[Solved] Retain default template setting upon quitting OOo

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[Solved] Retain default template setting upon quitting OOo

Postby jwhendy » Fri Jul 25, 2008 6:19 am

Hi,


I'm using OOo 3.0 Beta on a MacBook.

I followed some instructions for creating a template and then making it the default. The problem is that when I quit OOo and reopen it at a later time, the old "default" is still used for new Writer documents (Times New Roman, size 12, etc.). My template includes a custom outline style and Book Antiqua as the font. When I go into "File->Templates->Organize", right click my template, then choose "Set as default template", and then open up a new Writer document, my new and custom template is used for any subsequent document.

When I quit and open OOo again to whip up an outline... back to default. How can I get OOo to "really" set this as the default, not just for the current "session" as it seems to be doing?


Thanks,
John
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Re: Retain default template setting upon quitting OOo

Postby Hagar Delest » Fri Jul 25, 2008 11:11 pm

Strange, it works fine with my xubuntu box and Beta 2.

You can try to rename your OOo user profile (see the Tools>Options>OOo>Paths dialog) to see if there is any difference with a new profile.
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Re: Retain default template setting upon quitting OOo

Postby jrkrideau » Sat Jul 26, 2008 3:48 pm

jwhendy wrote:Hi,
When I go into "File->Templates->Organize", right click my template, then choose "Set as default template", and then open up a new Writer document, my new and custom template is used for any subsequent document.


Left-click? At least that's the way in XP
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Re: Retain default template setting upon quitting OOo

Postby Mojo » Mon Sep 22, 2008 5:46 pm

Having the very same problem with RC1 and RC2 on OS X. This was NOT a problem with the last beta. What went wrong, I wonder? Anyone have any ideas?
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Re: Retain default template setting upon quitting OOo

Postby acknak » Mon Sep 22, 2008 7:01 pm

Works for me using rc2 on Linux.

I modified the "Default" style to use a different font, then File > Templates > Save as "My Templates" / "Test 3rc2", closed the file, then File > Templates > Organize: "My Templates" / "Test 3rc2" Command > Set as default.

File > New > Text Document now starts off with my selected font.
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Re: Retain default template setting upon quitting OOo

Postby falconer » Sat Sep 27, 2008 12:36 pm

I can confirm this is NOT working properly in 3.0 RC2 on Mac OS X Leopard.

Same exact problem as the original poster.

That makes 3 of us; how do we pass this on to the team to fix it?
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Re: Retain default template setting upon quitting OOo

Postby Hagar Delest » Sat Sep 27, 2008 3:23 pm

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Re: Retain default template setting upon quitting OOo

Postby acknak » Sat Sep 27, 2008 4:35 pm

I don't see anything about this in the issue tracker. Please report the problem ASAP so it doesn't get shipped with OOo3.

Please leave a link here to your report.

If you need help reporting it, just ask.
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Re: Retain default template setting upon quitting OOo

Postby falconer » Sun Sep 28, 2008 12:34 am

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Re: Retain default template setting upon quitting OOo

Postby acknak » Sun Sep 28, 2008 4:08 am

Excellent. Thanks!
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Re: [Issue] Retain default template setting upon quitting OOo

Postby falconer » Tue Oct 07, 2008 4:23 am

Unfortunately it's still "unconfirmed." I hope somebody at least looks at it before 3.0 is sent out the door.
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Re: [Issue] Retain default template setting upon quitting OOo

Postby Mojo » Sat Oct 11, 2008 10:46 pm

Well... RC4 is out and the problem persists. Discouraging.
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Re: [Issue] Retain default template setting upon quitting OOo

Postby falconer » Tue Oct 14, 2008 8:12 am

3.0.0 is out now, and nobody paid any attention to the issue. Still the same as before. Lame!
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Re: [Issue] Retain default template setting upon quitting OOo

Postby Mojo » Tue Oct 14, 2008 2:07 pm

Lame, indeed. Guess it's back to NeoOffice for the time being. It would be nice to be able to take advantage of OOo 3's other improvements/additions, but the template problem is a deal-breaker for me.
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Re: [Issue] Retain default template setting upon quitting OOo

Postby Hagar Delest » Tue Oct 14, 2008 2:21 pm

Mojo wrote:Lame, indeed.

If you want to speed up that issue, you have to vote (up to 2 votes per issue). Note that the issue will be automatically confirmed when a votes threshold (rather low) is reached IIRC.
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Re: [Issue] Retain default template setting upon quitting OOo

Postby TheGurkha » Tue Oct 14, 2008 5:30 pm

falconer wrote:3.0.0 is out now, and nobody paid any attention to the issue. Still the same as before. Lame!


It doesn't necessarily mean no attention was paid, it probably means they didn't have time to fix it, and their priorities were different to our expectations.
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Re: [Issue] Retain default template setting upon quitting OOo

Postby Florian » Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:16 pm

Hi,

for me it seems that the issue is still open. I stumbled over this right now in OpenOffice.org 3.1.1 but did never try with an earlier version.

Is this also still an issue for the other Mac users here?

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Re: [Issue] Retain default template setting upon quitting OOo

Postby acknak » Thu Jan 21, 2010 8:48 pm

The issue linked above was found to be a duplicate of this issue: http://qa.openoffice.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=95088

Which is listed as fixed in OOo 3.0.1.

If you're still seeing the problem, maybe you could add a comment there describing what OOo version and OS you're using, and what you're seeing that makes you say the problem is not fixed.

You'll have to register there to add a comment; the registrations are all separate.
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Re: [Solved] Retain default template setting upon quitting OOo

Postby Florian » Fri Jan 22, 2010 12:22 pm

Thank you for replying.
95088 and 94390 actually describe the same problem that I am seeing in my installation. So I conclude that the issue is not fixed.

Thanks for your hint at adding a comment to the QA issue tracker, I'll do that soon.

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Re: [Solved] Retain default template setting upon quitting OOo

Postby BuelentR » Thu Feb 11, 2010 5:18 pm

I also have the problem in the German (AT) version - no answers to my problems in the German Fora... is there any hope for an update (since the problem is virulent for more than a year as I see?? it is annoying...
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Re: [Solved] Retain default template setting upon quitting O

Postby KrizZ » Sun Dec 05, 2010 6:38 pm

Please change the status of this issue because it is not solved.

I run OOo 3.2.1 on Mac OSX 10.6.5 and it is not retaining the new default template I have set.
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