Getting started with OpenOffice WRITER

Chapter 1 : The working environment

1.1 At Startup

1.2 The right panel

1.3 Java

1.4 Keyboard shortcuts for the text

Chapter 2 : Working with paragraphs

2.1 Some basic keyboard shortcuts

2.2 Text entry and selection

2.2.1 Paragraph marks

2.2.2 Text selection

2.2.3 Rulers and indents

2.3 Paragraph alignment

2.4 The Drop caps

2.5 Tabs

2.6 Paragraphs with borders

2.7 Numbering paragraphs

Chapter 3 : Styles and page layout

3.1 Styles in OpenOffice

3.1.1 Creating a new style

3.1.2 Modifying a style

3.1.3 Applying a style to paragraphs

3.1.4 Numbering Heading1, Heading2, etc

3.2 The types of style

3.2.1 Inserting a blank page after the text

3.2.2 Deleting a manual page break

3.2.3 Inserting a landscape page

3.2.4 Inserting a header in a document

3.2.5 Inserting a date in the header

3.2.6 Inserting a logo in the header

3.2.7 Inserting a footer in the document

3.2.8 Inserting a page number in the footer

3.2.9 Inserting different footers

Chapter 4 : The table of contents

4.1 Applying Heading1, Heading2, etc

4.2 Creating the table of contents

4.3 Updating the TOC

4.4 Modifying table items

4.5 A customized table of contents

4.6 Changing the TOC background color

Chapter 5 : Mailing

5.1 Creating the address file with CALC

5.2 Creating the letter

5.3 The mailing wizard

5.4 Changing the database

5.5 Deleting a database

5.6 Checking the database addresses

Chapter 6 : Pictures, frames and sections

6.1 Handling pictures

6.2 Frames

6.2.1 Inserting a frame

6.2.2 Entering text in a Frame

6.2.3 Protecting a frame

6.2.4 Chaining several frames together

6.2.5 The Floating frames

6.3 Sections

6.3.1 Inserting a section in a text

6.3.2 Deleting a section

Chapter 7 : Forms

7.1 The form toolbars

7.2 Inserting controls

7.2.1 Inserting a Combo Box

7.2.2 Inserting a text box

7.2.3 Text boxes in a protected section

7.2.4 Inserting a group of radio buttons

7.3 A form linked with an OpenOffice dataBase

7.3.1 The objects of a database

7.3.2 Creating a database and a table

7.3.3 Creating a form linked to the table

Chapter 8 : Tables

8.1 Inserting a table

8.1.1 Inserting a row

8.1.2 Deleting a row

8.1.3 Calculating a sum

8.2 Inserting a CALC table

Chapter 9 : Footnotes and Index

9.1 Footnotes or endnotes

9.1.1 Inserting a footnote or endnote

9.1.2 Changing the automatic numbering

9.1.3 Applying a style to notes

9.2 The index

9.2.1 Index entries

9.2.2 Creating the lexical index

9.2.3 Updating the index

9.2.4 Changing the index layout

Chapter 10 : Miscellaneous

10.1 Spelling and Grammar

10.2 Word counting

10.3 Inserting comments

10.4 The gallery