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Revision as of 2012-02-24T05:42:52

This page is mainly intended as a downloads page for official documentation as provided by the documentation team. Everything on the official page usually appears here a few days earlier. However, there are some links to publications provided by "third parties" here. Usually you can choose to 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!

Feel free to join the team. See this page: First steps with the Documentation Team.

Official Documentation

These guides are intended for LibreOffice end users. You are encouraged to let us know about any mistakes you find. To do so, please follow the instructions above for joining the Documentation Team mailing list and write to us, or else come chat with us on IRC.

Chapters are being added progressively to the list below as they are published. If you wish to help us with the Base Guide or with the series for the 3.4.x branch, please refer to the Documentation development page.

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

Getting Started with LibreOffice



Separate chapters:       3.3.x (stable) branch 3.4.x branch
stable from 3.4.4
  1   Introducing LibreOffice ODT or  PDF   22 pages   19  Jun 2011 ODT or  PDF   21 pages     8 Nov 2011  
  2 Setting Up LibreOffice ODT or PDF 27 pages 16 Dec 2010   ODT or PDF 24 pages 15  Oct 2011
  3 Using Styles and Templates ODT or PDF 23 pages 16 Dec 2010 ODT or PDF 24 pages 29 Nov 2011
  4 Getting Started with Writer ODT or PDF 32 pages 16 Dec 2010 ODT or PDF 32 pages 14 Feb 2012
  5 Getting Started with Calc ODT or PDF 42 pages 16 Dec 2010 ODT or PDF 43 pages 15  Jan 2012
  6 Getting Started with Impress ODT or PDF 32 pages 16 Dec 2010 ODT or PDF 34 pages 15  Jan 2012
  7 Getting Started with Draw ODT or PDF 29 pages 28 Dec 2010
  8 Getting Started with Base ODT or PDF 51 pages 28 Dec 2010 ODT or PDF 45 pages 17 Feb 2012
  9 Getting Started with Math ODT or PDF 16 pages 16 Dec 2010 ODT or PDF 15 pages 11 Dec 2011
10 Printing, Exporting, and Emailing ODT or PDF 24 pages 16 Dec 2010 ODT or PDF 23 pages 16  Oct 2011
11 Graphics, Gallery, and Fontwork ODT or PDF 19 pages 16 Dec 2010 ODT or PDF 19 pages   1 Jan 2012
12 Creating Web Pages ODT or PDF 16 pages 16 Dec 2010
13 Getting Started With Macros ODT or PDF 24 pages 14 Aug 2011
14 Customizing LibreOffice ODT or PDF 15 pages 30 Dec 2010
  A Keyboard Shortcuts ODT or PDF   7 pages 30 Dec 2010
  B Open Source, Open Standards,
OpenDocument
ODT or PDF 10 pages 31 Dec 2010
 The complete Getting Started Guide  3.3.x (stable) branch  
 
Getting Started: Full book   ODT or PDF 359pages  31 Dec 2010
Printed copy (for purchase) or ePub (for iPad, other devices)

LibreOffice Writer Guide



Separate chapters:       3.3.x (stable) branch 3.4.x branch
stable from 3.4.4
  1   Introducing Writer ODT or  PDF   23 pages   15 Mar 2011   ODT or  PDF   23 pages   18 Nov 2011  
  2 Setting up Writer ODT or PDF 32 pages 16 Mar 2011
  3 Working with Text ODT or PDF 40 pages 17 Mar 2011 ODT or PDF 41 pages 14 Feb 2012
  4 Formatting Pages ODT or PDF 46 pages 29  Jan 2011 ODT or PDF 46 pages 18 Feb 2012
  5 Printing, Faxing, Exporting,
and E-mailing
ODT or PDF 25 pages 30  Jan 2011 ODT or PDF 24 pages   8 Nov 2011
  6 Introduction to Styles ODT or PDF 33 pages 31  Jan 2011
  7 Working with Styles ODT or PDF 36 pages 31  Jan 2011
  8 Working with Graphics ODT or PDF 31 pages 14 Feb 2011 ODT or PDF 31 pages   1 Jan 2012
  9 Working with Tables ODT or PDF 26 pages 14 Feb 2011 ODT or PDF 26 pages 16 Feb 2012
10 Working with Templates in Writer       ODT or PDF 12 pages 15 Feb 2011 ODT or PDF 13 pages 29 Nov 2011
11 Using Mail Merge ODT or PDF 28 pages 15 Feb 2011
12 Creating Tables of Contents,
Indexes, and Bibliographies      
ODT or PDF 33 pages 16 Feb 2011
13 Working with Master Documents ODT or PDF 21 pages 18 Feb 2011
14 Working with Fields ODT or PDF 26 pages 18 Feb 2011 ODT or PDF 26 pages 24 Feb 2012
15 Using Forms in Writer ODT or PDF 25 pages 22 Feb 2011
16 Customizing Writer ODT or PDF 17 pages 20 Feb 2011
  A Keyboard Shortcuts ODT or PDF 11 pages 20 Feb 2011
The complete Writer Guide: 3.3.x (stable) branch  
 
Writer Guide: Full book ODT or PDF 439pages  13 April 2011
Printed copy (for purchase)

