Basic Differences for the Casual User
There are notable differences when comparing Writer and Word. One worth mentioning is the ability to convert a document into a PDF. A big plus, since this is not an option in Word without applying an add-on. In fact, the ability to convert to PDF is available in all but the database application in OpenOffice.org.
Converting a Writer document to PDF is simple. When ready:
- Click the "Export Directly as PDF" button on the Standard Toolbar, or from the File menu, select Explort as PDF, choose options in PDF options window, click Export button
- The Export window will appear
- Choose destination drive and/or folder for the PDF
- Give the PDF a file name
- Click the Save button