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Libreoffice 7 dev, Copying the old profile (6.4) to new libreoffice do not migrate custom toolbars

asked 2020-06-16 20:43:43 +0200

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updated 2020-07-11 22:07:04 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

installed Libreoffice 7 dev. Copying the old profile (6.4) to new libreoffice do not migrate custom toolbars.

I used these paths:




/opt/libreofficedev7.0/share/ /home/elias/.config/libreofficedev/4/user/

without success.

How can I migrate toolbars from libreoffice 6.4 to libreoffice dev 7.0?

Here some more info on libreoffice 6.4. paths

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There you might want to announce your operating system. Windows?

ebot gravatar imageebot ( 2020-06-16 20:50:47 +0200 )edit


Why do you copy from that directory, if the location of your profile seems to be (according to the image link): /home/elias/snap/libreoffice/180/.config/libreoffice/4/user


Why that?

Opaque gravatar imageOpaque ( 2020-06-17 00:05:11 +0200 )edit

In addition to Opaque's comment: why don't you simply symlink /home/elias/.config/libreoffice/4/user/ to /home/elias/.config/libreofficedev/4/user/? Backup first, of course :-)

gabix gravatar imagegabix ( 2020-06-17 10:10:05 +0200 )edit

@gabix - a bit dangerous sharing a profile of a stable LibreOffice release for daily production processes with a beta development release for testing purposes (won't do that as well).

Opaque gravatar imageOpaque ( 2020-06-17 10:20:15 +0200 )edit

Sure. But if you install an alpha (it ain't even a beta so far!), you are supposed to understand risks. You gain true experience when you loose sensitive data :-)

gabix gravatar imagegabix ( 2020-06-17 10:24:15 +0200 )edit

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answered 2020-06-17 00:10:39 +0200

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cp -rp /home/elias/snap/libreoffice/180/.config/libreoffice/4/user/* /home/elias/.config/libreofficedev/4/user/

Hope that helps.

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However, the question: why this part: …snap/libreoffice/180/…? Shouldn't it be simply /home/elias/.config/libreofficedev/4/user/?

gabix gravatar imagegabix ( 2020-06-17 10:11:48 +0200 )edit

That's due to what snap is for (I don't like the idea and one of the initial changes I do on Ubuntu based systems is sudo apt purge snapd and never use snaped packages).

Opaque gravatar imageOpaque ( 2020-06-17 10:15:48 +0200 )edit

I see. But there is no indication that the asker uses a snap package (neither do I, I prefer ol' good plain RPMs). However, the question should definitely be improved.

gabix gravatar imagegabix ( 2020-06-17 10:19:41 +0200 )edit

answered 2020-06-16 22:29:53 +0200

updated 2020-06-16 22:33:25 +0200

If you are running Windows, look for this folder (1) LibreOffice Dev rename create another LibreOfficeDev (2) and copy the contents of LibreOffice (3) to (2).

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The version is experimental, reason for not assuming the customized settings.


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