[Solved] Custom colors lost when resetting profile

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[Solved] Custom colors lost when resetting profile

Postby skeith2000 » Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:05 pm

due to OO crashes (windows 10, OO version 4.16) I have reset my user profile following advice in other topics here. When I do this, I lose all the custom colors I have created. Is there a way to locate colors and paste them into the new profile? Thanks.
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Re: Custom colors lost when resetting profile

Postby Hagar Delest » Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:22 pm

Of course. See: [Solved] Smooth colors in OpenOffice.
The .soc file is part of the backups I keep in a separate place (together with my shortcuts configuration for example) so that even if I need to install from scratch I can retrieve my preferred colors quickly.

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Re: Custom colors lost when resetting profile

Postby RusselB » Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:25 pm

When you reset your profile, are you deleting it or renaming it?
If you are renaming it, then you can go through the older profile, which is a set of files, and copy the relevant file to the new profile.
If you are deleting the old profile, then you might be able to recover it, then rename it..before following the above advice.
I don't know in which file those settings are stored as (so far) I haven't used Draw.

Hagar's advice, which was posted while writing mine, sounds like a better idea.
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