Last week i wrote about switching my main OS to Kubuntu and so far everything has been going fairly well except for a few configurations here and there. I hope to have some cool posts regarding Linux topics in the near future. One of the things I really have enjoyed so far is Open Office. We can install Open Office on a Windows machine as well. If you have never heard of or used Open Office I thought I would take the time to show you around. This office suite is completely free and a great alternative to Microsoft Office. Below are a series of screen shots in order they appear during initial installation. These shots are from my Vista machine. These are fairly straight forward and I have left comments on certain ones. Please feel free to contact me with any additional questions!
Enter in your username and information. Also make sure you select if you want all users on your system to have access to it or not.
Here you can decide which features to include with the installation. Unless you’re going to do development with Open Office you can probably leave everything as is. I also made sure to enable ActiveX Control for the rare situation when I use Internet Explorer.
If you already have a version of Microsoft Office installed you may want to uncheck these choices. If checked Open Office takes the default role of opening the Microsoft files.
Wait while Open Office is installed.
Success! We can now start exploring what Open Office has to offer!
You will also notice the program launch icons on the start menu.
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- Published 04/22/08