Documentation/Other Documentation and Resources

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Below is a list of third party guides and publications. Usually you can download documentation for free or pay to get it posted to you. Some publications do cost some money but we try to make it obvious on this page. If you don't notice a note here you should notice when you get to their page!

Official LibreOffice user documentation is here.

One book that is often highly recommended is OpenOffice.org Macros Explained by Andrew Pitonyak, who is a member of the LibreOffice documentation team. He wrote the book independently and it is well worth the money if you want to understand Macros well.

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

Base

Writer

  • LibreOffice Styles Tutorial - It introduces and exemplifies the notion of Paragraph and Character Styles, Direct Formatting, chapter rearrengement through the Navigator and automatic table of contents generation.

Online Tutorials

Corporate Users

Large scale deployments and administration on multiple machines.

Programmers

Students

Linux Users

Everyone

Languages, extensions

The Document Foundation Mirrors have previous releases of LibreOffice in their "old" folder. There are also folders for portable, src, stable, testing and for the german boxed Dvd project.

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".

Comparison of LibreOffice and MS Office

LibreOffice 2013 Calendars