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Den 30.11.2013 14:07, skreiv Tom Davies:
Hi :)
Rebooting solves many problem and not just in Windows.  It's even
helped me in Gnu&Linux once or twice.

With the Windows version of LibreOffice you don't get the 3rd download
because that 3rd one is included in the main installer.  I think that
to change the UI in Windows go to
Tools - Options - Languages - "Language Settings"
and change the top box to whichever language.  In Gnu&Linux it only
offers the ones you have deliberately downloaded as the 3rd package
but in Windows you get the choice of all of them automatically.  For
Windows you can choose to download LibreOffice in any language but
then use the route i described to switch to any other language (well,
almost any language)
Well, using default installation for Windows (both in 4.1 and 4.2) only the two versions of Norwegian (yes, you are right, only 5 mill. people but two quite similar written languages;-) ) are installed as User Interface languages. The locale settings and default language for documents contains "all" languages. When installing using the customized menu I am able to select languages of UI. I do have help files for nb, nn, en-US, and some others installed. Whatever language I choose the local help files are not found and the online help opens instead.

As this error occurs only in the 4.2 version perhaps it is a bug, at least in the Windows version. Perhaps I should wait until the next version or perhaps give the list you mentioned a try the next time I am translating LO. As for most others, this is a spare time job for me too.

Thank you a lot.

Have you tried asking on the L10n mailing list to see what they
suggest?  It sounds like they are more likely to have experience with
this sort of issue.  I thought they translate the online help and then
someone packages that for them?

Also i thought you have to have the UI in a language in order for
LibreOffice to offer that language in the in-built help?  So if you
have the UI set to English (US) then it will be looking for the en-us
help package, fail to find it locally and therefore jump online for
you.  Except that you do have the en-us one so i don't know why it's
not finding that :(  Anyway, try changing to the correct Norwegian one
(not the other Norwegian one! (there are 2 aren't there)) and then
hopefully the help should work
Regards from
Tom :)

On 29 November 2013 15:41, Kolbjørn Stuestøl <> wrote:
Den 29.11.2013 14:27, skreiv Tom Davies:

Hi :)
Which language?  It's possible that non-English(US) languages might
still be being translated.  Even the English (US) one might possibly
not be completely ready yet = which would make it difficult to
translate!  There is a carefully thought out process and series of
freezes for these things to ensure that everything is ready for the
proper release date but i just have no idea about the various teams
schedules for that.  I thought they normally have it ready for the
betas but that wouldn't give them much time to do the work!
Thank you for answering, Tom.

Language Norwegian nynorsk (LANG=nn).
I am translating UI and help files to this language.
Later I'll download the English (original) version to give it a try. Perhaps
tomorrow. (There is a life outside LO too).

On the other hand it might be that you just didn't download the 2nd
package?  If you only downloaded the main installer then there should
be a 2nd download to get the help package.  If you are using
non-English (US) then i think you have a 3rd package for the User
As usual I downloaded the installation package (package no 1) using the
default settings which placed the program in C:Programfiles (x86) ->
LibreOfficeDev 4 folder. Second I installed the help packets nb, nn, and
en-US (C:Programfiles (x86) -> LibreOfficeDev 4 -> help). I found no 3rd
I have not found the language files for UI in the LO folder. It looks like
the languages is integrated in some way in all the program files. In other
programs they usually are put in a separate share -> language folder or
something like that, but not so in LO.

If you did download all the appropriate packages then you might have
installed them in the wrong order.  The main installer should be first
and then the other 2 in any order you like (i think).  With that sort
of thing i lose track of which to do first so i just redo the 1st one
after donig the others and that usually fixes it.

So, if you already have a download of the help package then just reinstall
As mentioned above, I think I installed LO correct. I installed the
developer version just as previous versions. Normally I am doing my work
using LO 4.1. Running 4.2 only for translation works.

As a try I even used the Windows solution for solving all problems:
restarting the computer.

Regards from
Tom :)

On 29 November 2013 12:42, Kolbjørn Stuestøl <>
Libreoffice (beta 1).
When I press F1 or "Help -> Help for LibreOffice" in the menu I get the
online help (, not the inbuilt offline
Any way to force the program to open offline help as in LO 4.1 or do I
to wait untill the next release of 4.2?
I have not the knowledge to built my own version of 4.2.
Running LO 4.2 on Windows 7. LO downloaded from
:// GIMP på norsk:

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