Does Apache OpenOffice Need a Superhero Rescue?

The “Official & True” OpenOffice May be Dying
There have been rumblings about the Apache OpenOffice project struggling to accomplish anything of late, and some of those rumblings have been coming from the people who […]

Saddling Up for LibreOffice Sidebars

A Writer’s Guide to Using Sidebars in LibreOffice
Part 6 of LibreOffice for Writers

How sidebars got to LibreOffice
It was not inevitable. Sidebars came to Apache OpenOffice and LibreOffice by way of IBM.

Older versions of OpenOffice […]

July 2nd, 2015|Nonprofit, Small Office / Home Office (SOHO), Writing & Notebooks|

10 Secrets of the LibreOffice Status Bar

Explore the Tiny Little Status Bar with Deep Secrets
The LibreOffice Status Bar for Writers
Talk about flying under the radar! For two years I barely paid attention to the little data bar on the bottom […]

The Surprising Secrets of LibreOffice Toolbars

Writers Guide to LibreOffice – Part 4

In this post, for LibreOffice (LO) newbies and experienced users alike, we tell you how to use toolbars, rearrange them, customize them, and redesign them. Even if you […]

LibreOffice for Writers – Part 3

Getting Started – Working the Menus

First Things First. What are you doing?
I mean, besides reading this article.

Here you’ve downloaded a program, called “LibreOffice” and you want to use it to write something.

More appropriately, I should ask, “What do you […]

Writing with LibreOffice – Part 2 – Installing

Choosing and Installing LibreOffice or Apache OpenOffice

New to LibreOffice? Start Here!
Whether you are writing for school, for publication, for business, as a freelance writer, or just for fun, there are some advantages to getting […]

June 9th, 2015|Nonprofit, Software, Writing & Notebooks|

Writing with LibreOffice – An Intro

Open Source Software and Writers Are a Good Fit
There are all kinds of writers, and there are all kinds of tools for writers, ranging from pen and paper to a wide range of software to […]

June 9th, 2015|Nonprofit, Software, Writing & Notebooks|

Job Seeker’s Q&A on Getting Started with Online Networking

LinkedIn and Other Online Services Can Help Your Job Search

In my volunteer work with job hunters, I find most professionals have joined LinkedIn, but many of them are still mystified about why they should […]

April 28th, 2015|Job Hunting, LinkedIn Basics, Networkng|

How to Find a Job Search Group

Jump Start Your Job Search by Searching for a Job Search Group (say that 3 times quickly)
J ob hunting can be a pretty lonely activity at times. It can also feel overwhelming, especially if […]

April 20th, 2015|Frugal Job Hunter Guides, Job Hunting|

Armor Plate Your Job Résumé

How to Toughen Your Résumé for a Specific Job Application

You just found that perfect job opening in your target company. Hallelujah! Which of these do you do next?
1. Send in your résumé ASAP.
2. Start […]

April 9th, 2015|Job Hunting|

8 Reasons Why You Should Never Customize Your Résumé

A few days ago, while Googling résumé articles, I ran across a blog post by somebody who genuinely had no clue about why anybody would personalize a résumé for a job application. She was no […]

April 7th, 2015|Job Hunting|

Taking LibreOffice to the Cloud

Ever since The Document Foundation released LibreOffice four years ago, users’ wish lists included a web-based version of the software. This past week, The Document Foundation, Collabora and IceWarp announced their collaboration to create […]

March 30th, 2015|Nonprofit, Small Office / Home Office (SOHO), Software, Writing & Notebooks|