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2018-09-28 17:49:36 +0200 edited question when i open a file in calc, why is the status unsaved?

when i open a file in calc, why is the status unsaved? I call up a file that I have saved and closed. I do nothing to

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2016-11-03 23:40:58 +0200 commented answer doc for LO base reports on linux?

Our comments crossed. I'll try those measures. thanks

2016-11-03 23:39:56 +0200 commented answer doc for LO base reports on linux?

In LO/ubuntu, I only get a writer document, and I can't add a text field that I can set as a counter or subtota, etcl. See minute 2:13 in video #72. I can Insert/FormControl/FormattedField. Right click/Control shows 'General', 'Data', 'Events' tabs. Data has a box for 'Data field', but it doesn't list the fields. No Data Field Type box as in the video. In general, it's not working as it did in AOO.

2016-11-03 23:22:31 +0200 commented answer doc for LO base reports on linux?

Sorry. Yes, it is confusing. I didn't meant to say that the report parameters don't work in LO -- I was just saying that that report editing function shows the same problem. The problem is the general report editing environment. When I edit a report in LO under ubuntu, it doesn't look like it did in AOO under windows. AOO/windows showed the colored section identifiers on the left. (I can't add a screen shot, so I can only point to the pdf and videos.)

2016-11-01 23:18:00 +0200 commented answer doc for LO base reports on linux?

Sorry for my delay. Life happened for a while.

The video is #71. It looks like page 29. When I run the report, the output is a Writer document. When I right click on the report name, I get something to edit in Writer.

I'm also unable to run a report that takes input parms (begin/end date). The output is a blank document. My next guess is that it's because I created the report under windows. I'm willing to create the report new in LO under linux, but then I run into documentation issue.

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2016-09-30 22:51:23 +0200 commented answer doc for LO base reports on linux?

It doesn't behave the way AOO did under windows. In your link, the pdf on reports shows on page 29 what I saw. In AOO I added a text field then changed properties to present a subtotal for my group. This video shows what I saw at minutes 1:20, 2:15, 2:50. Now editing a report is black&white, no sections on the left, I can't even see properties for text fields.

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2016-09-22 20:26:18 +0200 asked a question doc for LO base reports on linux?

I've installed ubuntu 16.04. Using the LO base that comes with it, I'm able to access db files created in AOO base under windows. I'm new to linux and not a trained programmer, but I'm usually able to figure out procedures and solutions for some things.

But since moving to ubuntu, I can't edit reports well. I want the report to provide subtotals for groups and a grand total. I had this working under windows. When I edit the odt report output, it doesn't appear or work as it did under windows. The supplied formats organize the items visually in appropriate groups, but I can't get calculated fields to work.

This very good series -- http://thefrugalcomputerguy.com/libre... -- is very helpful with examples that I used successfully under windows to get the result I want. But those videos (and the user guide pdf) show colored sections for page headers, group sections, footers, and menu items (control, data, function, accumulate) that are not available now that I'm on ubuntu. The user guide says that you can do what I want, but it doesn't describe how to do that or where to find the report builder or how to use that. Text-only doc on reports that I've seen don't explain how to do it.

I downloaded and installed basereportextension.oxt. (At least I think I installed it -- installations in linux not as simple and clear as in windows.) No difference in what I see.

Before I face the hassle of installing AOO to try that, can someone tell me: when building reports under ubuntu , should I be seeing the same thing or something different from what I saw under win10?

If it's supposed to look and function differently, can you point me to doc that clearly and practically explains how to do what I want under linux?