We’ve been learning all about the free OpenOffice Suite this week. I showed you how to download and install and gave you a quick look at the free word processor, Writer. Today, we’ll continue that look.

To learn how to download and install OpenOffice, click here.

To start a tour of Writer, click here.

To print, save, or export your document in Writer, click the File tab at the top left.

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When the menu opens, you’ll see a bunch of options. The first two are to create a new document, open an existing one, or view recent documents.

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To save your work, you can choose to Save, Save As, or Save All. You’ll also see a Save icon on the menu ribbon at the top of your document.

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To save your file as a PDF, choose Export as a PDF.

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Choose Send to send your document via email or save as an HTML.

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Click on Preview in browser to see what the HTML doc will look like.

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Your printing options are at the bottom of the menu.

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Page Preview shows what your document will look like when you print.

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The print menu will open. You can choose the number of copies, which pages you want to print, and select your preferred printer.

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Click the tabs at the top for more options.

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You can choose to leave off things like graphics and page backgrounds or choose to have all text printed in black.

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Page Layout lets you choose single or double-sided printing or brochure style.

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Your final printing option is to click on Printer Settings.

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Choose your printer or click Options for additional choices.

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