Documentation/Getting Help 101
Welcome, Help Seeker!
You have probably got here because there is a problem that you cannot resolve or a task that you don't know how to achieve. This page won't give you the answer but it will give you an overview of the places that might have the answer to your question.
The application help or "online help" is installed with OpenOffice.org and accessible for every OpenOffice.org user without going online. It provides a multitude of information, mostly instructions for tasks and functional reference.
You can access the application help from within OpenOffice.org by
- Pressing F1
- Selecting Help → OpenOffice.org Help from the main menu
The features of the application help are described in the help itself:
- In OpenOffice.org, select Help → OpenOffice.org Help from the main menu
- Select any link under Getting Help from the main page.
The Documentation Project
The OpenOffice.org Documentation project provides a variety of information resources that you can use to learn more about OpenOffice.org.
OpenOffice.org mailing lists are a valuable source for getting user-to-user help. Many mailing lists are mainly for working on a particular project, but there are some lists that you can use to post general questions:
- firstname.lastname@example.org, you can either browse or search the message archive or subscribe to the mailing list and start posting
- email@example.com, you can either browse or search the message archive or subscribe to the mailing list and start posting
Here is a list of all mailing lists with description and instructions on how to subscribe or unsubscribe.
Another option is to use the forum which is very soon to be launched.
The Support page maintains a collection of support resources, free and commercial, inside and outside of OpenOffice.org.