Sunday, April 15, 2007 To Replaced Microsoft Office Suite

Website: is a full-featured productivity suite including a word processor, spreadsheet, web page editor and presentation program. Notable features in this version are native PDF and Flash export at the click of button and a macro recorder for increased productivity. provides you with the ability to create mail merged documents from Outlook or Mozilla address books, spreadsheets, or other data sources and its tightly-integrated modules help to simplify work flow. Documents are stored in a compressed, open-standard XML format to ensure future availability of your data and to reduce file sizes. You can read and write documents in a wide range of formats including Microsoft Office. The word processor component, Writer, is suitable for the production of professional documents, reports, newsletters, and brochures. A powerful spreadsheet module called Calc contains sophisticated tools for calculation, data analysis and visualisation, its built-in charting tools are able to generate customisable 2D and 3D charts. The presentation utility, Impress, uses effects, animation and drawing tools to help you create effective multimedia slide shows to present your the way you want to. Use the Draw component to produce either simple diagrams or complex 3D illustrations and special effects for use in documents and presentations. The Database User Tools give you all the tools you need for day to day database work in a simple spreadsheet-like form. They support dBASE databases for simple applications, or any ODBC or JDBC compliant database for industrial strength database work.

Due to the high cost of commercial office suites, deciding to use will typically represent the single largest source of savings on software for organisations or individuals. is increasingly becoming an office suite of choice in education, government, and business. We include several tutorials in Flash and PDF format to help you get quickly up to speed. Installation

Click the install icon to the right to start the installation process. You will be asked a series of questions about the components you wish to install and the program location on your computer. The default choices are generally fine. You will also be prompted to select or install a Java Runtime Environment (JRE). This is an optional component which extends the functionality of in some areas. A copy can be downloaded from Sun Microsystems. You can also select whether should open Microsoft Office documents by default. Once installtion is complete you can install additional spelling dictionaries directly from within Writer (File -> Autopilot -> Install new