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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 [1].


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 free and open source softwareWikipedia logo v3.svg, 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!

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LibreOffice Online

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.

See what you can do for LibreOffice here!
Give it a try – download LibreOffice for Windows, macOS and Linux

LibreOffice Website (main page)

LibreOffice - Mainpage-Menu

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.

Release Notes

The page Release Notes gives hints to the different versions of LibreOffice.

Get Help

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"

English documentation

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:

LibreOffice flyer for schools and universities: extra design

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:

English-Language tutorials (videos) about LibreOffice.

Playlist of all videos - LibreOffice Tutorials [DE]

Playlist [EN] of tutorials on YouTube:

LibreOffice Tutorials

Mailing Lists

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.

Installation Instructions

The installation of LibreOffice is easy!

Please check there the step-by-step instructions for the following operating systems or computing environments.

System Requirements

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

Tutorials for teachers

Templates and Extensions

Templates and Extensions

File cards DIN-A6

File cards DIN-A6 in Writer LibreOffice 6-4

Links to school topics

English external links to school topics are searching. Can you help?

Further informations


Enter terms.


TDF-Wiki - Mainpage-Menu

Then there is the The Document Foundation's Wiki.

There you can easily search for terms.

Any questions?

For questions on this topic go to:


Get Involved


LibreOffice is developed by a friendly community, made up of hundreds of contributors around the world.

Get Involved

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.

Professional support

Professional support

Do you need Java?

You can find information on choose and installing Java here:


Install the correct JRE - Windows 10


[1] All materials are freely available / downloadable / forwarded under the GNU General Public License GPLv3+, or the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY).


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Information for teachers and learner