The Complete Guide to Following on LinkedIn – Part 2

Every writer who publishes info about LinkedIn over the years has run into the situation where he or she writes an in-depth post about using a feature of LinkedIn only to find out soon afterwards that LinkedIn has deleted that [...]

The Complete Guide to Following on LinkedIn

Every writer who publishes info about LinkedIn over the years has run into the situation where he or she writes an in-depth post about using a feature of LinkedIn only to find out soon afterwards that LinkedIn has deleted that [...]

What LinkedIn Did While You Were Away on Summer Vacation

A Review of Recent Changes on LinkedIn It’s September! (How did that happen so soon?) While you were enjoying your summer activities (and maybe doing a bit of work, too), LinkedIn made a few significant changes. As you come back [...]

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 browse magazines of a different [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 Guidance 2, we dedicated [...]

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 and exporting information in [...]

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 Google Writer, or other similar [...]

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 [...]