Open Office package
is a useful set of application software that enables
users to complete their day-to-day tasks quickly and
efficiently. The Open Office package contains a set
of applications for performing a number of tasks like
wordprocessing, spread sheets, etc. It is platform independent
i.e Open Office can work on Windows and Linux. Also
being an open source software, it is free software,
unlike MS Office suite.
The BharateeyaOO suite
mainly consists of a word processor application (Writer),
a spreadsheet application (Calc), a presentation application
(Impress), a drawing application (Draw). These applications
have interfaces similar to those of the MS Office applications
and those who are familiar with the other office packages
such as, MS Office, Star Office and Lotus Smart Suite
would find it easy to work with the BharateeyaOO package.
The data generated is cross-compatible i.e. Existing
MS Office data can be opened and changed using OO and
vice versa. BharateeyaOO is UNICODE compliant and requires
Indian language enabled OS. Indian Language input is
possible using Open Type fonts (for languages supported
in the OS) as well as True type fonts for others. It
is therefore a great cost saver for individual users
as well as large organizations using Indian languages
on their computers.
The BharateeyaOO suite
is the customized version of Open Office, with all the
menus, status bars, error messages, user prompts, etc.
localized for Indian languages. There is a Help menu
in each of the BharateeyaOO applications, which contains
help options in Indian languages that can be used to
take help on the various tools and commands of the application.
include Win XP service Pack 2 or Linux Fedora Core 6
and above with UNICODE Language Support with 512 MB
RAM and 20 GB HDD space
GIST team has undertaken the task of localizing
the following Free and open source software:
- BOO which is an entire office suite
Writer (word processor),
Impress (presentation tool),
Draw (drawing tool)
- ThunderBird (E-mail client)
- Firefox (Browser)
- GAIM (Multiprotocol messenger)
Localized versions of these tools are
available from the website (http://www.ildc.in).
These package is available for all 22 scheduled Indian languages. These are available for free and are data compliant with MS-Office products.
Bharateeya Open Office Writer
Writer is a free, open-source
and cross platform (supports) word processor application,
with completely localized menus. This is a word processor
application, with all strings localized in Indian languages
enabling users to create text documents, open existing
MS-Word documents, print, create content, create webpages,
One can create personal letters, form
letters, brochures, faxes and even professional manuals
using this application. It provides a number of editing
tools, which help in editing and proofing documents;
and a number of formatting tools that help in managing
the appearance of the documents. It supports Windows,
Linux as well as UNICODE. It can import as well as export
files in .doc format as well as .html format. So Writer
can also be used as web-content creation tool.
Bharateeya Open Office Calc
Calc is a spreadsheet
program. Calc is similar to Excel application in MS
Office package. A spreadsheet program enables us to
store and manage our numeric data, and perform calculations
in it. Calc has a wide array of tools and features that
enable users to perform complex calculations with just
a few mouse-clicks. It can also open and save MS-Excel
Bharateeya Office Impress
It is a presentation application that provides users
with several tools for creating presentations. The presentation
software helps users to create dynamic slides and present
them to the audiences through a slide show. BharateeyaOO
- Impress is a very efficient and potent program that
offers a number of features that enable us to create
and modify effective and appealing presentations and
run them in a slide show.
The tools include, guides for
positioning objects, automatic snapping of the object
to a freely definable grid or to each other, and scaling
and cross-fading and many other effects.
Users can also export their presentation to be published
on the Internet. All the necessary conversions are done
automatically. The exported presentation can be viewed
with any modern browser.
Bharateeya Open Office Draw
Draw is an object-oriented
vector graphic drawing program. The object can be lines,
rectangle, 3D cylinders or other polygons can be drawn.
All objects already have set properties, such as size,
color of the surface, color of contours, linked files,
associated actions when clicked and much more. All of
the properties can be modified at any time. The Bharateeya
Draw has all UI in Indian languages. Image below shows
Draw having all the menus localized in Urdu.
Thunderbird is a free,
open-source and cross platform mail client for most
OS including, Windows, Linux and Macintosh. It is a
complete email application, which is simple to use,
powerful and customizable. It easily exports existing
email accounts and messages. It is similar to competing
products like Outlook Express, but with additional features
such as junk mail classification.
The popular FireFox Browser has been provided with all
the menus, status bars, error messages, user prompts,
etc. in Indian Languages. The image below shows the
Firefox browser, having all menus and various options,
all localized in Urdu language.
We also undertake corporate training on BharateeyaOO.o
Contact us for more information