Brian, thank you, that worked, and I doubt I would have thought of it
any time soon. But I have gone over the Impress Guide and I don't see
this in there. I am using the IG4.2, which I believe is the latest,
and the section for Working with Templates begins on Page 47, and I
just cannot find your solution in there anywhere. Are you using a
different version of the Impress Guide, perhaps?
On Mon, Dec 22, 2014 at 7:29 PM, Brian Barker <email@example.com> wrote:
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
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 Documents page.
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
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
6) Select the Presentations tab to open the dialog page for presentations
7) Double-click the MediaWiki folder to open it.
8) Select the template you have just added and the file handling controls
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
10) Close the Template Manager dialog.
I trust this helps.
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