Bug 134345 - improve instructions for installing Offline Help in LO Help Not Installed dialog box
Summary: improve instructions for installing Offline Help in LO Help Not Installed dia...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Documentation (show other bugs)
Version:
(earliest affected)
6.4.4.2 release
Hardware: All Windows (All)
: medium enhancement
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Reported: 2020-06-27 17:06 UTC by Count Ludwig
Modified: 2021-11-30 09:20 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Help menu > LibreOffice Help dialog box (32.27 KB, image/png)
2020-06-27 17:06 UTC, Count Ludwig
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Description Count Ludwig 2020-06-27 17:06:24 UTC
Created attachment 162459 [details]
Help menu > LibreOffice Help dialog box

MS Windows 10, in any LibreOffice app the Help menu > LibreOffice Help dialog box "LibreOffice Help Not Installed" gives the following suggestions about Offline Help:
"You may either install it from our website or your system’s repositories, or read an online version."

The feature request is to include a link to more explicit instructions on how to install Offline Help:
"You may either download and install it from *here* or your system’s repositories, or read an online version."
Where *here* contains a link to the download for this LO version, e.g. 
http://download.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/stable/6.4.4/win/x86_64/LibreOffice_6.4.4_Win_x64_helppack_en-US.msi

Alternative suggestions:
1) Add a button to install it directly
2) Include Offline Help in the default installation, or add a checkbox.

Rationale: 
The current instructions are of limited help, and lead to such questions as:
Example instructions: https://ask.libreoffice.org/en/question/164853/how-do-i-install-built-in-local-help/
Comment 1 lo-user 2020-11-11 00:48:03 UTC
+1 Agreed.
Excellent suggestion for needed improvement.
Comment 2 Heiko Tietze 2020-12-11 09:56:04 UTC
I would appreciate to install it as an extension, which would also allow to remove it later. Olivier, do you think it's feasible?
Comment 3 Heiko Tietze 2021-11-30 09:20:32 UTC
If the issue remains (cannot confirm since Linux loads the online help in the browser in 7.4) I second the request to make the dialog actionable. 

I also recommend to use the extensions site to share additional content. But distributing it via repositories has the advantage of physical media. Some places may just not have access to the internet.