Reusing custom report templates in LibreOffice Base

I have modified a template in Libre Base, after generating a report and editing it.

However, I can not see a way to either re-use a custom template in the report wizard, nor can I see a way after editing the report to change the template to the one I saved…

What is odd is, in the File → Template there is a Save option, but no Open. There is Edit, but that opens the template (stored in the appdata folder) for editing, not changing the template of the report.

Ideally, it would be best to have the Wizard call the custom templates also. Otherwise every single report needs to have the template edited… this makes Base almost useless (because otherwise you might as well use Calc).

Hi Anon, Still looking for an answer here?

What exactly do you mean by custom template ? Is this a Writer or Calc template ? In that case, it is not a Report template that the Report Builder can use. AFAIK, the Report Builder stores its report definitions as XML within the ODB file. My understanding is that it is this that you must alter if you want to change the end result of your report.

You might try here to see if that solves your problem: