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00:01 Welcome to the Spoken tutorial on LibreOffice Writer. In this tutorial, we will learn about: Introduction to Writer.
00:10 Various tool bars in Writer
00:13 How to open a new document and an existing document
00:17 How to save a document and
00:20 How to close a document in Writer.
00:22 LibreOffice Writer is the word processor component of the LibreOffice Suite.
00:27 It is the equivalent of Microsoft Word in Microsoft Office Suite.
00:33 It is a free and open source software; so it can be shared, modified and distributed without any restrictions.
00:41 Since it is free to share, it can be shared without needing to pay any license fees.
00:47 To get started with LibreOffice suite, you can use either Microsoft Windows 2000 and its higher versions like MS Windows XP or MS Windows 7 or you can use GNU/Linux as your Operating System.
01:04 Here, we are using:

Ubuntu Linux 10.04 as our operating system and LibreOffice Suite version 3.3.4.

01:16 If you do not have "LibreOffice Suite" installed, "Writer" can be installed by using Synaptic Package Manager.
01:24 For more information on Synaptic Package Manager, please refer to the Ubuntu Linux Tutorials

and download LibreOffice Suite by following the instructions on this website.

01:37 Detailed instructions are available in the first tutorial of LibreOffice Suite.
01:43 Remember, when installing, use the Complete option to install Writer.
01:50 If you have already installed LibreOffice Suite,
01:54 you will find LibreOffice Writer by clicking on the Applications option at the top left corner of your screen
02:02 and then clicking on Office and then on the LibreOffice option.
02:08 A new dialog-box opens up with various LibreOffice components.
02:13 In order to access LibreOffice Writer, click on the Text Document option which is the word processor component of the suite.
02:23 This will open an empty document in the main Writer window.
02:28 The Writer window has various tool bars like the title bar,
02:33 the menu bar, the standard toolbar,
02:36 the formatting bar and the status bar which have the most commonly used options which we will learn about, as the tutorials progress.
02:47 Now, let us start the tutorial by learning how to open a new document in 'Writer'.
02:53 You can open a new document by clicking on the New icon in the standard toolbar
03:00 or by clicking on the File option in the menu bar
03:05 and then clicking on the New option and then finally clicking on the Text document option.
03:12 You see that a new Writer window opens up in both the cases.
03:17 Now, type some text in the editor area.
03:21 So, we will type: "RESUME".
03:24 Once done writing your document, you should save it for future use.
03:29 To save this file, click on File in the menu bar
03:33 and then click on the Save As option.
03:36 A new dialog-box appears on the screen where you are required to enter the name of your file, under the Name field.
03:44 So, enter the name of the file as "resume".
03:48 Below the Name field, you have the Save in folder
03:53 field where you are required to enter the folder name which will contain your saved file.
03:58 So, click on the down-arrow in the Save in folder field.
04:02 You see a list of folders appears in the menu where you can save your file.
04:08 Now, let us click on the Desktop option. The file will be saved on the desktop.
04:14 You can also click on Browse for other folders
04:18 and choose the folder in which you want to save your document.
04:23 Now click on the File type option in the dialog-box.
04:27 It shows you a list of file type options or file extensions under which you can save your file.
04:34 The default file type in LibreOffice Writer is the ODF Text Document which provides the extension dot odt.
04:45 ODT belongs to the Open Document Format or the ODF format which is a globally accepted open standard for word documents.
04:56 It is also accepted by the Government of India policy on open standards in e-Governance
05:04 Besides saving as dot odt text documents, which can be opened in LibreOffice Writer,
05:11 you can also save your file as dot doc and as dot docx format which can be opened in the MS Office Word program.
05:23 Another popular file extension which opens in most programs is dot rtf which is the Rich Text Format.
05:33 Now, click on the ODF Text Document option.
05:37 You see that the file type- ODF Text Document and within brackets dot odt, gets displayed next to the File type' option.
05:48 Now click on the Save button.
05:50 This takes you back to the Writer window with the filename and the extension of your choice on the title bar.
05:58 You are now ready to write a text document in Writer window.
06:03 In addition to the formats discussed above, the Writer documents can also be saved in dot html' format which is a web-page format.
06:13 This is done in the same way as explained before.
06:17 So, click on the File option in the menu bar and then click on the Save As option.
06:24 Now, click on the File Type option and then click on the HTML Document and within braces 'Open Office dot org Writer' option.
06:35 This option gives the dot html extension to the document.
06:40 Click on the Save button.
06:42 Now, put a check on the "Ask when not saving in ODF format"option in the dialog-box.
06:50 Finally, click on the "Keep Current Format" option.
06:55 You see that the document gets saved with dot html extension.
07:00 The document can also be exported to 'PDF' format by simply clicking on the Export Directly as PDF option in the standard toolbar.
07:10 As before, choose the location where you wish to save.
07:15 Alternately, you can do so by clicking on the File option in the menu bar and then clicking on the Export as pdf option.
07:24 In the dialog-box which appears ,click on Export and after that click on the Save button.
07:32 A pdf file will be created.
07:35 Let's close this document by clicking on File and then Close.
07:40 Next, we will learn how to open an existing document in LibreOffice Writer.
07:47 Let's open the document Resume.odt.
07:51 To open an existing document, click on the File menu in the menu bar at the top and then click on the Open option.
08:00 You see that a dialog-box appears on the screen.
08:04 Here, find the folder where you saved your document.
08:08 So, click on the small pencil button at the top left corner of the dialog-box.
08:14 It has the name, Type a file Name.
08:16 This opens a Location Bar field.
08:19 Here, type the name of the file you are looking for.
08:24 So, we write the name of the file as "resume".
08:27 Now, the list which appears with resume as the file name, choose resume dot odt.
08:34 Now, click on the Open button.
08:37 You see that the file resume.odt opens.
08:41 Alternately, you can open an existing file by clicking on the Open icon in the toolbar at the top and doing the further process in the same manner.
08:52 You can also open files in Writer with dot doc and dot docx extensions which are used by Microsoft Word.
09:03 Next you will see how to modify a file and save it under the same file name.
09:10 So, first select the text "RESUME" by clicking on the left mouse button and then dragging it along the text.
09:17 This will select the text and highlight it. Now release the left mouse button.
09:24 The text should still be highlighted.
09:26 Now, click on the Bold icon in the standard toolbar. The text thus becomes bold.
09:33 In order to align this text to the centre of the page, click on the Centered icon in the toolbar.
09:41 You see that the text gets centrally aligned on the page.
09:45 Now, let us increase the font size of the text.
09:48 So, click on the down-arrow in the Font Size field in the toolbar.
09:53 In the drop-down menu,let us click on 14.
09:57 So, the font size of the text increases to 14.
10:01 Now, click on the down-arrow in the Font Name field and then select UnDotum as the font name.
10:09 Click on the Save icon in the toolbar.
10:13 So, you see that the file gets saved under the same file name even after the modification is done.
10:21 Once you have saved your document and you wish to close it,
10:25 just click on the File menu in the menu bar and click on the Close option. This closes your file.
10:33 This brings us to the end of the spoken tutorial on LibreOffice Writer. To summarize, we learned about:
10:43 Introduction to Writer. * Various toolbars in Writer.
10:45 How to open a new document and an existing document on Writer. * How to save a document on Writer.
10:52 How to close a document on Writer.
10:55 COMPREHENSIVE ASSIGNMENT- Open a new document in Writer.
11:01 Save it under the name practice.odt.
11:05 Write the text "This is my first assignment".
11:08 Save the file.

Underline the text. Increase the font size to 16. Close the file.

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