LibreOffice Writer Powerful Free Word Processing Alternative
What you'll learn
- Utilize the free LibreOffice Writer word processing software to create a variety of documents.
- Insert images, tables, format text, create and apply styles, use the spelling and grammar checkers, and much more!
- Basic typing skills and some familiarity with computer software is all that is required.
Nearly everyone that uses a computer has a need for word processing software at some point. Why pay for expensive software when there's a full-featured, free alternative? The LibreOffice suite contains programs for word processing, database, spreadsheet, and presentations. This course focuses solely on the word processing component, Writer.
While Writer is a powerful and capable word processor, the documentation for using it is sketchy at best. In this course, I explain how to use the most common features so you don't have to wade through the confusing manual.
I'm the author of the Sonrise Stable series of horse books for children. LibreOffice Writer is one program that I use in my workflow for creating those books. I'm a member of an online writers group. I save my files from LibreOffice Writer in Microsoft Word's docx format and submit them to the group for critiquing. I'm also able to read files from group members who are using Word. The exchange works flawlessly with LibreOffice Writer.
For most operations, the software is quite intuitive and easy to use. Development is active and ongoing. As new features are added to the program, I'll expand the course by adding videos covering those changes.
Who this course is for:
- If you're looking for a free, full-featured word processing program, check out LibreOffice Writer. You'll learn skills from basic to intermediate in this course.
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Franklin University, Columbus, Ohio
Raspberry Pi Certified Educator 2016
Teaching experience: Columbus State Community College Adjunct Faculty Computer Dept.
Teaching experience: Landry Academy, online homeschool academy
Video Course Developer: OSTraining
Freelance computer programmer
Freelance web designer/developer with experience in Joomla, Wordpress, Processwire, Foundation, Bootstrap, UIKit
Homeschool mom - I homeschooled my three daughters through high school.
Author of the Sonrise Stable series of horse books for kids
I love learning - and teaching! In my spare time I enjoy riding or training horses, hiking, tennis, and guitar.