The Open Office Suite in Ubuntu is just the perfect blend you need for all your Office needs.As Wiki says OpenOffice.org (OO.o or OOo), commonly known simply as OpenOffice, is an office application suite available for a number of different computer operating systems. It is written using the GTK and supports plugins like Firefox which provides it additional functionality.
Comparing with MS-Office or WordPerfect,this pack just fulfils all the needs of a Rookie like me that too for free.Now that’s something really satisfying since I don’t have to payout a hefty amount just for my small needs.Though online options too are available but they haven’t developed that much yet.
OOo has been divided into 6 components few of which are available by default in Ubuntu
Those six components are
- Writer (Available By Default)
- Calc (Available By Default)
- Impress (Available By Default)
- Draw (Available By Default)
- Math (Available By Default)
Note : To install rest components you may use Applications >Add & Remove and search for “OpenOffice”
To Access OOo go to Applications>Office and select the desired component.We’ll take here the 3 basic components of it which are used most
Now lets take a quick look at these 3 components
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