Open Openoffice Writer : A Word Processing Application

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Introduction Microsoft Word Microsoft word (often called Word) is a graphical word processing program that users can type with. It is made by the computer company Microsoft. The purpose of MS Word is to allow the users to type ad save documents. Similar to other word processors, it has helpful tools to make documents. • Spelling & grammar checker, word count (this also counts letters and lines). • Speech Recognition • Insert pictures in documents • Web pages, graphs, etc. • Tables • Displays synonyms of words and can read out the text • Prints in different ways Figure 1 Open Office Writer Open OpenOffice Writer is a word processing application similar to Microsoft word. OpenOffice is an open source software suite, and in addition to the Writer application, it includes • Base, • Calculator • Draw • Impress • Math All of the applications are comparable to Microsoft office applications. OpenOffice is available to be downloaded for free. It is considered open source because its code source is publically accessible, and users are welcome to improve upon the existing code. It is available for Windows, Linux, Solaris, FreeBSD, and Macintosh operating system. Microsoft word documents can opened through Writer. Figure 2 Executive Summary Discussion Styles Styles allow users to define formats once and then apply them to multiple blocks of text. Microsoft Word supports them, but users sacrifice little except their own time if they format manually. By contrast, in

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