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"Export as PDF" folder settings

asked 2019-09-25 21:49:03 +0100

MagnusFundal gravatar image

I frequently export LibreOffice documents from .odt to .pdf, in which case I pretty much always put them in the same folder, for ease of finding. However, LibreOffice always assumes I want to save exports in some arbitrary folder, and it starts by suggesting the one I used last time. Then I need to navigate to my current folder, a little bit of unnecessary fiddlyness I'd gladly do without. By contrast, exporting to .docx works splendidly, as I can do it via "Save as", which assumes I want the same folder.

I can't find any settings to change this behaviour. Any suggestions?


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This is tdf#34303.

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2019-09-26 07:37:31 +0100 )edit

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answered 2019-09-26 10:09:38 +0100

MagnusFundal gravatar image

image description I don't see the option you mentioned, and it also doesn't solve the issue that I want to save it exactly where I am.

(It's better, at least, than Adobe PDF reader. "Where would you like to save?" Well, I opened a PDF, just save on top of it. "Warning. There's already such a file. Overwrite?" Not really, it's the file I'm working in. Just save it.)

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The Adobe PDF Reader does it right. PDF is not a format meant to be an editable doc, it's rather some kind of final printout; and at any rate, Reader is not meant to be a document editor - its limited editing capabilities are about filling forms and making reviews, so it's always expected that user creates an edited copy and keeps the original. A specific workflow that violates these assumptions are surely not something that should be considered correct (in view of the software).

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2019-09-26 10:38:42 +0100 )edit

Sure, it's a final printout, that's why I'd always ask my students for a PDF. On the other hand, I also wanted to comment it with responses, and each time it would ask where I wanted to save the commented version. At least they were all in the same folder, so I didn't have to change it constantly, just press "Yes, I am sure, now do your thing."

Mac's Preview knew what I meant.

MagnusFundal gravatar imageMagnusFundal ( 2019-09-26 13:57:08 +0100 )edit

answered 2019-09-26 00:30:05 +0100

m.a.riosv gravatar image

If using OS Open/Save dialogs, I think it's easy add a favorite folder, so it can be access with a click, also you can use Menu/Tools/Options/LibreOffice/General - Open/Save dialogs - Use LibreOffice dialogs, where it's also easy add a favorite folder, mark one and click on [+]

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Maybe the option it's not available on your OS.

m.a.riosv gravatar imagem.a.riosv ( 2019-09-26 11:17:30 +0100 )edit
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