KChart, KFormula, Kugar
KChart is KOffice’s chart making application. In all other office suites charts are generated inside spreadsheet programs, but in KOffice we have a different application.
KChart can import data from KSpread, manually input or by a connection from a database. These integration features make KChart a very powerful application, despite the very basic interface.
There is more power to KChart. You can use its wizard for making charts and customize your chart to your liking with chart background, colors, legends, header, footer, chart title etc. The chart types that the program can output are bar, line, area , pie, polar, Hi-Lo and Box & Whiskers. No need to say that the program can work with percentages. The program has a copy-paste output of LaTeX code and it works stable. The charts can be used in KWord and KPresenter.
We recommend KChart for any of your charting needs, do not let the interface misguide you.
KFormula is used to create and edit mathematical formulas. The formulas can then be used in other KOffice applications. KFormula makes it easy to insert Greek Letters and is very good at syntax highlighting. KFormula can be invoked inside the KOffice applications. The program supports LaTeX output and MathML import.
Kugar is KOffice’s report-generating application. It can read merge data into a template and use it to output a business quality report. However the data and the template must be in XML format.
Kugar has a standalone report viewer and a KPart report viewer. With the KPart report viewer, from inside any application that supports KPart you can use Kugar’s reporting capabilities, including Konqueror, KDE’s native browser.
You can download and install KOffice to your computer using your distribution’s package manager. Please bear in mind that KOffice 2.0 is under heavy development and the developers are nearing to the release date. You can expect more stability and more features in the new release.
All screenshots are from KOffice's individual applications' homepages.