One of the most useful software programs available . . is LibreOffice.
It runs on most major Operating Systems (Windows, MacOS, Linux/Ubuntu and Linux/Android).
Its range of capabilities is extensive. And it’s designed to be used freely and without hacking a proprietary license. (e.g., “guiltfree ware”).
But, because it may not be the suite you “grew up” with on your PC Journey, the specific steps to accomplish certain tasks . . may be different than MS-Office.
So hopefully, this is the first of many posts illustrating some of the features of LibreOffice . . this post covers how to create & print custom envelopes. Hope you learn and enjoy!
note: the video author prepared this using OpenOffice versus LibreOffice, but the screens and functionalities are identical.
More below about the ABC’s of LibreOffice. Simple and short video:
And Lastly but not Leastly . . . here is a more detailed but still “introductory-level” video about LibreOffice by a very well respected and intelligent author:
So, . . . for all our current club members using MS Windows 10 . . . here is a very solid online forum that can answer your questions and help solve issues.
Don’t hesitate to register and use this great resource. If I had to use Windows again, I would bookmark this site (for sure for sure . . . )
Note the sheer numbers of users viewing the distinct forums below – a good sign you may get a fast response.
MS Windows 10 Forums
Did you know – Google supports printing for wireless AND non-wireless (classic) printers? . . . No need for OEM drivers. Multi-platform using IPP (Internet Printing Protocol).
See read-more page for details:
Continue reading “Can’t Find Drivers? Check out “Google Cloud Print” . .”
Since about 2003 or 2004, one of the “hands-down” best advantages Linux users enjoyed was the capability to run a “Live” OS from a cd/dvd, usb thumb-drive or SSD drive (like the SanDisk 500 Extreme).
Additionally, if run from an SSD, these “Live” OS’s can actually be installed & behave as if the OS was running from the internal drive – – while not making any changes to the PC OS or files at all! Pull the drive from the usb connection and your PC boots normally as before.
So, beside the fun part of it, running a Live OS has some major pluses (e.g., file recovery & fixing all kinds of issues in a “safe way”). I’ve been advocating for this kind of capability in Windows for a long time and really wonder why Windows users haven’t demanded MS provide this invaluable tool . . well, I guess part of the answer is that ONLY MS “owns” the OS (and thus can choose to add a feature . . or not).
Well, things are finally changing for the better. There’s an app and a method now to run an installed version of Windows 10 (not 7 though) on an external usb drive (need a PC newer than about 2009).
If interested (and who wouldn’t be if fully aware of the pluses) – – click on the read more tag for the full article and how-to.
Continue reading “How to install Windows on an “external” drive . . .”
This is the kind of stuff Raspberry Pi Clubs work on and why it’s such a versatile learning tool. With it’s small form factor & low price, these projects become “doable” . . . Can even combine projects into phases and use PC’s/Mac’s/Tablets for back-end processing.
Picture passwords are a simpler, faster way to login & admin your Windows 10 system. The security level is about the same as a standard text password. See link on Read More (next) page:
Continue reading “Setting Up a Picture Password in Win10 . .”
How2Geek website publishes some of the best and most common fixes for Windows users . . here is a fix for a corrupted Microsoft boot-loader:
Article covers Win7-8-10x – – screenie below is Win7
How to Fix the MS-Windows BootLoader
Certain printer models (typically, Canon & Brother) can be harder to install in Linux. So, another solution is TurboPrint . . a software development company located in Irsee Germany.
Link to TurboPrint Site