Documentation/Third Party Resources

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Below is a list of how-tos, tutorials, and other guides, including links to third party sites.

Some third party publications do cost money. If you find a paid link on this page that is not marked as such, please add a simple notice: (PAID).

The official user documentation is listed elsewhere.

Tutorials

General

Writer

Base

Video tutorials

We hope to develop or link to useful video tutorials. Do you know of a good one to list here? When we get enough of them, we'll start a separate wiki page.

  • Great collection of short video tutorials for Writer, Calc, Draw, Base
https://www.youtube.com/user/TheFrugalComputerGuy/playlists
  • A major collection of video tutorials
http://www.spoken-tutorial.org/search/node/libreoffice
http://youtu.be/97EvPYgY3Js
  • Create Firefox Personas for LibreOffice 4
http://youtu.be/AZeZzxN83HE
  • CMIS - How-To get Content Management Information Systems working in LibreOffice (5-6mins)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2bbnyAjMeM&feature=youtu.be
  • Edit web pages (hyperlinks)
http://youtu.be/_rEzl--Si8U
  • Show or hide page numbers (footer) on first page
http://youtu.be/o-vHHgdeZ5M
  • Show or hide page number (footer) on last page
http://youtu.be/FAbtRoIP8-o
  • Attach comments to text ranges
http://youtu.be/9ImnaTY65gA
  • Gradient background in presentation
http://youtu.be/a0VLt5zpDfE
  • Create random (word) lists
http://youtu.be/O0LVAjwkqLw
  • Create your own calendar
http://youtu.be/kWEFi8u_qzI
  • Make a seating plan
http://youtu.be/MnKbnOq6xkM
  • Count the number of repeated occurrence in spreadsheet
http://youtu.be/L8IBlbWd6VI
  • Install and uninstall LibreOffice 4 on Debian Linux
http://youtu.be/tiw2mn1GpUQ
  • Fill in the blanks in LibreOffice 4 - Make a cloze test
http://youtu.be/faCVQqJcsdY
  • Conditional formatting in LibreOffice 4
http://youtu.be/zXQnBGMIZnY
  • LibreOffice 4 video tutorials - description of functions
http://www.fetchiz.com/index.php/en/online-help/libre-office-4.html
  • LibreOffice 4 and Xfce on Debian Linux
http://youtu.be/OJYoIZ4WwKY
  • LibreOffice 4 and IBus on Debian Linux - Input Chinese characters
http://youtu.be/K0TLAvkRNYc
  • Video Tutorials about Free Software includes LibreOffice step-by-step tutorial
http://www.youtube.com/user/TheFrugalComputerGuy/
http://www.thefrugalcomputerguy.com/
  • A collection of many videos to help see how to do things in LibreOffice
http://www.ilearnthings.com/category/libreoffice/
  • Editable PDFs. This video (by Simon Phipps) shows how to create a "Hybrid PDF".
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EuVZcygoZsI&feature=youtu.be
  • A spoken guide to getting the Orca screen-reader working. Not for sighted users
http://www.che.iitb.ac.in/faculty/km/08-orca_word-processor.mp3

Installation guides

See the installation instructions page on the main website for current instructions for all platforms.

For Linux users, the older but very detailed wiki page is still useful:

For advanced users:

Feature comparisons

LibreOffice vs. Microsoft Office

LibreOffice vs. Apple iWork

Technical details

Other links for general users

Languages support:

To speed up LibreOffice try the hints from this Arch link:

User profiles. Renaming the User Profile is a good way to reset to "factory defaults".

LibreOffice 2013 Calendars:

For students

For corporate users

For large scale deployments and administration on multiple machines.

For programmers