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DUH! It is right out of the rebranded OOoAuthors Chapter 10, Working with Templates, now available at a LO docs outlet near you... Surely you must have seen it.

Check out the reversion to the factory default template in LO and see what you come up with for version 3.4.3.


On 10/24/2011 1:26 PM, Tom Davies wrote:
Hi :)
Ahh, i dunno.  I didn't know there was a command (other than my sledge-hammer approach).
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, 18:20
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 profile.
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
Regards from
Tom :)

--- On Mon, 24/10/11, Gary Schnabl<>
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
that the former version 3.3.x command no longer
(according to my way of thinking...) for reverting
to the
factory-default template--the LO analog of the
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 "...
...".  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
an entirely new profile
which sets LibreOffice "back to factory
defaults".  You can then choose to
copy&paste some stuff back in from your
profile to regain parts or
all of what you lost by doing so.

Regards from
Tom :)

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