Desktop Publishing with OpenOffice.org
OO.o offers other tools to help with DP or Word Processing. One of the cooler ones is the PDF export feature. When you are done with your document, simply click the PDF export button and you will have a nice PDF you can share with anyone on any platform that has Adobe Acrobat Reader. I recently created a presentation in OO.o with many graphics and text styles that was 41 slides long. The native OO.o Impress document is a healthy 3.5MB and the .pdf is a slim 1MB. This make is nice to distribute via the intranet at work.
OO.o's Help is also extremely useful. I used it often in the creation of the project and in writing this article. It is easy to use and to find information. Details are a bit thin at this point, but it serves as a good foundation as more features are added.
Screen shots were captured using knsapshot and prepared for publication using The GIMP 1.2.
Information on image formats and graphics: Designing Web Graphics.3. Lynda Weinman. New Riders, 1999. ISBN: 1-56205-949-1
The OpenOffice 1.0 Resource Kit. Solveig Haugland and Floyd Jones, Prentice Hall PTR, February 2003. ISBN: 0131407457.
OOoSwitch: 501 Things You Want to Know About Switching to OpenOffice.org from Microsoft Office. Tamar E. Granor, Scott Carr, Sam Hiser. Hentzenwerke Corporation, September 2003. ISBN: 1930919360.
OpenOffice.org for Dummies Gurdy Leete, Ellen Finkelstein, Mary Leete. Hungry Minds, Inc; November 2003. ISBN: 0764542222.
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