My favorite office suite is LibreOffice.

What sites on the Stack Exchange network are the most appropriate to ask usage questions about it?

For example: How can I set a visual queue for empty lines in LibreOffice Writer? Or, where do I configure measures from inches to centimeters in LibreOffice Calc?

  • There are several sites that have questions about LibreOffice, I'm looking for some context on where and why the questions are most appropriate. I was also surprised not to find a previous thread listing the possibilities.
    – bad_coder
    May 9, 2021 at 1:13

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I think the answer would be similar to where to ask questions about using MS Office products, like this one: If I had a question with Excel, which site would I use?

It depends on what exactly about LibreOffice do you want to ask.

Is it about general usage (installation, running the software, using its command line parameters, configuring settings, how-to, etc.)?

Is it about general usage on a particular flavor or distribution of Linux?

Is it about automating something with macros or writing code that uses the LibreOffice API?

Is it about writing formulas?

  • There is quite a bit of discussion related to whether Excel formulas are on-topic for SO or whether writing spreadsheet formulas are considered as programming. But it seems this is a point of overlap and formula-type questions seem to be accepted on either SO or SU. The same guidelines should also then apply to LibreOffice formulas.
  • On SO, the excel tag has this note which can help in deciding on which platform to post on: "Only for questions on programming against Excel objects or files, or complex formula development...General help regarding MS Excel for single worksheet functions is available at Super User"

Is it about asking which plugin or extension is best for something?

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    I'm think this answer is very good and I consider accepting it. But I also noticed the tag with most posts on the subject is on askubuntu. Since there are so many sites on the network I will leave the question open for some more time and wait to see if more answers come in. Perhaps there are other places where questions about LibreOffice are also asked that I'm not aware of.
    – bad_coder
    May 9, 2021 at 2:30
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    @bad_coder Ahh I forgot about AskUbuntu and Unix&Linux. If the question is about issues installing and running the software on a particular platform, then asking it on a platform-specific community makes sense. Edited it in. Though, I think knowing whether it's a distro-specific issue might be difficult for askers, so going with Super User might still be a good default. May 9, 2021 at 5:32

I think that Super User might be the answer.

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