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How do I delete a document? [closed]

asked 2014-07-13 17:25:27 +0200

deborah.wolff.965 gravatar image

updated 2014-07-13 18:40:13 +0200

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I had done some experimenting with LibreOffice when I first installed it. There are useless documents that I want to delete but cannot figure out how. I realize its probably a simple procedure - please advise. Thank You!

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answered 2014-07-13 17:39:49 +0200

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updated 2014-07-13 18:31:29 +0200

Documents are files, and files are removed using methods provided by your operating system. This is really not LibreOffice specific, so let me point out Microsoft's guide to working with files and folders on Windows 7 (including a section on 'creating and deleting files').

When you create and save documents in LibreOffice, you save them with a file name that should make sense to you (and possibly to others too) and in a location on your harddrive that you always use for documents. The operating system usually provides a folder (also called directory) named "Documents" or "My Documents" that is also the default location for LibreOffice to store your documents.

If you're on Windows, you can use the Windows Explorer to navigate to your file(s). Select the documents (make sure you select only the files you want to delete) and press Delete. The file(s) will now be in your Trash, which can be opened from the Desktop.

If you're on a Mac, you can use the Finder app to navigate to your file(s). Select the documents (make sure you select only the files you want to delete) and press Cmd+Backspace. The file(s) will now be in your Trash, which can be opened from the Dock.

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Thank you for the advice - I would appreciate a little more detail if you could. I can only see how to delete the entire program in Windows Explorer.

deborah.wolff.965 gravatar imagedeborah.wolff.965 ( 2014-07-13 18:14:33 +0200 )edit

Thank you for the advice - I would appreciate a little moer detail if you could. I can only see how to delete the entire program in Windows Explorer.

deborah.wolff.965 gravatar imagedeborah.wolff.965 ( 2014-07-13 18:19:22 +0200 )edit

There isn't much more detail to it. Think of paper as a metaphore: if you want to throw away paper, you navigate [your house] to the paper, pick it up and put it in the recycling bin for paper.

bencomp gravatar imagebencomp ( 2014-07-13 18:34:21 +0200 )edit

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