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Download the ‘Unity: Make it Yours – Lenses and Scopes for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS’ Guide for Free

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This past week we shared the ‘Getting Started with Ubuntu 12.04 Manual’ with you and this week we are back with more free guide goodness! This week’s guide focuses on Lenses, Scopes, adding custom Lenses, and more.

This guide gives you the answers you need regarding:

  • What are Lens?
  • What are Scopes?
  • What can they do for me?

Bonus: There is also an additional guide called the ‘Unity Orientation Guide for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS’ available at the download page.

Keep in mind that both guides are in .odt format, but you can convert them into PDF or a different document format using the two online converters listed below the download link.

Download Link

Download the Unity Lenses and Scopes Guide Note: The second guide can be found on the same download page.

Convert the .odt Files


Free File Converter Note: You will need to click on the Convert File Tab once the page has finished loading.

Additional Links

Make It Yours – A Guide to Lenses and Scopes [via I Love Ubuntu]

Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 07/11/12

Comments (6)

  1. Anon

    Why convert? Just get Libre Office to open those .ODT file(s). And if you actually use Ubuntu’s Live boot or have Ubuntu installed then you probably already have it!

    But if you use Windows or a Mac you can still freely download and use Libre Office. Download it from:

    But beware! You might find that you prefer Libre Office over Microsoft Office especially when you remember that Libre Office is FREE!

    (Care for me to go on about other free alternatives like Mozilla’s Thunderbird email client which puts Outlook to shame? Or Gimp which makes Photoshop look like an absolute rip off?!)

  2. MMSDave

    Have both Open office and Libre office. Libre is a resource hog, Open is not. 10-Q.

  3. Anon

    FYI: Pay very close attention to the download page. Don’t just click on the file name – look way over to the right and choose the tiny little download icon to download those documents (it’s not very obvious). Otherwise, you’ll just wind up with some useless formatting code. One document is about 9Mb and the other is about 5.5Mb if you did it right.

  4. Anon


    I don’t know what you’re complaining about. Libre Office and Open Office are identical! The only difference between the two projects right now is their license agreement. (It’s the “free as in beer” versus the “free as in speech” thing.) Cause either way you look at it, both office suites pretty much have the same “resource hogging” apps they’ve always had – Writer, Calc, Base, Draw, Impress, Math. So if you happen to prefer Open Office over Libre Office then great! It’s still (IMO) leap years better than any of Microsoft’s Office releases if for no other reason than the price!!!

    And if anyone else is not yet ready to admit they’ve essentially been ripped off by Microsoft with the Microsoft Office suite of apps (to say nothing about Windows), I do understand. It’s a hard pill to swallow. It’s sort of like realizing you’ve been paying to drive around in a Geo Metro hatchback (under powered POS) while other people figured out how to drive a free Cadillac!

  5. keltari

    @anon – the are definitely not identical. LibreOffice is a fork of OO, so they are similar. OO uses some closed source technologies such as java. Personally, I like LibreOffice better than OO. However, neither are as good as Microsoft Office. There simply is no comparison. MS Office can do much, much more. Dont get me wrong, LO and OO are extremely capable. Both are somewhat compatible with MS Office, but in no way are they 100% compatible.

  6. MMSDave

    A lot of my compositions easily happen on MegaSucks’s Word Pad. However, I have been quite pleased with OO. LO, maybe I got a suckey download or install or something because LO takes forever to start up and run on my Panasonic toughbook cf-29 1.3ghz, 1.5g ram. I am all for alternatives to mainstream stuff, but if it doesn’t work for me then I go with the stuff that does. If you went on a date and had a bad time would you keep going back? Lemons and limes, both citrus right? How come I can’t get any takers on my Key Lemon pie? Telling me that they are essentially the same doesn’t make LO run any better for me, or make me feel any better about the experience. My uncle has his entire church bookkeeping in OO. and has that church in the black now. They couldn’t afford the MegaSuck license.
    MMS Dave

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