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User guides for v3.3 and earlier

This section of the ODFAuthors website contains user guides produced for v3.3 and earlier of For newer versions, look under the name Apache OpenOffice.

This part of the ODFAuthors website is for development of user guides for Apache OpenOffice (formerly Please choose choose your language from the list on the left.

If you just want to read user guides, see our published chapters: User guides for 3.2 and 3.3 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.

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We are a group of volunteer reviewers, writers, editors, proofreaders, indexers, and translators producing user guides for Apache OpenOffice Writer, Calc, Draw, Impress, and Base. If you want to assist with producing user guides, 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 Apache user guides in English, please go to this page for more information on priority work needed.