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The LibreOffice Help Window

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Warning.png The Help system for all versions of the software is based on the same source files. Some of the functions described in Help may not be included in this particular distribution. Some features specific to a distribution may not be mentioned in this Help.

The Help window shows the currently selected Help page.

The Toolbar contains important functions for controlling the Help system:


Hides and shows the navigation pane


Moves back to the previous page


Moves forward to the next page


Moves to the first page of the current Help topic


Prints the current page


Adds this page to your bookmarks

Search icon

Opens the Find on this page dialog.

These commands can also be found in the context menu of the Help document.

Help Page

You can copy from the Help Viewer to the clipboard on your operating system with standard copy commands. For example:

  1. On a Help page, select the text that you want to copy.
  2. Press Ctrl+C.

To search the current Help page:

  1. Click the Find on this Page icon.
    The Find on this Page dialog opens.
    You can also click in the Help page and press Ctrl+F.
  2. In the Search for box, enter the text that you want to find.
  3. Select the search options that you want to use.
  4. Click Find.
    To find the next occurrence of the search term on the page, click Find again.

Navigation Pane

The navigation pane of the Help window contains the tab pages Contents, Index, Find and Bookmarks.

The list box located at the very top is where you can select other LibreOffice Help modules. The Index and Find tab pages only contain the data for the selected LibreOffice module.

Contents Displays an index of the main topics of all modules.
Index Displays a list of index keywords for the currently selected LibreOffice module.
Find Allows you to carry out a full-text search. The search will include the entire Help contents of the currently selected LibreOffice module.
Bookmarks Contains user-defined bookmarks. You can edit or delete bookmarks, or click them to go to the corresponding pages.

Related Topics

Help Agent, Tips and Extended Tips

Contents - The Main Help Topics

Index - Keyword Search in the Help

Find - The Full-Text Search

Managing Bookmarks