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Documents on this NA-DVD

These document files are in both LibreOffice Writer's .odt format ["the" International Standard format for word processor files], and the standard Adobe PDF file format ["the" most common web document format]. 

Choose either the .odt links on the left of the file name, or the .pdf file name link.  You will need to have a PDF reader installed to view the .pdf files. 

Printed copies of the "full book" of each guide can be ordered from  Please use the provided link below the listed   .pdf  copy of that guide. 

If the chapter or full book for one of the newer lines is not currently available, then the previous version should help with many of the question you might have till the missing chapters/book becomes available.  The original documentation is still valid, but the documentation writers are working on updating them to reflect changes, such as visual changes and new optional features, for the latest version of LibreOffice.   Go to: 

for the most up-to-date list of documentation.  The members of the "Writer Group" are working on creating and editing our documentation.  Every few days, or few weeks, there are newly uploaded documentation to the "main wiki" page and then these documents are added to the online version of this DVD as soon as they become available.

Getting Started Guide

Writer Guide

Calc Guide

Draw Guide

Impress Guide

Math Guide
"Formula and Equation Editor"

Base Handbook

Macro and Base documentation by other "third-party" writers. Macros Explained - Andrew D. Pitonyak - third edition - July 26, 2011
He has stated that there should be a LibreOffice version in the future, but he initially wrote this when LibreOffice was not available.  I have been told that this is the best documentation for this subject material.

Base Tutorialby Mariano Casanova. Although written for Base, this tutorial should be equally useful for users of LibreOffice Base.

Note:  Previous version Documentation as an aid in the use of current LibreOffice

The document writers for LibreOffice documentation started with version 3.3.x.  As LibreOffice is developed into newer version and lines, the documentation may not be kept up-to-date as fast as people would like.  The documentation writers need to have a stable version of the new version/line before they can start writing the documentation for it.

When then there is the fact that there is some overlaping of the lines.  There were still some versions of the 3.4 line being developed as the initial versions of the 3.5 line came out.  These .0 through .2 version came out but were not as "stable" or some of the newest features might not have been working properly.  At that point, the writers could not write the information on these new features till they were working properly.  Sometimes it can take a few versions to get these features working like the developers and user want them to be.

So, please be patient with our documentation writers.  They are volunteers and do the work after they come home from a paid employment position.  This type of volunteering can take time to rewrite a set of documents to a newer line/version.

The Getting Started Guide is 370 pages for the 3.4 version.  The Writers Guide is over 450 pages.  The Calc Guide is over 430 pages.  Impress Guide is over 250 pages.  And, the Draw Guide is over 200 pages.  That is over 1,700 pages that has to be rewritten, with new screen clips images and such, every time a new line comes out.  Once the text is rewritten, it has to go through an process of error checking begore it goes online for our users to be able to download them.

SO, at this time, if there are no documentation chapter for a specific feature of, say 3.5, and there is a 3.4 chapter about that feature, most likely it will help enough for you to understand how to work with that feature.  If for some reason you are unable to figure out what is needed, there are several online help options.  You can got to  to see all the different online help methods available to the LibreOffice users.


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