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Installing Open Office 2.4

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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Wait while Open Office is installed.

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Success! We can now start exploring what Open Office has to offer!

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You will also notice the program launch icons on the start menu.

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Brian Burgess worked in IT for 10 years before pursuing his passion for writing. He's been a tech blogger and journalist for the past seven years, and can be found on his about me page or Google+

  • Published 04/22/08

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