OpenOffice.org, also known as OOo, is an open-source office suite, including a applications for word processing(Writer), presentations (Impress), vector graphics (Draw), formula editing (Math), spreadsheet calculations (Calc), and databases (Base). It is available for many different platforms, including Microsoft Windows, various Unix systems with the X Window System, GNU/Linux, BSD, Solaris and Mac OS X.
As an open-source package OpenOffice.org is available at no cost. It is distributed under the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL). OpenOffice.org supports as default the Open Document Format(ODF), however, it is also compatible with Microsoft Office for reading and writing all types of Microsoft Office documents. This makes it easy to exchange documents with people that use the market leading office suite.
NEWS: Plan-B for OpenOffice.org launches public beta test
Melrose, MA - Nov. 14, 2006, Conficio, has announced the public beta phase of its Plan-B™ for OpenOffice.org support service. This service allows anyone, especially non technical users, to find answers to their questions quickly and to understand the documentation effortless. Plan-B™ is a new technology that documents software with short videos (screencasts) and offers smart search technology for improved indexing.
The new service is available at http://openoffice.screencast-tutorials.com/index
To sign up for the public beta test go to: http://openoffice.screencast-tutorials.com/auth/register
OpenOffice.org - Examples
These Plan-B screencasts demonstrate various features of OpenOffce.org
- OOo Writer - Export a text document as PDF.
- OOo Writer - Find words or text fragments going backwards in the text.
- OOo Writer - Find a text pattern only if it is the whole word.
- OOo Writer - Preview the page(s) as they are printed.
OpenOffice.org™ is a trademark of OpenOffice.org.