Issue 118552

Summary: Organizing templates failure
Product: Writer Reporter: rgstubbsjr
Component: editingAssignee: AOO issues mailing list <issues>
Status: CONFIRMED --- QA Contact:
Severity: Normal    
Priority: P5 (lowest) CC: circulars, elish, issues
Version: OOo 3.3   
Target Milestone: ---   
Hardware: PC   
OS: Windows 7   
Issue Type: DEFECT Latest Confirmation in: 4.1.0-dev
Developer Difficulty: ---

Description rgstubbsjr 2011-10-26 03:56:52 UTC
Previouly added templates in seperate subdirectory are lost to OO3.3.0. but still exist in the subdirectory.
"File, Templates, Organize, Commands, New" fails to create a new subdirectory.
Copy\Paste into "My Templates", fails to make the templates visible.
Update fails to make the templates visible.
Import Template fails "Template already exists" error.
Comment 1 Marcus 2011-10-26 11:20:13 UTC
At least on Linux it's not reproducible.
Comment 2 rgstubbsjr 2011-10-26 12:06:02 UTC
Correct. I only encounter this on Windows.
Is there anything else I can provide,  specific files, registry entries, etc  that might help?
Comment 3 circulars 2013-02-13 16:05:22 UTC
Saving files into the template folder fails to make the templates available for use on a mac too - even if you save them there as templates from within Open Office.

The solution - which is far from a good one - is that you have to open the templates manager (file/templates/organise), then click on 'My Templates', then click on commands, then click on import templates, then go through the import process.

If you do this the templates will then show in My Templates and be available for use in Open Office.

This is an extremely tedious procedure that normal users are unlikely to divine or master and reflects on Open Office poorly.


If the idea is to make OOo 4 the best office suite about, it seems to me that an infinitely better solution would be:

1 that if you save a template it should be automatically imported into the My Templates folder and instantly available for use

2 that any template placed manually in the My Templates folder should also be immediately available for use

3 to just have a tick box for 'save as a template' in the save menu and do away with the need to save as .ott - at least from the users point of view

4 have a natty apple type visual display for selecting templates.

Hope it helps.


PS Does anyone know if these comments be picked up for OOo 4 development from here, or is it necessary to post them elsewhere too? Many thanks.
Comment 4 Edwin Sharp 2014-04-03 17:45:35 UTC
File - Templates - Organize... - Commands - New -> name given to directory is ignored i.e. actual sub-directories are called Untitled, Untitled1 etc.
AOO410m15(Build:9761)  -  Rev. 1583666
2014-04-01 13:53:14 (Di, 01 Apr 2014)
Win 7