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How do I change the default Save/Save As folder?

PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 12:09 am
by axelrose
Every time I try to save an open office Calc or Writer document it defaults to My Documents :crazy:and I have to force it to Desktop which is what I want as the Default Folder.

Can someone tell me how to make Desktop my default save/save as folder for all of Open Office?

Thank you so very much..

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Re: How-To change 'Save/Save as' default Folder to Another??

PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 12:15 am
by RoryOF
Change the path under /Tools /Options /OpenOffice.org : Paths and restart OpenOffice including the Quickstarter).

Re: How-To change 'Save/Save as' default Folder to Another??

PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 12:21 am
by crusader
Tools -> Options -> LO/OO -> Paths -> highlight My Documents and click on Edit...

Re: How do I change the default Save/Save As folder?

PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2016 11:46 am
by Evans
I have set the default folder. But when I want to save another document, the shown 'default is the directory the last file was saved to, not the 'directory I have set with Options. Does anyone know how to set this as it is supposed to be: show the set default folder every time?

Re: How do I change the default Save/Save As folder?

PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2016 1:27 am
by openjay1
From within OpenOffice Writer
1) go to Tools > Options.
2) Expand the OpenOffice section and highlight "Paths"
3) On the right side (where it says, "Paths used by OpenOffice"), highlight My Documents and click Edit (or just double-click My Documents).
4) The Select Path window opens where you can tell OpenOffice where to put your saved docs (or spreadsheets, etc.)
5) Click OK, OK, and you're good to go!

Re: How do I change the default Save/Save As folder?

PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:59 am
by Evans
Thanks for the effort. That's what I have tried before, and it still does not work.

Re: How do I change the default Save/Save As folder?

PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2016 10:39 am
by Zizi64
Try to check-in the option
Tools - Open/LibreOffice - General - Use Open/LibreOffice dialogue boxes

(...instead of the Windows related dialogue boxes.)

And fill-in the User data in Tools - Open/LibreOffice - User data


If it still not work, then you can try to reset (rename or delete) the User profile.
https://forum.openoffice.org/en/forum/v ... 74&t=12426