"WRITER has everything you would expect from a modern, fully equipped word processor." --Writer Website
Writer is the OpenOffice.org Word Proccessor. If you can use MS Word then you can use Writer. The basic interface is very similar. However, there are parts of writer that are unique to writer.
More information can be found in our Writer Tutorial
"CALC is the spreadsheet program you've always wanted. Newcomers find it intuitive and easy to learn; professional data miners and number crunchers will appreciate the comprehensive range of advanced functions." --Calc Website Calc is the OpenOffice.org Spreadsheet Program.
More information can be found in our Calc Tutorial
"IMPRESS is a truly outstanding tool for creating effective multimedia presentations. Your presentations will stand out with 2D and 3D clip art, special effects, animation, and high-impact drawing tools." --Impress Website
Impress is a presentation tool, similar to PowerPoint.
"DRAW - from a quick sketch to a complex plan, DRAW gives you the tools to communicate with graphics and diagrams." --Draw Website
Draw is a vector-based graphic program, similar to Corel Draw or Inkscape. It can be used to insert graphics into the other OOo programs.
"New to Version 2, BASE enables you to manipulate database data seamlessly within OpenOffice.org. Create and modify tables, forms, queries, and reports, either using your own database or BASE’s own built-in HSQL database engine. BASE offers a choice of using Wizards, Design Views, or SQL Views for beginners, intermediate, and advanced users." -- Base website
The OpenOffice documentation for BASE does not have very much useful information for beginner users. However, a very useful walkthrough for BASE is available at the OpenOffice.org Forums here.
Math is a program for creating mathmetical equations, which can be inserted into the other OOo programs. It is similar to Equation Editor in Microsoft Word.
- Instruction on using Math?
- Instruction on using other applications in the suite?