Hard to find OpenOffice features

I’ve spent a good amount of time trying to find certain features in OpenOffice.  These are features that I commonly used in Microsoft Word or Excel, but were difficult to find in it’s open-source equivalent.  Maybe I’ll save a few people some time:

OpenOffice Writer:

  • Insert Page Break:  I couldn’t find it on the menu, but Ctrl-Enter will work
  • Track Changes:  Edit > Changes > Record
  • Page Setup:  Format > Page

OpenOffice Calc:

  • PivotTable:  Data > DataPilot > Start

Brian H just told me that Insert Page Break is Insert > Manual Break.  Lol, must have missed that.

2 thoughts on “Hard to find OpenOffice features

  1. Bill Boebel

    I started using it last fall when version 2.0 was in beta. It is at a point now where it has most of the features that MS Office has, and there isn’t much of a reason to buy the MS version any more in my opinion. We put OpenOffice on all of our employee’s machines now.


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