Like Michelle Murrain, I’ve been using the free and open-source office suite OpenOffice.org “before it was OpenOffice.org” — thanks to the good example of the Labarum military chaplaincy liturgy site, which released some of its files in the older Star Office format. I’m also glad the new version of OpenOffice.org has, for the first time,… Continue reading OpenOffice.org 3 is out
PeaceBang asked for a Sundays-only calendar template. Here’s my first draft: both as a PDF and ODS, the later a spreadsheet that can be read and written in Google Docs and OpenOffice.org. New for 2018. The updated calendar is at revscottwells.com/2017/12/16/sunday-only-calendar-for-2018/ New for 2017. Since this blog post still gets alot of readers, and requests,including… Continue reading The Sunday-only calendar
Now that I have the order of service in an OpenOffice.org Writer document with some style added, we can break it up and add some fields. Personalized information If you installed OpenOffice.org like I suggested in my “Helping Lower Walnut: office suite” post, you would have filled in some user data. (I recommend the name… Continue reading Automating orders of service, part 2
One of the most frustrating, time-consuming tasks I had when I was in parish ministry was getting the order of service printed right. Not written, but printed. Either I did it myself or with an assistant with rounds of edits. And still there’d be typos or skewed margins. I’m working up a robust solution and… Continue reading Automating orders of service with OpenOffice.org
Michelle Murrain (Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology) presented an OpenOffice.org — the free and open source productivity suite — training (or “untraining”) for Google as a part of their TechTalk series, and you can watch it here. Details at NOSI.
It’s no secret I love OpenOffice.org. It’s no secret that there’s a new 2.4 release and a beta for the 3.0 release out. Perhaps less well known is that you can run Windows and use OpenOffice.org. (The 3.0 version, with full release due in September, should benefit long-suffering Mac users.) The Rev. Angela Mather knew… Continue reading Helping Lower Walnut: office suite