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I Have an Extensive Autocorrect File I want to copy from a Linux to a Mac

asked 2020-09-20 15:12:07 +0100

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updated 2020-09-20 15:49:53 +0100

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I want to copy the Autocorrect file in ~/.config/libreoffice/4/user/autocorr on my Linux box, and install it on a Mac Catalina installation of LibreOffice. Except I cannot find LibreOffice installation on my Mac. A search only brings up the executable which opens the program. Can anyone help me to locate the Mac installation directory and where to place the Autocorrect file please?

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Please see if it helps you here:


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answered 2020-09-20 17:16:47 +0100

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I got it!! Thank-you all for your helpful replies. Everything helped, and another useful tip; make sure there is NO SPACE between the filename and .dat; for some unfathomable reason, Mac added one at at first the file opened completely blank; went back in and modified it to filename.dat, and it opened just fine. Again, thank-you very much!!

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answered 2020-09-20 16:49:20 +0100

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as mentioned in the link provided by @ebot, the location is /home/<your_user_name>/Library/Application Support/LibreOffice/4/user. The problem might be that the ~/Library directory within your home directory is not shown by default in Finder.

  • Right click in Finder (while in your home directory) -> Show View Options
  • Activate [x] Show Library Folder

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Hope that helps.

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