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Creating an invoicing system with OpenOffice.org

Apr 28, 2009, 01:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dmitri Popov)

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First, you need to connect OpenOffice.org to an address book that contains your customers’ contact data. OpenOffice.org can talk to numerous address book formats, including the address book module of the Mozilla Browser Suite, which is an open source software package available for a variety of platforms. Better yet, OpenOffice.org also includes a wizard that allows you to easily set up a Mozilla-based address data source.

"Go to File > Wizards > Address Data Source. In the Address Data Source Wizard, choose Mozilla/Netscape and then select which address book you want to use (you can choose between Collected Addresses or Personal Address Book). Give the data source a name and choose a path where it will be stored. Make sure that you select the option, “Yes, register the database for me,” then click Finish to close the wizard.

"Tip: You can also use the Wizard to connect to other data sources containing addresses. For example, to connect to the Thunderbird address book, select the Other data source option, press Next, click on the Settings button, and then select the Thunderbird Address Book from the Data type drop-down menu."

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