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How do I get offline help for MacOS version of Libreoffice?

asked 2020-06-19 22:59:15 +0200

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Perhaps I'm not seeing it, but I cannot find where to download the offline help version of LibreOffice for mac (v6.4.4.2). I notice there is a link for the download for all other versions, but it is missing for MacOS. Can someone point me in the right direction? Thanks.

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answered 2020-06-20 00:08:49 +0200

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"Offline Help" for macOS is integrated into the core package (en_US) or the langpack (all other languages). There is no special helppack package for macOS.

Remark Offline Help is also opened by calling your default browser (notice the URL beginning with file:///......)

Hope that helps.

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Sorry, but I installed the dmg pkg as indicated, and no help file came with it. When I click on LibreOffice Help in the Help menu, it opens a web page in my browser for online help, same as clicking Get Help Online. That doesn't look like Offline to me. I just downloaded the package that came up in my browser. Should I have downloaded the language pack also, or gone to the en-us version? Why, out of curiosity, is there no help pack for MacOs? I thought there used to be.

t47boo gravatar imaget47boo ( 2020-06-20 02:09:14 +0200 )edit

Why, out of curiosity, is there no help pack for MacOs?

Do I really need to repeat what my answer already states? OK - it is installed either through LibreOffice_6.4.4_MacOS_x86-64.dmg, if you use English (USA) for your user interface's (UI) language or it is installed through LibreOffice_6.4.4_MacOS_x86-64_langpack_<country_code>.dmg, if you use <country_code> for your user interface's (UI) language.

That doesn't look like Offline to me.

Did you read the remark in the answer? Offline Help also uses a browser (there is no special viewer) and you can recognise that by URLs starting with file:///... instead of https://...

And as already stated - if you need an UI language different from English (USA) you need to install the proper langpack, which also provides the Offline Help for that language.

Opaque gravatar imageOpaque ( 2020-06-20 10:56:08 +0200 )edit

Thanks for your kind words of explanation

t47boo gravatar imaget47boo ( 2020-06-20 14:56:52 +0200 )edit
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