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All my settings got reset

Postby Marscaleb » Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:55 am

Somehow, it seems that all of my settings got wiped. I suspect this happened after my computer crashed the other day.
I opened up OpenOffice Writer, and the first thing it did was prompt me to enter a name to register the program under.

I suspect there is no easy way to revert to all the settings I have made; if they're gone I suspect they're just gone. (But if there is something worth trying, please let me know.) So what I'm really asking for is some help to find out how to change a few settings that are really annoying me, and I can't seem to find where to change them.

First of all, the program is trying to do some sort of auto-complete. There are certain words I start typing and the whole word will appear behind my cursor, highlighted. This is very distracting, especially since these suggestions pop up when I'm tying completely different words. I'd like to turn it off, but also, some of the words that it is suggesting have me really bothered to think that this program is remembering what certain words I might type more frequently than others. I don't want the program to be tracking what words I type the most.

The second thing that's really bugging me is that it is trying to save my documents as a different file type than I usually use. How do I change the default filetype?
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Re: All my settings got reset

Postby robleyd » Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:37 am

In general those settings are stored in your user profile; it seems your profile may have been corrupted in the crash as AOO asked you to enter your name on startup. This is s symptom of a damaged, or non-existent, user profile.

For auto functions, see [Tutorial] Automatic functions in Writer - enable / disable

For saving in a different format, or file type, use Save As and use the dropdown list for Filetype in the Save As dialog to select the file type required - see screen capture below.

WARNING. Saving in a format other than the native Open Document Format may lead to formatting issues and other problems. See [Tutorial] Differences between Writer and MS Word files for reasons not to use foreign formats.
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Re: All my settings got reset

Postby Zizi64 » Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:08 am

Your signature is:
Open Office 3.3.0 on Windows XP

I suppose it that was happened not with the OOo 3.3.0 version and not on Windows XP.
Please update your signature in this forum.
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Re: All my settings got reset

Postby Marscaleb » Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:24 pm

robleyd wrote:For saving in a different format, or file type, use Save As and use the dropdown list for Filetype in the Save As dialog to select the file type required - see screen capture below.


I don't mean just to save in another format, I mean to have another format as the DEFAULT option. When I go to save a file, I want it to always save as particular file type, and I don't want to pick it out of a list, I want it to be the default option.

Zizi64 wrote:Your signature is:
Open Office 3.3.0 on Windows XP

I suppose it that was happened not with the OOo 3.3.0 version and not on Windows XP.
Please update your signature in this forum.


I had no idea that was even a thing here. Okay, I can change it.
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Re: All my settings got reset

Postby RoryOF » Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:34 pm

Settings in /Tools /Options /Load-Save : General tab,; set these on an OO application by application basis under Document type, and adjust other settings on that Window as you require.
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