Jean Weber

Author's posts

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] …

Continue reading

Getting Started Guide 7.2 published

Cover of Getting Started Guide LibreOffice 7.2

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

Writer Guide 7.2 published

Cover of Writer Guide 7.2

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

Designing ebooks with free software

Bruce Byfield has written Designing ebooks with free software, which teaches several methods that help you to gain control over the creation of your ebooks. All it takes is two open-source tools that are free to download: LibreOffice and Calibre, plus some trial and error to get the precision and professionalism you want. Designing ebooks …

Continue reading

Four LibreOffice 7.1 user guides

So far this year the LibreOffice Documentation Team has produced four user guides for version 7.1: Getting Started, Writer, Calc, and Draw. They are available in free PDF, ODT, or to read in a browser, as well as low-cost printed copies. Visit the Documentation page on the website for links.