KWord:The next application to discuss is KWord. KWord is, as you may have guessed, the word processor for the suite. If you select KMenu |Office -|KWord, you will get the following screen:
If you wish to save the document in another format, select File|Save As. The default format is KWD, which in actuality is a BZ2 TAR file containing the XML KWord document and all the associated images. The nice part about saving in this format is that even though there may not be an export filter available for your application to share with KOffice, you can un-TAR and un-BZIP the files and use the pieces in other applications. For example, Microsoft Word will read XML files and allow you to paste JPG and PNG images into Word documents.
You will also find that you can drag and drop the toolbars from one location to another, and fully customize them by using the settings menu. A hint: if you right-click on the ruler bar you can change the grid to inches, or points, if you do not want the centimeters.
KWord also contains all of the features that you would expect to find in any office platform. It does spell checking, macros, and has print capability. While it is still in the development stage, it is an excellent word processor.
KSpread:Another application that is a part of the KOffice products is KSpread. KSpread is the spreadsheet for KDE. As with any of the KOffice applications, when you start KSpread you are asked if you would like to create a new document or use an existing one. If you choose to create a new document, you will see a window like the one below.
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