Microsoft Office vs OpenOffice – LibreOffice

Written February 6th, 2014

software-osMicrosoft Office vs OpenOffice / LibreOffice

For many people, Microsoft Office Word is symbolic of word processing generally. They just don’t understand or care that there was once a software program just like WordPerfect, or that many people work with LibreOffice, AbiWord, and also numerous other programs. For them, .doc is all they understand and definately will ever open. Do not even attempt to induce them with .rtf files, you will get into some serious trouble.

In this fact, you have to work with these people, occasionally, if the count of affected customers surpasses one. There’s a chance you’re made to send them your text files. Then when I say text, this means a binary file format of some type used by a word processing software. When I say word processing, I mean Word. Microsoft, Office, Word.

Since Oracle is hated in the open-source online community, and most of the time for a valid reason, OpenOffice ceased becoming a software preferred by people who needed a free office suite, and it became LibreOffice. The two are very similar, although LibreOffice has seen more development recently. Therefore, for people who are fond of free programs, they will most likely be using LibreOffice to create their documents.

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Basic Computer Training – Your Computer

Basic Computer training - Your computer

Basic Computer training – Your computer

Basic computer training

This is the start of our basic computer training course for seniors, beginners and complete novices. The computer lesson will answer questions about your computer, what is a chip, what is a processor, what is ram and what is a hard drive?

Designed to improve computer skills, the course is suitable for anyone worldwide and for those looking to learn about computers and qualify in The European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL), this lesson will cover EqualSkills computer basics elements 1.1 and 1.2, looking at your computer. Read the rest of this entry »

Your Computer – How to use a Mouse – Online Computer Lesson

How to use a mouse - Computer lessons for seniors

How to use a mouse – Computer lessons for seniors

How to use a mouse free online computer lesson for seniors and beginners. This tutorial forms part of our basic computer training course and for those looking to learn about computers and qualify in the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) the tutorial will cover elements 1.4 and 1.5 of the Equal Skills module and shows how to use a mouse, essential for improving computer skills.

Learning Objectives:

  • Using the left and right mouse buttons
  • Double clicking
  • Using the mouse wheel

Target Audience:

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Basic Computer Training – Understanding Your Cursor

Basic Computer Training Understanding Your Cursor

Basic Computer Training Understanding Your Cursor

Basic computer training

Continuing our basic computer courses for seniors, beginners and computer novices, we have a lesson about understanding your cursor. Your cursor behaves differently as it interacts with webpages and software, it is therefore important to understand what your cursor is telling you so that you can follow hyperlinks and type text where you need to. This basic computer training lesson will help you to identify the different appearances of the mouse or cursor.

The lesson is suitable for anyone learning online worldwide and covers elements 1.7 and 1.8 of the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) qualification in EqualSkills, Computer Basics.

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Basic Computer Training – Your Keyboard

Basic computer training

Basic computer training - Your keyboard

Basic computer training – Your keyboard

We continue our basic computer training for beginners, seniors and novices with a tutorial demonstrating you can use your computer keyboard for much more than just typing. The basic computer lesson is suitable for anyone worldwide and for those looking to learn about computers and qualify in the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) the basic computer training covers EqualSkills computer basics 1.9 and 1.10.

The tutorial explains how your keyboard is divided and demonstrates different keys and their functions, a core part of elementary computer skills.

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Basic computer training – Your desktop and icons

Computer desktop

Basic computer training – Your desktop and icons

Basic computer skills

To continue our basic computer training course for seniors, beginners and novices, we move on to a tutorial explaining the layout of your computer desktop and an introduction to desktop icons. The lesson is suitable for anyone learning online worldwide and for those looking to qualify in The European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) this lesson will cover Equal Skills, desktop, elements 2.1 and 2.2.

The lesson demonstrates a conventional computer desktop and lists the three main areas, icons, gadgets and taskbar. The computer lesson then goes on to explain about desktop shortcuts and how they are identified fundamental for improving your computer skills.

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