User Guide Tasks
- 1 Instructions
- 2 Updating books for LO version 6.0
- 3 Getting Started Guide
- 4 Writer Guide
- 5 Calc Guide
- 6 Impress Guide
- 7 Draw Guide
- 8 Math Guide
- 9 Base Guide
- 10 Base Handbook
When you are working on a chapter, please place your initials (or your wiki user ID) in the appropriate column of the tables below. When you are done, please add the date when you returned the file to ODFAuthors.
Updating books for LO version 6.0
You can read a summary of the new/changed features since 5.2 here and start updating the books as needed. Remember: if the book was last updated for a version earlier than 5.1, you ALSO need to include additions and changes from the intermediate versions, not just the changes from v5.1.
This page lists known topics that need to be added to the various books to bring them up to date. Feel free to add notes on that page.
Getting Started Guide
The most recent published edition of this book was for LO v5.2. All chapters are now complete, although more review for technical accuracy is always needed.
The next version of this book is for LibreOffice 6.0.
Status of tasks - GS - LO v6.0
|1 Introducing LO||20170906OH|
|2 Setting Up LO||2170926OH|
|3 Styles & Templates||20170814PF|
|7 Draw||20170906PF 20170901DCB|
|12 HTML Files||20170917DCB|
|14 Customizing LO||20170823JR|
|B Open Source|
The most recent edition of this book is for v5.4. Files are on ODFAuthors in the "Writer Guide Published LO5.4" folder and will soon be on this wiki.
The next edition of this book will be for LO v6. Jean Weber is coordinating work on this update.
The v5.4 edition of the book has been reorganized from the v4.2 version, rewritten in parts, and updated to v5.4. Old Chapter 2 is now Ch20, old Chapter 3 has been split into three chapters (numbered 2, 3, 4), old Chapter 4 has been split into two chapters (now numbered 5 and 6), new chapters 11 (Lists) and 19 (Spreadsheets, Charts, other Objects) have been added, and the other chapters renumbered accordingly.
Status of tasks - WG - LO v6.x
|2 Text Basics|
|3 Text Advanced|
|4 Format Text|
|5 Format Pages Basics|
|6 Format Pages Advanced|
|8 Intro Styles|
|9 Work with Styles|
|14 Mail Merge|
|15 TOCS, Indexes|
|16 Master Docs|
|22 Keyboard Shortcuts|
The LO v3.3, v3.4, and v4.1 editions of this book have been published. Next book should be done for v5.3. PeterS has updated chapters 1 and 2 to v4.4; further updates to those chapters should start there. Other chapters have not been updated past v4.1.
Note that in addition to making text changes related to new and changed features of the software, some chapters also need improvement in wording, topics covered, and consistent screenshots.
Status of tasks - CG 5.3
|2 Enter Edit
|3 Charts and
|4 Styles and
|8 Pivot Tables|
|9 Data Analysis|
|12 Calc Macros|
|C Error Codes|
Versions of this book for LO 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 4.0 and 4.2 have been published.
Status of tasks - LO v5.0
|2 Slide Masters|
|5 Manage Objects|
|6 Format Objects|
|8 Slides, Notes,
|9 Slide Shows|
Editions of this book for LO 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 4.1, and 4.3 have been published.
Status of tasks - LO v5.0
|2 Basic Shapes|
|4 Object Attributes|
|6 Edit Pictures|
|7 3D Objects|
Editions of this book for LO 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 4.0, and 4.4 have been published. No updated version for v4.1, 4.2, or 4.3.
Status of tasks - v5.x
Dan Lewis has been coordinating work on this book. It is stanned due to lack of volunteers to work on it. We have discussed combining it with the Base Handbook (see below), translated from German.
NOTE: Draft chapters and an outline for the book are on the ODFAuthors website.
Status of tasks
|1 Introducing Base||DL 29 Dec 2013||JHW 5 Jan 2014||DEL 12 NOV 2015|
|2 Planning/Designing your Database||DL 07 Nov 2013||JHW 16 Jan 2014|
|3 Data Input & Removal: Tables||DL 29 Dec 2013||JHW 26 Jan 2014|
|4 Data Input & Removal: Forms||DL 1 May 2014|
|5 Data Output: Queries|
|6 Data Output: Reports|
|7 Exchanging Data|
|8 Customizing your Database Design|
|9 More Customization|
|10 Using Base at Work|
|Appendix A Build the Example Database|
|Appendix B Overview of a Database|
|Appendix C Further Reading on
|Appendix D Editing the Base Document File|
Version 3.5-3.6 has been published. The English version published as v4.0 is unchanged from the earlier book.
New portions of the German v5.0 handbook have been translated from German.
TO DO: Finish editing translation of latest edition of German Base Handbook into English.
Chapters of the German edition are available here: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Documentation/de#Handbuch_f.C3.BCr_Base_.28Datenbank-Programm.29
Status of tasks BH 5.0
|Preface||2015-08-07 RG||2015-12-24 JHW|
|1 Introduction to Base||2015-08-07 RG||2015-11-04 DEL||2015-12-24 JHW|
|2 Create Database||2015-08-14 RG
|3 Tables||2015-08-16 RG
|2015-11-12 SS||2015-12-24 JHW|
|4 Forms||2015-09-04 HR||2015-12-26 JHW|
|5 Queries||2015-08-29 HR||2015-12-24 JHW|
|6 Reports||2015-09-11 HR||2015-12-20 JHW|
|7 Linking to Databases||2015-09-13 HR||2015-12-21 JHW|
|8 Tasks||2015-10-12 HR||2015-12-22 JHW|
|9 Macros||2015-10-12 HR||2015-12-23 JHW|
|10 Maintenance||2015-10-13 HR||2015-12-23 JHW|
|11 Appendix||2015-10-16 HR||2015-12-23 JHW|