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Auto saving and opening in web view: Is it impossible?

Postby RobinZ » Tue Nov 26, 2019 5:59 am

I tried autosaving setting the time to 1 minute. It still asks me if I want to save it. Is this normal? Why would anyone not just want the document to be saved? Who types and then wants to throw it away? Where is the logic here?

Templates: It just ignores the template I saved. I want it to open in Web View, not Print View because its no longer 1980 and I don't print everything. I have something called a monitor that allows me to actually see what I write without having to print it. Its a wonderful addition to my computer setup. Perhaps the designers of this software might try this device. Why would any thinking individual want their document to open up wasting 50% of the width because of enormous margins on each side? Where is the logic?

I'm baffled. Maybe someone can show me the light.
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Re: Auto saving and opening in web view: Is it impossible?

Postby RusselB » Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:09 am

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I don't see an Auto-Save setting, but I do see a Save Auto-Recovery Information. Is that you mean? If so, I just tested it with the 1 minute timing, and didn't get a prompt about saving.
As to Web View, I opened Writer in Page View, as that is what I prefer, switched to Web View, exited from OpenOffice (not just closed Writer), then reopened Writer, and it opened in Web View.

As to your templates, unless you specify the template when opening, you will get the default template.

As to why a person might want to use Page View, rather than Web View, it makes sense if you want to see what your document will look like when printed, which is not (usually) the same page format as you would get for a Web Document.

Please do not insult the intelligence of the volunteers that help develop OpenOffice. They know very well what a monitor is.
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Re: Auto saving and opening in web view: Is it impossible?

Postby robleyd » Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:39 am

Save auto recovery information does not save your document for you - you need to save as necessary.
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Re: Auto saving and opening in web view: Is it impossible?

Postby RobinZ » Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:05 am

I'm working with RTF and DOC files. I wonder if this changes anything.
And yes it was the Save AutoRecovery setting. I changed a document and let it sit for way over a minute. Still asks me if I want to save. What it should ask is if I do NOT want to save it. That would make a lot more sense as we tend to want to save what we work on about 99.99% of the time!
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Re: Auto saving and opening in web view: Is it impossible?

Postby John_Ha » Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:47 pm

RobinZ wrote:I'm working with RTF and DOC files.

Never save your files as .rtf or .doc. Did you not read the warning AOO gives you when you do? Or have you switched off the warning?

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See [Tutorial] Differences between Writer and MS Word files for why you should always work in and save files as .odt.
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3 - Working with Text
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7 - Working with Styles
8 - Working with Graphics
9 - Working with Tables
10 - Working with Templates
11 - Using Mail Merge
12 - Tables of Contents, Indexes and Bibliographies
13 - Working with Master Documents
14 - Working with Fields
15 - Using Forms in Writer
16 - Customizing Writer – Keyboard shortcuts.

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Re: Auto saving and opening in web view: Is it impossible?

Postby RobinZ » Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:46 pm

Can't ODT contain macros?
I would far rather use a format that doesn't like RTF and DOC as they do everything I need when I create documents for myself. I use an ereader and I doubt if it can read ODT! It can't even read DOC! When I used MS Word I always did everything in RTF and DOC. Now hopefully in the future I'll learn about tables, Table of Contents, collapsing bullets and other interesting stuff which I'll probably need a better file system to implement. But that's a ways away.
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Re: Auto saving and opening in web view: Is it impossible?

Postby RobinZ » Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:49 pm

robleyd wrote:Save auto recovery information does not save your document for you - you need to save as necessary.


Yes, I noticed that. I set it for just 1 minute and waited a few minutes and when I closed it it asked me if I wanted to save it. Unbelievable. If you're closing documents hundreds or thousands of times a day this gets really tedious. And its all because the designers couldn't care less.

Jarte has none of these issues but its a simple program, just a little better than Wordpad so its abilities are quite limited.
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