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where did all my macros go in Writer? [closed]

asked 2012-12-07 18:45:55 +0200

kraml gravatar image

updated 2015-10-19 13:54:27 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

All my macros seem to have gone away after upgrading to (from the most-recent prev. version). Templates path was also changed. Please make the macros come back and make libreoffice stop changing user defaults on upgrade. Please. kraml

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I had a similar issue when updating from 3.5 to 3.6 on OS X, my templates and macros were apparently deleted and I never found them again (fortunately I had a backup).

CyanCG gravatar imageCyanCG ( 2012-12-09 22:14:53 +0200 )edit

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answered 2012-12-18 15:06:22 +0200

kraml gravatar image

Thanks! Module1.xba exists, but it's "empty." Same results following the macro path from within Writer. I'm pretty certain now that the upgrade destroyed that file. kraml

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So your customized 'Module1.xba' has been reset to the default 'Module1.xba'. See also → fdo#52022. My suggestion (and my practice): create always a backup of your LibreOffice user profile before an upgrade.

manj_k gravatar imagemanj_k ( 2012-12-19 12:21:32 +0200 )edit

answered 2012-12-08 23:36:38 +0200

manj_k gravatar image

Your OS?

Have a look at your → LibreOffice user profile:
file "Module1.xba"
path "%appdata%\LibreOffice\3\user\basic\Standard".

Or in that way:
Menu Tools → Macros → Organize Macros → LibreOffice Basic... →
My Macros → Standard → Module1 (→ button: Edit).

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answered 2012-12-08 20:59:46 +0200

kraml gravatar image

Does anyone know where the macros went? Are they toast? Should I try to locate them in some directory?

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