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Ask LibreOffice (Ask, AskLibO) is our Q&A site built on top of Discourse.


The Ask site provides crowdsourced answers to questions about LibreOffice software and the LibreOffice project.

How to use the Ask site

The easiest way to contribute to the Ask site is to hop in and ask or answer questions.

If you're new to the Ask site, or looking for some guidance on how to get the most out of the site, please see:

Rules, Guidelines, and Discussions

We don't really have a lot of rules or guidelines regarding the Ask site yet. We have had a few discussions and have come to consensus on a few topics. For more information on past discussions and future discussion topics, see:

Formatting and Markup

The formatting on the Ask site is largely based on MarkdownWikipedia logo v3.svg. There are some slight differences between some markdown variants and what is enabled on the Ask site, and just to make things interesting, the syntax in Questions and Answers is parsed slightly differently than the syntax in Comments (Bug filed with Askbot).

There are some interesting examples of formatting on the "Playground" Question, which serves roughly the same purpose as a Playground page on a wiki.

Communication Channels

Mailing List


We don't have an official IRC channel, but feel free to drop by #libreoffice IRC://.

Licenses & Using Content

Content on the Ask site is licensed under the CC-BY-SA 3.0, the same as The Document Foundation Wiki (and several other TDF websites). If you wish to share content between sites, please provide attribution and follow the rules of the license.

Please note that some TDF/LibreOffice content is available under the LGPL, GPL, or other licenses. For example, the Online LibreOffice Help is available under the LGPLv3. Please be clear about the license for your source material before copying information onto the Ask site.


For information about how to administer the site, see Ask/Administration.

Our Administrators are Sophie Gautier (@sophie), Christian Lohmaier (@cloph), Florian Effenberger (@floeff), Miloš Šrámek and Stanislav Horáček (@strepon).

Our Moderators are Olivier Hallot (@ohallot), Marina Latini (@Marina -deneb- Latini), Jihui Choi, Muhammet Kara (@kara) and Gökhan Gurbetoğlu.

If you'd like to contact us, please use the Online Feedback Form.


  • Discourse -- The software we use to run our Ask site.
  • Askbot -- The software we used to run our Ask site before switching to Discourse.
    • Creator/developer Evgeny is very nice and often ludicrously fast at responding to questions posted in the Support forum.