Seen as a free alternative to commercial software such as Microsoft Office, OpenOffice includes productivity software such as a word processor, spreadsheet creator and presentation designer. You can perform many of the same functions with OpenOffice that you could with Word, with the additional benefits of open-source software. With minimal effort, you can design customized letterhead in OpenOffice.
Click "File," then hover over "AutoPilot" (in some versions, "Wizards") and click "Letter" in the menu that appears.
Select the desired type of letterhead and the letterhead's features from the list. Press "Next" to move to the additional pages of options.
Enter the letterhead's text and choose the logo option (if desired) in the editing window.
Enter the sender's information.
Click the options for any additional details you want, such as date, subject, continuing pages or additional person to send. Click "Create" (in some versions, "Finish") to make your letterhead.