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= Office Tools =
 
= Office Tools =
  
Office productivity tools are available in the base DVD Fedora installation but not in the live-CD version. This group of office tools include presentation, spreadsheet, and word processing applications. These tools are available through ''Applications > Office'' or as icons on the menu bar.
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There are two primary office suite recommendations for Fedora users: the '''OpenOffice.org''' suite for '''GNOME''' desktop users and''' KOffice''' suite for the '''KDE''' desktop. Each suite of office tools includes presentation, spreadsheet, and word processing applications. Additional office applications are also available depending on the office suite selected.  
  
If the office productivity tools are not installed, install them using '''Pirut'''.  Using '''Pirut''' is covered in the chapter [[Docs/Drafts/DesktopUserGuide/Pirut| Managing Software with Pirut]] . To install the office productivity tools, go to ''Applications'' in the left menu of '''Pirut''' and in the right menu select the ''Office/Productivity'' group, clicking the ''Optional packages''. Install the ''Open<code></code>Office.org'' suite of packages. Another option is to install using the console:
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Remember both office suites will run on any Fedora desktop environment. The recommendation is only the office suite best optimized for a specific desktop environment, such as '''GNOME''' or '''KDE'''. Once installed, all office tools are available from the ''Applications > Office'' menu or as icons located in the menu bar or on the desktop.
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Installing Fedora from the DVD automatically includes the preferred office suite for the selected desktop environment. Other methods of installing Fedora do not include the office suite software, but installation is easily achieved after Fedora is running. If the office productivity tools are not installed, install them using the '''Add/Remove Software''' utilityDetailed instructions for the '''Add/Remove Software''' utility are included in the chapter [[https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User_Guide_-_Managing_Software| Managing Software]].  
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In the '''Add/Remove Software''' utility, all office applications are appropriately located under the ''Office'' category. A search using a specific office suite name also lists all of the available programs.
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The alternative installation option is to use the command line. The following commands are entered into either the Terminal or Konsole application.
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To install the '''OpenOffice.org''' office suite type:
  
 
<pre>su -c 'yum groupinstall "Office/Productivity"'
 
<pre>su -c 'yum groupinstall "Office/Productivity"'
 
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To access the '''Open<code></code>Office.org''' suite of tools in GNOME go to ''Applications > Office'' and select the application you would like to useThe icons below identify the programs; similar information is available from the ''tool tip'' that pops up when the mouse arrow hovers over the icon in the ''Applications > Office'' menu. In KDE the location is slightly different, with '''Open<code></code>Office''' in ''KMenu > Applications > Office''
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To install the '''KOffice''' suite of programs, type:
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<pre>su -c 'yum install koffice-suite'
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== OpenOffice.org Applications ==
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'''OpenOffice.org''' creates documents in open standards formats, such as OpenDocument (''.ODF''), Rich Text Format (''.RTF''), and HTMLIt can also read, edit, and write documents in Microsoft Office formats, such as Word ('''.DOC'''), Excel ('''.XLS'''), and PowerPoint ('''.PPT'''), with a high degree of compatibility.  Files can be exported in PDF format without the need of additional software.
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For the most up-to-date information on all of OpenOffice.org's office program offerings, visit the official site [http://www.openoffice.org OpenOffice.org]. This site also includes detailed documentation and help for each individual '''OpenOffice.org''' program.
  
The office tools available are:
 
 
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|[[Image:Docs_Drafts_DesktopUserGuide_Office_calicon.png]]||''Calendar'', a component of the '''Evolution''' application suite.
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|[[Image:Docs_Drafts_DesktopUserGuide_Office_openofficeorg-impress.png]]||''Presentation'' is the '''OpenOffice.org Impress''' application, for creating and performing presentations.
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|[[Image:Docs_Drafts_DesktopUserGuide_Office_openofficeorg-impress.png]]||''Presentation'' is the '''Open<code></code>Office.org Impress''' application, for creating and performing presentations.
 
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|[[Image:Docs_Drafts_DesktopUserGuide_Office_gnome-planner.png]]||''Project Management'' is the '''Planner''' application, a project planning tool.
 
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|[[Image:Docs_Drafts_DesktopUserGuide_Office_openofficeorg-calc.png]]||''Spreadsheet'' is the '''Open<code></code>Office.org Calc''' application, a spreadsheet program.
 
 
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|[[Image:Docs_Drafts_DesktopUserGuide_Office_tasksicon.png]]||''Tasks'', a component of the '''Evolution''' application suite.
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|[[Image:Docs_Drafts_DesktopUserGuide_Office_openofficeorg-calc.png]]||''Spreadsheet'' is the '''OpenOffice.org Calc''' application, a spreadsheet program.
 
