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    Default Libre Office Templates

    Hi, I have just lost my beloved Lotus WordPro on OS/2 machine and am having to learn how to use Libre Office.

    I am using LibreOffice 3.5:build-413 Build ID: 350m1(Build:413) on Linux 3.4.47-2.38-desktop x86_64 with system: openSUSE 12.2 (x86_64) and KDE: 4.8.5 (4.8.5) "release 2."

    I want to try one of the letter templates of which, using Dolphin, I can see there are many sitting in /usr/share/templates/libreoffice/en-US/personal. My problem is when I try and select a template using File>New>Templates and Documents I can see the directory en-US but nothing inside it.

    When I tried to save a downloaded template I couldn't save the file in the relevant directory. This might have been a permissions issue but surely I should have access to the templates that came with the installation.

    Grateful for some help here to get me started.

    Budgie2

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    Default Re: Libre Office Templates

    Budgie2 wrote:
    >
    > Hi, I have just lost my beloved Lotus WordPro on OS/2 machine and am
    > having to learn how to use Libre Office.
    >
    > I am using LibreOffice 3.5:build-413 Build ID: 350m1(Build:413) on
    > Linux 3.4.47-2.38-desktop x86_64 with system: openSUSE 12.2 (x86_64)
    > and KDE: 4.8.5 (4.8.5) "release 2."
    >
    > I want to try one of the letter templates of which, using Dolphin, I
    > can see there are many sitting in
    > /usr/share/templates/libreoffice/en-US/personal. My problem is when I
    > try and select a template using File>New>Templates and Documents I can
    > see the directory en-US but nothing inside it.
    >
    > When I tried to save a downloaded template I couldn't save the file in
    > the relevant directory. This might have been a permissions issue but
    > surely I should have access to the templates that came with the
    > installation.
    >
    > Grateful for some help here to get me started.
    >
    > Budgie2
    >
    >

    Open Libreoffice writer ==> File ==>New ==>Templates and choose your
    relevant template

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    Default Re: Libre Office Templates

    I am on 12.2 here, thus it may acct different. But ....

    I wonder why you use File>New>Templates and Documents, where you want to use an existing template. When I use File>Open and then go to /usr/share/templates/libreoffice/Personal, I see a bunch of *.ott and some *.otg files there.

    As you already assumed, a user can of course not store anything there.

    Contemplating further on thsi, it is of course very strange that an end-user should know this path to the templates. What I normaly do is starting LibreOffice from Kmenu and not LibreOffice Writer. You then can click Templates. In the next window, I see en-US there and also a My templates where I find my own templates. IMHO this prevents you from using any path as it should be.
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: Libre Office Templates

    Quote Originally Posted by hcvv View Post
    I am on 12.2 here, thus it may acct different. But ....

    I wonder why you use File>New>Templates and Documents,

    Because that is what the Help instructions tell me to do! [snip]

    When I use File>Open and then go to /usr/share/templates/libreoffice/Personal, I see a bunch of *.ott and some *.otg files there.

    As you already assumed, a user can of course not store anything there.

    And why not if I have downloaded a template from LibreOffice web site?

    Contemplating further on thsi, it is of course very strange that an end-user should know this path to the templates.

    This information is made available using Tools>Options>Paths, again as advised in Help.

    What I normaly do is starting LibreOffice from Kmenu and not LibreOffice Writer.

    I have tried both. Same problem.

    You then can click Templates. In the next window, I see en-US there and also a My templates where I find my own templates. IMHO this prevents you from using any path as it should be.
    I too can see en-US and My Templates folder and templates I have created are in My Templates and label templates etc are available but the many Letter templates already supplied are not visible or available and I wonder why not.

    Perhaps somebody else knows.

