On 11/08/2014 01:21 PM, Virgil Arrington wrote:
There is an extension you can install for LibreOffice that will
permit you change the template of a document. Could you create the
template you want that has the newer outlining method and then assign
this new template as the template for an older file. Would this change
the outlining method in the older file. I have not tried it yet myself.
It might work.
On 11/08/2014 11:12 AM, email@example.com wrote:
Are all the documents (old and new) in ODF Text (.odt) format? Or are
the older ones in Word (.doc) or OpenOffice 1.0 (.sxw) format? I'm
wondering if the options shown depend on the format of the document.
Both are (and were originally created as) .ODT files. The old one was
originally created on OpenOffice.org (I think 3.2) about 7 years ago.
Perhaps try opening one of the older documents and use File > Save
As... to give it a new name, ensuring ODF Text Document is selected
for the file type. Then close, and open the newly saved document.
Does it now have the new options?
No change in the old file.
By looking at the contextual help, it's apparent that there are
different options available based on the original file. .DOC files and
newer .ODT files seem to get the new option ("numbering followed by")
while older .ODT files have the older options ("width of numbering").
But, once a file gets saved with a given outlining method, it seems to
to keep that method forever. The only way it seems to change it is to
insert the file into a empty document based on a template having the
May be worth trying even if the original document is ODF, since it
might be an older version of ODF. I'm not sure though whether using
save as would save the new file in the same ODF version as the
original or whether the new version would be converted to ODF 1.2.
If there's nothing confidential in them, are you able to post
examples of an older and a newer document, showing each set of
options? I'm not likely to have much time to look into them myself
for a few weeks, but perhaps others might spot some difference.
I'll try to put something together to post to demonstrate the issues.
btw, does this list accept screen shots in emails? If so, I can just
send an email showing the different dialog boxes.
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