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User Guides

The user guides contain detailed instructions for end users. This section lists guides for recent versions of LibreOffice. Guides for LibreOffice versions 3.x are listed on a separate page.

Printed copies can be purchased from the Friends of OpenDocument's store at Lulu.com. Profits from sales of these books are used to support the LibreOffice community.

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Getting Started with LibreOffice

Complete book

Format 4.2 5.0 5.1 5.2
Download ODT 4.2 ODT 5.0 ODT 5.1 ODT 5.2 ODT
Download PDF 4.2 PDF 5.0 PDF 5.1 PDF 5.2 PDF
Purchase printed copy 4.2 Purchase 5.0 Purchase 5.1 Purchase 5.2 Purchase

Separate chapters

No. Title 4.2 5.0 5.1 5.2
* Preface ODT / PDF ODT / PDF ODT / PDF ODT / PDF
1 Introducing LibreOffice ODT / PDF ODT / PDF ODT / PDF ODT / PDF
2 Setting Up LibreOffice ODT / PDF ODT / PDF ODT / PDF ODT / PDF
3 Using Styles and Templates ODT / PDF ODT / PDF ODT / PDF ODT / PDF
4 Getting Started with Writer ODT / PDF ODT / PDF ODT / PDF ODT / PDF
5 Getting Started with Calc ODT / PDF ODT / PDF ODT / PDF ODT / PDF
6 Getting Started with Impress ODT / PDF ODT / PDF ODT / PDF ODT / PDF
7 Getting Started with Draw ODT / PDF ODT / PDF ODT / PDF ODT / PDF
8 Getting Started with Base ODT / PDF ODT / PDF ODT / PDF ODT / PDF
9 Getting Started with Math ODT / PDF ODT / PDF ODT / PDF ODT / PDF
10 Printing, Exporting, and Emailing ODT / PDF ODT / PDF ODT / PDF ODT / PDF
11 Graphics, Gallery, and Fontwork ODT / PDF ODT / PDF ODT / PDF ODT / PDF
12 Creating Web Pages ODT / PDF ODT / PDF ODT / PDF ODT / PDF
13 Getting Started With Macros ODT / PDF ODT / PDF ODT / PDF ODT / PDF
14 Customizing LibreOffice ODT / PDF ODT / PDF ODT / PDF ODT / PDF
A Keyboard Shortcuts ODT / PDF ODT / PDF ODT / PDF ODT / PDF
B Open Source, Open Standards, OpenDocument ODT / PDF ODT / PDF ODT / PDF ODT / PDF

LibreOffice Writer Guide

Complete book

Format 4.0 4.2 5.2
Download ODT 4.0 ODT 4.2 ODT
Download PDF 4.0 PDF 4.2 PDF
Purchase printed copy 4.0 Purchase 4.2 Purchase

Separate chapters

No. Title 4.0 4.2 5.2
* Preface ODT / PDF ODT / PDF
1 Introducing Writer ODT / PDF ODT / PDF
2 Setting up Writer ODT / PDF ODT / PDF
3 Working with Text ODT / PDF ODT / PDF
4 Formatting Pages ODT / PDF ODT / PDF
5 Printing, Faxing, Exporting, and E-mailing ODT / PDF ODT / PDF
6 Introduction to Styles ODT / PDF ODT / PDF
7 Working with Styles ODT / PDF ODT / PDF
8 Working with Graphics ODT / PDF n/a
8 Working with Images n/a ODT / PDF
9 Working with Tables ODT / PDF ODT / PDF
10 Working with Templates ODT / PDF ODT / PDF
11 Using Mail Merge ODT / PDF ODT / PDF
12 Tables of Contents, Indexes, and Bibliographies ODT / PDF ODT / PDF
13 Master Documents ODT / PDF ODT / PDF
14 Working with Fields ODT / PDF ODT / PDF
15 Using Forms in Writer ODT / PDF ODT / PDF
16 Customizing Writer ODT / PDF ODT / PDF
A Keyboard Shortcuts ODT / PDF ODT / PDF

LibreOffice Calc Guide

Because there is no book for v3.5, the v3.4 chapters are retained here.