    Many thanks for the reply.
    Budgie2

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    Default Re: Libre Office Templates

    Quote Originally Posted by vazhavandan View Post
    Budgie2 wrote:
    >
    > Hi, I have just lost my beloved Lotus WordPro on OS/2 machine and am
    > having to learn how to use Libre Office.
    >
    > I am using LibreOffice 3.5:build-413 Build ID: 350m1(Build:413) on
    > Linux 3.4.47-2.38-desktop x86_64 with system: openSUSE 12.2 (x86_64)
    > and KDE: 4.8.5 (4.8.5) "release 2."
    >
    > I want to try one of the letter templates of which, using Dolphin, I
    > can see there are many sitting in
    > /usr/share/templates/libreoffice/en-US/personal. My problem is when I
    > try and select a template using File>New>Templates and Documents I can
    > see the directory en-US but nothing inside it.
    >
    > When I tried to save a downloaded template I couldn't save the file in
    > the relevant directory. This might have been a permissions issue but
    > surely I should have access to the templates that came with the
    > installation.
    >
    > Grateful for some help here to get me started.
    >
    > Budgie2
    >
    >

    Open Libreoffice writer ==> File ==>New ==>Templates and choose your
    relevant template

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    Kernel Linux 3.7.10-1.16-desktop
    Hi and thanks. This is what I have tried as I set out above. My point is that in the same was as there are many label templates (eg for Avery Labels) there are many standard letter templates but these I cannot access.

    Perhaps you know how?

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    Default Re: Libre Office Templates

    Budgie2 wrote:
    >
    > vazhavandan;2575408 Wrote:
    >> Budgie2 wrote:
    >>>
    >>> Hi, I have just lost my beloved Lotus WordPro on OS/2 machine and am
    >>> having to learn how to use Libre Office.
    >>>
    >>> I am using LibreOffice 3.5:build-413 Build ID: 350m1(Build:413) on
    >>> Linux 3.4.47-2.38-desktop x86_64 with system: openSUSE 12.2 (x86_64)
    >>> and KDE: 4.8.5 (4.8.5) "release 2."
    >>>
    >>> I want to try one of the letter templates of which, using Dolphin, I
    >>> can see there are many sitting in
    >>> /usr/share/templates/libreoffice/en-US/personal. My problem is when

    >> I
    >>> try and select a template using File>New>Templates and Documents I

    >> can
    >>> see the directory en-US but nothing inside it.
    >>>
    >>> When I tried to save a downloaded template I couldn't save the file

    >> in
    >>> the relevant directory. This might have been a permissions issue but
    >>> surely I should have access to the templates that came with the
    >>> installation.
    >>>
    >>> Grateful for some help here to get me started.
    >>>
    >>> Budgie2
    >>>
    >>>

    >> Open Libreoffice writer ==> File ==>New ==>Templates and choose your
    >> relevant template
    >>
    >> --
    >> GNOME 3.6.2
    >> openSUSE Release 12.3 (Dartmouth) 64-bit
    >> Kernel Linux 3.7.10-1.16-desktop

    >
    > Hi and thanks. This is what I have tried as I set out above. My point
    > is that in the same was as there are many label templates (eg for Avery
    > Labels) there are many standard letter templates but these I cannot
    > access.
    >
    > Perhaps you know how?
    >
    >

    I would like to share some screenshots but I am using LO 4.X which might
    have different user interface compared to 3.X series which you seem to
    be using

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    Default Re: Libre Office Templates

    I just had a look at my setup (4.0) and realised that I too could not access these templates; the answer was to go to Tools>Options>Paths, delete all the existing system paths (leaving the /home path) and Add:
    Code:
    /usr/share/templates/libreoffice/common/
    /usr/share/templates/libreoffice/en-US/
    After restarting LibreOffice, I find there are no templates in the en-US folder; instead the en-US templates are all spread around the other folders - this appears to be a bug in the user interface.

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    Default Re: Libre Office Templates

    Quote Originally Posted by john_hudson View Post
    I just had a look at my setup (4.0) and realised that I too could not access these templates; the answer was to go to Tools>Options>Paths, delete all the existing system paths (leaving the /home path) and Add:
    Code:
    /usr/share/templates/libreoffice/common/
    /usr/share/templates/libreoffice/en-US/
    After restarting LibreOffice, I find there are no templates in the en-US folder; instead the en-US templates are all spread around the other folders - this appears to be a bug in the user interface.
    Hi John,
    Ok will give it a try but I have meanwhile discovered a template "wizard" which seems to offer some of the unavailable templates as options. If I wanted wizards and MS Word look alike I would have installed Windoze and Office!!!
    All this is making me even more determined to restore my old machine and Wordpro.
    Thanks again,
    Budgie2

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