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Cannot save text formatting (size, color, etc). [closed]

asked 2014-04-21 01:05:59 +0200

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updated 2015-09-07 23:18:02 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

I create rtf files in Ubuntu. It will not save font size, color, and other settings when I close the file and reopen it. It always reverts to the original size, etc when reopened, including reverting to "Preformatted Text". I haven't been able to find a relevant section in the user manual that might explain whatever is overiding my settings. Thanks.

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answered 2014-04-21 03:49:51 +0200

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Thanks for the response. I found a way to circumvent the problem.

I replaced the Rtf template in the Templates folder with one created in LibreOffice. Now, when an rtf file is created by right-clicking the desktop, it has my preset font and font size, AND it maintains all changes of font size and color, bold, etc etc, when I save the file and re-open it.

It seems as if there was something "All Powerful" about rtf's created from the previous rtf template. NONE of the adjustments I experimented with in Libreoffice's Options settings made ANY difference. They seemed completely useless for any future save-able changes to my documents.

I'm only worried now about any future rtf files I create in Windows and open here in Ubuntu. Haven't had time to try it. Thanks again for your response!

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@KM, thanks for reporting back. RTF support is not complete in LO (as indicated in my answer) so it is most likely that there is simply a setting not being picked up by LO. This will improve over time, and hopefully to a point where the majority of features in that format are supported, for the purposes of migration to an open format, if nothing else.

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answered 2014-04-21 03:33:17 +0200

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There are improvements being made to RTF support (cgit log for RTF keyword) all the time, however many open bugs remain (open bugs with "RTF" in summary). Have a look through that list to see if you can find one or more related bugs for your issue. If you cannot find one, feel free to report a new bug. If you do find an existing bug or report a new bug, please post a comment back here indicating the related bug in the format "fdo#123456". Thanks.

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