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Captain Mifune

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 8:44 pm    Post subject: Help Resources for NeoOffice

If you have questions about how to use NeoOffice, you may find some of these help resources useful in learning how to get started. We have also included some help resources for OpenOffice.org - the open source office suite software that NeoOffice is based on - as most features work the same way in both NeoOffice and OpenOffice.org:

Built-in help: If you look under the Help menu after you've launched NeoOffice, you should see the first entry named "NeoOffice Help". Selecting this will open The NeoOffice Help Window. This window gives you access to the extensive built-in help that ships with NeoOffice. While it's not the most up-to-date, it is searchable and you can find many quick tidbits in there on how to use the various applications.

This is also the help that will pop up if you click the little Help Agent that appears from time to time and looks like a little "lightbulb window". The Help Agent offers "QuickHelp" for actions that you've recently performed (or that the app has performed for you). It will try to jump you to a relevant portion of the built-in help.

The NeoWiki: This wiki is maintained by volunteers and contains lots of excellent tips and information. There is a page for each component of NeoOffice, which lists documentation resources, tips in the wiki, and related external articles:
The Documentation and Related Resources page contains an extensive list of user guides, books, and other resources.

Versions of the wiki exist in French, German, Spanish, Italian, and Dutch. Not all versions are complete, and some parts may be out of date, as we rely on the availability of volunteers to maintain the various wiki versions.

The NeoOffice User Guide adapted for NeoOffice from the OpenOffice.org User Guide. The chapter on Troubleshooting (along with significant slabs of other chapters) was written specifically for NeoOffice users, and all screenshots are of NeoOffice.

The NeoOffice User Guide Volume 2 An "advanced" guide especially for NeoOffice users. A small team of volunteers from this site used information from the Neowiki and other sources to write this informative guide.

OOo Authors Guides to OpenOffice 2.0
Much of the material in these guides would apply to NeoOffice 2.2.5.
OOo Authors Guides to OpenOffice 3.0
Much of the material in these guides would apply to NeoOffice 3.0.

OOo Forum.org A large, active forum for users of OpenOffice.org (upon which NeoOffice is based). This forum has been in existance for many years and contains lots of good information.

OOo Community Forums A "User community support forum for OpenOffice.org, StarOffice and NeoOffice." English, French, Spanish, Hungarian, Polish, Dutch, Japanese, Chinese, and Vietnamese forums. (The list of languages continues to grow, as there is interest and volunteers). A newer forum than the OOo Forum: good information with responsive volunteers and moderators.

Edited by Lorinda on 6/1//09 to update the available OOo Community Forums.
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