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Writer - how to restore the lower bar with word counter?

asked 2017-05-16 15:21:10 +0100

palilem_marlboro gravatar image

Sorry for my English, but I hope I can get help.

Under the window with text in Libre Office Writer, there has always been a lower bar - in my case, mostly an important thing because it showed me the word/sign counter of the highlighted fragment, saving me a ton of time.

For some reason (without changing any options), it disappeared now. Sometimes there appears a bar at the botttom of Writer window, but it's just gray and empty.

I tried reinstalling, and it's still the same. I have real trouble restoring the bar. Is there a way to do it? It's very strange to me. Would be grateful for tips.

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answered 2017-05-16 15:23:33 +0100

Menu View-Status Bar.

If that doesn't help, you may try resetting LO user profile.

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answered 2017-05-17 11:29:25 +0100

palilem_marlboro gravatar image

When I start in safe mode, it does solve this problem! The question would now be, how can I actually make it permanent? I tried just removing the files from the "user" directory, but all it changed was a series of error messages at startup (error loading BASIC documents) and the same problem... so it's worse now, even when I pasted the files back in the original directory.

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  1. Please don't create "answer" to post something that doesn't actually answers your question. Use "Add comment" for that, or edit your original question if you need to clarify or extend it.

  2. The safe mode lists possible actions, and resetting profile is the bottom-most of them. You might select it and click the bottom-right button (Apply changes and restart).

Btw: the proper way is not to remove files from the directory, but remove the directory. I'd remove LibreOffice directry itself.

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2017-05-17 11:38:48 +0100 )edit

I'm sorry, I didn't notice. Thank you for your help! It resetted all the settings obviously, but at least the thing works, and the rest I think I can change back.

palilem_marlboro gravatar imagepalilem_marlboro ( 2017-05-17 12:56:17 +0100 )edit

Usually it's enough renaming/deleting the file "user/registrymodifications.xcu", it affects all the options in Menu/Tools/Options, and the files "user/basic/dialog.xlc" and "scrip.xlc" are overwritten, additionally custom colors in "user/config/standard.soc" are lost.

m.a.riosv gravatar imagem.a.riosv ( 2017-05-17 13:27:53 +0100 )edit
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