About

My name is Stephanie Krishnan and I’m passionate about the way that open source software and its community can help small businesses and individuals with their productivity and lives. One of the biggest arguments I get from business owners, however, is lack of support options. I decided to put together my own support blog to help people be productive at various levels with one of my favourite open source alternatives: OpenOffice.org! I do this through tutorials, downloadable templates and answers to questions from readers!

This site has been founded to assist those that are starting to use office productivity suites, and those who are converting from MS Office, in being able to quickly and easily ensure that they can achieve good results in their word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation applications on a budget.

OpenOffice.org has great features, my favourite being the ability to save in PDF natively, without having to print, as well as the ability to export presentation slides to jpg or Flash formats without the use of third party software. I hope you enjoy and promote this software.

Do not hesitate to leave comments if you have any additional questions, or have FAQs/issues that you would like to see addressed here.


What you will find in this blog

At this stage in its development, this blog answers questions from clients and readers – questions about tasks they are trying to accomplish in OpenOffice and all levels.

I have tutorials for basic things like sorting lists of items and using formula for the first time, through to more complicated things like setting up documents for writing and laying out books, a Gantt Chart for project management, and using formulae to automate your spreadsheets.

Lately I’ve been experimenting with video tutorials, and I hope to introduce more of these to this site.

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