Day 1 of OO

WOW! Just one word can describe today – Wow. Solveig Haugland is a force to be reckon with. Tall, pretty, extremely smart, witty and loves chocolate. What’s not to like? I feel she created a lot of happy workers today.

Day 1 of OpenOffice Week here at Howard County Library started with our administration. These workers really use the OpenOffice suite of products they way they were designed. They had plenty of questions but I think the highlights happened when Solveig said things like “Oh, let me show you this it’s really cool!” I lost track of the amounts of “oooohs” and “ahhhhhs” that emanated from the room (many were my own). Today was just an overview of Writer, Calc, Base, Impress and Draw. I have 2 page worth of great ideas to implement when I get back to the office. I’ve already updated our very own OpenOffice FAQs to include links to Solveig’s blog and web site.

Day 2 will be equally interesting as we will start the morning off with picking the brains of our assistant branch managers and learning what our customers need to know about OpenOffice. I have every confidence that Solveig will WOW them as well. The rest of the week will be individual classes addressing Writer, Calc, Impress and Draw. If our staff walks away not having processes in OpenOffice be easier, simpler or more fun than they were before – well, they weren’t listening.

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