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My Templates?

Didn't there used to be an item "My Templates? in LO?  I had a few
templates in there, but now I can only find one mixed in with all the
supplied templates.  What happened to mine?  Where are they?  I'm using
LO 6.0.42 on OpenSUSE Leap 15.0.  Please bring back "My Templates".  I
do not want to have to sort through all those provided templates, to
find the ones I created.  I also don't want to have to recreate the ones
I lost!!!


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On 08/07/18 18:41, James Knott wrote:
> Didn't there used to be an item "My Templates? in LO?  I had a few
> templates in there, but now I can only find one mixed in with all the
> supplied templates.  What happened to mine?  Where are they?  I'm using
> LO 6.0.42 on OpenSUSE Leap 15.0.  Please bring back "My Templates".  I
> do not want to have to sort through all those provided templates, to
> find the ones I created.  I also don't want to have to recreate the ones
> I lost!!!
>

I've just been loading my templates into LO 6.0.5.2 on my Windows box.
There I found the same difficulties I found on Ubuntu.  It is not
sufficient to slide them into the templates directory of LO (in Ubuntu
/home/user/.config//libreoffice/4/user/template/) - they just don't get
registered in LO and so are not visible in the list when you want to
select one for a new document.

You need to go into LO, Writer for example, FILE >Templates >Manage
templates> select 'my templates' in the drop down list and then click
import.

Then you need to navigate to where you have the templates stored,
highlight them, and click import.

Then they'll get registered and appear in the templates dialogue.
hth

Philip

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Hi.
I am using Version: 6.0.4.2, Build ID: 00m0(Build:2) on OpenSuse leap.

In my File>Templates>Manage Templates I have a single panel instead of
split, but a dropdown list selector in the top right
(image for James)


My templates are separated in My Templates.
Steve

On 09/07/18 04:41, James Knott wrote:
> Didn't there used to be an item "My Templates? in LO?  I had a few
> templates in there, but now I can only find one mixed in with all the
> supplied templates.  What happened to mine?  Where are they?  I'm using
> LO 6.0.42 on OpenSUSE Leap 15.0.  Please bring back "My Templates".  I
> do not want to have to sort through all those provided templates, to
> find the ones I created.  I also don't want to have to recreate the ones
> I lost!!!
>
>


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On 08/07/18 04:41 PM, James Knott wrote:

> Didn't there used to be an item "My Templates? in LO? 

You probably want to change the path at
">Tools >Options >Paths >Templates"
to point to the location where you keep you templates.

jonathon

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On 07/08/2018 03:12 PM, Philip Jackson wrote:
> Then you need to navigate to where you have the templates stored,
> highlight them, and click import.

The problem is finding where they're stored.  I have no idea.  I just
had them in My Templates
> Then they'll get registered and appear in the templates dialogue.

In My Templates, they were stored separately from the provided
templates.  I don't want them mixed in, as I now have to sort through a
bunch of templates I don't use, to find the few I created and use.  Who
is the @$*^@@&%^#  genius that though this was a good idea?  They've
taking something that worked well and made it a pain to use!


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On 07/08/2018 03:17 PM, toki wrote:
> On 08/07/18 04:41 PM, James Knott wrote:
>
>> Didn't there used to be an item "My Templates? in LO? 
> You probably want to change the path at
> ">Tools >Options >Paths >Templates"
> to point to the location where you keep you templates.
>
>

I'll give that a try, once I find out where they went.  At the moment, I
can only see one of a few I had created.


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On 08/07/18 07:27 PM, James Knott wrote:
>> You probably want to change the path at
>> ">Tools >Options >Paths >Templates"
>> to point to the location where you keep you templates.

> I'll give that a try, once I find out where they went.

If the email headers displayed here are correct, your are on a Linux box.
As such, your templates are probably at either
* /opt/libreoffice6.1/share/template/
* /home/ your-user-name /.config/libreoffice/4/user/template/
But if you changed the path when you last setup LibO, all bets are off.

jonathon

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On 07/08/2018 04:52 PM, toki wrote:
> * /home/ your-user-name /.config/libreoffice/4/user/template/

Found 'em there.  However, that does nothing for the problem of removing
My Templates, so that my templates are not mixed in with a bunch of
supplied templates that I don't use.

