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OpenOffice.org For Dummies Cheat Sheet

From OpenOffice.org For Dummies

By Gurdy Leete, Ellen Finkelstein, Mary Leete

The OpenOffice.org office suite has lots of tools to make work life easier. When you’re working in OpenOffice.org, get to know the function toolbar (which looks pretty much the same in all applications) and main toolbar buttons for help with basic commands for most tasks.

OpenOffice.org Function Toolbar Buttons

In all applications of OpenOffice.org, the function toolbar is the most alike. It appears at the top of the OpenOffice.org application window and has basic commands that can be used for a variety of tasks. Use this handy guide for help:


Main Toolbar Buttons for OpenOffice.org

The main toolbar in OpenOffice.org, which appears on the left side of the screen, has many of the frequently used OpenOffice.org commands. Some buttons on the main toolbar lead to a fly-out toolbar, which you can turn into a floating toolbar. To do so, click the main toolbar Insert button and hold down the mouse button for a second. Then, simply drag the fly-out toolbar from its title bar to anywhere on the screen.

Check out this handy guide to the OpenOffice.org main toolbar: