The LibreOffice Help Window

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The Help system for and commercial software from Sun Microsystems, Inc. is based on the same source files. Some of the functions described here may not be included in this particular \LibreOffice\ distribution.

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.

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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 +C.

To search the current Help page:

  1. Click the \Find on this Page\ icon.

    The \Find on this Page\ dialog opens.

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    You can also click in the Help page and press +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.


Displays the tree structure of the main Help pages.


Contains an index of keywords.


Allows you to carry out a full-text search. The search will include the entire Help contents of the currently selected \LibreOffice\ module.


Contains user-defined bookmarks. You can edit or delete bookmarks, or click them to go to the corresponding pages.

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