I’m having the same problem as this fellow (Can not update existing writer document to template style changes):
I made changes to the template I was
using as the Writer default template
expecting old documents based on that
template to ask to be updated to the
revised default template whenever I
opened them because this had happened
before, but that did not happen this
time when I opened the old document.
The expected behavior is (quoting the description from a fellow here https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=105926):
- Create a new file from MY template
- Save and close it
- Open the Template
- Modify something
- Save it as the same template (overwrite)
- Open the document saved before
- LO will ask you if to update from the new template or not
Ironically, some people find the expected behavior hard to disable, for example (Don't update style from template):
I have a lot of templates and I from
time to time update them, but I don’t
want to update documents created from
them. Is is possible to disable the
window asking whether I want to update
the document? It is really annoying
because it pops up every time when I
Aparrently, there are preconditions to make it work, as @mikekaganski mentioned here: Can I continuously auto update styles from a template document? ; and explained here: Synchronize style sheets across documents - #5 by mikekaganski
I did the way that he suggests, but it still doesn’t work.
Am I doing something wrong? Is it a bug? Did anyone experience something like that? I didn’t find this problem on the bugs site.
The system and LO are in Portuguese. Version: 126.96.36.199 (x64) ID de compilação: 5d19a1bfa650b796764388cd8b33a5af1f5baa1b Threads da CPU:4; SO:Windows 10.0; Realizador da interface: padrão; Local: pt-BR (pt_BR); Calc: group threaded
EDIT: after hours of testing I found that it was something specific about the template. I replicated that template (by Loading styles) on a new one, and it worked fine. But, I think, this was only possible after reseting extensions (I’m not 100% sure about this).