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December 11, 2006


Awesome, congratulations! If this is anything like your previous works on this topic, I have to get one.

It's great that you managed to get past the dithering of the publisher, and even better that you're now in control of the books destiny.


A few weeks ago I bought your database book and would just like to say thanks, I am really enjoying it and have learned a lot from your book. Looking forward to this one.

I've been looking forward to this coming out for a long time now. Great work!

Lifehacker just mentioned your book here:

OpenOffice.org (its silly name notwithstanding) ranks among our all-time favorite apps here at Lifehacker, and we're happy to see an entire book devoted to it. The chapters prove the author knows her subject inside and out, so after you've devoured them, you'll probably want to move on to the complete, print edition. — Rick Broida

Hi Simon, Michael,

Thanks for the kind words! I appreciate it. I am very glad to be past the dithering -- Prentice Hall was just following the market, I guess, but it was still disappointing.


Hi Robbert,

Thanks for posting the quote! I had seen (and whooped!) that LH had posted the link but not that they gave me props like they did. Cool!


Hi Joel,

Thanks! I'm glad the database workbook is useful. I've included perhaps 1/3 or 1/2 of the database topics in the book. Please send me any suggestions for the database book if you come across things you'd like to see added.


I've been eagerly waiting for your book to become available. I ordered it from Cafepress last week and should have it tomorrow. When it arrives I will earnestly try not to tackle the UPS driver and rip it from his hands! Anyway, if your book is as informative and entertaining as your blog then I will gladly endure any consequences if I fail to restrain myself when your book arrives. Thanks for the wonderful blog!

Hi Felicia,

Thank you so much! If you do tackle the UPS driver I'm sure it'll be a fun wacky spot in his day. ;>


Should we use your solveig[AT]getopenoffice[DOT]org address listed above as the Paypal recipient for direct payment? Also, is there a PDF version available yet?

HI Samuel,

Yes, that's the correct address. There isn't a PDF version available yet; I'm still considering how to do it.



Wow, what a great book! Even the "Everything that didn't make it in the book" section is neat. I posted a blog entry here:


It arrived faster than I expected — and during Xmas week! — and is an attractive volume. Even if you're an OpenOffice expert, Solveig's Guidebook will fill in what you don't know. It's wonderful and thanks for all the hard work you put into it!

Hi Zaine,

Wow, it got to you that quick? Dang. ;> Props to the US Postal Service.

Thank you, I'm glad you like the book and thanks for posting on your blog.


Congratulations Solveig on another great offering and best wishes!

Hi John! Great to hear from you. Thanks!


Awesome, congratulations! If this is anything like your previous works on this topic, I have to get one.I am really enjoying it and have learned a lot from your book.Thank you so much.I am sure I will be back again after my exams 70-648 for Upgrading Your MCSA on Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008, Technology Specialist.In my exams Testking helped me a lot because it’s a great source of professional knowledge.I am confident to pass in first attempt because I have already pass 70-237 Designing Messaging Solutions with Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and 70-284 and 70-297 which is for Designing a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory and Network so I will back again to read more.

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