Where is documentation for base 6 ?

Where is documentation for Base 6? I only found a version 4 manual. Thanks.


There currently is no v6.0 documentation available for Base. There is the on-line help here → LibreOffice Help.

Also v5 docs can be found on this page → LibreOffice Base Handbook. On that same page, toward the top is the Getting Started guide and you will also find samples and How-To’s lower down on the page.

The basic documentation from v4 pretty much still applies to the current LO version.

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The LibreOffice Base Guide 6.2 has been released. So, it would be best if you would edit your answer.


That is not even a logical request. Documentation, procedures functionality and more change all the time. I have thousands of answers. It would be a massive undertaking if every time something changed I needed to go back through my questions to bring them up to date.

Beside that, from my brief look there is still much to be done in that translated version - especially in the images matching the actual text.

Then there is Base itself - just another sore subject.

No - not best to edit my answer. It is correct as of the posting.

Thanks, ratslinger. I always ask 'cause DB software is a pain in the first place¹ and up-to-date documentation is virtually essential to saving hours and hours of painful interaction with the keyboard whilst assaulting the ears of the neighbors with invectives that would curl the hair on a USMC Drill Sergeant. Thanks, again, for your time and consideration.

¹ Currently I only have Access (and have taken Access I and II thrice at the local community college). But since I only use it once a year to do a single report, the knowledge is lost between uses. I mentioned this to the Access instructor and he laughed. He said the Access user interface and documentation is targeted at professionals using it daily rather than the occasional user like myself. I guess when one is the 900 pound gorilla, one can do as one pleases (e.g., turning software and operating systems into rental items). I really, really miss Reflex. One great piece of software and very easy to use. A DOS-based product, it was written so well that it ran just fine on Windows until Windows XP when Microsoft did something to scramble the character translation table. Reflex would still run (and I could go from menu to menu 'cause I had some memorized) but, sadly, the screen just displayed nonsense. Of course, by then, Philippe and company were long gone. Sigh.

The LibreOffice Base Guide 6.2 has been released. You can download the pdf here:-

The LibreOffice 6.4 Guide will be released soon. I am working o it. You can help by joining the docs team:-