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Hi :)
Grrr, sorry, i hit send instead of delete!

So if you left click (normal mouse click) then it opens Writer but if
you right-click then you get a "context menu" which allows you to

"Send to" - "Desktop"

and that creates a short-cut on your desktop to save you from having
to dig around in the menus all the time.  Of course you also open
Writer just by double-clicking on any document to open it.
Regards from
Tom :)

On 9 January 2014 20:42, Tom Davies <> wrote:
Hi :)
Ok, so in Xp you have a "Start" button.  Click on that and see "All
Programs".  When you click on that you get a couple of columns worth
of programs.  LibreOffice could be anywhere in that list.  Hopefully
it might well be at the bottom of one column or other.  When you click
on it a sub-menu opens and Writer is usually the 2nd item in that
sub-menu.  If you left clcik

On 9 January 2014 20:26, David M. Pelly <> wrote:
Hi Tom and James,

Thank you both for your replies.

First off, ...........

I did go to my documents and found  about half  a dozen  files down  loaded.

So I double clicked on  one.

And see that it has now completed installing.

1.  My first suggestion is that you should have a pop up that tells us
dummies what happened and what to do next.

2.  I still do not see "writer".

As for anything else, I need some time to study and figure this all out.

I have not really used any other word processor besides Libre.

I am running windows xp.

See and address the other questions and suggestions I have, as explained in
my first post.

Thanks again,


Date: Thu, 9 Jan 2014 17:13:58 +0000

Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Re Libre writer

Hi :)
Several points here;
1. If you have downloaded the installer file then that is really all
you need. It has Writer, Calc, Draw and all the rest in it.
2. Just downloading the file is not the whole story. Next thing is
to install it! So, find the file and double-click on it to install
it. I'm guessing you are on Windows, probably Xp or Win7.
* On Xp open your "My Documents" folder and inside there should be
your "My Downloads" folder. The installer file should be in there.
Double click on it.
* On Win7 click on the yellow folder button on the taskbar at the
bottom of the screen. The window it open has 2 "panes" in the
left-hand pane near the top should be a "Downloads" folder. Click on
that and then the right-hand pane should show the file you downloaded.
Double-click on that. A new button appears in the taskbar. if the
screen goes dark then click on that new button a few times until a
pop-up appears in the middle of the screen asking if you are certain
you want to let the file install. The pop-up looks a bit like a login
box and tries to scare you because it's not an MS product.
3. Unlike MS Office the whole of LibreOffice is just 1 program. It
has many modules such as; Writer, Calc, Draw, Impress etc. It's not
really possible to install just Writer without the rest. All use the
same core blocks of code so even if you could then you would save much
resources or anything.

4. The 2nd 'button' on the web-page is the in-built help. it is very
useful to get it, particularly if you are new to
Libreoffice/OpenOffice but it's better to get the full guides which
are available as free downloads from
Hmm, it might be better to just bookmark, or make a note of that page
and just download books or chapters as and when you need them. I do
recommend downloading the "Styles" chapter of the "Getting Started
Guide" because that gives you the biggest fastest boost in
productivity. MS Office implementation of styles is so bad that it's
painful but LibreOffice makes it an extremely useful feature.

If you really do need just a word-processing program and don't want
the rest then our sister project "AbiWord" might be what you are
looking for. Personally i would recommend giving LibreOffice a fair
go first before trying that but mainly because i happen to prefer
LibreOffice. You can have both installed alongside each other and
they both use the same native formats and work well together. Errrr,
you can also have both alongside MS Office but i'm not sure why anyone
would have more than 2 of the 3.

Regards from
Tom :)

On 9 January 2014 16:46, David M. Pelly <> wrote:

I want Libre office writer,

I tried to download it from your website, which provided two green

I clicked the first one, the installer button.

I think I have the installer installed.

But your program does not give me the "libre office writer program" and
the facility to down load and install the actual "libre writer".

I looked all over for it and I can't find it.

Once the installer is installed, your site should automatically return
me to the page that gives me the button to download the actual "writer"

If it is there, I can't find it.

Please help.

David Pelly

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