Linux Journal: OOo Off the Wall: Floating Windows

“Floating windows are one of the keys to using OpenOffice.org
efficiently. In the same way that the design of OpenOffice.org
nudges users towards styles and templates, it also leads them
towards using floating windows to manage and apply resources.
OpenOffice.org is not the first program to use floating windows;
Adobe products such as PhotoShop and Illustrator have used them for
years, and FrameMaker uses them for applying styles. No other
office program that I am aware of, however, makes them such an
essential part of the work flow. And no program of any sort
customizes their positioning in the same way that OpenOffice.org