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[Solved] How to assign new template to Writer document

PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 12:39 pm
by martin.lindenlauf
Hi,

I miss the menu item File > Templates > Assign Template (current document) as described for OO 3.x here: https://wiki.openoffice.org/wiki/Documentation/OOo3_User_Guides/Getting_Started/Associating_a_document_with_a_template

I used this function before, now switched over to a new machine, installed current stable version of writer - and found that the menu item to assign a new / different template to an existing (and open) document seems to be removed. How can I do that in OO writer 4.1.5?

To open a new document based on the new template and copy and paste the content from the other document - as a workaround - is not practicable because I use indexes => mark all > copy > paste does not work.

Background information: I use this to assign a different layout to a copy of an document (fe.g. to build a version for ebook reader).

Kind regards,
Martin Lindenlauf

Re: how to assign new template to writer document (4.1.5)

PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 3:26 pm
by Bill
You need to install the Template Changer extension which provides that function:

Template Changer

Re: How to assign new template to Writer document

PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2018 9:40 am
by martin.lindenlauf
ok, thank you! I didn't know the one who intsalled OO on the machine I used until now used an extension to provide this function. Good to know :)