Tutorials for Teachers

Bernard John Poole

Tips for using the Tutorials

These tutorials for LibreOffice 4.X are designed to help pre-service and in-service teachers learn the suite of productivity applications included in LibreOffice.  But teachers at all levels who need to improve their skills in any of the LibreOffice applications will benefit from working their way through the tutorials.  The tutorials are also being used effectively by people who are not teachers, as well as with elementary (5th grade up), middle school, and high school students.

The tutorials, with skill consolidation exercises, cover the essential features of the LibreOffice Word processor (including mail merge), Spreadsheet (including formulas, graphing, charting and Lookup Tables), Database management (including reporting), and Presentation tool (including many of the relevant skills that apply to teachers) in the context of the teacher in the K-College classroom.  They also include a lesson on the LibreOffice drawing tools.

To quote from the LibreOffice Discover website: "LibreOffice is a powerful office suite; its clean interface and powerful tools let you unleash your creativity and grow your productivity. LibreOffice embeds several applications that make it the most powerful Free & Open Source Office suite on the market: Writer, the word processor, Calc, the spreasheet application, Impress, the presentation engine, Draw, our drawing and flowcharting application, Base, our database and database frontend, and Math for editing mathematics."

This book is available for download free of charge.  As a courtesy to the author, please drop me a line at to let me know that you are interested in reading the book and/or are using it to promote the use of technology in the classroom.

If you are a professor in a School of Education or a Director of Technology in a School District or system, please feel free to use the book with your teachers or students.  There is no limit on the number of copies you may make, provided you comply with the conditions outlined below.

You may not sell this book for profit.

However, you may, in the context of a College course (or other learning situations where multiple copies need to be made), have as many copies as necessary printed (hard copy) and then sell them, at cost, to the students.  If you intend to do this, please be sure to print the entire contents of the book, including the Front Matter as published on the web.

You may also use this text to raise money for charity. If your intention is to raise money for a student scholarship, for example, or for some other award that will benefit students, you may charge an amount on top of the at cost sales price as long as it will be absolutely and totally applied to that effect (student scholarship or some other award that will benefit students).  Needless to say, I cannot police this, so I must trust your integrity.

Any attempt to profit financially from my work (other than outlined above) would be a direct infringement of the copyright.

You will need a copy of the several work files that must accompany the on-line version of the text.  I can send you these by return as attachments in e-mail.  Please give me an email address that will not block emails that contain zipped attachments.

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