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Can I set default save folders by file type

asked 2020-02-27 01:30:24 +0200

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I'm new to LibreOffice and still setting up. I have found how to set the default formats for text, spreadsheet, etc. I would also like to set default folders for where to save these files, having separate folders for text and spreadsheets instead of putting them all in a single document folder. For example, have a DOC folder for Writer files and a DATA folder for Calc files. Is this possible? Thanks.

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I have found how to set the default formats for text, spreadsheet, etc.

Don't change that to use foreign formats like .docx, .xlsx, .pptx etc.. Always use ODF format; just be warned.

Opaque gravatar imageOpaque ( 2020-02-27 01:50:14 +0200 )edit

Why? The whole point is to replace MS Office and maintain compatibility with others who use those formats.

ocostich gravatar imageocostich ( 2020-02-27 18:41:48 +0200 )edit

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answered 2020-02-27 01:46:38 +0200

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updated 2020-02-27 01:56:12 +0200


short answer: No, you can't do that. There is only one path setting in Tools -> Options -> Paths -> Type: My Documents and this applies for all types of documents, but of course you can select a different folder than the default folder when using File -> Save saving a document for the first time or using File -> Save As if you want to save on a new location.

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The save function is only half the issue. When I want to open a previously created spreadsheet, for example, I'd like LibreOffice to only show me spreadsheet files.

ocostich gravatar imageocostich ( 2020-02-27 18:44:26 +0200 )edit
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