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Link automatically updating styles to a template [closed]

asked 2012-06-06 19:56:02 +0100

ecoten gravatar image

Does LibreOffice have any sort of functionality to link documents to a template, or to update documents that have been created based on a template when the template changes. This is best explained with an example: If I create a template with all my styles in it, and then I decide I want to modify some of the styles in the template after I have already created a number of documents using that template, is there a way to automatically update styles in the documents that are based on the template?

I hope this is clear

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answered 2012-06-07 07:50:10 +0100

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Place your template in a folder, which is described Path-Templates (Tools-Options-LibreOffice-Paths). This is most easily done by opening the template for editing and choose File-Templates-Save. Documents created on the basis of this template will contain the name of the template in their properties (File-Properties, bottom line on the General tab). When you open a document, the office suite check the styles in the template and the document and, if discrepancies are found, propose to update the styles in the document.

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Does the template have to be saved in the templates path or will this work wherever the template is? (Edit: Oops sorry just read the link which answers the question).

ecoten gravatar imageecoten ( 2012-06-08 15:21:03 +0100 )edit

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