The full Draw Guide (for the vector graphics component of LibreOffice) and Impress Guide (for the presentations or slide shows component) are now available in PDF and ODT on the Documentation page of the LibreOffice website.
Printed copies are coming soon.
As many readers of this blog probably know, Oracle has given OpenOffice.org to The Apache Software Foundation. The project has been in transition since early-mid June. A lot of legal, technical and other details are still being worked out. The project is in what Apache calls the “incubator” stage.
If you are interested in keeping up with developments, and especially if you would like to be involved, I encourage you to join the ooo-dev list at Apache and contribute to the discussions there, or at least browse through the archives.
To subscribe to the list, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Chapters in two more books have been published by the LibreOffice Documentation team:
LibreOffice 3 Impress Guide
LibreOffice 3 Draw Guide
PDFs and ODTs of the individual chapters are available from this page. Full books will be available soon.
Individual chapters of the OpenOffice.org 3.3 Draw Guide have been published. PDFs of the full book and of the individual chapters are available from this wiki page. The full book is coming soon.
I am preparing to write a book on using styles and templates in Writer, aimed at intermediate and advanced users. I am considering doing it as a series of tutorials, each using a different example (such as a thesis, a magazine, a software user guide), and combine the tutorials into a book, along with a reference section at the back. Examples and context (when and why to use something) are essential, as are lots of diagrams to illustrate concepts such as the sequence of page styles in a book.
The book will be under CC-BY license and will be provided as a free PDF as well as in printed form and possibly in HTML on this website. It should be useful for users of both OpenOffice.org and LibreOffice (and other derivatives).
I am collecting topics on a wiki page on The Document Foundation’s website, and I will probably also put the list on this website.
You are very welcome to add your “wish list” of topics or examples to be included in the book. I don’t promise to include them all, but it will be a better book if I know what information readers want.
You are also very welcome to review and comment on the book as it develops. I will put drafts on my website for this purpose.
I suspect I won’t get around any time soon to updating the website version of my book on self-publishing, so those pages are mostly out of date, although you can still get the PDF from this page.