TDF/LibreOffice Brochure-Type: General Information

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    Welcome to the LibreOffice Brochure-Type: General Information

    This wiki is the workspace for the elaboration of a LibreOffice General Information brochure. The purpose if to systematically construct the content/text leading to the design/construction of its brochure. The discussion is placed on global marketing list [1]. The content/text will be built in steps:

    Step 1: Identify the different points to be included in the brochure

    • use point form for the content
    • use as many points as possible as these will later be picked through for the writing of the text

    Step 2: Write the text according to the points from step 1.

    • proof the text
    • get approval from the marketing team and oversight by Italo/Charles

    Suggested text:

    Word Processing
    Writer has all the features you need from a modern, full-featured word processing or desktop publishing tool. It's simple enough to use for a quick memo, but powerful enough to create complete books with contents, diagrams and indexes. You're free to concentrate on your message, while Writer will make it look great.

    Calc is the spreadsheet program you've always needed. Our new-comers find it intuitive and easy to learn. Professional data miners and number crunchers will appreciate the comprehensive range of advanced functions.

    Impress is an outstanding tool for creating effective multimedia presentations. Presentations can be enhanced with 2D and 3D clip art, transitional styles and special effects, high-impact drawing tools and animations.

    Vector Drawings
    Draw lets you produce anything from a quick sketch to a complex plan, and gives you the means to communicate with graphics and diagrams. With a maximum page size of 118 by 118in or 300 by 300cm, Draw is an excellent package for producing technical drawings, posters ...

    Base is a full-featured desktop database designed to meet the needs of most users. It is a valuable and powerful asset to link to the other LibreOffice applications. Base can also be used as a front-end to most enterprise-class databases such as MySql/MariaDB or PostgreSQL..

    Formula Editor
    Math is the formula editor for LibreOffice that can be invoked to insert perfectly-formatted mathematical and scientific formulas into items such as spreadsheets, text documents, presentations and drawings.

    Macros Scripting
    LibreOffice comes with an open, documented API that it is completely scriptable. LibreOffice Basic is also an integrated development environment (IDE) ideal for administrators and application developers.

    LibreOffice is a free “power-packed”, open source productivity office suite for ... MS Windows, macOS, and GNU/Linux

    LibreOffice is designed to address your busy document production needs. Whether for your own personal or family needs, or for work environment where the office is YOU doing it all, or, YOU with co-workers involved in a larger document production environment. LibreOffice offers you an office suite with functionality for master documents, networked printing services or even that quick web page. LibreOffice is the office suite for you! ≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈ LibreOffice gives you six feature-rich applications for all your document production and data processing needs ... Writer, Calc, Impress, Draw, Math, and Base ≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈ LibreOffice Has Many Advantages LibreOffice is easy to install and automatically adjusts to the operating system used for its visual appearance. LibreOffice is easy to use thanks to its clearly structured and intuitive menu. LibreOffice has all the features you would expect from an office suite: word processing, spreadsheet, presentation design, formula editor, mail merge, database, and much more ... LibreOffice is able to exchange documents with other office suite programs.

    There are no license fees, and thus no financial or administrative burden is necessary. Install LibreOffice as often and wherever you want. This means no purchase or renting needed for this package ... ever! LibreOffice is licensed under the GNU LGPLv3 and MPL, and is provided for free. The availability of the project's source code allows the community to constantly expand and improve the software. ≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈ Exchange Data With Other Office Suites The default document format of LibreOffice is Open Document Format (ODF), which was approved by ISO on 30/11/2006 as an international standard (ISO / IEC 26300). ODF is recommended by numerous governments and NGO's worldwide, with Indonesia, the European Commission, and NATO amongst those who support policies calling for ODF as the preferred document production, retention and exchange format. For more extended interoperability, LibreOffice supports document formats of many other software suites, from the most current to numerous legacy formats. ≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈

    Support and Documentation ALL FREE from our large and dedicated community of developers, contributors and users.

    LibreOffice Is Friendly to Users If you have ever made use of an office suite, then, you can immediately get to work with LibreOffice. It's that easy! Not only that, the change is made even more easy, since most third-party file formats can easily be read and written by LibreOffice. Looking for help? With a vast native language community effort, there are no language barriers with LibreOffice. LibreOffice is supported by a large and welcoming global community of volunteers. Advanced users will also find help with complex issues from our most experienced users. The LibreOffice user interface is available in many languages, even in languages for which cost of localization for commercial software is not available. Support for over 100 languages and still counting ...

    LibreOffice in Everyday Life Private Individuals Education (Teachers and Students) Academia (Universities and Colleges) Non-Profit Organizations Non Governmental Organizations Small and Medium Enterprises Large Companies and Organizations Authorities and Public Administrations

    Step 3: Put text on the official template

    • add icons/graphics where necessary (may need some help from design team)
    • trim/add text where necessary
    • white space is not a bad thing; give the eyes a rest

    We are preparing the community brochure first for Tim. He has upcoming events where he would like to drop off brochures. You can find the copies of the A4 and USLtr versions here:


    Step 4: Complete Official/Community Brochure Versions

    • get approval from marketing/design teams as well as oversight from Italo/Charles
    • once approved complete Official A4/USLtr and Community A4/USLtr brochures
    • have marketing/design team do one last verification

    Step 5: Complete a .pdf Version for Electronic Posting

    • get approval from marketing/design teams as well as oversight from Italo/Charles
    • once approved complete a .pdf version for electronic postings on websites, for emails etc.
    • the format of the electronic may change depending on the needs, but a generic-ready format should suffice for most needs
    • have marketing/design team do one last verification

    Here are the completed brochures in the community template:

    • Official versions coming soon.

    Step 6: Announce on Projects list