Are you a dissatisfied Microsoft Office user ? Come on in, the software's fine.
Ten good reasons
If you haven't, read Top Ten Reasons to Use OpenOffice.org on page 4.
Take it out for a spin
Dip your toe in the pool. Use the CD with this book to install OpenOffice.org and see how you like it. Note: OpenOffice.org has no WordPerfect import filter at this time, though they're working on it.
Try converting files
Once you've dipped your toe in the pool, try a test import. We're pretty sure it'll go really well. Just open a Microsoft Office file by simply choosing File > Open and choosing the right format in the format dropdown list.
You can also do a mass import using the AutoPilot, shown at right. It's no-risk experimentation since it leaves your Microsoft documents intact, just creating converted copies.
Spend some time with the tutorials
Get to know OpenOffice.org.