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Just one vote ...

I always download the pdf files, which are really excellent user manuals in
a print ready form. They are easy to navigate, have good indexes, can be
side-loaded onto a tablet, opened in another window if needed, always
available off-line, and so forth. Based on a few comments in this thread,
some people don't even seem to know they exist, so perhaps these should be
featured on the download pages as well. I just took a look at and the only mention
of the Guides is buried in the "Get Help" tab. Featuring them a bit more can
only add to a "professional" image.

The content in the on-line help files ranges from not very helpful to simply
incorrect (obsolete?). Even were this addressed, some obvious method of
identifying version-specific might still be tricky. With the pdf books, you
can limit your downloads to something suitable for the version of LO you're

Generally, when someone is preparing files for "print" they tend to take
greater care with accuracy, have better editing, and so forth. This is
certainly true for the excellent LO "Guides." The lack of consistency (all
senses of that word) in the on-line help, however, clearly indicates the
lack of any overall guiding hand.

Even though attempting to use something like 5.x with 4.2 pdf manuals raises
a few issues, a little trolling will show that your chances of getting an
answer are better with the 4.2 manuals than with the 5.x help files
(although some new methods are only explained there).

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