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Ryckster1
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2007 11:52 am    Post subject: Veteran MS Office user trying OpenOffice Reply with quote

Hi all

I just joined OOoForum.org as I'm downloading the OpenOffice images. I've been hearing a lot about OpenOffice. Now I think I'll try it.

Anyone can recommend some learning books and websites I can buy and browse?

I'm also a proficient Visual Basic for Applications writer. Does all the OpenOffice apps share an API standard and a programming language? I'm do a lot of this with Microsoft Office apps and I'll adopt OpenOffice if it has this ability as well.

Thanks all!

.r.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2007 1:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Veteran MS Office user trying OpenOffice Reply with quote

Ryckster1 wrote:
I just joined OOoForum.org as I'm downloading the OpenOffice images. I've been hearing a lot about OpenOffice. Now I think I'll try it.

Welcome! Hope you enjoy it.

Ryckster1 wrote:
Anyone can recommend some learning books and websites I can buy and browse?

There is the official user guide, it's big so is split into separate chapters for download:
http://documentation.openoffice.org/manuals/oooauthors2/index.html

Ryckster1 wrote:
I'm also a proficient Visual Basic for Applications writer. Does all the OpenOffice apps share an API standard and a programming language?

There are several languages you may use. StarBasic is the default macro language and is analogous to VBA. Python, BeanShell and JavaScript can also be used. Some versions also have VBA interoperability (to some level).
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2007 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's worth just googling round, or browsing www.openoffice.org

I would suggest
http://www.tutorialsforopenoffice.org/
http://www.learnopenoffice.org/tutorials.htm
http://openoffice.blogs.com/openoffice/

I wasn't too impressed with http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8a3Ku4MCHHg, abut there are hundreds of OOo clips on youtube, it that amuses you.
and also various resources at http://www.8daysaweek.co.uk
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