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Le 16/03/2011 15:21, Kent a écrit :

This may be a bit off topic here, but does anyone know of a way to set the
default "save as" format for all users of a pc?  I know how to do it
individually, on a per user basis, but I can't get it to work for all users.

You didn't specify the operating system. I'm assuming here it's Windows XP+.

You may use the Windows ActiveSetup functionality to achieve what you're looking for.
(and plenty other internet sources)

At a quick glance:

1. Create a LibO template user, with all the settings according to your requirements/needs.

2. Save its ApplicationData libreOffice user subtree to some dedicated directory on the hard drive. This subtree has all the parameters you've defined in step 1. Duplicating them to any user's Application data directory will ensure a consistent install.

3. Set an ActiveSetup install (ie, a command-line script) that will copy the template subtree in place of any user when (s)he first opens his/her next session. Mind the trap: when designing the user install (a xcopy of some sort will do), be sure to always specify absolute directory names; IOW, no relative paths since the AS mechanism is working system-wide!

And you're done :)
Indeed, it's way easier to set than to explain.

I'm using this very same scheme for OOo user session setups without any glitch.

Jean-Francois Nifenecker, Bordeaux

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