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Why is the recent documents list empty in 3.5?

asked 2012-02-20 21:39:57 +0200

anonymous user


updated 2014-01-30 21:29:54 +0200

manj_k gravatar image

I have upgraded from the last LibreOffice to 3.5 today. After working a while I noticed that the recent documents list in Libre Office 3.5 is not working. It stays empty however many documents I save. I really would appreciate any solution for this issue. I've tried everything with no success. Thank you.

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answered 2012-02-21 14:48:32 +0200

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updated 2012-03-06 13:07:54 +0200 and/or

Remove registrymodifications.xcu / the corresponding entries from that file and it should work again.

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Thank you! I've modified the registrymodifications.xcu and everything works fine now :-)

Moonlight gravatar imageMoonlight ( 2012-02-21 19:10:55 +0200 )edit

fdo#46074 fixed in LibreOffice 3.5.1

manj_k gravatar imagemanj_k ( 2013-03-25 14:15:48 +0200 )edit

answered 2012-04-18 19:33:14 +0200

Linux Mouse's answer also works for LO running in OS X. The user directory is located in ~/Library/Application\ Support/LibreOffice/3/user. After you remove the registrymodifications.xcu or move the user directory, your recent list will be populated as soon as you open a file, save and then close it.

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answered 2012-02-22 18:14:03 +0200

Same problem, and no apparent fix for it.

Have followed recommended install procedures, removing all traces of earlier working version of LibreOffice, and then clean install. In desperation, I have again gone through the same loop clearing everything as per advice, and clean install. Still no recent documents.

I note that when earlier version was installed using synaptic package manager there was a directory .libreoffice in /home/username. As far as I can determine the fresh install of 3.5 does not seem to use .libreoffice; or create it, if it is not present.

Any explanations, ideas?

Running Debian Squeeze - AMD 64

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LibreOffice 3.5.0 now uses ~/.config/libreoffice instead of ~/.libreoffice

cloph gravatar imagecloph ( 2012-02-23 15:28:45 +0200 )edit

answered 2012-03-02 04:35:33 +0200

Libre Office 3.5 keeps its config files now in ~/.config/libreoffice/3/user rather than ~/.libreoffice/3/user. I copied the registrymodifications.xcu file from the previous folder to the .config/libreoffice/3/user folder and this worked. I have now my Recent Documents list OK. This also fixes other little bugs, check this website:

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answered 2012-02-21 13:52:03 +0200

Mark12547 gravatar image

updated 2012-02-21 22:30:27 +0200

I have the same problem. LibreOffice Writer 3.5.0 running under Windows XP SP3.

UPDATE: Renaming the user directory LibeOffice in C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data solved both the Recent Document bug and the opening a template bug.

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This effectively makes unavailable other important files in the user profile.

MagicFab gravatar imageMagicFab ( 2012-03-06 13:08:42 +0200 )edit

answered 2012-02-21 13:47:04 +0200

the d gravatar image

I have the same problem on Ubuntu 11.10

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