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WHY NOT AUTOSAVE ?

asked 2016-04-17 19:48:46 +0200

Nemzag gravatar image

updated 2016-04-20 02:38:41 +0200

HI,

I'M VERY ASTONISHED THAT THE SIMPLE FONCTION AUTO SAVE (TO DATA DISK) EVERY ??? MINUTE THE FILE IS NOT PRESENT ???

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Only the 3rd answer here is worth reading, because it explains there is no autosave. LibreOffice has wasted hours of users time by giving the run-around in forums on this.

AWriter gravatar imageAWriter ( 2016-07-03 06:26:54 +0200 )edit

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answered 2016-04-18 03:22:05 +0200

Ratslinger gravatar image

updated 2016-04-25 16:56:54 +0200

Look in Tools->Options. In left pane select Load/Save->General. Right pane - Save options. Save documents will be placed in location specified in (left pane) LibreOffice->Paths and shown in right pane under Types -> Backups.

UPDATE: Although I don't fully understand your comments (and it appears you are yelling with all the capital letters), and since the isn't ANY software in the world which does all things for all users, forums like this try to help users by providing alternatives. In your particular case there is another possible solution. Here you will find a macro which saves a document with a timestamped copy in a directory of your choice. Since it is not automatic (attached to a button), you could extend the macro with a timing loop to automatically save documents every xxx amount of time. This would provide you with the automated backups.

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KANTH YOU I KNOW THIS OPTHI‑ÔN BUTH IT IS PRO RE‑COVERY AND SINCE YOU PRO‑GRAM CRASH AND HAVE A PRO‑BLÊM WITH THE RE‑COVERY IS TOTAL‑LY USE‑LESS, NO I'M TALK‑ING ABOUT AUTO‑SAVE TO HD ? EVERY ??? MINUTE‑SË... BE‑CAUSE IN MY CASE HAVE LOT OF CRASH WITH LAST VERSI‑ÔN (WHEN USING CTRL+X) AND AFTER HE CAN'T RE‑COVER THE FILE, SAY‑ING NOT ENOUGH AD‑MINI‑STRATOR RIGHTS !!! WHILE I'M ADMIN OF MY OS ???

Nemzag gravatar imageNemzag ( 2016-04-18 14:41:13 +0200 )edit
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answered 2016-04-19 17:44:20 +0200

horst gravatar image

updated 2016-04-20 17:55:20 +0200

As I remenber they canceled the Autosave option because it was not working good and made more troubles than it was worth. Save by hand often Ctrl-S.

EDIT: About yor crashes: try to disable the fairly new OpenGL and OpenCL in Tools>Options. They might be responsable for your crashes, they are new and buggy and your computer might not have the newest hardware.

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OK, KANTH YOU PRÔ RE‑SHPÔNSË, HOPË THEY WILL BRING IT BACK, IN VARG‑UNG VÊRSI‑ÔN... KANTH PRÔ SHORT‑CUT BUTH WITH MY MEM‑UNY PRO‑BLÊM I PRÔ‑GOTH TO DO ITH !!! STILL THE TOOL CRASH TO MUCH AND AUTO‑RE‑COVERY NÔT VARG ! SAY‑ING NÔT ENOUGH AD‑MINI‑STRA‑TI‑VE RIGHTS ? HOW IT IS POSSIBLE I'M AD‑MIN OF MY WINDOWS 10 SY‑STEM ?

Nemzag gravatar imageNemzag ( 2016-04-20 02:38:24 +0200 )edit
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They cancelled Autosave? How utterly ridiculous. They couldn't make something basic function so they decided to forget about it. Meanwhile, people like me and the many who have posted questions have been getting the run-around when we try to find our saved files, such as right here: the 3rd response is the only one to mention there isn't an Autosave feature that works. I will find another product to use. I used to like LibreOffice, but I've now lost hours of work because there isn't an Autosave.

AWriter gravatar imageAWriter ( 2016-07-03 06:25:49 +0200 )edit
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answered 2016-04-25 17:27:51 +0200

Lupp gravatar image

updated 2017-10-29 17:28:23 +0200

Saving a document to its original location always is overwriting the previous version and clearing the 'Undo' chain and the assigned memory. A user trying to undo an erroneous step would fail after an autosave. Thus the automatic saving of recovery information might actually be the better way.

(Edit1:)
As far as I can see there is still no mention here of the extension "TimeStampBackup_v..._.oxt" by @Zizi64 on forum.openoffice.org/en . Being retired and having downsized my "productive work" I don't actually use it. Try it if you want. You find it most recent version) here.

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I understand your comment, but this solution, as I tested, saves a completely separate copy in a separate directory and has no affect on the 'Undo' chain. Also, since each copy saved includes a timestamp in the file name, there is no overwriting of any version. It's not my preference, but another choice since other answers do not appear to be satisfactory.

Ratslinger gravatar imageRatslinger ( 2016-04-25 18:08:30 +0200 )edit

@Ratslinger: What I posted as an answer was addressing exclusively the original question. I had read your suggestion to create a customised variant of a version history tool based on user code and found it very interesting. Thanks!

Lupp gravatar imageLupp ( 2016-04-25 23:36:36 +0200 )edit

Thanks for your response Lupp. Your answer came so quickly after my update and the question had sat around for awhile so I believed it was a response to my edit. Again, thanks for clearing that up.

Ratslinger gravatar imageRatslinger ( 2016-04-25 23:56:20 +0200 )edit

@Lupp Thanks for the info on the extension. Aside from it not installing menu/toolbar items for LO it does what it says. However, the problem still remains as countless have mentioned. The user must act (push button or select menu item) to create a saved document. This is not true in the macro I have pointed to. Once installed, it will automatically begin saving timestamped (predetermined interval & location) copies whenever a change to document is detected. Still a nice compact macro.

Ratslinger gravatar imageRatslinger ( 2017-10-29 19:28:29 +0200 )edit
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answered 2017-04-26 13:48:06 +0200

JohnHa gravatar image

updated 2017-04-26 13:48:38 +0200

If you need AutoSave try Apache Open Office. Go Tools > Options > Load/Save > General ...

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answered 2017-10-29 15:29:29 +0200

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Tools > Options > LibreOffice > Advanced ... Expert Configuration .. search for AutoSave. It's there already in 5.0, maybe earlier.

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@cornouws If you try this solution you'll see it doesn't work as expected. For a much better method (macros involved) see answer in this post.

Ratslinger gravatar imageRatslinger ( 2017-10-29 16:21:41 +0200 )edit
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