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Old 03-24-2006, 07:27 AM   #1
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OpenOffice Writer:how to delete Open Recent list?


i'm new to openoffice writer and i want to clear the list of recently open documents, how could i? i've search openoffice's help file but got no answer!
any help?
thanks in advance!
 
Old 03-24-2006, 09:09 AM   #2
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i'm new to openoffice writer and i want to clear the list of recently open documents, how could i? i've search openoffice's help file but got no answer!
any help?
thanks in advance!
Well......
Only by searching for content did I find this:

From your home directory, go to:
.openoffice.org2/user/registry/data/org/openoffice/Office
Remove (or rename) the file named "Common.xcu"
Restart Open Office

How's that for obscure?.....
 
Old 03-24-2006, 09:31 AM   #3
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Looks like it can't easily been cleared.
This list is stored in ~/.openoffice.org2/user/registry/data/org/openoffice/Office/Common.xcu
a really big xml file that stores _all_ the OOo files you opened (not only the 10 last ones) and a lot of settings. No easy way to edit the file without messing the data.
Anyway, you could delete this file (don't do it while OOo is running); it will be restored as an empty file next time you run OOo. But you'll lose some previous settings.

Edit : Oops, pixellany was faster than me !

Last edited by jib2; 03-24-2006 at 09:34 AM.
 
Old 03-24-2006, 12:10 PM   #4
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In my quick glance at this file, I di not see much that i recognized---except for the Recent Docs list.
Once we psych out the format of this file, it will be easy to wrtie a script that purges the recent docs.

Surprising that OOo does not give us a command to do this---maybe you should post on the OOo mailing lists?
 
Old 03-25-2006, 12:17 AM   #5
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thanks,i've deleted that file as per your suggestions!
 
  


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