Improve Your Productivity

OpenOffice.org 2.0 is the productivity software that individuals, governments and corporations around the world have been eagerly awaiting. It is easy to use, works with every major office suite, and best of all it's easy on the budget.

Able to run on Microsoft Windows, GNU/Linux, Sun Solaris and other platforms, this free office software is easy to learn and use by the most inexperienced user, and is significantly more compatible with Microsoft Office files than prior versions.

Supported by dozens of professional companies, OpenOffice.org 2.0 is available in more than 65 languages and is quickly becoming the global standard for colleges, corporations, international communications and world markets as the number one productivity suite.

The OpenDocument format can be used by any office application, ensuring that documents can be viewed, edited and printed for generations to come. OpenOffice.org 2.0 is a breath of hope for small business that can now have a local language office suite well adapted to their needs and to their economical possibilities, reducing their dependency on the interests of proprietary software vendors.

The suite now also offers a database module, "Base", to complement the word processor "Writer", spreadsheet manager "Calc", presentation manager "Impress" and drawing tool "Draw" modules. These give users the tools they need to be productive.

"OpenOffice.org 2.0 is on a path toward being the most popular office suite the world has ever seen; providing users with safety, choice, and an opportunity to participate in one of the broadest community efforts the Internet has ever seen. As a member of that community, I'd like to offer my heartiest congratulations."  Jonathan Schwartz, President and COO of Sun Microsystems.

In addition to the OpenDocument format, OpenOffice.org 2.0 also adds improved PDF support, a superior spreadsheet module, enhanced desktop integration and several other features that take advantage of its advanced XML capabilities, such as the ability to easily create, edit and use XForms.

Lone Star College-Kingwood offers a course in OpenOffice.org 2.0 beginning July 10 through August 9.  For more information or to register for the class call 281-312-1660 or visit kingwood.lonestar.edu/ce.

Students can register now for summer terms I and II, and fall three ways: online, by telephone and on-site. Classes are offered days, evenings, or weekends in traditional, Internet, video, TV and independent study formats. Current students can register by telephone at 281-519-6625. Former and current students can register online at kingwood.lonestar.edu/goto/registration.

The Lone Star College System is among the largest and fastest growing community college districts in Texas. It comprises Lone Star College-North Harris, Lone Star College-Kingwood, Lone Star College–Tomball, Lone Star College–Montgomery, Lone Star College–CyFair, six satellite centers and The University Center. For more information about Lone Star College System and its programs, visit www.lonestar.edu or call 832-813-6500.