Complete book

Format 3.4 4.1 5.x
Download ODT ODT ODT
Download PDF PDF PDF
Purchase printed copy 3.4 Purchase 4.1 Purchase

Separate chapters

No. Title 3.4 4.1 5.x
* Preface ODT / PDF ODT / PDF
1 Introducing Calc ODT / PDF ODT / PDF
2 Entering, Editing, and Formatting Data ODT / PDF ODT / PDF
3 Using Charts and Graphs ODT / PDF ODT / PDF
4 Using Styles and Templates ODT / PDF ODT / PDF
5 Using Graphics in Calc ODT / PDF ODT / PDF
6 Printing, Exporting, & E-mailing ODT / PDF ODT / PDF
7 Formulas and Functions ODT / PDF ODT / PDF
8 Using Pivot Tables ODT / PDF ODT / PDF
9 Data Analysis ODT / PDF ODT / PDF
10 Linking Calc Data ODT / PDF ODT / PDF
11 Sharing and Reviewing ODT / PDF ODT / PDF
12 Calc Macros ODT / PDF ODT / PDF
13 Calc as a Simple Database ODT / PDF ODT / PDF
14 Setting Up & Customizing Calc ODT / PDF ODT / PDF
A Keyboard Shortcuts ODT / PDF ODT / PDF
B Calc Functions ODT / PDF ODT / PDF
C Calc Error Codes ODT / PDF ODT / PDF

LibreOffice Impress Guide

Complete book

Format 3.5 4.0 4.2
Download ODT ODT ODT ODT
Download PDF PDF PDF PDF
Purchase printed copy 3.5 Purchase 4.0 Purchase 4.2 Purchase

Separate chapters

No. Title 3.5 4.0 4.2
* Preface ODT / PDF ODT / PDF ODT / PDF
1 Introducing Impress ODT / PDF ODT / PDF ODT / PDF
2 Using Slide Masters, Styles, and Templates ODT / PDF ODT / PDF ODT / PDF
3 Adding and Formatting Text ODT / PDF ODT / PDF ODT / PDF
4 Adding and Formatting Pictures ODT / PDF ODT / PDF n/a
4 Adding and Formatting Images n/a n/a ODT / PDF
5 Managing Graphic Objects ODT / PDF ODT / PDF ODT / PDF
6 Formatting Graphic Objects ODT / PDF ODT / PDF ODT / PDF
7 Including Spreadsheets, Charts, and Other Objects ODT / PDF ODT / PDF ODT / PDF
8 Adding and Formatting Slides, Notes, and Handouts ODT / PDF ODT / PDF ODT / PDF
9 Slide Shows ODT / PDF ODT / PDF ODT / PDF
10 Printing, E-mailing, Exporting, and Saving Slide Shows ODT / PDF ODT / PDF ODT / PDF
11 Setting up and Customizing Impress. ODT / PDF ODT / PDF ODT / PDF
A Keyboard Shortcuts ODT / PDF ODT / PDF ODT / PDF

LibreOffice Draw Guide

Complete book

Format 3.5 4.1 4.3
Download ODT ODT ODT ODT
Download PDF PDF PDF PDF
Purchase printed copy 3.5 Purchase 4.1 Purchase 4.3 Purchase

Separate chapters

No. Title 3.5 4.1 4.3
* Preface n/a ODT / PDF ODT / PDF
1 Introducing Draw ODT / PDF ODT / PDF ODT / PDF
2 Drawing Basic Shapes ODT / PDF ODT / PDF ODT / PDF
3 Working with Objects & Object Points ODT / PDF ODT / PDF ODT / PDF
4 Changing Object Attributes ODT / PDF ODT / PDF ODT / PDF
5 Combining Multiple Objects ODT / PDF ODT / PDF ODT / PDF
6 Editing Pictures (Raster Graphics) ODT / PDF ODT / PDF ODT / PDF
7 Working with 3D Objects ODT / PDF ODT / PDF ODT / PDF
8 Organization Charts, Flow Diagrams and More ODT / PDF ODT / PDF ODT / PDF
9 Adding and Formatting Text ODT / PDF ODT / PDF ODT / PDF
10 Printing, Exporting, E-mailing n/a ODT / PDF ODT / PDF
10 Advanced Draw Techniques ODT / PDF n/a n/a
11 Advanced Draw Techniques n/a ODT / PDF ODT / PDF
A Keyboard Shortcuts n/a n/a ODT / PDF

LibreOffice Base Handbook

Translated from German.

