The word processor is arguably the most popular element within any office suite. You'll be happy to know that OpenOffice.org's Writer component doesn't skimp on features. It offers full text-formatting functionality, along with powerful higher-level features such as mail merge.
In this chapter, we'll take a look at some of Writer's most useful features. As with all of the components in the OpenOffice.org suite, describing the features within Writer could easily fill an entire book. You should do some exploring on your own by clicking around to discover new features, as well as make judicious use of the help system.