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Chapter 7. Office Tools

Office productivity tools are available in the base Fedora installation. This group of office tools include presentation, spreadsheet, and word processing applications. These tools are available through Applications > Office or as icons on the menu bar.

The office tools available are:

Calendar , a component of the Evolution application suite.

Presentation is the Impress application, for creating and performing presentations.

Project Management is the Planner application, a powerful project planning tool.

Spreadsheet is the Calc application, a spreadsheet program.

Tasks , a component of the Evolution application suite.

Word Processor is the Writer application, a word processing program.

Table 7.1. Available Office Tools

[Important] Evolution applications require initial setup

The Evolution suite of applications, which includes Calendar and Tasks , requires an initial setup. See Section 6.1, “Setting Up Your Email” for detailed directions.

7.1. Applications

With , you can create documents in formats based on open standards, such as OpenDocument, Rich Text Format, and HTML. If necessary, you can also read, edit, and write documents in Microsoft Office formats, such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, with a high degree of compatibility. You can also export files in PDF format without the need of additional software.

[Tip] is available for many computer platforms

The suite is also available without cost for other Linux distributions, Sun Solaris, FreeBSD, Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X under X11. This makes it possible to publish documents which are compatible across many different computer platforms.


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