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|[[Image:Docs_Drafts_DesktopUserGuide_Office_openofficeorg-writer.png]]||''Word Processor'' is the '''Open<code></code>Office.org Writer''' application, a word processing program.
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|[[Image:Docs_Drafts_DesktopUserGuide_Office_openofficeorg-writer.png]]||''Word Processor'' is the '''OpenOffice.org Writer''' application, a word processing program.
 
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{{Admon/important | Evolution applications require initial setup | The '''Evolution''' suite of applications, which includes '''Calendar''' and '''Tasks''', requires an initial setup. Refer to [[Docs/Drafts/DesktopUserGuide/Communications#setup_email| Configuring Evolution]]  for detailed directions.}}
 
 
== OpenOffice.org Applications ==
 
 
'''Open<code></code>Office.org''' creates documents in formats based on open standards, such as Open<code></code>Document (''ODF''), Rich Text Format (''RTF''), and HTML.  It can also read, edit, and write documents in Microsoft Office formats, such as Word, Excel, and Power<code></code>Point, with a high degree of compatibility.  Files can be exported in PDF format without the need of additional software.
 
 
{{Admon/tip | Open<code></code>Office.org is available for many computer platforms | The '''Open<code></code>Office.org''' suite is also available without cost for other Linux distributions, Sun Solaris, FreeBSD, Microsoft Windows, and Mac OS X under X11. This makes it possible to publish documents that are instantly compatible across many different computer platforms.}}
 
  
 
== KOffice ==
 
== KOffice ==
  
'''KOffice''' productivity tools are available in the base KDE Fedora installation. This group of office tools include presentation, spreadsheet, and word processing applications.  These tools are available through ''Applications > Office'' in GNOME or ''Kmenu > Applications > Office'' in KDE.
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The '''KOffice''' suite is optimized for the KDE desktop environment. The '''KOffice''' applications also create documents and files in open standards formats including OpenDocument (''.ODF''), Rich Text Format (''.RTF''), and HTML. Officially, the [http://www.koffice.org/faq KOffice FAQ] recommends using .RTF or .PDF formats for compatibility with Microsoft Word. '''KOffice''' does support Microsoft file formats, but there are issues with compatibility.  
 
 
If the office productivity tools are not installed, download them using '''Pirut'''.   Using '''Pirut''' is covered in the chapter [[Docs/Drafts/DesktopUserGuide/Pirut| Managing Software with Pirut]] .   Install the '''koffice-suite''' package. Another option is to install using the console:
 
  
<pre>su -c 'yum install koffice-suite'
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For the most up-to-date information on all of KOffice's program offerings, visit the official [http://www.koffice.org KOffice] site. This site also includes detailed documentation and help for each individual '''KOffice''' program.
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Access the '''KOffice''' suite of tools in GNOME via ''Applications > Office'', selecting the application to use.  The icons below help you choose the program you want. In KDE the location is slightly different, '''KOffice''' is in ''KMenu > Applications > Office''
 
  
The office tools available are:
 
 
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|[[Image:Docs_Drafts_DesktopUserGuide_Office_kpresenter.png]]||'''KPresenter''' is the '''KOffice''' application for creating and performing presentations.
 
|[[Image:Docs_Drafts_DesktopUserGuide_Office_kpresenter.png]]||'''KPresenter''' is the '''KOffice''' application for creating and performing presentations.
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|[[Image:Docs_Drafts_DesktopUserGuide_Office_kivio.png]]||'''Kivio''' is the '''KOffice''' application for creating flowcharts and diagrams.
 
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|[[Image:Docs_Drafts_DesktopUserGuide_Office_kplato.png]]||'''KPlato''' is the '''Planner''' application, a project planning tool.
 
 
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|[[Image:Docs_Drafts_DesktopUserGuide_Office_kspread.png]]||'''KSpread''' is the '''KOffice''' spreadsheet program.
 
|[[Image:Docs_Drafts_DesktopUserGuide_Office_kspread.png]]||'''KSpread''' is the '''KOffice''' spreadsheet program.
 
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|[[Image:Docs_Drafts_DesktopUserGuide_Office_kword.png]]||'''KWord''' is the '''KOffice''' word processing program.
 
|[[Image:Docs_Drafts_DesktopUserGuide_Office_kword.png]]||'''KWord''' is the '''KOffice''' word processing program.
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|[[Image:Docs_Drafts_DesktopUserGuide_Office_kchart.png]]||'''KChart''' is the '''KOffice''' application for creating charts.
 
