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Thank you for your attention.

Let me tell my opinion. User generate temporary document from CRM in odt
format, i.e. he already save file. But we need store some files in MS
format. I understand, that is not best way use in LibreOffice MS format for
documents, but we should swap documents with other clients who need only MS
format. In this moment, very useful if I do "Save As" with default format
document. Because users often do not pay attention to what format the
document is saved.

Thank for your fast response and LibreOffice.

Good luck, Dean.
Всего доброго

-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Barker [] 
Sent: Monday, March 02, 2015 10:49 PM
Cc: Denis Noname
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: libreOffice 4.4. Format file when make
Save As

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 

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

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

Brian Barker  

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