How do I get support?
comes with an extensive Help system. This is your first line of
support for using OOo.
display the full Help system, press F1 or select
OpenOffice.org Help from the Help menu. In addition, you can
choose whether to activate tooltips, extended tips, and the Help
Agent (using Tools > Options > General).
tooltips are enabled, place the mouse pointer over any of the icons
to see a small box (“tooltip”) with a brief
explanation of the icon’s function. For a
more detailed explanation, select Help
> What's This?
and hold the pointer over the icon.
OpenOffice.org community not only develops software, but provides
free, volunteer-based support. Users of OOo can get comprehensive
online support from community venues such as newsgroups, forums or
mailing lists. There are also numerous websites run by users that
offer free tips and tutorials.
more about the support options for OpenOffice.org
support and training
you can pay for support services.
Service contracts can be purchased
from a vendor or consulting firm specializing
is supported by Sun Microsystems, Inc. under the Sun Software Support
program, which includes two levels of support that cover extended
business hours or around-the-clock service for mission-critical
list of independent consultants and the services they offer, listed
alphabetically by region and then by country, is provided on the
resources and addons
provide additional free resources and addons to enhance
OpenOffice.org. The following table lists a few of these websites.
OOo templates, artwork and other addons
templates, samples and macros in several languages.
repository for OOo macros and addons, and documentation about
writing macros and/or extending OOo. https://www.ooomacros.org/
Clip Art Library
archive of clip art that can be used for free for any use.
Pitonyak, the author of OpenOffice.org
Macros Explained, maintains this site which
provides extensive documentation on OOo's macro capability. Many
good referral links are also provided