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Feature request: save files automatically [closed]

asked 2013-12-29 04:20:22 +0200

hoakzie gravatar image


I really love LibreOffice (and I depend on it even so much that I run it parallel with MS Office at work!)

I may be in the wrong place, but I have a feature request:

I'd love a feature where LibreOffice saves files automatically.

NO I do not mean recovery information.

I mean, save the actual files.

Because... who sits around for hours typing just get up and dump the whole work?

Users WANTS the thing they type in to stick.

Have a look at Scrivener. It saves data whenever the user stops typing for more than 2 seconds.

If it was possible, I'd love to have every single key punch go straight to disk (although I can understand if that'd be the death of the disk or something...)

I use drop box and daily backups with versioning to be able to go back to old versions. I also save new versions of my documents such as "MyDoc1" "MyDoc2" etc. So I have a hard time seeing the need to not save data as often as possible.

The only reason I don't save my data is because I get enthusiastic and forget. It is NOT good that users have to feel enthusiasm equals a risk of loosing your work... that means you're using the wrong tool!

For all I'm concerned, dump the whole "Save-button-thing" in the trashcan and just save the data I type in. You don't really need my input to figure out that I want to save as often as possible! The save button/function feels like it belongs to the previous generation of office software!

But sure, make it a check box if there are users that doesn't want their changes to stick...

Thanks for a great product (when I remember to ctrl-S)!


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answered 2013-12-29 05:11:41 +0200

m.a.riosv gravatar image

There is an option to save documents at same time autorecovery.

Menu/Tools/Options/Load&Save/General - Save - Automatically save the document too.

Between running and stopping there is a middle, walking.

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I run LibreOffice, and it only has options for auto saving recovery information, which is not what I want. Does LibreOffice 4 have an option for saving not only recovery info? Then I'm delighted!

hoakzie gravatar imagehoakzie ( 2013-12-29 20:19:09 +0200 )edit

I think it was added from 4.1 versions.

m.a.riosv gravatar imagem.a.riosv ( 2013-12-29 20:23:31 +0200 )edit

Awww... okay... 4.1 is probably a long time away on Ubuntu LTS :S... well thanks a bunch!

hoakzie gravatar imagehoakzie ( 2013-12-29 20:28:23 +0200 )edit

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