OpenOffice: The Free and Powerful Alternative to MS® Office!

This class is held for corporate groups (minimum of ten participants either at KSI or on-site). 

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Course Length: 1 day
Prerequisites: Familiarity with the Windows operating system.
Course Level: Introductory – intermediate topics
Course Fee: $295
Course Hours: 8:30-4:15

Course Description: This one-day course is designed for individuals seeking a free, yet compatible, alternative Microsoft® Office. OpenOffice is the leading open-source office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more. It stores all your data in an international open standard format that can easily be shared with virtually all other applications. Participants will get a hands-on, broad-brush overview of the complete OpenOffice suite including simplified download and installation instructions. This class is applicable to all professions from all industries, including CPAs in practice and CPAs in industry.

Course Objectives:

· Discover the similarities and differences between OpenOffice and Microsoft® Office.

· Learn how to download and install OpenOffice suite from the internet.

· Get hands-on instruction for a general overview for each application in the suite.

Course Content:

Writer – Word processing feature in OpenOffice (similar to MS® Word)

Open/Close/Print files

Inserting/Deleting, Setting Margins, Undoing,

Check Spelling and Grammar

Calc – Spreadsheet feature in OpenOffice (similar to MS® Excel)

Learn Spreadsheet Basics

Explanation of Spreadsheet Math

Printing Spreadsheets

Impress – Presentation feature in OpenOffice (similar to MS® PowerPoint)

Creating a new Slide Show

Inserting Bullet List

Inserting Graphics

Running Slide Show

Draw – Drawing feature in OpenOffice (similar to MS® Draw)

Creating a Graphic for a Title Page

Base – OpenOffice database feature (similar to Access).

Overview of a Database

Creating a Table

Entering Data

Creating/Printing Reports