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1 Chapter 1. Getting Started with StarOffice Calc IN THIS CHAPTER: · · · · · · · · · · · · Starting StarOffice Working on the StarOffice Desktop Using the Explorer Organizing with Explorer Groups Working with the Beamer Using the Gallery Manipulating the Tips Window Opening StarOffice Calc Understanding Spreadsheet Geography Exploring Different Spreadsheet Views Getting Help Closing Calc and Exiting StarOffice Starting StarOffice StarOffice provides a fully integrated suite of business applications. StarOffice makes it easy for you to work in its various applications and start a new file such as a document or spreadsheet by pro- viding you with the StarOffice Integrated Desktop, which becomes your command center for Star- Office and its applications. So, to start an application such as StarOffice Calc, you must first launch the StarOffice Desktop. To launch StarOffice in the UNIX/Linux environment (for example, on a Linux-based computer): 1. 2. 3. At the command prompt, use the cd command to move to the user/office52/bin directory. At the prompt, type ./soffice. Press Enter. StarOffice will open on your screen. In cases where you are running X-Windows or some other GUI, you can typically start StarOffice from the Start or launch menu provided by the operating system (OS). To Launch StarOffice To launch StarOffice in the Microsoft Windows environment (Windows 95, 98, NT, and 2000): 1. Click the Start menu button, point at Programs, then point at the StarOffice 5.2 folder.