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My question was intended to ascertain if the version 3.3 command to restore the factory default template is still available. I did not notice its availability (no such version 3.3.x command in the UI __in my version 3.4.x). So, what is the version 3.4.x manner for doing that?


On 10/24/2011 12:53 PM, Tom Davies wrote:
Hi :)
It's just that renaming the old one or deleting it forces LO to create new fresh folders and files. 
 Renaming the entire profile is a bit of a sledge-hammer approach, roughly equivalent to what most 
people expect from a re-install of the program, but it also works for sub-folders within the 

It's worth trying out the renaming and keep the lower-level folder open so that you can see the new 
"3" folder being created just by opening LO.

Often when people have problems with LO they can pin-point it to a specific file or sub-sub-folder 
within the user-profile and then simply revert to the factory default for that.

It works the same way in most other OpenSource programs.
Regards from
Tom :)

--- On Mon, 24/10/11, Gary Schnabl<>  wrote:

From: Gary Schnabl<>
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-documentation] Re: Ping Gary S: Your edited copy of 0210WG34
Date: Monday, 24 October, 2011, 17:17
Would I be correct in assuming that
the factory-default template is actually now embedded within
the software--sans any file--for version 3.4.x? I noticed
that the former version 3.3.x command no longer exists
(according to my way of thinking...) for reverting to the
factory-default template--the LO analog of the normal.docm
file in MS Word 2007 or later, which is now built into LO,


On 10/24/2011 9:50 AM, Tom wrote:
Hi :)
You can get rid of all extensions, settings,
configurations, galleries,
templates and all by just re-naming your
user-profile.  In LobreOffice look

Tools - Options - LibreOffice/General - Paths

and look for the folders "... libreoffice/3/user
...".  If you rename the
"3" to todays date in reverse date order (eg for me,
today it would be
"2011-10-24") then it's easier to keep track of which
profile back-up is the
most recent.  LibreOffice is forced to generate
an entirely new profile
which sets LibreOffice "back to factory
defaults".  You can then choose to
copy&paste some stuff back in from your previous
profile to regain parts or
all of what you lost by doing so.

Regards from
Tom :)

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