Office Suite is a suite of applications to support word processing, presentations, spreadsheets, drawing and complex math documents. The suite is the open source equivalent of the Microsoft Office Suite. For details about the, visit the homepage.

  1. Open Office Writer is a fully featured word processor similar to Microsoft Word that can create simple or complex documents. Writer can open most Microsoft Word documents and can save in the .doc format. Writer can be launched from K-Menu->Office-> Writer

  2. Impress is the functional equivalent of PowerPoint, and provides the capability to create slide presentations. Most PowerPoint files may be opened and edited in Impress. Impress can be launched from K-Menu->Office-> Impress

  3. Calc is a fully featured spreadsheet program with similar functions found in Microsoft Excel. The module supports multiple spreadsheets, built-in functions and can read most Microsoft Excel documents. Calc can be launched from K-Menu->Office-> Calc

  4. Draw provides complex functionality to allow the creation of drawings, diagrams, charts, and other business presentations. The program is object oriented and allows for layering of various panes of work. Draw can be launched from K-Menu->Office-> Draw

  5. Math allows the user to create and assemble math-oriented documents. There are special functions here that allow the creation of mathematical formulas and table nomenclature not easily assembled in the standard Writer application. Math can be launched from K-Menu->Office-> Math

  6. Base allows the user to manipulate database data from within, like Microsoft Access. Base can be launched from K-Menu->Office-> Base

KMyMoney2 Personal Finance

KMyMoney2 is an excellent personal and/or business cash management application similar to Quicken or Microsoft Money. Quicken QIF import and export is supported within accounts so KMyMoney2 can read files exported from other programs or downloaded from online banking institutions.

  1. Install the kmymoney2 package from the Universe repository (see the section called “Managing Repositories”).

  2. To open Kymoney, choose K-menu->Office->KmyMoney from the Desktop Menu System.

Kivio Flowchart and Diagram Editor

Kivio is a flowchart and diagram editor for creating and editing organizational charts, flowcharts, ERDs, or other kinds of diagrams. It is analagous to Gnome Dia and Microsoft Visio.

  1. Install the kivio package using Adept (see the section called “Adept Package Manager”).

  2. Launch Kivio, by choosing K-Menu->Office->Kivio