Issue 112949 - OOo installers should include the manuals!
Summary: OOo installers should include the manuals!
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Product: Installation
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 3.2.1
Hardware: Unknown All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2010-07-05 21:40 UTC by jmichae3
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:35 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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NSIS installer for with manuals (35.83 KB, text/plain)
2010-07-05 21:42 UTC, jmichae3
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Description jmichae3 2010-07-05 21:40:40 UTC installers should include their respective PDF manuals and
install them in the appropriate place in the start menu or other appropriate
place (platform dependent).  I am surprised this was not done long ago.  

I think manuals should always be included with the product.  

An internet connection should not be required to use the product once they have
the file on a cd or other media.

see my attached NSIS installer for example on how to include and install product
Comment 1 jmichae3 2010-07-05 21:42:11 UTC
Created attachment 70399 [details]
NSIS installer for with manuals
Comment 2 Olaf Felka 2010-07-05 22:22:48 UTC
What manuals?
Comment 3 jmichae3 2010-07-06 07:36:36 UTC
I thought you knew! look around in the help area of and dig, you
will find the PDF manuals for 3.x and 2.x, help, documentation project,  leads you to, look in Download Documentation section for
3.x series docs. also look under Conceptual Guides.

the calc manual is incomplete.

there are also tutorials you can include if you look for them.  you can make
shortcuts to local files for a pretty nice help system if you want to after you
have extracted them.

I have the whole uncompressable installer at and it has all the manuals in it and the
install script too.  also includes a cleaned up OpenClipart (no pirates or
skeletons or spiders or thieves).
Comment 4 Olaf Felka 2010-07-06 07:41:48 UTC
Ah, and don't forget to link to all wikis and blogs...
Comment 5 frank.thomas.peters 2010-07-06 10:08:59 UTC
"the calc manual is incomplete."

That describes one of the issues. The community manuals 
are not ready at the time of release of the product, hence they 
can not be incluced. Not to talk of the availability of localized 
versions for any non-English installers.

Getting started with OOo should be possible using the application
help that is part of the product. If you feel that this is insufficient
you are welcome to help with improving the application help.

I think it's fair to expect the availability of an internet connection 
for access to further documentation.

Comment 6 jmichae3 2010-11-28 05:25:16 UTC
I should like even like the courtesy of incomplete manuals in a product rather
than no manuals at all on hand.  If there are no manuals, the program had
*better* be really intuitive!  If it's not in any way (such as the database or
math)  I need manuals.

*please* include them. thank you.

as for wikis, one link to the documentation area should be sufficient labelled "documentation
updates".  people will be able to figure out what to do with that.