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.
- To install these packages, please read the chapter on managing software. You can install them by either using the PackageKit application or on the command line by using Yum. More information about OpenOffice.org is available at: OpenOffice.org and for KOffice at: KOffice.org
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.
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.
|KPresenter is the KOffice application for creating and performing presentations.|
|KSpread is the KOffice spreadsheet program.|
|KWord is the KOffice word processing program.|
For Further Information
For more information on using Open
Office.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 Open
Office.org refer to the following websites:
For templates that can be used in KOffice refer to the following websites:
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