Writing a book using

My first book, on attracting women, was created using the 3.1 Office Productivity Suite. I like OpenOffice because it's free, is community-supported, and has most of the features that I really need to get my job done. Here's my experience using it on seriously sized projects of over 200 pages.

I recently finished the 3rd draft of a 450 page book, so I know what it's like to use Writer to create and edit a significant work with over 30 chapters, a two-level table of contents, and several pictures. I also used Draw for the cover design, and PDF export to generate files to send to Lulu for printing. I was pleased to find that was up to the task, but there were a few quirks I had to navigate and some missing features which made the task more painful than I would have … Continue reading…

By Graham, ago