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At 07:49 02/03/2015 -0700, V Stuart Foote wrote:
At 20:59 02/03/2015 +0700, Denis Noname wrote:
Please, consider set the default file format when I do Save As. See screenshots.

1. I set default file format as MS Office .doc or .xls
2. make Save As
3. LibreOffice set .odt file format

It would be very convenient Save As file format coincides with the default.

No, the dialog is in Tools -> Options -> Load/Save -> General: Default File Formats and ODF settings

There the default for all modules can only be set to one single type-- Text, HTML, Master, Spreadsheet, Presentation, Drawing, Formula. And with that set, the document will Save or Save-As the format selected for that single type.

However, documents of type other than the selected will remain with LibreOffice Default ODF formats.

It works correctly in 4.4.1 and current master.

I think I can see what the original questioner is asking. The relevant settings (at Tools | Options... | Load/Save | General | Default file format and ODF settings | Always save as) are of course respected when saving a file for the first time. Although this is necessarily in effect a Save As..., users will generally use Save and think of this as a Save operation, not a Save As... .

The situation in which they expect to use Save As... is when saving a new copy of an existing file, quite possibly with the precise purpose of selecting a different file format. Here the default format in the Save As dialogue appears to be the existing file format, not that set in Options. The questioner wants the Options selection to be the default here too. Perhaps he receives .odt and .ods files from others and uses Save As... to save copies in .doc and .xls formats.

I make no comment on the desirability of any change. But I do suggest that using Microsoft Office file formats as standard is not the best way to use LibreOffice. If you keep ODF as the default and save copies in foreign formats only when necessary, you preserve more of LibreOffice's functionality.

Brian Barker

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