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I save my setup file/folder [Ubuntu] and a list of the add ons that I normally use, in a folder to be used to setup any other LO install. I know that the Ubuntu setup files/folders do not work on a Windows system, but it is a good practice to have a backup of all of the profile/files/extensions you have if you need to "kill" a corrupt one. But with all of the extensions/templates/etc. file in one folder, then I can copy them onto a thumb drive with the Windows install files for LO and have everything needed to give any machine the same "stuff" as you use on your main system. I add to that all of the fonts I have installed in my ".fonts" folder as well so I will not be missing any needed fonts when editing documents on my laptops [XP and the Vista/Ubuntu dual booting laptops] that were created on my Ubuntu desktop.

I never like to edit a setup file directly instead of modifying the package through the options/preferences editing system within the package itself. One can get into a lot of trouble if they make a "stupid" error in their editing.

On 11/21/2012 08:48 AM, Tom Davies wrote:
Hi :)
Wow!  If there was some way of saving the User Profile of a perfect set-up and then uploading that 
to the Extensions website then it might help a lot of people get idealised set-ups quite quickly.  
There was something about using an xcu file so that all users of a Windows machine would start with 
the same basic set-up but despite people trying to help me with it i never got around to 
implementing it.
Regards from
Tom :)

From: VA <>
Sent: Wednesday, 21 November 2012, 13:12
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] [Ten questions]

These questions raise an interesting design decision made by LibO.

When it comes to Autocorrect, I've noticed that, by default, LibO enables all of the Autocorrect options. 
LibO naturally assumes that, if I type a "(c)", what I REALLY want is a copyright symbol. It seems 
to me that is the same faulty assumption that has made people so frustrated with MS Word; the software 
publisher decide what people want and sets the defaults accordingly.

Every time I load a fresh install of LibO, the first thing I have to do is go into Autocorrect and 
disable nearly all of the options. I think it would make more sense for the default install to have 
Autocorrect disabled and allow the user to enable it as desired.


-----Original Message----- From: Brian Barker
Sent: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 11:43 PM
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] [Ten questions]

At 15:11 20/11/2012 -0500, Charles Meyer wrote:
Right now, I'd appreciate it if anyone can please share how to do the following in Writer?

1. Suppress header on the first page of a text document
Use different page styles for the first and subsequent pages.  Set
the header only for the subsequent pages (or use an empty header on
the first page).  Either insert a manual page break after the first
page or set the subsequent page style as the "next style" for the
first page style.  The existing "First Page" and "Default" page
styles will do this for you automatically.

2. Keep a dotted line across a page without it automatically becoming a solid line
Either disable the facility at Tools | AutoCorrect Options... |
Options | Apply Border or - more easily - just use Edit | Undo (or
Ctrl+Z) immediately the unwanted correction occurs.

3. Change line spacing - context menu - where's that?
Paragraph... | Indents & Spacing | Line spacing or Edit Paragraph
Style... | Indents & Spacing | Line spacing, as appropriate.

4. Suppressing hyperlinks
Disable at Tools | AutoCorrect Options... | Options | URL Recognition
or use Edit | Undo (or Ctrl+Z) as above.  Or right-click | Remove Hyperlink.

5. Indents  - where and how to change
Paragraph... | Indents & Spacing | Indent or Edit Paragraph Style...
| Indents & Spacing | Indent.

6. Turn on/off Fast Save - so document doesn't leave personal info in a document
See Tools | Options... | Load/Save | General and File | Properties...
| General.

7. Turn on/off the Track Changes tool
Edit | Changes > | Record.

8. Strike-through a word or sentence - context menu again?
Character... | Font Effects | Strikethrough or Edit Paragraph
Style... | Font Effects | Strikethrough.

9. Eliminating hard returns
Depends on exactly what you want to do.  Use "$" in regular
expressions in Find & Replace.

10. Print file list of file names in a sub-directory
Ask your operating system.

11. (The question you didn't ask)  Where do I find the answers to
these questions?

Download the Writer Guide or study the embedded help system.  Or both.

I trust this helps.

Brian Barker

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