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Why can't LibreOffice have it's own help files?

asked 2015-01-28 01:14:56 +0200

nobodyzsukey gravatar image

Microsoft Word has it's own help files. Why do I have to sign up and make yet ANOTHER account just to find out how to change the default font style in my LibreOffice?

I did find the answer here, but why can't I just have the answer inside the program?

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answered 2015-01-28 09:55:51 +0200

Regina gravatar image

There is a large green button "HELP FOR OFFLINE USE" on the download page

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answered 2015-02-02 20:44:44 +0200

nobodyzsukey gravatar image

God Bless you guys! And thank you Regina for the direct link to the offline help file!!!

Much appreciated and wow, you guys answered fast.

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answered 2015-01-28 06:12:06 +0200

ROSt52 gravatar image

If you are using a non portal version of LibO you can download and install a free of charge helpfile for off-line help. There is even a chance that you can get in your own language?

Install the helpfile and press F1 or click Help and there it is at your hand.

Additionally, I recommend to have a look at the free guides which you can download from
Thus, even more on hand off-line. As you compared to Microsoft Word, does Microsoft Word provide a free of charge manual?

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I suppose @ROSt52 wanted to relate to a version installed with respect to the specific OS as opposed to LibreOffice as a "PortableApp"?

If so I would like to point to the fact that pasting a copy of the unpacked offline help folder, named with the language to use, including all its contents, into the


path will also provide offline help (Unpacked for Win, of course! PortableApps are made for Win, but also working with 'Wine'.)

Lupp gravatar imageLupp ( 2015-01-30 12:19:51 +0200 )edit

@Lupp - Yes I meant to write "portable" but created a stupid typo.

Thanks for the hint with the off-line help file for portable versions. I like to have an off-line help for portable versions because I use them for back-up purpose for presentations or when I am forced to use a different PC with PowerPoint.

What I would really like to have is a USB stick with Linux as OS on the stick, LibO as an application on the same stick and this stick should then run on any Windows of Mac machine....

ROSt52 gravatar imageROSt52 ( 2015-02-02 01:21:14 +0200 )edit
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