OpenOffice for Beginners

Hours: 32 / Access Length: 7 Weeks / Delivery: Monthly, Mentor Supported
Retail Price: $350.00

Course Overview:

Many years ago the competition for applications like word processors, spreadsheets and presentation applications was fierce, but today it seems like we have only one choice. NOT SO! OpenOffice is available for free and can do just about anything that the competition can do and can create, read and edit documents that can be read and edited by the other applications. In this course you will learn to use the OpenOffice Writer to create basic word processing document. You will learn to use the OpenOffice Calc to create spreadsheets and charts. You will use the OpenOffice Impress to create presentations. You will use the OpenOffice Base to create databases and mail merges.

Course Outline:

  • Students will explore OpenOffice settings and how to get help.
  • Students will use Writer to create and format basic documents.
  • Students will use Writer to tables, graphics and tables of contents to their documents.
  • Students will use Calc to create basic spreadsheets.
  • Students will add charts and filter and sort data in their Calc spreadsheets.
  • Students will use Impress to create a basic presentation.
  • Students will use Impress to create handouts for their presentations and add animation to their presentations.
  • Students will use Draw to create illustrations for their OpenOffice documents.
  • Students will use Base to create a database.
  • Students will create a final project using what they learned in this course.


All necessary materials are included.

System Requirements:

System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended for the best experience.
Hardware Requirements:
  • CPU: 1 GHz or higher
  • RAM: 2 GB or higher
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720 or higher
  • Speakers / Headphones
  • Microphone (Webinar / Live Online sessions)
Operating System Requirements:
  • Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 (Home, Pro)
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • Latest Chrome OS
  • Latest Linux Distributions

NOTE: While we understand that our courses can be viewed on Android and iPhone devices, we do not recommend the use of these devices for our courses. The size of these devices do not provide a good learning environment for students taking online or live online based courses.

Web Browser Requirements:
  • Latest Google Chrome is recommended for the best experience.
  • Latest Mozilla FireFox
  • Latest Microsoft Edge
  • Latest Apple Safari
Basic Software Requirements (These are recommendations of software to use):
  • Office suite software (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, or LibreOffice)
  • PDF reader program (Adobe Reader, FoxIt)
  • Courses may require other software that is denoted in the above course outline.

** The course outlines displayed on this website are subject to change at any time without prior notice. **