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how do I change the default save destination

asked 2017-04-23 06:43:51 +0200

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When I create a new document and save it, it always wants to save it to my Documents folder. I prefer to always save my new documents to my Desktop. I can manually change the destination to Desktop, each time I save a new document, but how do I change the default destination, so it always saves to Desktop

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answered 2017-04-23 08:22:14 +0200

Use menu Tools-Options-LibreOffice-Paths and adjust the My Documents entry.

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answered 2017-04-23 12:47:33 +0200

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Hello ScrapPaper, instead of saving your document via the menu File:Save ( or CTRL-S ), you could also save your document via the menu "File:Save As" ( or SHIFT-CTRL-S ). In that case it pops up a dialog where you can specify the location to save your document.

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Hi Librebel, when I try this I get and error message that I don't have permission to save to this location. Contact the administrator to obtain permission

deldarri gravatar imagedeldarri ( 2019-08-07 04:11:00 +0200 )edit

answered 2017-04-24 08:32:08 +0200

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Thanks, Mike: you suggestion works, though there's no "Options" under my Tools pull-down menu. I found it this way: Preferences > Libre Office > Paths

I then changed the last item on the line "My Documents" from "Documents" to "Desktop" — clicked "OK" — and now the default save destination for all new documents I create is my desktop.

librebel, thanks, too.

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