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Hi :)
Glad you have found a solution that works for you.  It is very annoying in
the use-case you describe but that seldom seems to crop up.  I dunno why
though.  I guess it is a lot less annoying for those of us who mainly use
single-page documents such as short letters or posters or what-not.

Dave Barton's solution, as raised by Anne Ology, has worked for many people
using many versions in the past - ie to use;

Tools - Options - General - "User Data"
(or the Mac equivalent)

to add some data into the name field and others.  Note that you can use
completely fictitious names or random characters or whatnot.  Years ago we
had some discussion about whether just spaces could be used but that is
probably pushing it a bit far.

It is weird that it usually works and makes no sense whatsoever.  It's a
bit quirky but there we go.
Regards from
Tom :)

On 26 July 2015 at 23:36, <> wrote:


If you are not experiencing the problem then you are probably using an
older version of LO.  This bug has now been fixed in the latest update of
LO.  Early versions always opened at the point where the cursor was located
when the document was saved/closed.  That was lost somewhere in version
3.x.x.x but has now been fixed in version

I found it annoying because I am using LO to read fiction which is
downloaded from the internet to my computer. Reading a long novel (>500
pages) and losing your place when closing the book sucks. The work around
that I developed was to insert a string of "X" at the cursor point before
closing the novel. Then on reopening the book, having to do a search for
the string.  But if I forgot, it was back to the beginning and having to
search for where I was. Very frustrating, especially when compared to
reading on the Kiindle which keeps your place even you have gone on and
read 3 or 4 other things and then come back to the it.


 At 03:12 PM 7/24/2015, you wrote:

       I still don't understand that problem of opening at the beginning
only;           my documents always re-open at the spot where last saved.
From: Stephen Harding <> Date: Fri, Jul 24, 2015
at 10:25 AM Subject: RE: [libreoffice-users] Question about LO Writer and
"complex documents" To: Dan Lewis <>, I've had no problem using Writer to create
200+ page documents with over a hundred illustrations, annotated screen
shots and drawings,  imported from Microsoft's Visio or LO Draw (LO Draw
works best) and JPEG photos.  Also frequently use tables to show
information.  The documents have many, many cross references embedded in
them and four level table of contents at the beginning. My only gripe is
when you close a document and then reopen it, it opens at the beginning,
not the point where you were working on it. Best wishes, Stephen Harding
Freelance author Telephone desk 01256 781557 Telephone mobile 07969 469543 Skype Shirley_and_Stephen_Harding From: Dan Lewis
[] Sent: 24 July 2015 16:06 To: Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Question
about LO Writer and "complex documents" On 07/24/2015 09:31 AM, Tom
Williams wrote: > Greetings!  With all of the recent discussion about Linux
being a > viable alternative to Windows, in today's computing world, I've
read > many comments about whether or not LibreOffice is a good alternative
to MS > Office.  Some say yes, others say no.   One common comment made by
those > who say no is Writer isn't good for "complex documents".  For
"basic" > word processing, it's fine. > > Question:  in what ways does LO
Writer "fail" at editing or creating > "complex documents"? > > Does anyone
here have any experience with LO Writer and "complex > documents"?  If so,
what has your experience been (either good or bad)? > > I know I haven't
actually defined "complex documents" but I haven't > seen any definition of
that in any of the comments I've read either. > So, I'll leave the
definition up to whatever you would consider a > "complex document".  :) >
I've submitted on LO Writer bug where Writer didn't handle Word >
documents with pages with different page orientations well.  I was >
helping a friend with a term paper and most of the paper was in > portrait
orientation, but a few pages were in landscape.  LO Writer > treated the
entire document as either portrait or landscape but > couldn't handle the
mixture of both. I think that's been fixed, since I reported the bug. >
That's been about my only experience with a "complex document". > > Thanks!
Peace... > > "The other" Tom       Is the problem with Complex
documents really about the complexity, or is it about using LO and?Word on
a complex document?       I have been working with ODF Authors to create
documentation for and then LibreOffice. I consider these
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