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"Robin's book comes at the perfect time. With the extremely popular 2.0 release, more people will discover OpenOffice.org's incredible value. A book like Robin's is important because it helps people master the OpenOffice.org tools they need to get things done."
Jeffrey Bates, VP Editorial Operations, cofounder Slashdot.org
OpenOffice.org 2.0 made easy...incredibly easy!
Tired of Microsoft Office hassles, upgrades, and cost? Try OpenOffice.org 2.0!
OpenOffice.org 2.0 is all the office productivity software you'll ever need for your Windows or Linux computer: word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, drawing, even databases... and it's free! Not sure it's up to the job? It is. Not sure you can switch from Microsoft Office? You can. Just let OpenOffice.org expert and Open Source Technology Group (OSTG) editor-in-chief Robin 'Roblimo' Miller teach you OpenOffice.org the easy wayusing the skills you already have!
Robin will help you become productive in minutesand you don't need to be a computer expert! His easy, visual instructions walk you through every step of every task you need to know... plus, you'll find twenty how-to videos on CD! You'll master everything from formatting text documents to creating presentation slide shows and building "what-if" projections to designing flowcharts. There's even bonus coverage of Firefox and Thunderbird, the fast, safe, free software for Web browsing and e-mail!
• Master OpenOffice.org Writer, Calc, Impress, Draw, and Base.
• Create Microsoft Office-compatible documents anyone can read and use.
• Analyze, manage, and manipulate business information with Calc.
• Design attractive charts and other visuals.
• Use mail merge to create great form letters or e-mails.
• Create and manipulate sophisticated databaseseven if you have no previous database experience.
• Start using Firefoxthe safest, most secure Web browser available for Windows!
• Filter out junk mail with Thunderbird and say goodbye to Outlook Express.
• Do things you can't do with Microsoft Officesuch as creating Flash slide shows for the Web!
TWO CD-ROMS INCLUDED
The first CD-ROM features OpenOffice 2.0 for Windows and Linux, plus the Windows versions of the latest Firefox Web browser and Thunderbird e-mail software... just install and run!
The second CD-ROM features 'Roblimo' showing you how to perform twenty essential OpenOffice.org tasks in easy, bite-sized video tutorials... just watch, and do!