OpenOffice.org

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OpenOffice.org (more commonly known as OpenOffice) is the most popular office suite for Linux and it will open and edit Microsoft formats (i.e. doc, xls, ppt).
The applications in OpenOffice are listed below:

Name Launch command Type of documents
Writer oowriter Text, HTML, or XML documents
Calc oocalc Spreadsheets, Charts
Impress ooimpress Presentations
Base oobase Personal Database, Database front-end
Draw oodraw Graphics
Math oomath Mathematical Equations

MEPIS 8.5. The "Writer" word processor, "Draw" graphic, and "Impress" presentation components from OpenOffice 3 are preinstalled. They can be found in K-Menu --> Office

MEPIS 8.0. The "Writer" word processor and "Draw" graphic components from OpenOffice 3 are preinstalled. They can be found in K-Menu --> Office

MEPIS 7.0. The "Writer" word processor and "Calc" spreadsheet components from OpenOffice 2.3.0 are preinstalled.

The remainder of the modules (which are not provided to save space on the LiveCD) can be installed easily via Synaptic. (Search for package name openoffice.org-calc, openoffice.org-math, etc)

Hints

Thesaurus: The thesaurus (Tools > language > Thesaurus) is not installed by default. To install it, use Synaptic to search and install openoffice.org-thesaurus-xx-yy package (where xx-yy = your language and locale, for example openoffice.org-thesaurus-en-us for most in the USA.

The OpenOffice GUI font, such as the one used on the window menu bars, might appear too thin. You can replace the GUI font as follows:

  1. Tools > Options > OpenOffice.org > View: uncheck "Use system font for user interface"
  2. Tools > Options > OpenOffice.org > Fonts: check "Apply replacement table"
  3. In the "Font" dropdown box, manually type "Andale Sans UI" without quotes (this selection not on the dropdown list).
  4. In the "Replace with" dropdown box, enter a different font (recommend Arial Rounded MT Bold). Be sure to click the green checkmark beside it and check "Always" or "Screen only."

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