GNU Essentials: LibreOffice Writer for Windows
What you'll learn
- Basics of LibreOffice Writer
- Working with text basics
- Formatting with LibreOffice Writer
- Content output with LibreOffice Writer
- Styles in LibreOffice Writer
- Images and Text
- LibreOffice 7.2 Writer for Windows
This course introduces users to the basics of Writer for Windows.
After successful completion of the materials, the user will understand a lot about Writer and what the user can do with Writer.
This course includes demos and works on the applied learning principle.
One recent example where knowledge of LibreOffice Writer was useful was in the case of a corrupt docx file from a middle school.. This file would not open in Word or LibreOffice. The instructor then provided a revised document. This would open as read only in Word. The instructor insisted it not work in LibreOffice but, if you save as docx, then, the document will open in LibreOffice, as it did in this case.
There are also cases of people unable to open a docx for one simple edit. One recommendation is saving as a PDF and opening in Draw. Once you learn more about LibreOffice, you may find several different ways to achieve results not immediately available or even possible with other software.
This course goes into different sections included in the user guide in a more clear and concise manner with demos and lectures included. Topics covered are styles, images, tables, text, output and more. This is a course for Windows users of LibreOffice Writer.
For templates and advanced configuration and use, find an intermediate or advanced course.
GNU Linux courses will be available by February 2022.
A certificate of completion from GNU Essentials is generated upon completion of the course. Good luck with the course materials and your journey using LibreOffice.
Who this course is for:
- Students, Instructors and anyone using LibreOffice Writer
FAQ Linux is a resource for GNU Linux users and developers since 2000. Our experience includes over 20 years technical writing and over 20 years in development. Writers have degrees include an AAS in computer science, a BS in Multimedia Writing and Technical communication with a MS in Technology from Arizona State University.
One undergraduate degree was completed using only free software.
Some of our staff has had clients such as: Pearson Digital Learning, Evans Newton, Aries Technology, Intel, Wiley Publishing, Aetna, Tibco, SuperShuttle/Veolia, and Microchip Technology. We have exprienced writers who have worked in QA and Usability Testing capacities as well as consulting on GNU Linux.
In 2002, our founder started working as an intern and advisory committee member at the Free Software Foundation (the GNU in GNU Linux). I wrote the DMCA blog FAQs for the Electronic Frontier Foundation in 2003.
One writer, Marcia Wilbur is the sole writer of Linux Essentials, published in 2004 in cooperation with Comptia, and distributed to universities worldwide.
After completion of a M.S. in Technology from Arizona State, the founder started teaching and working as faculty at University of Phoenix, teaching online courses with topics such as Time management, study skills, goal setting, communications and writing for the IT professional.
We have presented information about copyright, GNU tools, GNU Linux applications and Developer Experience (including accessibility) to various groups including conference attendees in New York City's Last Hope, FOSDEM, and Linuxfest Northwest.
Other experience includes Moodle/Totara LMS implementation and administration. We travel to different organizations/corps to perform migrations and integrations.
Additionally, we have a content creator who is US DOE certified in FERPA.
Aside from technical writing, we have written books and articles about non fiction topics related to education such as "A Decade of the DMCA".
Marcia Wilbur, our founder, is also the lead Debian developer of Libre Respin -- a distro customization utility and backup tool.