The Frugal Guide to Online Learning

Online Learning for (Not) Dummies Alternatives to Lynda.com As we discussed in our last post, Lynda.com is a great resource for online learning and is now being incorporated more into LinkedIn, itself. In today’s job market, the need for continuous [...]

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 software field. Since its word [...]

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 know the project best. The [...]

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 did not [...]

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 of my LibreOffice Writer [...]

LibreOffice for Writers – Part 3

Getting Started - Working the Menus A portion of George Orwell's draft for 1984, with editing. First Things First. What are you doing? I mean, besides reading this article. Here you've downloaded a program, called "LibreOffice" and 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 started with LibreOffice (LO) [...]

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 get the words on paper [...]

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 that cloud app and go online [...]

Special Report on Top 50 Donors Shows Changes in Giving

Tech Sector Changes Major Donors List The Chronicle of Philanthropy recently published an online report looking at the top 50 donors in the U.S. for 2014, showing how giving for good is changing, particularly with the growth of donors in this [...]

LibreOffice 4.4 from a Frugal Person’s Perspective

Some Great New Features, Two #Fails, and a Couple of Quibbles I write a blog called "Frugal Guidance" and discuss frugal software options. So, when The Document Foundation announced LibreOffice 4.4 was released, I immediately downloaded it. At first, it seemed [...]

News on Office Software from LibreOffice, Microsoft, Softmaker, & more…

Good News for Android, Windows, Macintosh, and Linux Users Whether you are job hunting, running a home business, freelancing, or starting a small business, there's news from a variety of office software projects that will help you get your work [...]