Authors Offer Free Downloads for New Second Edition of ‘Designing with LibreOffice’ Book


He’s been a contributing editor at the Linux foundation’s Linux.com, a contributor to Linux Journal, and a blogger for Linux Pro journal. Now Bruce Byfield has teamed with the lead editor for the Open Business authors volunteer team (who was also co-direct on Open Office’s documentation challenge) to co-creator a next version of Byfield’s e-book Planning with LibreOffice.

From the official announcement:

The ebook is available as an .ODT or .PDF file under the Resourceful Commons Attribution/Sharealike License version 4. or later on from https://designingwithlibreoffice.com. [“Under this license, you can share or copy the book, or even add to it,” explains the book’s site, “so long as you mention the writer’s name and release your changes under the same license.”]

The initial edition was printed in 2016, and was downloaded around thirty-5 thousand instances. Michael Meeks, 1 of the co-founders of LibreOffice, explained the first edition as “an excellent contribution to aid individuals bring the comprehensive energy of LibreOffice into their doc….”

The second edition updates the authentic, taking away outdated details and including up-to-date screenshots and new info about subject areas such as Harfbuzz font shaping codes, export to EPUB formats for ereaders, the Zotero extension for bibliographies, and Indignant Reviewer, a Grammarly-like extension for modifying diction.

In the long term, the writers program to release other editions as essential to retain Developing with LibreOffice latest.
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