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OpenOffice & LibreOffice Writer 'Quick Guides'








Whenever I use OpenOffice or LibreOffice Writer (they are essentially the same), I usually only require the basic functions, but even these I sometimes forget how to access if I don't use them regularly. So I wrote these simple 'Get You Going' guides as a memory aid, which I've posted here to help others like me. They've been checked for accuracy, but please forgive any errors that may have crept in. I thought it would be useful to be able to download the actual files in .odt format and view them directly in either of the aforementioned office suites. I assume that the user has one or the other installed but if not, they are both free to download. There are links to their respective websites at the bottom of the page. I know that these office suites do a lot more than described here, and there may be better ways to achieve the same objective, but I'm just sharing what works for me. If you have Microsoft Word installed, the files will open but the formatting may vary




Text (.odt)

AutoCorrect (.odt)

AutoRecovery (.odt)

AutoText (.odt)

Adding a Background Image (.odt)

Headers, Columns, Boxes & Borders (.odt)

Bulleted List with Tick Boxes (.odt)

Bullets & Numbering (.odt)

SpellCheck (.odt)

Tables (.odt)

Word Completion (.odt)




OpenOffice can be downloaded here
LibreOffice can be downloaded here

These guides were created with OpenOffice version 3.2 and LibreOffice version 3.3 (Galaxy theme used)
All the guides are on a single A4 page so can be printed and made into a handy booklet
. A front cover can be downloaded here
There's also an extra tips section which can be found here