Video-Based Tutorial: Page (1) of 1 - 07/20/09 Email this story to a friend. email article Print this page (Article printing at page facebook 2 Writer Getting Started: Launching Open Office Writer

By David Rivers 2 Writer Getting Started introduces the core features of the word processing application included with the free, open-source suite. Writer can open and save files in its native, open format, as well as in other popular formats, like Microsoft Word. Instructor David Rivers explores the Writer interface and demonstrates typical tasks like editing and formatting text; inserting pictures, special characters, and other objects; and much more.

In this video, host David Rivers looks at some of the common commands in Open Office Writer, such as opening and saving and printing. He also gives a tour of the user interface, and shows a few ways to launch the application as well.


Launching OpenOffice Writer

Launching OpenOffice Writer

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Author, trainer, and learning and development expert David Rivers has over 20 years experience helping government, hi-tech, and healthcare businesses increase their efficiency and productivity by integrating technology tools. With deep experience in Microsoft Office, elearning tools, and assorted productivity tools such as FrameMaker and RoboHelp, David is passionate about helping people improve their workflows to recover time in their schedules. His clients include Microsoft, Corel Corporation, Halogen Software, and the City of Ottawa. David is also a published book author on topics ranging from Photoshop to Acrobat and the Microsoft Digital Image Suite.

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