Getting to know LibreOffice: Introduction to the main User Interface

Getting to know LibreOffice: Introduction to the main User Interface

Getting to know LibreOffice: Introduction to the main User Interface

When we publish information about Distributions and Applications, we usually address your news or technological incidents. Little did we delve into the daily use as a user of them, since that would be something very extensive and complex. Typically, we address your download and install in the most detailed and technical way possible. However, we believe that the most used and well-known Free and open office suite on GNU/LinuxCalled LibreOffice, deserves special information about what it's really like inside in its newer versions and how it's used for everyday activities.

For this reason, this first tutorial and many others that follow will aim to cover that great documentary gap about him interior of the office suite, in its most modern series (7.X) to go “getting to know LibreOffice” more and better.

LibreOffice Office Suite: A little bit of everything to learn more about it

LibreOffice Office Suite: A little bit of everything to learn more about it

And as usual, before entering fully into today's topic dedicated to going “getting to know LibreOffice”, we will leave for those interested the following links to some previous related publications. In such a way that they can easily explore them, if necessary, after finishing reading this publication:

"THEhe LibreOffice Office Suite is a software promoted, developed and used massively by the Free Software Community, Open Source and GNU/Linux. In addition, it is a project of the non-profit organization called: The Document Foundation. And it is distributed free of charge in 2 formats, which correspond to its stable version (still branch) and its development version (fresh branch), through different multiplatform installation packages (Windows, macOS and GNU/Linux) with extensive multilingual support (languages )”. LibreOffice Office Suite: A little bit of everything to learn more about it

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Getting to know LibreOffice

Getting to know LibreOffice: Usage tutorials

These small tutorials have as objective, the explain in a simple and didactic way certain aspects, characteristics and functionalities of LibreOffice. In such a way that children, adults and adults get to know it better and are motivated to learn about it, and give it the great value it deserves as the main Free and open GNU/Linux Office Suite.

Getting to know the initial welcome graphical interface

When executing the LibreOffice Office Suite current (series 7.X) the first screen (welcome interface) that appears is the following:

Knowing the initial graphical interface of LibreOffice

And it contains the following usage options:

Menu Bar: Options


LibreOffice: Screenshot 1

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updates button

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Sidebar: Options

  • Open file: To search for and open a local office file, that is, inside the computer.
  • Remote Files: To search for and open a remote office file, that is, outside the computer. This includes the configuration of said remote connection, which can be of the following types: Google Drive, OneDrive, Alfresco 4/5, IBM FileNet P8, IBM Connections Cloud, Lotus Quickr Domino, Nuxeo 5.4, OpenDataSpace, OpenText ELS 10.2.0 , SharePoint 2010, SharePoint 2013, Other CMIS Service, WebDAV, FTP, SSH and Samba.
  • Recent documents: See list of the last open documents.
  • Templates: To open and use Writer, Impress, Calc and Draw templates only, or manage (move, import and export) them all together.
  • Writer's Document: To start a new text document, MS Word style.
  • calc book: To start a new spreadsheet, MS Excel style.
  • Presentation of Impress: To generate a new graphic design sheet, MS PowerPoint style.
  • draw drawing: To start a new drawing or layout, MS Publisher and MS Visio style.
  • math formula: To create a sheet adapted to the writing of mathematical formulas.
  • Base Database: To generate a Database (BD), in the style of Access.
  • Help button: To open the online help (Internet) of LibreOffice.
  • Extensions Button: To open the online store of the Extensions.

Support and collaboration with LibreOffice

"The official LibreOffice guides are put together by a team of volunteers. Despite the fact that the Spanish-speaking community is one of the largest in the world and one of the most present on the Internet, the team of volunteers that prepares the documentation in Spanish for LibreOffice is one of the fewest members within LibreOffice. the LibreOffice community. If this doesn't work for you, join the LibreOffice team". Why isn't there a more modern guide to LibreOffice?

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In short, go “getting to know LibreOffice” little by little with these small tutorials, will surely make many, both about GNU / Linux, like others Operating Systems, feel more motivated to learn, test and use in a more optimal way said Multi-platform office suite. Since, although there is abundant official information about it, in general, it is not associated with the most modern versions. So, these contents will surely be a good complement to this one.

We hope that this publication is very useful for the entire «Comunidad de Software Libre, Código Abierto y GNU/Linux». And don't forget to comment on it below, and share it with others on your favorite websites, channels, groups or communities of social networks or messaging systems. Finally, visit our home page at «FromLinux» to explore more news, and join our official channel Telegram from DesdeLinux, West group for more information on the subject.

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