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Where is "Automatically save the document too"? [closed]

asked 2015-09-23 14:49:35 +0200

AmirM gravatar image

updated 2015-10-05 15:19:28 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

I am on Debian Unstable, using LibreOffice: Version: 5.0.1.2.0+ Build ID: 00m0(Build:2)

I want LibreOffice to automatically save my documents as I am editing them, and not just the auto recovery data. I believe there should be a "Automatically save the document too" feature in the Options/Load-Save/General dialogue. There is this in the documentation:

Automaticall save the document too Specifies that LibreOffice saves all open documents when saving auto recovery information. Uses the same time interval as AutoRecovery does.

https://help.libreoffice.org/Common/General_6

However in my system this option is missing. Any clues? screenshot

Thanks! :-) Amir

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Upgrade to 5.0.2.2 !

rautamiekka gravatar imagerautamiekka ( 2015-10-05 15:34:24 +0200 )edit

I have. 5.0.2.2 now. Still the same problem: This feature is missing from the dialog box.

AmirM gravatar imageAmirM ( 2015-10-10 19:56:44 +0200 )edit

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answered 2015-10-10 22:53:05 +0200

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Here is the reason.

The feature never worked correctly and they removed it in 5.x.

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Thanks! This is disappointing but at least now I know. (Hint: The bug report you linked also shows that this is still actually available in the Expert Config dialog, albeit allegedly not working correctly (-: )

AmirM gravatar imageAmirM ( 2015-10-11 00:16:58 +0200 )edit
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answered 2015-10-05 15:19:38 +0200

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updated 2015-10-11 02:24:27 +0200

Hi AmirM

Not present in the 5.x series.
Is Present in the 4.x series. (you can see it below under the Autorecovery checkbox)

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I have zero idea why, nor why it was removed in the 5.x series.

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Thanks, I don't yet have enough points to upvote. :-)

AmirM gravatar imageAmirM ( 2015-10-11 00:17:56 +0200 )edit

Which version of libreoffice was the last one that had this option? I just closed without saving a document that I was editing for hours, cause I thought that I was closing another one. The autosaving option was always there for these things.

Why don't you let the option stating (not stable) or something like this.

Anyway, to be practical; Does anybody know which was the last versiin that had this option enabled? I am so dissapointed that I want to install the old- but useful for me- version.

CarlosN gravatar imageCarlosN ( 2017-02-27 21:21:39 +0200 )edit

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