13 Lucky Things about Project Gutenberg

The World’s Biggest Free e-Library is still thriving and growing
Project Gutenberg is one of the true gems of the internet for anybody who likes to read literature, or comics, or classic sci fi, or […]

August 30th, 2015|Audio, Creative, Ms. Celaneous|

Using Image Search With LinkedIn


Using Google, Bing & TinEye photo search for safer networking on LinkedIn
LinkedIn is sometimes tightfisted about sharing information for people you are not connected to, especially if you’re using a free account. Are you trying to find out somebody’s last […]

August 25th, 2015|Creativity, LinkedIn, LinkedIn Basics|

The New LibreOffice 5.0 – a Writer’s Perspective

A Personal Evaluation
As The Document Foundation approaches its fifth birthday, it has released version 5.0 of its LibreOffice office suite, continuing its march to become an improved, flexible, and relevant resource in the office […]

August 18th, 2015|Nonprofit, Small Office / Home Office (SOHO), Software, Writing & Notebooks|

Big Data is Wrecking Your Silent Job Search

The Social Media Job Search Snitch
Your Boss May Know about Your Job Search Before You Finish Updating Your Résumé.
You may be working and looking for a new job. Lots of people do it. On Frugal […]

August 12th, 2015|Job Hunting, Networkng|

The Writer’s Guide to Word Processing File Formats

The Essential Exchange Formats for Writers
Plus How to Rescue Old Files & Preserve Your Writing
In our previous post, we explored a variety of writing and creativity tools. All of them are capable of importing […]

August 11th, 2015|Small Office / Home Office (SOHO), Software, Writing & Notebooks|

Word Processing without a Word Processor

A Writer’s Guide to Alternate Writing Tools
When we think of word processing today, most people think of Microsoft Word, or one of the full-featured alternatives, say LibreOffice Writer (or the Apache OpenOffice equivalent), or […]

August 6th, 2015|Blogging, Creativity, Software, Writing & Notebooks|

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|