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I am unable to install Personas [closed]

asked 2013-04-28 05:24:56 +0200

pgrytdal gravatar image

updated 2015-08-29 21:00:03 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

I am on Ubuntu 13.04, running Libre Office Version (Build ID: 400m0(Build:2))

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I go to Tools > Options > Libre Office > Personalization

I click on the "Select Personas" option then click the "Visit Firefox Personas" website. I find one I like so I copy the URL from the Adress bar like I'm instructed to do. Then I put the URL into the Libre Office field

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Click "Okay" and then... the same window pops up again. I think I am doing everything right... Could someone please tell me if I'm doing anything wrong?

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Closed for the following reason the question is answered, right answer was accepted by Alex Kemp
close date 2015-10-30 21:39:14.852961


me too, it was working until an update occurred to mozilla persona website.

jiero gravatar imagejiero ( 2013-04-28 09:15:42 +0200 )edit

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answered 2013-04-28 10:58:13 +0200

manj_k gravatar image

updated 2013-04-28 10:59:06 +0200

Reported as
Bug 63498 - Personas doesn't work anymore

The patch will be available in LibreOffice 4.0.3.

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answered 2013-04-29 19:16:32 +0200

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If you cannot wait for the update that fix the but, then you can try to install personas manually (offline).

More detailed instructions given here:

Copy the 'Personas' image files from your Firefox or follow the instructions given here to download the image files.

LibreOffice 'Persona' image files are saved in folder .config/libreoffice/4/user/gallery/personas/.

To reuse 'Personas' in LibreOffice you can (I would recommend option 2 as safest):

Option 1:

  1. Copy the image files in the LibreOffice personas folder
  2. Be very careful about this:

    gedit .config/libreoffice/4/user/registrymodifications.xcu

    find (Ctrl+F) the line with PersonaSettings and change the names of the current files to the ones you just copied. Be careful to match "header" and "footer" file names.

  3. Close and re-open LibreOffice.

Option 2

  1. Rename the files of the current 'Persona' in the LibreOffice personas folder (but take note of their current names).
  2. Copy the downloaded image files to that folder and rename them to match the previous names.
  3. This way, you avoid having to edit the .xcu file (which, if not done carefully, might bring a lot of problems).
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answered 2013-04-28 14:22:13 +0200

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You can try loading the Persona by hand. LibreOffice 4 picks up the Personas from the following folder:

on Ubuntu /home/yourname/.config/libreoffice/4/user/gallery/personas

On Win XP /Documents and Settings/yourname/Application Data/Libreoffice/4/user/gallery/personas

And select OWN PERSONA in TOOLS / OPTIONS / Personalisation. If there is already a Persona in the folder OWN PERSONA should select the file. Works on my XP and Ubuntu 12.04 systems.

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