Word Processing with the Free Program LibreOffice Writer


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$15 includes full access to 50 instructional videos plus a set of sample files to use with the course. A pdf file listing video topics with a session completion checklist is also provided.

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Course Description

Nearly everyone that uses a computer has a need for word processing software. Why pay for expensive software when there's a full-featured, free alternative like Libre Writer? The LibreOffice suite contains programs for word processing, database, spreadsheet, and presentations. This course focuses solely on the word processing component, Writer.

While Writer is a powerful and capable word processor, the documentation for using it is sketchy at best. In this course, I explain how to use the most common features so you don't have to wade through the confusing manual.

I'm the author of the Sonrise Stable series of horse books for children. LibreOffice Writer is one program that I use in my workflow for creating those books. I'm a member of an online writers group. I save my files from LibreOffice Writer in Microsoft Word's docx format and submit them to the group for critiquing. I'm also able to read files from group members who are using Word. The exchange works flawlessly with LibreOffice Writer.

If you're looking for a free, full-featured word processing program, check out LibreOffice Writer.

Course Requirements: Basic typing skills and some familiarity with computer software is all that is required.