Setting toolbars in custom default template

I’m trying to set up the toolbars in my custom default template so I don’t have to reset them each time I open a new document.

Specifically, I don’t want the Formatting toolbar showing since I use styles.

I’ve edited the template by closing the Formatting toolbar and saving. But when I open a new document, the Formatting toolbar is showing again.

I’ve searched for other settings to accomplish what I want but can’t find any. Am I wasting my time? Is display of the Formatting toolbar coded in to show whenever a new document is created?


User interface in Writer

This may also depend on:

Personal Data in LibreOffice

It works for me without a new document template.

Version: (x64) / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: 3c58a8f3a960df8bc8fd77b461821e42c061c5f0
CPU threads: 8; OS: Windows 10.0 Build 19044; UI render: Skia/Raster; VCL: win
Locale: de-DE (de_DE); UI: de-DE
Calc: CL

UI configuration is not saved in the template nor in any document. UI parameters are kind-of “supra document” configuration and it is saved in your user profile. It is effective for every document, templated or not.

If you want a specific GUI environment, do it with a scratch document. Save (this will update your user profile). Afterwards, delete the scratch document.



I don’t understand the process, but it seems to have worked.

@ajlittoz Just to be sure… A scratch document is just a new file opened (in Writer) as File>New, isn’t? If not, what is?

Yes, a one-shot document you scrap after use.