At 16:26 22/12/2014 -0500, Kevin O'Brien wrote:
From what I read in the documentation I should be able to create a
Template, save it as a Template, and then it should appear in
Available for Use on the right. When I do that it isn't working, so
either I am doing it wrong or the documentation is missing something.
What I am seeing is that when I am in Impress and go to Save as
Templates-->Save As Template, the window that opens only has one
tab, Documents, and not the four tabs I am used to seeing
(Documents, Spreadsheets, Presentations, Drawings). If I go to
File-->New-->Templates in Impress I see all four tabs, but Templates
I saved in the Documents tab do not appear.
So, am I reading the documentation wrong? Or is something wrong
here? This is LO 4.3 on Windows 7. I'll see what I get when I do it
on a Linux box.
Chapter 2 of the Impress Guide say that you won't see the relevant
template folder if it is empty. Catch-22, eh?!
Here's what it suggests you do:
Saving templates to a hidden folder
This procedure is for a LibreOffice installation that has yet to have
any user created or imported templates for use in Impress. Any empty
template folders are hidden in the Template Manager and a work-around
is necessary to save the first template into the My Templates folder.
1) Go to File > Save As Template on the main menu bar to open the
Template Manager dialog. By default the Template Manager opens at the
2) Double click on the MediaWiki folder to select it and activate the
Save icon, then click the Save icon.
3) Specify the template name in the pop-up dialog and click Accept.
The template is saved into the MediaWiki folder. This appears in the
MediaWiki folder on the dialog page of the file type being saved,
which is Presentations.
4) Close the Template Manager dialog.
5) Go to File > New > Templates on the main menu bar to open the
Template Manager dialog again.
Note: Closing and opening the Template Manager is necessary so that
the following steps can be carried out to move your template into the
My Templates folder.
6) Select the Presentations tab to open the dialog page for
presentations (Figure 32).
7) Double-click the MediaWiki folder to open it.
8) Select the template you have just added and the file handling
controls are displayed.
9) Click the Move to folder icon and select My Templates from the
drop list that appears. Your template will be moved from the
MediaWiki folder to the My Templates
10) Close the Template Manager dialog.
I trust this helps.
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Re: [libreoffice-users] Saving Impress Templates · Regina Henschel
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