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I checked and got the message about Java when I chose "organize macros >
LibreOffice Basic. (Writer isn't there.) I said "No" and now I see my
Macros without getting the message.

Anyhow my macros are gone again.

I made a library called "My Macros" Maybe if I store them under the
Standard Library, they won't disappear. I assigned each one to a shortcut
so I shouldn't need to go into the library, should I?

I still can't figure out why, when I save a document and then look under
"Run Macros," I find a new library with the title I just saved. Tried it
just now and titled it Test.
Sure enough, there it is! I looked under another document I had opened and
found a library for both that one and "Test." Then I opened one from the
Run option in the Win 7 start menu and checked and there is a Library named
"untitled 2" even before I saved it.

Is this usual behavior? I know so little and have always used Writer to
create simple text documents or tables. This is the first time I tried
creating macros.

Also, for some reason, I can't get LibreOffice Writer to put an icon on the
taskbar. I have to start a new doc from Windows 7 start menu "Run
LibreOffice Writer."

Do you think I should uninstall and reinstall?

On Mon, Jul 23, 2018 at 5:51 PM, Andrew Pitonyak <>

Many features are not available without Java so it lives on every computer
that I own. I am not sure what the security risk is, but, since everything
has one....

Happy to hear that your solved the problem and figured out where it is
This is probably related to "where did I store my macro".

If you remember...

1. Notice what Macro Library container you use. You might store a macro
inside a document (and that would be a macro library container). Your
choices here are really (a) some document, or (b) LibreOffice application.

2. Notice Library you used. Every Macro Library Container may contain
numerous libraries. If you use the library named "Standard", then that
macro will always be available, but, you cannot easily move macros stored
in the standard library.

3. Notice what module you stored your macro. Each library can contain
multiple modules.

I hope that I have not confused you too terribly much.

On 2018-07-23 17:30, Peggy wrote:

Yes, I always use the record macro feature since I don't know enough to do
it any other way.
Thank you for the old post, I will try it.
I did fiind my macros, can't even remember how I got there. I first tried
an option that said I needed Java, which I don't want because I read it's
security risk.
But when I declinded to enable it, Something opened and showed me the
Macros. The ones I tried are working today.
Thank you for the reply!

On Sun, Jul 22, 2018 at 5:59 PM, Drew Jensen <>


So, I see that on ask libreoffice this has come up twice and both times
closed out (without an answer) or left unanswered.

There is an old forum post on this that might help in your case. You can
find it here: but that
back form 2012.

By any chance had you been using the Record Macro feature also?

Best wishes,


On Sun, Jul 22, 2018 at 5:49 PM Peggy <> wrote:

I selected some all capitalized text in a title, wanting to make a
change it to initial caps. Ran the macro, stopped it and it worked.
the macros under "My macros" in the library to assign a shortcut key.

I couldn't find the macro but found a whole new Folder named with the
I'd selected. Worse yet was a folder with the title of another document
started. I couldn't find any way to delete either of them.

And even worse, when I looked at "My Macros" they were all gone.

Searched online and there were a couple of questions from people who
lost all their macros, but they weren't answered. One was closed by a
moderator because (something like) it was untimely. Don't quote me on
Whatever it didn't seem the reason for closing it was valid.

I will uninstall and reinstall Libre Office, just losing one template I
made since my macros are gone. But can anyone tell me what I did to
those new folders? My macors were simple but convenient, and I can
them again.


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