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asked 2012-02-19 16:32:22 +0200Don Hammond
Is there a painless method to propagate customizations from OpenOffice? I'd really like to try (and switch to) LibreOffice, but really don't want to manually replicate configured defaults, custom colors, writer formats, etc. The biggest hurdle is writer formats. They are embedded in documents and templates, so would they just work when opened in LibreOffice and then be importable into new documents? I doubt it matters, but platforms are OS X and Linux. Thanks.
answered 2012-02-19 23:31:29 +0200cloph
The document templates are no problem - you can just import them (Files|Templates → Organize, choose category/folder, use Import from the Command button).
Alternatively you can copy them to some directory and add that directory to the template searchpath using Tools|Options → LibreOffice → Paths.
While not really recommended, copying over the OOo profile directory (to ~/.config/libreoffice/3 on linux for 3.5.0) and to ~/Library/Application Support/LibreOffice/3 on Mac) might also work for preserving other settings. But once again: No guarantee, and might actually cause problems. But if you run into trouble, you can always remove the profile directory and start over…
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Asked: 2012-02-19 16:32:22 +0200
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Last updated: Feb 19 '12