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|[[Image:Docs_Drafts_DesktopUserGuide_Office_karbon.png]]||'''Karbon''' is the '''KOffice''' application for creating scalable vector drawings.
 
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|[[Image:Docs_Drafts_DesktopUserGuide_Office_krita.png]]||'''Krita''' is the '''KOffice''' painting and image editing application.
 
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|[[Image:Docs_Drafts_DesktopUserGuide_Office_kexi.png]]||'''Kexi''' is the '''KOffice''' integrated data management application.
 
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|[[Image:Docs_Drafts_DesktopUserGuide_Office_kformula.png]]||'''KFormula''' is the '''KOffice''' application managing formulas.
 
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|[[Image:Docs_Drafts_DesktopUserGuide_Office_kugar.png]]||'''Kugar''' is the '''KOffice''' application for generating business quality reports.
 
 
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Revision as of 19:06, 2 January 2009

Office Tools

There are two primary office suite recommendations for Fedora users: the OpenOffice.org suite for GNOME desktop users and KOffice suite for the KDE desktop. Each suite of office tools includes presentation, spreadsheet, and word processing applications. Additional office applications are also available depending on the office suite selected.

Remember both office suites will run on any Fedora desktop environment. The recommendation is only the office suite best optimized for a specific desktop environment, such as GNOME or KDE. Once installed, all office tools are available from the Applications > Office menu or as icons located in the menu bar or on the desktop.

Installing Fedora from the DVD automatically includes the preferred office suite for the selected desktop environment. Other methods of installing Fedora do not include the office suite software, but installation is easily achieved after Fedora is running. If the office productivity tools are not installed, install them using the Add/Remove Software utility. Detailed instructions for the Add/Remove Software utility are included in the chapter [Managing Software].

In the Add/Remove Software utility, all office applications are appropriately located under the Office category. A search using a specific office suite name also lists all of the available programs.

The alternative installation option is to use the command line. The following commands are entered into either the Terminal or Konsole application.

To install the OpenOffice.org office suite type:

su -c 'yum groupinstall "Office/Productivity"'

To install the KOffice suite of programs, type:

su -c 'yum install koffice-suite'


OpenOffice.org Applications

OpenOffice.org creates documents in open standards formats, such as OpenDocument (.ODF), Rich Text Format (.RTF), and HTML. It can also read, edit, and write documents in Microsoft Office formats, such as Word (.DOC), Excel (.XLS), and PowerPoint (.PPT), with a high degree of compatibility. Files can be exported in PDF format without the need of additional software.

For the most up-to-date information on all of OpenOffice.org's office program offerings, visit the official site OpenOffice.org. This site also includes detailed documentation and help for each individual OpenOffice.org program.

Docs Drafts DesktopUserGuide Office openofficeorg-impress.png Presentation is the OpenOffice.org Impress application, for creating and performing presentations.
Docs Drafts DesktopUserGuide Office openofficeorg-calc.png Spreadsheet is the OpenOffice.org Calc application, a spreadsheet program.
Docs Drafts DesktopUserGuide Office openofficeorg-writer.png Word Processor is the OpenOffice.org Writer application, a word processing program.


KOffice

The KOffice suite is optimized for the KDE desktop environment. The KOffice applications also create documents and files in open standards formats including OpenDocument (.ODF), Rich Text Format (.RTF), and HTML. Officially, the KOffice FAQ recommends using .RTF or .PDF formats for compatibility with Microsoft Word. KOffice does support Microsoft file formats, but there are issues with compatibility.

For the most up-to-date information on all of KOffice's program offerings, visit the official KOffice site. This site also includes detailed documentation and help for each individual KOffice program.


Docs Drafts DesktopUserGuide Office kpresenter.png KPresenter is the KOffice application for creating and performing presentations.
Docs Drafts DesktopUserGuide Office kspread.png KSpread is the KOffice spreadsheet program.
Docs Drafts DesktopUserGuide Office kword.png KWord is the KOffice word processing program.

For Further Information

For more information on using OpenOffice.org, refer to the following documentation and support pages:

For more information on using KOffice, refer to the following documentation and support pages:

For templates that can be used in OpenOffice.org refer to the following websites:

For templates that can be used in KOffice refer to the following websites:

For more information on using Planner, refer to the following official project documentation and support site:

For more information on using Evolution, refer to the following official project documentation and support site:

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