Note: Books for v3.5-3.6 and v4.0 are identical except for covers, ISBN, and copyright pages. Base itself was fairly static during that time-frame.

Complete book

Format 3.5-3.6 4.0 5.0
Download ODT ODT ODT
Download PDF PDF PDF
Purchase printed copy 3.6 Purchase 4.0 Purchase

Individual chapters

No. Title 3.5-3.6 5.0 DRAFT
* Preface ODT / PDF ODT / PDF
1 Introduction ODT / PDF ODT / PDF
2 Creating a Database ODT / PDF ODT / PDF
3 Tables ODT / PDF ODT / PDF
4 Forms ODT / PDF ODT / PDF
5 Queries ODT / PDF ODT / PDF
6 Reports ODT / PDF ODT / PDF
7 Linking to Databases ODT / PDF ODT / PDF
8 Database Tasks ODT / PDF ODT / PDF
9 Macros ODT / PDF ODT / PDF
10 Database Maintenance ODT / PDF ODT / PDF
A Appendix ODT / PDF ODT / PDF

Additional files

LibreOffice Base Guide

Note: Some of these chapters are unfinished drafts.

No. Title 3.4 4.x
1 Introducing Base ODT / PDF ODT / PDF
2 Planning & Designing your Database ODT - draft ODT - draft
3 Data Input and Removal ODT - draft n/a
3 Tables: Data Input & Removal n/a ODT - draft

LibreOffice Math Guide

Format 3.5 4.0 4.4
Download ODT ODT ODT ODT
Download PDF PDF PDF PDF
Purchase printed copy 3.5 Purchase 4.0 Purchase Coming soon

How-tos and Tutorials

Calc

Draw

Base

Miscellaneous

Desktop Reference Cards

These come in both A4 and US letter sizes, ready for printing and optional lamination.

LibreOffice 5.2 Reference Cards

Reference Card Letter ODT Letter PDF A4 ODT A4 PDF
Calc ODT PDF ODT PDF

LibreOffice 4.0 Reference Cards

Reference Card Letter ODT Letter PDF A4 ODT A4 PDF
Writer, Calc, Impress ODT PDF ODT PDF
Writer, Calc, Draw ODT PDF ODT PDF
Writer, Calc, Base ODT PDF ODT PDF
Writer, Calc, Math ODT PDF ODT PDF
Writer, Impress, Draw ODT PDF ODT PDF
Writer, Impress, Base ODT PDF ODT PDF
Writer, Impress, Math ODT PDF ODT PDF
Writer, Draw, Base ODT PDF ODT PDF
Writer, Draw, Math ODT PDF ODT PDF
Writer, Base, Math ODT PDF ODT PDF
Calc, Impress, Draw ODT PDF ODT PDF
Calc, Impress, Base ODT PDF ODT PDF
Calc, Impress, Math ODT PDF ODT PDF
Impress, Draw, Base ODT PDF ODT PDF
Impress, Draw, Math ODT PDF ODT PDF
Draw, Base, Math ODT PDF ODT PDF

LibreOffice 3.4-3.6 Reference Cards

Reference Card Letter ODT Letter PDF A4 ODT A4 PDF
Writer, Calc, Impress ODT PDF ODT PDF
Writer, Calc, Draw ODT PDF ODT PDF
Writer, Calc, Base ODT PDF ODT PDF
Writer, Calc, Math ODT PDF ODT PDF
Writer, Impress, Draw ODT PDF ODT PDF
Writer, Impress, Base ODT PDF ODT PDF
Writer, Impress, Math ODT PDF ODT PDF
Writer, Draw, Base ODT PDF ODT PDF
Writer, Draw, Math ODT PDF ODT PDF
Writer, Base, Math ODT PDF ODT PDF
Calc, Impress, Draw ODT PDF ODT PDF
Calc, Impress, Base ODT PDF ODT PDF
Calc, Impress, Math ODT PDF ODT PDF
Impress, Draw, Base ODT PDF ODT PDF
Impress, Draw, Math ODT PDF ODT PDF
Draw, Base, Math ODT PDF ODT PDF