivering the best possible production software to a broad range of users. 2
  3. 3. Writer 3
  4. 4. Writer  Currently offered at all Chicago Public Library locations!  Writer is a word processor that is similar to Microsoft Word or Word Perfect. 4
  5. 5. Calc 5
  6. 6. Calc  Currently offered at all Chicago Public Library locations!  Calc is a spreadsheet program similar to Microsoft Excel or Lotus 1-2-3.  Also feature a system which automatically defines series of graphs, based on information available to the user. 6
  7. 7. Impress 7
  8. 8. Impress  Currently offered at all Chicago Public Library locations!  Impress is a presentation program similar to Microsoft PowerPoint.  These files can be exported as SWF files, allowing them to be viewed on any computer with Adobe Flash installed. 8
  9. 9. Chicago Public Library Offers…  The three software offered on Chicago Public Library computers are: Writer, Calc, and Impress.  USB/ flash/ thumb/ jump drives are now supported (this means you can save your files at the library and take them with you, or you can email them to yourself)! 9
  10. 10. A few others offered by LibreOffice(but not available at CPL)  Draw: a vector graphics editor and diagramming tool similar to Microsoft Visio. Draw is used to facilitate building drawings such as flowcharts.  Math: an application for creating and editing mathematical formulae (XML for creating formulas). Formulas can be incorporated into other documents in the LibreOffice suite, such as those created by Writer or Calc by embedding the formulas into the document.  Base: a database management program, similar to Microsoft Access. Base allows the creation and management of databases, preparation of forms and reports that provide end users easy access to data. 10
  11. 11. Supported Formats  LibreOffice can import and export documents in several file formats  OpenDocument Format (ODF)  Office Open XML used in 2007 and 2010 (.docx, .pptx, and .xlsx extensions)  Older Microsoft Office versions (.doc, .ppt, .xls extensions)  Rich Text File Format (.rtf)  XML format 11
  12. 12. Supported Formats  LibreOffice can import files from MS Works and Lotus Word Pro.  Exporting to a number of non-editable formats is supported. (Portable Document Format .PDF and presentations to Adobe Flash .SWF)  Import documents in read-only mode. 12
  13. 13. Future Developments  In 2011, it is announced that plans are under way to port LibreOffice to both Android and iOS.  LibreOffice will allow for the use of LibreOffice through a web browser. (Development is ongoing and has not yet been released.) 13
  14. 14. Get it now: 14
  15. 15. References  "Libreoffice."Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 08 May 2012. Web. 07 Aug. 2012. <>.  Sunil, Kinshuk. "Introducing LibreOffice." Introducing LibreOffice. N.p., 26 Mar. 2011. Web. 07 Aug. 2012. < ducing-libreoffice>. 15
  16. 16. Exit Quiz 1. These are the offered programs at the Chicago Public Library from LibreOffice: a. Base, Math, Writer, Presentation b. Writer, Calc, Impress c. Calc, Impress, Draw d. Draw, Calc, Base, Writer 16