LibreOffice Calc Guide



Separate chapters:       3.3.x (stable) branch  
 
  1   Introducing Calc. ODT or  PDF   35 pages   29 Apr 2011  
  2 Entering, Editing,
and Formatting Data.
ODT or PDF 28 pages 12 Apr 2011
  3 Using Charts and Graphs. ODT or PDF 31 pages 29 Apr 2011
  4 Using Styles and Templates. ODT or PDF 21 pages 15 Apr 2011
  5 Using Graphics in Calc. ODT or PDF 21 pages 15 Apr 2011
  6 Printing, Exporting,
and E-mailing.
ODT or PDF 22 pages 15 Apr 2011
  7 Formulas and Functions. ODT or PDF 35 pages 29 Apr 2011
  8 Using the DataPilot. ODT or PDF 48 pages 23  Jan 2011
  9 Data Analysis. ODT or PDF 19 pages 29 Apr 2011
10 Linking Calc Data. ODT or PDF 25 pages 29 Apr 2011
11 Sharing and Reviewing. ODT or PDF 16 pages 17 Apr 2011
12 Calc Macros. ODT or PDF 17 pages 29 Apr 2011
13 Calc as a Simple Database. ODT or PDF 28 pages  5 May 2011
14 Setting Up and Customizing Calc.       ODT or PDF 30 pages  5 May 2011
  A Keyboard Shortcuts. ODT or PDF   7 pages  5 May 2011
  B Calc Functions. ODT or PDF 42 pages  5 May 2011
  C Calc Error Codes. ODT or PDF   7 pages  5 May 2011
The complete Calc Guide: 3.3.x (stable) branch  
 
Calc Guide: Full book ODT or PDF 439pages  13 Apr 2011
Printed copy (for purchase).


LibreOffice Math Guide

          The complete MathGuide:          3.3.x (stable) branch  
 
Math Guide: Full book ODT or  PDF   26 pages  27 Aug 2011 
Printed copy (for purchase)


LibreOffice Impress Guide



Separate chapters:       3.3.x (stable) branch 3.4.x branch
stable from 3.4.4
  1   Introducing Impress. ODT or  PDF   20 pages   31 July 2011   ODT or  PDF   20 pages   19 Dec 2011
  2 Using Slide Masters, Styles,
and Templates.
ODT or PDF 19 pages 31 July 2011 ODT or PDF 20 pages 15 Jan 2012
  3 Adding and Formatting Text. ODT or PDF 31 pages 30 July 2011 ODT or PDF 30 pages 14 Feb 2012
  4 Adding and Formatting Pictures.   ODT or PDF 14 pages 31 July 2011 ODT or PDF 16 pages 14 Feb 2012
  5 Managing Graphic Objects. ODT or PDF 25 pages 31 July 2011 ODT or PDF 33 pages 16 Feb 2012
  6 Formatting Graphic Objects. ODT or PDF 29 pages 31 July 2011
  7 Including Spreadsheets,
Charts, and Other Objects.
ODT or PDF 20 pages 31 July 2011
  8 Adding and Formatting Slides,
Notes, and Handouts.
ODT or PDF 22 pages 31 July 2011
  9 Slide Shows. ODT or PDF 22 pages 31 July 2011
10 Printing, E-mailing, Exporting,
and Saving Slide Shows.
ODT or PDF 20 pages 31 July 2011
11 Setting up and Customizing Impress.   ODT or PDF 20 pages 31 July 2011
  A Keyboard Shortcuts. ODT or PDF   7 pages 31 July 2011
The complete Impress Guide: 3.3.x (stable) branch  
 
Impress Guide: Full book ODT or PDF 235pages  21 Aug 2011
Printed copy (for purchase)

LibreOffice Draw Guide



Separate chapters:       3.3.x (stable) branch  
 
  1   Introducing Draw. ODT or  PDF   18 pages   13 Aug 2011  
  2 Drawing Basic Shapes. ODT or PDF 16 pages 21 Aug 2011
  3 Working with Objects & Object Points. ODT or PDF 19 pages 13 Aug 2011
  4 Changing Object Attributes. ODT or PDF 24 pages 21 Aug 2011
  5 Combining Multiple Objects. ODT or PDF 12 pages 13 Aug 2011
  6 Editing Pictures (Raster Graphics).  ODT or PDF 23 pages 31 July 2011
  7 Working with 3D Objects. ODT or PDF 29 pages 13 Aug 2011
  8 Tips and Tricks. ODT or PDF 22 pages 31 July 2011
  9 Organization Charts, Flow Diagrams,
and More.
ODT or PDF 14 pages 31 July 2011
10 Advanced Draw Techniques. ODT or PDF 34 pages 21 Aug 2011
The complete Draw Guide: 3.3.x (stable) branch  
 
Draw Guide: Full book ODT or PDF 199pages  21 Aug 2011
Printed copy (for purchase)


LibreOffice Base Guide

Note. Chapter 1 has been published. BUT Chapter 2 and later chapters are unfinished drafts.



Separate chapters:       3.4.x branch
stable from 3.4.4
 
 
  1   Introducing Base                                   ODT or  PDF   53 pages   13 Dec 2011  
  2   Planning/Designing your Database ODT - draft   32 pages 12  Jan 2012


Other Documentation and Resources

Below is a list of third party guides and publications. One that is often highly recommended is OpenOffice.org Macros Explained by Andrew Pitonyak, who has become a member of the team. He wrote the book independently and it is well worth the money if you want to understand Macros well. Also in the list are some miscellaneous documents and resources available from various places.

Base

Corporate Users

Large scale deployments and administration on multiple machines.

Programmers

Students

Technical Writers

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 is a good way to reset to "factory defaults".

Documentation in Progress

Below is a list of end user documentation that is under development:

  • Base Guide (some chapters are in early draft)
  • Improved Linux Installation Guide

Another page has a wish list of documentation the team would like to work on in the future