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Can I add an "open file location" option to menu or toolbar?

PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:25 pm
by prr
I often find that I want to go to the folder of a file that is open. I searched in the Customize dialog, but didn't see a way to bring this option into either a menu or a toolbar. Nor did I see an extension available on the AOO or LO extension sites.

Can this be done?

Re: Can I add an "open file location" option to menu or tool

PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:01 pm
by RoryOF
OpenOffice always starts /File /Open in the directory of the current document. Why bother adding a button?

Re: Can I add an "open file location" option to menu or tool

PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:39 pm
by prr
Perhaps I want to look at other files in the same folder, or quickly rename the file.

RoryOF wrote:OpenOffice always starts /File /Open in the directory of the current document. Why bother adding a button?

Re: Can I add an "open file location" option to menu or tool

PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:52 pm
by robleyd
Do you mean that you want to open the file manager with the current directory selected?

Re: Can I add an "open file location" option to menu or tool

PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:07 am
by prr
Yes--if by "current directory," you mean the folder location where the open file is located.

robleyd wrote:Do you mean that you want to open the file manager with the current directory selected?

Re: Can I add an "open file location" option to menu or tool

PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:12 am
by RoryOF
This works in the /File /Open of OpenOffice, not in the system File Manager.

Re: Can I add an "open file location" option to menu or tool

PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:19 am
by Bill
1. Open the File Manager and type the file name in the Search Box.

2. Select File > Save As. The path to the folder should be in the Address Bar on the Save As dialog.

3. Check the file name on the Taskbar. There used to be an "open file location" option there, but I don't recall exactly how to find it.

Re: Can I add an "open file location" option to menu or tool

PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:28 pm
by John_Ha
With the required file open

1. File > Save As ...

AOO opens a navigator window at the open file's location. You can rename files etc within that open window. Click Cancel when finished.

Note that you only see files of the the Save As ..., type, or .odt in the image.

File > Open ..., in AOO always opens at the last location at which a file was saved. To see all the files, save the current file and then go File > Open ... You can now see all the files.

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Editing C:\...\Desktop\AOO\Test Files\test.odt.
File > Save As ..., opens at folder C:\...\Desktop\AOO\Test Files\

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Re: Can I add an "open file location" option to menu or tool

PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:53 pm
by Bill
The Address Bar in the screen shot posted by John Ha is showing breadcrumbs instead of the path. Click in the blank space to the right of the breadcrumbs and the breadcrumbs will be replaced by the path which can be copied and pasted in the File Explorer Address Bar.