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I am confused. when I use Tools -> Customize, the Customize dialog opens. I don't see where I can select /New Document from Template/ nor /Template Manager/. What do see at the top is four tabs with /Menus/ selected with /File/ menu as the default for the dropdown list. Perhaps you could give me better directions? However, if I click the /Toolbars/ tab with the Customize dialog open, I see the Toolbar page. /Standard/ is the default value for the dropdown menu of toolbars. There I see /New Documents from Template/. If it is not checked, I can check it. This places its icon in the Standard toolbar directly below the Menu tool bar approximately below /Edit/. Now when I want to use one of my templates, I click the icon, the Template Manager opens. I then click /My Templates/ and select the template I want to use.
     I describe what I have done as:
Tools -> Customize -> Toolbars. Check /New Documents from Template/ if it is not checked. Click OK to close the dialog. Now the Standard toolbar has the /New Documents from Template/ icon. Any time you have Writer open, you click this icon to open the Templates Manager. From here you can select the template you want to use.


On 02/19/2013 03:35 PM, Karen DInse wrote:
We found a 'work around'.  If we open the template directly from where it is
stored on the network, the input fields stop and ask the user for the
appropriate data.  However, this is a step backwards, and is extremely slow.
In LO 3.5.5 we were able to create a menu item that would open the templates
correctly (Tools, Customize, New Document from Template).  When we do that
in LO 4.0. the template will open, but won't prompt for input.  If we change
the way the menu opens the template (Tools, Customize, Open, Template
Manager), the template will open correctly.  The catch is, if the user then
opens a regular document, then tries to open another template, the default
directory goes to the last place that the file was opened from.  The users'
files are stored on a different server than the LO application files.  Any
ideas how we can get around this?  Hopefully speed up the opening of LO 4 in
a Windows network environment?

Tom wrote
Hi :)
Have you had any luck with this?  Sorry you haven't had any answers so far
but hopefully someone here might be able to figure it out.
Apols and regards from
Tom :)
From: Karen DInse <>z To: users@.libreoffice
Sent: Friday, 15 February 2013, 17:40
Subject: [libreoffice-users] Moving Templates from 3.5.5 to 4.0

Windows XP, SP3

I created numerous templates in LO 3.5.5.  I created the letter/template and inserted input fields 
that would stop and ask the user to input the
appropriate data.  Worked real well in LO 3.5.5.

We are hoping to upgrade to version, but when we try to copy or
import the templates, they don't stop at the input fields to prompt the user to input the data.

We have tried to retype the letters/templates, inserting input fields, to no avail. Is there a way 
to get the template to stop and prompt the user for
each input box?

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