Editing Getting Started with Base chapter


I am going to edit the Getting Started With Base chapter of the 7.6 Getting Started Guide. Seems like none of the Base changes in 7.6 need to be added to this chapter. If there are any other changes that need to be put in this chapter, let me know.


I’ve been waiting for this one. That chapter needs working through carefully because there are exercise issues. I thought I saw a specific discussion on the ask site but I haven’t been able to find it again.

There are also a few logic issues with the exercise. I left comments in a draft which Jean moved into the Future Suggestions (??) folder. I can’t find them now.

Physically, there is too much mouse work in the forms and reports part of the chapter for me. Base lacks a lot of the auto layout and keyboard smarts other packages have to reduce this mouse work. It’s not an issue for most people but I’m not up to reviewing that part of the chapter again and iirc there is an issue there stopping completion of the exercise which is not in the list below.

Bookmarks of Base issues I’ve saved over time from the Ask site:

  1. https://ask.libreoffice.org/t/accumulation-function-in-report/86927
  2. https://ask.libreoffice.org/t/relation-design-window-area-is-too-small/60250
  3. https://ask.libreoffice.org/t/getting-started-guide-7-4-pg-318/92534
  4. https://ask.libreoffice.org/t/sql-status-37000-error-code-11-unexpected-token-type-in-statement-type/92555
  5. https://ask.libreoffice.org/t/no-java-installation-could-be-found-please-check-your-installation-error/94217
  6. https://ask.libreoffice.org/t/sql-error-22-table-not-found-but-table-exists/86252