Informations for teachers and learner
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LibreOffice: A great choice for schools and education
Here is information for teachers and learners about LibreOffice first-hand in English.
This description refers to LibreOffice, the free office suite. LibreOffice is available in over 100 languages.
The software and all information listed here are free to use and distribute .
Many schools, colleges and universities around the world use LibreOffice to get their work done every day.
The free and open source office suite, compatible with Microsoft Office and a successor to OpenOffice(.org) with many extra features, includes a complete set of powerful tools for students and teachers:
- Writer – word processor
- Calc – spreadsheet
- Impress – presentation tool
- Draw – for technical drawings, brochures etc.
- Math – formula editor
- Base – database
Benefits in education
Because LibreOffice is, students and teachers can download and install it on as many machines as they like, without worrying about license fees, subscriptions or audits.
If you’re a teacher, you can be sure that your students won’t suddenly be locked out of their documents for not renewing a subscription.
They can keep working, as long as they like!
Besides the program for the desktop, there is also LibreOffice Portable.
One more benefit, especially for IT students and teachers: because LibreOffice is open source, anyone can study how it works and make improvements.
LibreOffice Website (main page)
On the official website (main page) of LibreOffice - The Document Foundation (TDF), much more information is available.
LibreOffice for the operating systems Windows, Linux and macOS can be downloaded here.
The page Release Notes gives hints to the different versions of LibreOffice.
You can also access manuals and much more in the "Get Help" tab.
Documentation / Manuals
Here you will find all English Documentation about LibreOffice.
Recommendations for getting started
- Manual "Getting Started"
Quick Reference Card
The Quick Reference Card contain frequently-used shortcuts for using LibreOffice.
Flyers for LibreOffice 5.1 and newer are available in different languages.
You will find in english Language Flyer on these topics:
- New Features in LibreOffice
- Consumer flyer
- Enterprise flyer
- Migration flyer
Note: In particular, the reference cards and the flyers are suitable for printing out.
A new flyer
for schools and universities, presented by Mike Saunders in a July 2021 blog, see:
Documentation / Video Tutorials
Video tutorials on a variety of topics have been created and posted on YouTube.
These are available on the Video Tutorials [DE] page or in the TDF Wiki:
Playlist of all videos - LibreOffice Tutorials [DE]
Playlist [EN] of tutorials on YouTube:
It is advisable to register on the Mailing Lists.
Here first, especially on the Users-List.
On this list, users can ask and respond to other users.
The installation of LibreOffice is easy!
Please check there the step-by-step instructions for the following operating systems or computing environments.
Here you can find out the System Requirements for your operating system.
Links to material collections
Collection: material for schools
Collection: Material for schools
Tutorials for teachers
Templates and Extensions
File cards DIN-A6
Links to school topics
English external links to school topics are searching. Can you help?
Then there is the The Document Foundation's Wiki.
There you can easily search for terms.
For questions on this topic go to:
LibreOffice is developed by a friendly community, made up of hundreds of contributors around the world.
LibreOffice is Free Software and is made available free of charge.
Your donation, which is purely optional, supports our worldwide community.
If you like the software, please consider a donation.
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Link to the video: