1.5. Introducing Base

OpenOffice 2.0 introduces a new database module. Create a database with File+New+Database. A wizard opens to assist in creating the database. Base can also work with Microsoft Access databases.

Figure 1.4. Base—Databases in OpenOffice.org

Base—Databases in OpenOffice.org

Tables, forms, queries, and reports can be created manually or using convenient wizards. For example, the table wizard contains a number of common fields for business and personal use. Databases created in Base can be used as data sources, such as when creating form letters.