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What are the "autosave" options, and where is work saved? [closed]

asked 2018-08-26 14:59:35 +0100

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Would be happy if someone could tell me if there is any place where the data could be and how to autosave.

I just lost the work of 2 days and nights because there was no autosave. Under "tools" there are no "options". Any ideas?

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@henri - please don't post as "wiki", since this isn't a "wiki" question. Please also see what details to include with your question so as to give you an informed reply. Thanks!

David gravatar imageDavid ( 2018-08-26 17:59:15 +0100 )edit

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answered 2018-08-26 18:55:28 +0100

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Under "tools" there are no "options"

"Options" is the last/lowest item in "Tools" menu, just after "Customize", maybe your computer screen is too small and hide some parts ?

Instead, you can try Alt-F12 shortcut.

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He's probably on an Apple computer. On Apple computers the Options menu item is called Preferences, listed below the leftmost menu item.

floris v gravatar imagefloris v ( 2018-08-26 20:57:24 +0100 )edit

there is no preferences :( But you are right its a mac

henri gravatar imagehenri ( 2018-08-27 22:06:50 +0100 )edit

Of course there's a Preferences menu. Just find it. All Mac software has the Preferences in the same place. Get to know your computer.

floris v gravatar imagefloris v ( 2018-08-27 22:42:28 +0100 )edit

I'll indulge you. Look in the LibreOffice menu, to the left of the File menu.

floris v gravatar imagefloris v ( 2018-08-27 22:46:26 +0100 )edit

answered 2018-08-26 18:20:11 +0100

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updated 2018-08-28 21:19:59 +0100

You can find the autosave options under Tools ▸ Options ▸ Load/Save ▸ General, or in Mac OSX, under "Preferences". It looks like this:


The location it saves files to is stored in the LibreOffice > Paths panel. Clearly, it makes a difference which operating system you're using as to how these options are accessed, and where you might save files.

I think the options in my screenshot are defaults, so it might be that you already have some recovery files available.

On a Mac, the Preferences option is found in the standard place, in the upper left, next to the Apple system icon, under the main app items:


That's for LibreOffice as supplied by Collabora, but yours should have the equivalent whatever flavour you've installed for OSX.

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as i mentioned, i dont have this path under tools

henri gravatar imagehenri ( 2018-08-27 22:07:21 +0100 )edit

answered 2018-08-26 16:25:36 +0100

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Have you tried using the help? For example searching for 'Saving Documents Automatically'

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i did, didnt find it!

henri gravatar imagehenri ( 2018-08-27 22:06:21 +0100 )edit

answered 2018-08-27 22:05:26 +0100

henri gravatar image

thanks for your help. i am working on a mac. i do not find the option -> load save there. I also do not have preferences.

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I would be totally shocked if you didn't. See my updated answer.

David gravatar imageDavid ( 2018-08-28 21:20:15 +0100 )edit

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