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Old 12-11-2005, 07:02 PM   #1
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save paths in OpenOffice.org2.0 on FedoraCore4.0

I use FedoraCore4.0 with Gnome graphical interface.
My problem is this: I downloaded a .doc file from an online storage space and it was automatically opened in Writer. It put that file into my /tmp directory. I didn't want it saved there, so i dragged the file into a /documents directory in my /home. Instead of moving it, it simply made a copy. Fine, i thought, I'll just delete this one in the /tmp, and any changes i make to the .doc will be saved to the second copy. Wrong I was. After making substantial changes to the document and clicking the save icon periodically, I woke up this morning to an unchanged document.
Thing is this: I was pressing save(not Save As), so it must have been saving somewhere. But obviously the path was not to my /documents copy of the .doc. I've been back to the /tmp to see if it remade the .doc(i had deleted the original), but it is not there, even among hidden files. I've also searched my /mozilla/firefox and /.openoffice.org2.0 caches and subdirectories to no avail. Additionally I've run a find .-name "*.doc" in my home directory without finding the modified .doc.
I'm fairly new to Linux, so any ideas as to where this .doc could have gone would be greatly appreciated.
Old 12-12-2005, 12:57 PM   #2
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It is possible that OpenOffice saved the file in the OpenDocument file format. Look for a filename with .odt as the extension. Also, you can find out what OpenOffice default directory settings are by going into the Tools->Options menu, and looking under>Paths.

Also, OpenOffice should list the file under it's File->Recent Documents menu.
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Indeed---the default "save" in OOo is in its native format

Search on the file name without the extension


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