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On 02/03/2016 05:53 PM, Dave Barton [via Document Foundation Mail 
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From: Jwkokc
Date: Wed, 3 Feb 2016 15:35:25 -0700 (MST)

 > After installation of version 5.03, I found that the 'AltSearch"
 > that I had installed for version 4.x is apparently incompatible with the
 > newer version, but I have not yet located any instructions for
removing such
 > an extension. Now, each time I save a document while exiting from
Writer, I
 > get an error message that files are damaged and will be reconstructed
 > time I open them.
 > No damage is evident, and no files are listed in the message. I
renamed my
 > user profile as per the on-line instructions, and the message went
away, so
 > I presume it's connected somehow to the presence of the incompatible
 > extension. However I have customized my system to such an extent that
I need
 > to return to the original user profile to be able to work comfortably.
 > Is there a process for removing such material, or must I bite the
 > blow away my entire installation (which is on Xubuntu 14.04.3) and
 > version 5 anew from the PPA?


I am not an Xubuntu user, but I am using the vanilla LO x64
on PCLinux and Windows 7 with the AltSearch extension version 1.4.1
which is working perfectly for me. I did experience a problem with macro
errors (no crashes) in a previous LO version (4.?), but this was
resolved by removing and reinstalling the extension.

Where did you hear that the extension was incompatible with the 5.x
versions of LO?


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That was my conclusion when it totally quit working after I installed 
the version 5 files. Its dropdown lists no longer drop down, nor does 
keyboard entry to it produce any detectable action.

When I renamed the user profile folder, forcing Writer to create a new 
replacement profile that did not include the extension, the error 
message vanished, which I took as confirmation that the extension was 

However I do have several user-defined macros, and it's remotely 
possible that one of them might be disabling the extension in such a way 
as to prevent it from functioning although I had no such problems with 
version 4. All help files and online documentation seem not yet to cover 
version 5 so it's difficult to tell.

Also, I'm quite new to LO, having used Abiword previously but having 
finally become fed up with its incompatibilities both with some MS 
formats and with the XFCE window manager.

I'm still in need of instructions for removing extensions, other than 
"nuke and re-pave," and also would like to know how I can, for instance, 
set an option either in a template or in the full Writer program, to 
always default autotext to "apply when typing" while still allowing me 
to turn it off as desired.

Thanks for the information!

Jim Kyle

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