cannot update/refresh existing writer document to template style changes [closed]

asked 2018-10-02 03:43:20 +0200

euuuuuu gravatar image

updated 2018-10-02 16:16:16 +0200

I'm having the same problem as this fellow (

I made changes to the template I was using as the Writer default template expecting old documents based on that template to ask to be updated to the revised default template whenever I opened them because this had happened before, but that did not happen this time when I opened the old document.

The expected behavior is (quoting the description from a fellow here

  1. Create a new file from MY template
  2. Save and close it
  3. Open the Template
  4. Modify something
  5. Save it as the same template (overwrite)
  6. Open the document saved before
  7. LO will ask you if to update from the new template or not

Ironically, some people find the expected behavior hard to disable, for example (

I have a lot of templates and I from time to time update them, but I don't want to update documents created from them. Is is possible to disable the window asking whether I want to update the document? It is really annoying because it pops up every time when I open it.

Aparrently, there are preconditions to make it work, as @Mike Kaganski mentioned here: ; and explained here: I did the way that he suggests, but it still doesn't work.

Am I doing something wrong? Is it a bug? Did anyone experience something like that? I didn't find this problem on the bugs site.

Please help.

The system and LO are in Portuguese. Version: (x64) ID de compilação: 5d19a1bfa650b796764388cd8b33a5af1f5baa1b Threads da CPU:4; SO:Windows 10.0; Realizador da interface: padrão; Local: pt-BR (pt_BR); Calc: group threaded

EDIT: after hours of testing I found that it was something specific about the template. I replicated that template (by Loading styles) on a new one, and it worked fine. But, I think, this was only possible after reseting extensions (I'm not 100% sure about this).

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Closed for the following reason the question is answered, right answer was accepted by euuuuuu
close date 2018-10-02 16:16:58.909750


I did the way that he suggests

Please be more specific on what did you do. Especially, if you have followed the part that tells

LibreOffice recognizes templates that are located in any folder from the following list:

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2018-10-02 06:19:43 +0200 )edit