What changes do I need to make in the way that I work?
the interfaces of OpenOffice.org and Microsoft Office are
sufficiently similar to allow immediate productivity, they are not
identical. Some functions are based on different underlying concepts.
The chapters in this guide will to help you with these differences.
general what is different in use between Microsoft Office and
Chapter 4, “General Differences in Use between OpenOffice.org and
Microsoft Office” in this guide first, as it gives an overall view
of differences; the other chapters build on the information presented
in that chapter.
are the specific differences in use between Word and Writer?
Chapter 5, “Differences in Use between Writer and Word” in this
guide for specific information related to text documents.
are the specific differences in use between Excel and Calc?
Chapter 6, “Differences in Use between Calc and Excel” in this
guide for specific information related to spreadsheets.
are the specific differences in use between PowerPoint and Impress?
Chapter 7, “Differences in Use between Impress and PowerPoint” in
this guide for specific information related to presentations.
can I change OpenOffice.org to make it work even more like the way I
have worked in Microsoft Office?
Chapter 8, “Customizing OpenOffice.org” in this guide for
information about changing OpenOffice.org to make it work your way.
That chapter includes links to macros that were written to help ease
do I use the Math Object editor (OpenOffice.org’s equivalent to
Chapter 16 “Math Objects” in the Writer Guide.
about that database functionality?
Chapter 10 “Getting Started with Base” in the Getting Started
guide, and the Database
Guide for details on the new Base component of
there an equivalent to WordArt?
See Chapter 15 “Using Fontwork” in the Getting Started