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LO 4.0 broke the 6th most popular Writer Extension [closed]

asked 2013-03-13 02:30:23 +0100

Thoms gravatar image

updated 2015-08-31 21:23:48 +0100

Alex Kemp gravatar image

"Template Changer" is the 6th most popular extension for Writer, as ranked by "likes:" http://extensions.libreoffice.org/extension-center?getCategories=Writer_Extension&getCompatibility=any

A "medium" priority core feature request has been made, but I would guess many users are impacted by this change and will need to downgrade (as I have). https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=60660

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answered 2013-06-14 18:07:27 +0100

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updated 2014-07-20 13:51:16 +0100

Update 2013-06-14

There's now a beta release template-changer-1.2.7b.oxt for LibreOffice 4.
Feel free to test Template Changer 1.2.7b.

Bug 60592 - Template Changer: Can no longer assign document to different template, extension will not work · Comment #8 (with download link):

László Németh 2013-06-14:
"This beta release contains the necessary fixes for LibreOffice 4.0.
The menus have been moved to File » Send ..."

Test: LibreOffice 4.0.4.2 RC
TC 1.2.7b menu


Update 2014-07-20

There's an updated version of Template Changer:
template-changer-1.2.7c.oxt

psmits 2014-07-18:
"New version of Template Changer that resides under Files/Templates."

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Wahey!! (Or is it "w00t!"? So hard to know!) Just tested on 4.0.3.3 (OS = Linux Mint 13/Xfce), and it works great! Wonderful stuff. And interesting to see the fix comes from the Linux Libertine Graphite version contributor. He's adding serious value, isn't he! Thanks for posting this, @manj_k.

David gravatar imageDavid ( 2013-06-15 01:00:46 +0100 )edit
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answered 2013-03-13 12:37:06 +0100

manj_k gravatar image

updated 2013-03-17 12:01:40 +0100

[ @Thoms ]
I'm missing your question.
;)

[ @all ]
Please read also these addtional bug reports with regard to
"Template Changer":

Bug 60592 - Template Changer: Can no longer assign document to different template, extension will not work
(especially comment #6 by A. Sch., the maintainer of the extension)

Bug 50699 - Template Changer: Allow ability to change a document's associated template.

"Partial workaround" for the current version LibreOffice 4.0.1 (Writer)
(a simplified example)

template_changer

(1)
Open the "Styles and Formatting" window
Select the rightmost icon
Select "Load Styles..."

load-styles_1

(2)
Select your desired template (or "Frome File...)
Select/deselect ☑/☐ Text/Frame/Pages/Numbering/Overwrite

load-styles_2

(3)
Click "OK"

load-styles_3

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You caught me! I knew it wasn't a question :) Appreciate the clarification, as the process in the bug report wasn't so clear. Thanks!!

Thoms gravatar imageThoms ( 2013-03-14 03:33:15 +0100 )edit

What about the Calc? I can't find Load Styles option?

froz gravatar imagefroz ( 2013-03-16 08:49:15 +0100 )edit

@frozTemplate Changer is a Writer extension.

I've added the TemplateChanger Help item to my answer.

"You can assign a document template to one or more text documents by using the TemplateChanger extension. [...]

File - Templates - Assing template (current document) (LibreOffice Writer only)."

manj_k gravatar imagemanj_k ( 2013-03-16 10:17:04 +0100 )edit

An additional note for others: the process outlined above does not fully replicate the functionality of the TemplateChanger extension. It will load styles from a template. In my experience, it will not update the styles in a document to the formatting used in a template file.

Thoms gravatar imageThoms ( 2013-03-16 21:03:31 +0100 )edit
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@manj_k - Thanks for "Load Styles" technique - works a treat on 4.0.2.2! (Even with @Thoms caveat in mind...)

David gravatar imageDavid ( 2013-04-20 11:01:51 +0100 )edit

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