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    Can not set Paths in LibreOffice

    Hi,

    I have recently installed Ubuntu 12.10, and am using LibreOffice 3.6.2.2, and I am trying to attempt to set particular paths in LibreOffice, more specifically:

    the Directory Path to my Templates,
    (Tools->Options->LibreOffice->Paths)

    and also the paths for trusted Sources for Macros (Tools->Options->LibreOffice->Security->Macro Security->Trusted Sources.

    Neither of which appear to work. They don't set the selected path, but merely my home directory.

    Can anyone else replicate this behaviour and offer a workaround.
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    Re: Can not set Paths in LibreOffice

    I had this the other day - apparently there is a bug in libreoffice, not 12.10. I found this on google - https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=1209114. I did not follow this exactly - I remember deleting everything libreoffice' via Synaptic and then reinstalling just Writter and Calc. With just these two installed you can set the path (it works!) and then reinstall the rest.

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    Re: Can not set Paths in LibreOffice

    That is strange! in my 12.04 it is working. Its only in the later versions of 'libreoffice-gnome' package that I was faced with this issue.

    @Onesimus:- Try removing the package 'libreoffice-gnome' using Synaptic and reset the default save path. If it works then reinstall the above package.
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    Re: Can not set Paths in LibreOffice

    Quote Originally Posted by fantab View Post
    That is strange! in my 12.04 it is working. Its only in the later versions of 'libreoffice-gnome' package that I was faced with this issue.

    @Onesimus:- Try removing the package 'libreoffice-gnome' using Synaptic and reset the default save path. If it works then reinstall the above package.
    @fantab
    I tried your suggestion, but it makes no difference.

    @Quarkrad
    I have stopped short of totally removing libreoffice, and re-installing it writer and calc - changing the paths. Then re-installing the rest, only to have a system that produces the same bug.
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    Re: Can not set Paths in LibreOffice

    Quote Originally Posted by Onesimus View Post
    @fantab
    I tried your suggestion, but it makes no difference.

    @Quarkrad
    I have stopped short of totally removing libreoffice, and re-installing it writer and calc - changing the paths. Then re-installing the rest, only to have a system that produces the same bug.
    Okay, I just noticed... My bad...
    You have to also remove libreoffice from /home/USER/.config/libreoffice delete the folder... it stores your user customizations and deleting this will remove the earlier set defaults.

    Remove ~/.config/libreoffice and remove libreoffice-gnome... set your default path and reinstall libreoffice-gnome. It should work.

    Edit: If you want to reset the path again then you may have to repeat the workaround... the bug isn't fixed yet.
    Last edited by fantab; January 6th, 2013 at 06:31 PM.
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    Re: Can not set Paths in LibreOffice

    I've just re done everything and can confirm the last post. You must remove libreoffice-gnome and ~/.config/libreoffice first. Reset the path to where you want and then reinstall these two files. I have a step by step process of what I did but the last post explains.

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    Re: Can not set Paths in LibreOffice

    Thanks for all the suggestions (unfortunately, none of them fixed my issue).

    I have now decided to downgrade from 12.10 to 12.04.

    It wasn't just this issue, but I have had display issues with 12.10 every 5 minutes requiring me to logout and log back in again.
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