Jean Weber

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Writer Guide for Mac users

Cover of Writer Guide macOS edition

I revised the Writer Guide to make a macOS-specific edition, and the LibreOffice Documentation Team accepted it as one of the official books. You can download the PDF free here. I will produce a printed version soon.

LibreOffice Documentation Year in Review

Olivier Hallot has published a detailed summary of the Documentation Team’s successes during 2021 and a look ahead at plans for 2022. 2021: The Year the LibreOffice Documentation Team Shined

New user guide for Base

LibreOffice 7.2 Base Guide

Another user guide was published by the LibreOffice documentation team on December 8: the LibreOffice 7.2 Base Guide, for the database component. It is available in free PDF or ODT from the LibreOffice website, or in a low-cost printed copy from Lulu.com. Given the very few changes in Base since LibreOffice 6.4, the team decided …

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Two new user guides: Impress and Calc

The latest user guides from the LibreOffice documentation team are LibreOffice 7.2 Impress and LibreOffice 7.2 Calc, available in free PDF, ODT, or to read in a browser. Low-cost printed copies are available from Lulu.com. Visit the Documentation page on the LibreOffice website for links.

Workaround for a bug in Base on macOS

EDIT/UPDATE: The bug has been fixed in version 7.1.3. On macOS (but not on Windows or Linux), in versions 7.1.x and 7.2.x of LibreOffice, a bug in Base causes the Memo (LONGVARCHAR) field type to have a dark background, so the contents are not visible. Other field type [date, number, TEXT (VARCHAR), and so on] …

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