I don't understand the trend, not just here, but in other things too, of
breaking things that have worked well and replacing them with things
that are dumbed down or broken.

My Templates was very useful.  How could anyone be so unbelievably
stupid as to think removing it was an "improvement"?


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On 07/08/2018 05:12 PM, James Knott wrote:

> On 07/08/2018 04:52 PM, toki wrote:
>> * /home/ your-user-name /.config/libreoffice/4/user/template/
> Found 'em there.  However, that does nothing for the problem of removing
> My Templates, so that my templates are not mixed in with a bunch of
> supplied templates that I don't use.
>
> I don't understand the trend, not just here, but in other things too, of
> breaking things that have worked well and replacing them with things
> that are dumbed down or broken.
>
> My Templates was very useful.  How could anyone be so unbelievably
> stupid as to think removing it was an "improvement"?
>
>
I'm using LO 6.0.3.2 on Linux Mint and I still have "My Templates." It
just takes a couple steps to get there.

If I click on "File" > "Templates" > "Manage Templates", I am met with a
dialog box with templates. The default view on my computer shows all
templates of a given type (Document, Spreadsheet, etc.). In the upper
right corner of the dialog box is a drop down box. It seems to default
to "All Categories," but if I click on the drop down arrow, I can select
"My Templates" and then see only the templates I have created.

So, I think "My Templates" is still there; it just doesn't pop up by
default as I seem to remember it did in the past.

Virgil

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On 07/09/2018 09:23 AM, Virgil Arrington wrote:

> On 07/08/2018 05:12 PM, James Knott wrote:
>> On 07/08/2018 04:52 PM, toki wrote:
>>> * /home/ your-user-name /.config/libreoffice/4/user/template/
>> Found 'em there.  However, that does nothing for the problem of removing
>> My Templates, so that my templates are not mixed in with a bunch of
>> supplied templates that I don't use.
>>
>> I don't understand the trend, not just here, but in other things too, of
>> breaking things that have worked well and replacing them with things
>> that are dumbed down or broken.
>>
>> My Templates was very useful.  How could anyone be so unbelievably
>> stupid as to think removing it was an "improvement"?
>>
>>
> I'm using LO 6.0.3.2 on Linux Mint and I still have "My Templates." It
> just takes a couple steps to get there.
>
> If I click on "File" > "Templates" > "Manage Templates", I am met with a
> dialog box with templates. The default view on my computer shows all
> templates of a given type (Document, Spreadsheet, etc.). In the upper
> right corner of the dialog box is a drop down box. It seems to default
> to "All Categories," but if I click on the drop down arrow, I can select
> "My Templates" and then see only the templates I have created.
>
> So, I think "My Templates" is still there; it just doesn't pop up by
> default as I seem to remember it did in the past.
>
> Virgil
>
Here is my thought. I am starting Libreoffice 6.05.2. No templates. I
happen to have a folder containing all of my created templates. Then, I
used Manage Templates as you did. That is when I clicked the Import
button. First I selected My Templates as the place where I wanted to
import them. I browsed to my template "repository" and selected all of
the templates I wanted and imported all of them at one time. Like you
said, when the selection on the Manage Templates page was All
categories, I saw all of the templates: mine as well as all of the
others. And as you said, selecting "My Templates" shows only mine.

Here is something that I also discovered that you might also consider. I
closed Manage Templates. Then I reopened it. It opened at "My
Templates". I have a feeling that whatever choice you use as to what
type of templates you want to see is the same thing you will see the
next time. I have done this twice with the same result.

I have also create more categories by going to the template folder you
mentioned above. I created a subfolder there to contain templates with a
similar property. Then I moved them into it. When I opened "Manage
Templates" again, the name of that folder appeared in the drop down
list. I suppose this is called organization...

Dan


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