If you have used Word, you will soon enough get familiar with the
writer. You will probably recognize the basic buttons and
functions, and you might discover some new and unique functions
with the Open Office text editor. In this article I will go trough
the user interface and what you might find. :)
In the highlighted area you see the drop down menu's you will find
in any text editor.
File - let you open/close, print, export, import and save a
Edit - basic edit functions of a document.
View - let you edit the user interface, toolbars and
Insert - goes without saying, let you insert whatever you might
need (picture, footer, etc).
Format - lets you format text.
Tools - tools which help you edit the document, such as a nifty
Window - new/close and open a window.
Help - help. :)
Not much to say about the highlighted area, lets you open a
In the highlighted area you probably see 2 familiar toolbars, this
is your basic functions, which you can find in any text
and you might see something new, like the Navigator. Edit font,
placement of text, printing and such. To read more about each
button just hold your mouse pointer over the designated button and
you will get a window elaborating on the button in question.
Not much to say, let you select a default or saved font for the
The left side toolbar, lots of nifty functions. You might want to
check out the top button and the bottom button on this bar. :) And
again, hover your mouse pointer over the designated button to get a
window which explains more about the selected button. I guarantee
you will find some nice function in this toolbar. :)
Here it is, the Open Office Writer, a very nice application, enjoy.
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