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Find Bar (search) is not at bottom of spreadsheet

asked 2017-06-12 21:33:55 +0200

clairepg gravatar image

In the default install the search bar is at the bottom of the page. Something like the search bar is on the left vertical side of the screen, but cannot be moved. The granular rectangle that shows when you are "moving" a toolbar does not appear. Reinstallation on Mac osx does not change anything, neither does complete removal as it just picks up the previous preferences of the old installation and applys them to the new one. Is there a way to Reset the program back to factory defaults? Thanks for your help.

Claire Groff

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answered 2017-06-12 22:46:06 +0200

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Menu Tools -> Options -> Advanced, click Open Expert Configuration, in the edit field enter findbar and hit the Search button. If it is in Calc then locate the section org.openoffice.Office.UI.CalcWindowState + UIElements + States (similar if it is in Writer then WriterWindowState) and there WindowStateType['private:resource/toolbar/findbar'] of which set Pos to 0,0 and Docked to true and DockingArea to 1 and confirm each step and close the dialog with OK and also the configuration dialog. Then quit LibreOffice and start it again.

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answered 2017-06-25 22:13:04 +0200

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I have tried following the directions which say to go to Tools>options, etc, BUT there is NO options choice under my tools menu. I am working on a macbook pro and have Libreoffice version 5.3.1.2 I NEED a find bar on my spreadsheets.

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I think the Mac shows this under LibreOffice | Preferences

robleyd gravatar imagerobleyd ( 2017-06-26 08:12:33 +0200 )edit

And please don't add such comment as answer because it doesn't answer the question.

erAck gravatar imageerAck ( 2017-06-26 14:35:48 +0200 )edit
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