OpenOffice Writer Essentials Course

  • Load Balancing With Apache

    Apache makes for a great load balancer, with the help of mod_proxy and mod_proxy_balancer. If you use Apache as the back end, this makes deploying new back ends very easy, as everything in the cluster will use the same software load out.

  • How To Migrate A LAMP Stack

    Sooner or later, your operations are going to need to scale out to bigger and better servers. You'll have to migrate your application to new hardware. Here's how to do it.

  • nginx Load Balancing

    nginx Load Balancingnginx is well known for being a front-end load balancer. It often sits between the client accessing the web site, and the PHP back ends that process your dynamic pages. While doing this, it will also perform admirably as a static content server. Here's how to get this going.



This is a Mini-Course is available to anyone for free. Once students have completed the course they should be able to preform basic operations in OpenOffice Writer, a word processor available on almost all Linux distributions.

Course Design
This course is designed for basic Linux users including very detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to preform common word processing tasks on OpenOffice Writer. This course on OpenOffice Writer also includes some bonus items to help teachers and instructors teach the basics of OpenOffice without losing students interest.

Writer Introduction

Understand Toolbars, Menu Bars, Title Bars

Modify The Toolbar

Open a Document

Open a Microsoft Word Document

Saving to a Microsoft Word Format

Know Your Extensions

Character Formatting

Character Formatting Window

Paragraph Format Window

Styles and Formatting

Writer Cheatsheet


Course Difficulty
The skill level of this OpenOffice Writer course is perfect for newbie-desktop users. Anyone using the graphical interface on the desktop will find the content easy to follow.

Course Support
The course author, among others, will be available for questions in the Forum.