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new to linux/libreoffice. Trying to create a template

asked 2020-09-17 18:48:18 +0100

xxBobCxx gravatar image

updated 2020-09-18 12:28:59 +0100

Hi, I've managed to create a new template with my choice of font/font size but try as I might I cannot change the font colour, which defaults to a dark red. It wouldn't matter too much on screen but printouts look decidedly pasty-grey rather than black.

ajlittoz - I guess you are trying to be helpful but I am too new to Linux to give you the info you ask for. (I think 'Ubuntu' might answer one of your questions). distro? LO version? I don't know what these terms mean. I created my template by changing the font and font colour to what I wanted them to be. I then saved the file as a template and marked it as default. I then closed and re-opened writer and my chosen font was there as I expected but the font colour was still red, not black which I had chosen. I can't figure what I did wrong

ajlittoz - LO version (see, quick learner eh?) is 6.4.5.2 Template: x-special/nautilus-clipboard copy file:///home/bob/Templates/bobs%20template.ott

Thanks for helping - it's appreciated.

ajlittoz - I hope this is right C:\fakepath\bobs template.ott

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Have you set Edit -> Track Changes -> Record (may be inadvertently typing shortcurt CTRL+SHIFT+C), though I wonder why it is dark red (Did you play around with colors in Tools -> Options -> LibreOffice Writer -> Changes?)

Opaque gravatar imageOpaque ( 2020-09-17 19:54:15 +0100 )edit

So what are looking for help?

Linux! Which distro and version? Which LO version?

How did you create your template? How did you save it? How do you activate it?

Does your template contain a collection of style? (this is the primary role of a template)

Have direct-formatted (manual formatted) some part of your template or document? This prevents changes to styles to become visible.

To answer all these question, edit your question. Don't use an answer: this is a Question & Answer site and there is no concept of conversation or thread. Answers are for solutions, full stop, not for additional information because the engine reorders the answers, losing chronological order.

If you don't know how to describe all your actions, attach your template file to your question (the tool for that is the paperclip).

ajlittoz gravatar imageajlittoz ( 2020-09-17 20:10:56 +0100 )edit

distro = distribution. Ubuntu, OK.

LO (=LibreOffice) version: accessed via Tools>About LibreOffice. Simplest way is to copy what's there and paste it in a new edit.

If you can't figure what you did wrong, attach your template to your question. We'll analyse it.

ajlittoz gravatar imageajlittoz ( 2020-09-17 22:51:08 +0100 )edit

@xxBobCxx:you merely quoted the template file name in your edit. This does not upload it. To attach the file, press first the paperclip icon in the small toolbar of the editing area.

ajlittoz gravatar imageajlittoz ( 2020-09-18 07:46:30 +0100 )edit

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answered 2020-09-17 20:03:31 +0100

xxBobCxx gravatar image

updated 2020-09-17 20:05:58 +0100

Have just done edit - track changes - record, but what info will this give me? Yes I did try to set the colour in tools etc, but it didn't work. When I started a new document the text colour was back to red.

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Do not answer your own question unless it is a real answer.

gabix gravatar imagegabix ( 2020-09-18 13:16:22 +0100 )edit

Sorry Gabix - I did it in ignorance and now know that I shouldn't have.

xxBobCxx gravatar imagexxBobCxx ( 2020-09-18 14:23:03 +0100 )edit
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