User's Manual: is a free, open source alternative to Microsoft Office[1] and WordPerfect. It provides almost all of the functionality at no cost to the end user. You can read more about the creators and the project's goals here.

This manual also works for early versions of LibreOffice.



OOo splash screen is as an office suite, is divided into several related sub-applications. These applications are designed to work together but can also work like a stand alone programs:

  • Writer: word processor
  • Calc: spreadsheet
  • Impress: presentation program
  • Draw: vector graphics editor
  • Base: database management program
  • Math: formula editor

General Features

  • Macro: can be scripted through Basic, Python, Beanshell, and Javascript, this feature is more widely known as using Macros.
  • Find & Replace:'s Find and Replace Function, from simple search and replace to the use of Regular Expressions.


Miscellaneous topics

Derived Works (Forks)

An up-to-date list is kept at

References and external links


  1. Wikibooks: Microsoft Office