Input chinese pinyin

I need to type in chinese character (simpl.) using the normal pinyin with my keybord (I have keybord and libreoffice in italian on a win-PC). In google docs I easy get where to click to choose the imput method, instead in LibreOffice, even if I have choosen to enable asian language at the istallation, I don’t see any way to type pinyin. Is it supported chinese writing? How to? Please don’t tell me I have to change keybord: pinyin is done exactly for not change it. Thank you.

Pinyin Joe has the scoop: Windows XP Chinese Pinyin Setup and Free Pinyin IME Update from Microsoft.

That website also gives detailed tutorials for other versions of Windows plus Ubuntu Linux. Happy typing!

Thank you. It’s really useful the link you posted!