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User manual for 4.0.1

Postby Maicoguy » Sun Mar 30, 2014 6:35 pm

I just downloaded and installed Open Office for Mac version 4.0.1, and would like to get a print version User Manual.

Are there any suggestions?

Coming from an old DOS word processing program, Professional Write, I will have some difficulty getting used to this new Open Office program.

I see some manuals offered are for Open Office versions that end in .org. Are these applicable to my 4.0.1?

Thanks for your replies.
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Re: User manual for 4.0.1

Postby RoryOF » Sun Mar 30, 2014 6:59 pm

Any of the 3.3/3.4 manuals will be helpful relative to OO 4.0/4.1

Much documentation, even if not yet updated to OO4 is linked off
http://www.openoffice.org/documentation/
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Re: User manual for 4.0.1

Postby Maicoguy » Sun Mar 30, 2014 7:22 pm

Thanks for your reply. What I was looking for is specific recommendations for a printed user manual that I can study while not at the computer.

Also want to know if manuals for .org versions are applicable to my 4.0.1 version?
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Re: User manual for 4.0.1

Postby RoryOF » Sun Mar 30, 2014 7:28 pm

Largely the OO.org manuals are applicable; they will not cover new features such as the Sidebar, but they will certainly get you well started. Any manual with a PDF file on the above page can be printed easily. I believe some manuals are available from LuLu.com, but have no definite knowledge of these. If you have an eReader of any sort, you can download for reading the PDFs, or the .ODT files, although these latter may need to be converted using (say) Calibre.
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Re: User manual for 4.0.1

Postby Arineckaig » Sun Mar 30, 2014 7:56 pm

What I was looking for is specific recommendations for a printed user manual that I can study while not at the computer.

Direct links to the Lulu printed copies and to the PDF files can also be found at
https://wiki.openoffice.org/wiki/Documentation/OOo3_User_Guides/OOo3.3_User_Guide_Chapters
The LibreOffice User Guides tend to be more current than those for AOO, but will of course differ in certain details.
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Re: User manual for 4.0.1

Postby Maicoguy » Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:14 pm

Thanks again.

I'll see what I can find
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Re: User manual for 4.0.1

Postby RoryOF » Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:26 pm

A short Writer manual (about 60 pages) is
OpenOffice Writer for Students
Worth printing out.
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