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OOo the oracle of freedom

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What is OpenOffice.org, how can I contribute? A presentation done about OpenOffice.org and the community.

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OOo the oracle of freedom

  1. 1. Open Office.org The oracle of Freedom
  2. 2. Index <ul><li>Why the oracle of freedom? </li></ul><ul><li>OOo composition? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What about the email client? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Access? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Differences to what I am used to? </li></ul><ul><li>How can I use it in my organization? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional services </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Where do I get help? </li></ul><ul><li>Bring your talents to a free world </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why the oracle of freedom? <ul><li>OpenOffice.org is a cross-platform software that runs on Windows, Linux, Solaris and Macintosh </li></ul><ul><li>OpenOffice.org might be the first free software to some users in an organization </li></ul><ul><li>OpenOffice.org is a community that grows and evolves enhancing the users </li></ul>
  4. 4. OpenOffice.org Components <ul><li>Word Processor </li></ul><ul><li>Spreadsheet </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Drawing </li></ul><ul><li>Database </li></ul><ul><li>HTML editor </li></ul><ul><li>Math Formula </li></ul><ul><li>IDE (programming) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Word Processor
  6. 6. Spread Sheet
  7. 7. Presentation
  8. 8. Drawing Software
  9. 9. Database
  10. 10. What about e-mail client? <ul><li>OpenOffice.org is a productivity suite, as opposed to a communication one. For that reason, the free software community have resources such as Mozilla communication suite and Mozilla Thunderbird. </li></ul><ul><li>OpenOffice.org has connectivity with all E-Mail clients. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Access? <ul><li>OpenOffice.org has always a database engine, however it is a very basic one. </li></ul><ul><li>However, OpenOffice.org can connect with real database like MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle and recently... Access. </li></ul><ul><li>OpenOffice.org new version will have support for a NEW native database and also compliant with XML. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Differences to what I am used to <ul><li>It has important differences with products such as Microsoft Office. </li></ul><ul><li>Is NOT meant to be a clone of MSO. </li></ul><ul><li>Learning it's differences is always important </li></ul><ul><li>Capitalize on community collaboration to learn it's differences </li></ul><ul><li>Native file format (sxw, sxc, sxi)works better than doc, xls, ppt formats </li></ul><ul><li>It doesn't play well with complex tables and floating objects like images </li></ul><ul><li>Doesn't has as many formulas as Excel, but most of them </li></ul><ul><li>Visual Basic macros don't port well to OOo </li></ul>
  13. 13. How can I use it in my organization. <ul><li>Generate secure documents under PDF </li></ul><ul><li>Superior tool for creating complex documents like manuals or thesis </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative work is possible with Master Documents </li></ul><ul><li>It will let you save money on licences from commercial competitors </li></ul><ul><li>Get instant support on OpenOffice.org resources anytime anywhere </li></ul><ul><li>Get localized copies on almost 80 languages and growing </li></ul>
  14. 14. Professional services <ul><li>Trainning sites, certification and professional support are increasinly growing for OpenOffice.org </li></ul><ul><li>Local developers can created custom software to enhance the features of openoffice.org on modern programming languages such as Java, C++, Python, and C# </li></ul><ul><li>Employees and students can take the software home and interact without the payment of additional licenses </li></ul><ul><li>Companies such as SUN Microsystem has enterprise ready software for OpenOffice.org and StarOffice </li></ul><ul><li>Web developers can make your web application's OpenOffice.org compatible using PHPDocWriter, Plone, Sablotron, and other XML-PHP compatible systems </li></ul>
  15. 15. Where do I get Help? <ul><li>Help can be found on the official www.openoffice.org website. </li></ul><ul><li>Can get personalized response on the OpenOffice.org mailing lists such as [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Can participate on forums at http://www.oooforum.org </li></ul><ul><li>Can get manuals, tips, and tutorials at: http://documentation.openoffice.org and http://www.oooauthors.org </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple books can be purchase at Amazon.com and Barnes and Nobles </li></ul>
  16. 16. Bring your talents to a free world <ul><li>You can collaborate with the openoffice.org community in many ways. </li></ul><ul><li>If you design, have marketing skills, do independent research – you can collaborate </li></ul><ul><li>If you have an academic project you can choose openoffice.org as the base for your skills </li></ul><ul><li>Make your work be used across the world </li></ul><ul><li>In the community we have lawyers, designers, marketers, translators, writers, actors and of course developers all collaborating in making openoffice.org the best office suite ever. </li></ul><ul><li>We are waiting for you to jump in.. </li></ul>

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