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Save as -- incorrect path

Postby Hargrim » Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:14 am

When I press Save As the dialog window is opened with path of folder of previous file, but not current opened file. Is it a bug?
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Re: Save as -- incorrect path

Postby Zizi64 » Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:09 am

What file type has the document?

Is it an ODF Templete (.ott), or a Document (.odt)? The writer will not remember the URL (path) of the Templates. It is not a bug, but it is a normal behavior.

Or is your file a foreign format document (.doc, .docx, .rtf, txt)?

Have you filled-in the user's data in Tools - Options - Open/LibreOffice - User Data. Some functions will not work properly without filling-in those data fields.



And finally: Which File Dialog are you using? The File Dialog of the System, or the File Dialog of the Open/LibreOffice?
There are differences of the behavior of the different file dialogs.

For the newer LibreOffice versions:
Tools - Options - Advanced - Open Expert Configurarion - Search for text "UseSystemDialogs" - change the value to false.

Fort the older (4.x.x and older) LO versions and for the AOO:
Tools - Options - General - Use Open/LibreOffice dialogs (check-in it).
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Re: Save as -- incorrect path

Postby Hargrim » Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:40 am

What I did:

1. open file partition:\Folder1\Folder2\File.doc
2. save it as partition:\Folder1\Folder2\File.odt
3. open file partition:\Folder1\OtherFile.doc
4. press "Save As" and dialog window offers me partition:\Folder1\Folder2\ (the path to the previous folder).
It isn't a normal behavior. The normal behavior is path to the folder of the opened file: partition:\Folder1\
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Re: Save as -- incorrect path

Postby John_Ha » Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:19 am

If you create a new file, File > Save As ..., opens at the last location to which a file was saved.

If you open an existing file, File > Save As ..., opens at the location of that file.
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See the Writer Manual, the Writer FAQ, the Writer Tutorials and the Writer guide.

Remember: Always save your Writer files as .odt files. - see here for the many reasons why.
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Re: Save as -- incorrect path

Postby Zizi64 » Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:04 am

1. open file partition:\Folder1\Folder2\File.doc
2. save it as partition:\Folder1\Folder2\File.odt
3. open file partition:\Folder1\OtherFile.doc

OK, the documents are .odt and .doc type.

But what about my other questions?
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Re: Save as -- incorrect path

Postby Hargrim » Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:33 pm

Zizi64 wrote:But what about my other questions?

I didn't change anything, so all settings have default values.
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Re: Save as -- incorrect path

Postby Zizi64 » Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:23 pm

I didn't change anything, so all settings have default values.


Try to:
1.: Fill-in the User Data
2.: Use the file dialog box of the office suite, instead of the dialog of the op. sys.
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Re: Save as -- incorrect path

Postby MrProgrammer » Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:47 am

Hargrim wrote:When I press Save As the dialog window is opened with path of folder of previous file, but not current opened file.
On MacOS, when opening a document (as opposed to a template), I cannot reproduce the situation which you report. My Save As dialog opens to the directory of the current file, whether I use the OpenOffice dialog or the MacOS dialog. It's possible that the behavior depends on operating system settings.

Hargrim wrote:Is it a bug?
You can review the bug reports.
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