Welcome back to the 2008-2009 school year.

The good people at Open Office publish a regular email newsletter. Today’s edition included the following links to some very good tutorials about making the most of their fine office suite.

OpenOffice.org Tips and Tricks Part I
A little different and very good

“Using the free and open-source productivity suite OpenOffice.org can be a godsend for those that don’t want to hand over more money to Microsoft. Its word processor, spreadsheet, presentation, and database applications almost mirror that of the MS Office suite. …”


OpenOffice.org Tips and Tricks Part II
Importing MS Office Custom Dictionary.
“… This part of the series will take you through the process of importing the custom dictionary of MS Office, setting OOo to always save in the MS Office format, and using MS Office. Ready, set, go! …”


OpenOffice.org Tips and Tricks Part III
Inserting Fontwork (WordArt)

Are you a WordArt fanatic? Can’t find an equivalent text effect creator in OOo? Well, you don’t have to fret any longer, OOo’s Fontwork feature is here to save your day. As Figure 1 shows, Fontwork creates text similar to WordArt.