Category Archives: Business software

LibreOffice Draw

As the name suggests, this is the drawing component of LibreOffice, and it has a lot in common with the drawing and formatting components of the other LibreOffice applications, particularly Impress. Like Impress it uses a layered structure, with each layer representing a page. The user designs each page by creating or importing graphics. Imported graphics can be bitmaps or vectors, but graphics created in Draw are all vector-based; that is, they are stored in the PC as formulas representing lines and curves. Images produced in Draw can be copied and pasted into other LibreOffice programs and exported in a range of formats including both vector and bitmap options. Read the rest of this entry »


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Getting organised: GCStar

I am not an organised person. Some people react to complex, interesting things happening in their lives by firing up Google Calendar, setting up a To-Do list on their PDA, and automating their address book. I react by going to bed, hiding under the covers and hoping it will all go away. The crowning glory of our civilisation, after all, is that we have reached the point where a large proportion of the human population can look forward to a life of happy tedium, unmarred by flood, famine, disease, war or violent death: why spoil it by deliberately going out and¬†doing¬†stuff? Read the rest of this entry »


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Can it Bee? Invoicing software for Mint

At the moment there are three Windows programs that I really can’t live without: Read the rest of this entry »


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