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asked 2012-04-01 12:36:01 +0200Kweku Sakyi
I upgraded to 188.8.131.52 and then installed the resident Help file. However, when selecting "Help" or pressing F1, the program still takes me to my browser and tries to access the internet. With version 3.4, I had no such problem. I'm using Windows XP Home, with Service Pack 2 and all the latest Windows patches/etc. from Microsoft.
answered 2012-06-02 17:36:14 +0200Libero
AS stated by DeanK "On Windows XP Pro, using LibreOffice English version (en-GB):
go to C:\Program Files\LibreOffice 3.5\Help, there will be a en-BG (English version) folder. Select all the files in the folder, cut and paste it into the C:\Program Files\LibreOffice 3.5\Help folder, delete the en-GB folder(now empty).
Then go to Control Panel and click on "Application/Product Installer" (I don't remeber the right name beacuse I've Italian language installed; anyway it's the "box with a little CDROM beside"!). Look for your LibreOffice release installed, then click on it to MODIFY-ADJUST the installation. Once LibreO. installer started and you choosed the modify choice, it will be prompted a tree with all the feature still present and those you might need. Go inside the "User Interface Language Support Branch" and choose ENGLISH UK. Then confirm and go on with the install interface (wait untill it's finished).
I made some experiments and there's no need to uninstall and reinstall all the application, unless some chaos has been made before to start our changes.
Many Thanks to DeanK!!!! This helped me because LibreO. 184.108.40.206 comes with UI-English(US) by default in its installation process, without any other UI-Language selected; when I ran the installer I didn't configured UI-Language.
answered 2012-04-01 13:07:07 +0200Pedro
Check in the Control Panel's Add/Remove Programs list if after "LibreOffice 3.5" there is a "LibreOffice 3.5 Help Pack (your selected language)"
Thank you Pedro for your response. The link you gave led to an installation of the help files was in Russian. I had un-installed all the help files, and manually deleted the folder and reinstalled from the main download page: http://www.libreoffice.org/download/ and it is not working. Is it possible that the main download link for the help files is corrupt?
answered 2013-02-08 13:57:48 +0200Simon P
I've experienced this problem for some time but never got round to resolving it. I've just upgraded to the 4.0 release and decided to sort it out. My solution was slightly different (and easier) from that posted by DeanK so thought I would share it.
There was no need to copy/paste the help files to a different location or run the installer. Simply open up the Tools->Options->Language Settings->Languages dialog and make sure the "Language of User Interface" is set to English (UK). Restart LibreOffice and you should find F1 now launches offline help.
I am having the same issue after upgrading to the same version 220.127.116.11-(on Windows Vista). I checked my control panel, and indeed the help files are showing as installed. I did repair the installation from there in case that would help, but that has yielded no results.
answered 2012-05-27 09:11:05 +0200DeanK
On Windows XP Pro, using LibreOffice 18.104.22.168 English version (en-GB):
Uninstall LibreOffice and the LibreOffice Help Pack from Add/Remove programs. Delete the C:\Program Files\LibreOffice 3.5 folder. Install LibreOffice 22.214.171.124 and the Help Pack. After the installation have completed go to C:\Program Files\LibreOffice 3.5\Help, there will be a en-BG (English version) folder. Select all the files in the folder, cut and paste it into the C:\Program Files\LibreOffice 3.5\Help folder, delete the en-GB folder(now empty).
For me that didn't work. I have Win XP SP3, LibreOffice 126.96.36.199. I already had English-US chosen in the UE and I also had installed the English-US offline help. But I had chosen not to install into the Default C:\Programme (the German version of C:\Program Files), but into my own preferred C:\bin . Yet it turned out that Libre Office only partly installed itself in C:\bin. Also I choose otherwise partly it was nevertheless installed in C:\Programme ! I uninstalled LibreOffice and the offline help and re-installed it in the default C:\Programme and now offline help works.
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Asked: 2012-04-01 12:36:01 +0200
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