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How to view 'full path' of open document?

asked 2015-01-01 17:48:02 +0200

mkraft gravatar image

Is there a way one can view/check the complete path of a document that's currently open in LO? — i.e., e.g., if you don’t remember the drive or directory you opened it from?

Is there a ‘preference’ to have the ‘full path’ displayed with the document name (at the top of the screen)?


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answered 2015-01-01 22:42:54 +0200

Lupp gravatar image

updated 2015-01-03 12:47:25 +0200

The very first item in the 'Standard' toolbar, named 'Load URL' will show the full path-name (if not a new 'Untitled' document is active). You may have to "check" it customising the toolbar if the control doesn't show.


How to customise the toolbar is described in more detail in the second comment below.

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Not sure we're talking about the same thing. Nothing to do with URLs, just document names (& paths).

But if we are:

Please specify the actual steps to take. I don't see anything about 'Standard' toolbar or 'Load URL' in the toolbar area or in any dropdown menu. Thanks.

mkraft gravatar imagemkraft ( 2015-01-02 01:49:09 +0200 )edit

A local file location is equivalent to an URL in this context and therefore the control is short-named 'Load URL'. It will nonetheless also show the full path-name of a local file under work.

Do you know how to customise the toolbars?

'View' > 'Toolbars' > 'Customise' > 'Toolbars' or

'Tools' > 'Customise' > 'Toolbars' lead there.

Choose 'Standard' and check the first 'Toolbar Content' 'Commands' named 'Load URL'.

It's a pity that this isn't set by default. (Mimicking bad MS style?)

Lupp gravatar imageLupp ( 2015-01-02 11:56:23 +0200 )edit

Thanks! Found it via your instructions, but would otherwise have been anything but obvious.

mkraft gravatar imagemkraft ( 2015-01-03 01:57:55 +0200 )edit

@mkraft - If you now think the answer was simply correct you may "ceck" it giving a hint for other users. If you think it shoiuld be completed or rewritten in another way you may answer your own question again.

Lupp gravatar imageLupp ( 2015-01-03 12:45:22 +0200 )edit

@Lupp . . . Actually, I find the messaging format here very confusing. Especially without quoting I often can't tell whose comment is being addressed in a reply (unless there's an "@").

How do I 'check' the answer (if that's what you meant by 'ceck') -- i.e., to mark it as a 'correct' one?

mkraft gravatar imagemkraft ( 2015-01-05 00:19:02 +0200 )edit

@mkraft - There is a clickable "checkmark" below the "upvote/downvote" marks. But don'r worry. Many questioners don't regard it. Thus it isn't very helpful for other users anyway.

Lupp gravatar imageLupp ( 2015-01-05 02:07:33 +0200 )edit

@Lupp@mkraft - I feel it would be much better if people would flag answers as correct when they are. However, I am also of the impression that the "check mark" is not sufficiently intuitive. A "click here when answer is correct" button would be better. Also the "up" and "down" button for voting is the same. "vote up", "vote down" would be better. When people do flag an answer correct, we would get a much better picture of the situation.

ROSt52 gravatar imageROSt52 ( 2015-01-05 02:37:48 +0200 )edit

answered 2015-01-01 22:45:55 +0200

m.a.riosv gravatar image

There is a request for enhancement Add an option to show the full path in the window title.. Please add you comment.

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As I already commented in the other thread under not too rare circumstances the title bar might not be wide enough to fit the complete path-name in. The control I named may also not be wide enough but it can be scrolled moving the cursor.

Lupp gravatar imageLupp ( 2015-01-01 22:59:19 +0200 )edit

> Please add you comment.


mkraft gravatar imagemkraft ( 2015-01-02 02:30:39 +0200 )edit

answered 2015-01-01 17:52:57 +0200

From File menu take Properties and then the General tab.

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> From File menu take Properties and then the General tab.

Thanks. That's rather indirect, though. I was hoping for something that could be made to automatically display the path (i.e., as a 'preference').

mkraft gravatar imagemkraft ( 2015-01-02 01:47:20 +0200 )edit

The menu/keyboard shortcut does make this a bit easier: Alt + F, I (Although, if you've previously left the Properties window on a different tab then you'll still need to navigate back to the "General" tab.)

MrP gravatar imageMrP ( 2019-01-29 14:13:42 +0200 )edit

answered 2018-11-07 11:20:40 +0200

There is another possibility that was tried under Linux. The 'File Explorer' (Files) is opened and a 'Libre Office' document is opened. If a document is dragged from the 'File Explorer' into the 'Libre Office' document then LO opens a new 'Insert Section' and it is possible to find the path of the document into the 'File name' field.

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