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This is a development site for LibreOffice and Apache OpenOffice (formerly documentation. Please choose the project you want to contribute to (from the ones listed at the top or left of this page), and then choose your language from the list that will appear on the left.

If you just want to read documentation, see our published chapters.

User guides for LibreOffice can be downloaded in PDF and ODT format from the LibreOffice website. Printed copies of some books are also available.
User guides for can be downloaded in PDF and ODT format from the Documentation wiki of or read on the wiki. Printed copies of some books are also available.

How you can help at ODFAuthors

We are a group of volunteer reviewers, writers, editors, proofreaders, indexers, and translators producing documentation for LibreOffice and Apache OpenOffice Writer, Calc, Draw, Impress, and Base. If you want to assist with producing documentation, you need an account to log in to this website. Please write to and request an account. (We had to stop self-registration because of too many spam accounts.) But first! Please subscribe to the odfauthors-discuss mailing list and introduce yourself.

To help with writing documentation in English, please select one of the project tabs at the top or left of this page to go to a page with more information.

Printed books for sale

The following books are available in printed form from the Friends of OpenDocument's store at

Cover of LO 4.0 Getting Started guideGetting Started 4.0, February 2013
Writer 4.0 Guide, June 2013
Impress 4.0 Guide, July 2013
Math 4.0 Guide, July 2013
Base 4.0 Handbook, July 2013
Draw 4.1 Guide, November 2013
Calc 4.1 Guide, November 2013



Cover of LibO 3.4 Getting Started guideGetting Started 3.5, September 2012
Writer 3.6 Guide, January 2013
Impress 3.5 Guide, May 2012
Draw 3.5 Guide, October 2012
Math 3.5 Guide, September 2012
Base 3.6 Handbook, June 2013

Getting Started 3.4, April 2012
Writer 3.4 Guide, May 2012
Draw 3.4 Guide, May 2012
Impress 3.4 Guide, May 2012
Calc 3.4 Guide, July 2012
Math 3.4 Guide, June 2012

Getting Started with LibreOffice Getting Started with LibreOffice 3.3 - December 2010
LibreOffice 3.3 Writer Guide - April 2011
LibreOffice 3.3 Calc Guide - June 2011
LibreOffice 3.3 Impress Guide - August 2011
LibreOffice 3.3 Draw Guide - August 2011
LibreOffice 3.3 Math Guide - August 2011



Getting Started with 3.3 - December 2010 3.3 Writer Guide - January 2011 3.3 Calc Guide - April 2011 3.3 Impress Guide - June 2011 3.3 Draw Guide - August 2011 3.3 Math Guide - August 2011

Getting Started with 3 - SECOND EDITION February 2010 3 Writer Guide - SECOND EDITION March 2010 3 Calc Guide - First Edition, June 2010 3 Draw Guide - First edition July 2010 3 Impress Guide - First Edition, November 2010

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