I'm running LibreOffice 22.214.171.124, BuildID: 350m1(Build:2) on Kubuntu 10.04. I love the program, but it will not save any of my customization settings. For example, I've recorded macros and then placed them on a toolbar, but the next time I open the program, they are not on the toolbar. Similarly, I've checked "Enable experimental features," but subsequent boots of the program do not have that feature enabled. Any suggestions gratefully appreciated.
If it were Microsoft Office, I would think I should delete the file with the saved user settings so that the program re-creates it. But a) it's not Microsoft Office (for which I am profoundly grateful), and b) I don't know whether LibreOffice has a file that would correspond with that or where it might be.
> I'm running LibreOffice 126.96.36.199, BuildID: 350m1(Build:2) on Kubuntu 10.04.
> I love the program, but it will not save any of my customization settings.
> For example, I've recorded macros and then placed them on a toolbar, but
> the next time I open the program, they are not on the toolbar. Similarly,
> I've checked "Enable experimental features," but subsequent boots of the
> program do not have that feature enabled. Any suggestions gratefully
It looks like permissions problem - i.e. files that LibreOffice tries to modify
does not have write permission for user that LibreOffice runs like.
Have you upgraded lately? AFAIR there was some bug in LO 3.5.x Debian packages
that caused migrated settings to be owned by root. This would fit perfectly to
your case, but I may not remember correctly.
> b) I don't
> know whether LibreOffice has a file that would correspond with that or
> where it might be.
That would be ~/.config/libreoffice/
You are interested mostly in
You can try to run that command from terminal:
This will create new LO config directory in /tmp/ (it will be removed in next
boot). Check if setting changes are written (just close LO and run that
command again, so LO will read settings). If so, then it apparently is problem
with your config dir (path above). You may try to remove it (or rename) and run
LO again - it will recreate all settings from scratch. But it may be quite
some work if you tend to customize your LO heavy.
If above command will still produce LO that does not remember it's settings,
then your LO build is broken. You should upgrade/downgrade it.
On Mon, 9 Jul 2012 09:12:46 -0700 (PDT)
Don <[hidden email]> wrote about [libreoffice-users] Re: LibreOffice won't save
> Thanks for getting back to me so quickly. I think I'm up to date on the
> program since the first things I do every day are to use the Kpackage
> Manager update feature and then run sudo apt-get update.
> Do you know which files I would need to change the permissions on? That
> seems from your message the simplest approach to try at this point.
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> http://nabble.documentfoundation.org/LibreOffice-won-t-save-settings-tp3994487p3994498.html > Sent from the Users mailing list archive at Nabble.com.
I don't use Kubuntu but will give an answer that SHOULD work. I occasionally run
chown on my entire ~/ folder (/home/user/) just to avoid any problem with
permissions caused by backup/restore, upgrades, and additions.
chown -R username:users /home/user/
the -R ensures recursion through all that users sub-directories
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> Do you know which files I would need to change the permissions on?
As I said, give ~/.config/libreoffice/3/user/registrymodifications.xcu a try.
All changes are written to that file. It tends to grow in size over time. I
believe changes should be redistributed over appropriate files over time, but
for some reason they seem to not be.
But personally I would start from second command to ensure that problem lies
in permissions/configuration and not LO package itself.