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It is an interesting discussion.
A while back auto-save was losing my images from the document, now that seems well and fixed. I have a UPS with 15 mins. or more reserve to give me plenty of time to save when the beeping starts, and LO seems so stable now, my multiple documents can sit open for a week or more and I cannot remember the last crash/hangup. I almost wonder if I can turn auto-save off.

On 18/02/18 07:29, Girvin Herr wrote:
My beef with autosave is that it seems to start saving just as I start typing and it does not save my keystrokes while it is saving and I don't notice it is saving. I end up after the autosave, having to evaluate what keystrokes worked and what didn't, and redoing the keystrokes that got ignored. I still find the autosave benefits outweigh these aggravations, though, so I have it enabled all the time.

Girvin Herr

On 02/17/2018 04:52 AM, Tom Davies wrote:
Hi :)
+1 to all points there!  I hadn't thought through my suggestions!

The autosave thing is something that annoys me more than it helps.  I don't like my machine putting me on hold when it suddenly decides it needs to do
something.  I tend to switch features like this off where I can and then
just try to make sure I do my own saving and backups on my schedule rather
than on the machine's.

Regards from
a Tom :)

On 17 Feb 2018 10:05, "Peter Hillier-Brook" <> wrote:

On 17/02/18 09:17, Tom Davies wrote:
Hi :)
I'm not sure how to open as read-only myself but i'd guess a right-click
either per file or on a group of selected files prolly has something.
Select "Open File" within Libre Office: in the dialogue box, in the
lower left hand corner is a clue and yes, it does function with multiple
selected files.

I think chmod might help change which user "owns" the files - or put them on a volume/drive/folder that is mounted read-only - but that all seems a
bit extreme.
It's more than a bit extreme, but changing the permissions on the
reference files would work, with possible side-effects. i.e. Libre
Office would probably try to auto-save and might regularly bleat about
its inability to do so.

You could change the time-delay or completely eliminate the auto-save
feature.  Such options used to be in;
Tools - Options - ...
or something like that and prolly still are.
Not a good idea if one wanted to auto-save the "live" document, however
depress F1 and search for "auto" in Help.

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