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Change notebook layout back to default?

asked 2017-07-04 08:19:32 +0200

kevin_tee gravatar image

I use linux mint 18.1 cinnamon and libreoffice 5.3.3. I change the layout to notebook or something, how to change back? [img][/img]

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answered 2017-08-06 03:28:10 +0200

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In Mint 18.2 & LibreOffice 5.4, the menu completely disappeared, thus I was unable to go to the options shown above. Instead, I had to open LibreOffice (the main module; not Writer/Calc/Impress/etc.) and go to: Tools > Options > LibreOffice > Advanced > 'Open Expert Configuration'.

Here seems to be a list of all the 'registry' items in LibreOffice. 58th down is one called: "[+] org.openoffice.Office.UI.Notebookbar"

Double-click on the [+] to expand it and find the [+] Applications > [+] Writer > [+] Implementations > [+] (Tabbed/GroupedbarFull/whatever layout you had).

Inside this setting you'll find a line-item: "HasMenuBar" - boolean - false

Double-click the 'false' to make it 'true' and click the 'ok' to apply the new setting and close the Expert Configuration window.

Open your Writer/Calc/Impress/whatever module you had changed and you can find the above 'View' > 'Toolbar Layout' menu to change it back to the default layout.

No harm done.

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Yes, I follow your procedure and now I see the menu bar

fjramireg gravatar imagefjramireg ( 2018-02-14 15:41:36 +0200 )edit

Same thing happened to me. I thought I would try the Notebookbar to see if it was as useless as it is in MS Word, and it is. But nightmare: no menubar, and no little icon to click to get the menubar back. Fortunately I found your answer and was saved! Thank you!!

David.Cheshire gravatar imageDavid.Cheshire ( 2018-03-16 17:41:46 +0200 )edit

answered 2017-07-04 12:02:50 +0200

pierre-yves samyn gravatar image


On my platform (windows7) click left to File opens a menu. You can there restore the Menu Bar (in french below), then you can use ViewToolbar LayoutDefault

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