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Microsoft Office alternative

Posted by myassistantcan on January 2, 2009

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Microsoft Office is pretty much the norm in computer world. Microsoft has a monopoly. Until now. OpenOffice.org is a free alternative to Microsoft Office. OpenOffice is made up of 6 basic programs :

Writer – a word processor comparable to Word
Calc – a spreadsheet editor and creator comparable to Excel
Draw – a graphics editor similar to Publisher
Impress – a presentation program rival to PowerPoint
Base – database program comparable to Access

Already have an older version or Microsoft Office or at least have some files others have created in MS Office? The great thing about OpenOffice is that is can easily integrate MS Office’s information into OpenOffice, meaning you can open MS Office docs in Open Office. If you are looking at purchasing MS Office, give OpenOffice.org a try? What do you have to lose? It’s free!

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Social Media Explained

Posted by myassistantcan on January 1, 2009

With so many social networking applications available, it can become confusing to sort through all of them and really understand at the base what social networking is and why you should participate. You’ve joined local groups – BNIs, Chamber, Womens Council of REALTORs, etc – but have you joined groups online? Or did you realize that many of these real world groups also have social networking groups online??? The new web is based on real connections and real relationships. Come to the party! This video may help put it into perspective.

NOTE: there is one adult word in this video. If you have children around, you may want to use headphones or keep the volume low.

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