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Saving Files in Open Office Portable?

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Saving Files in Open Office Portable?

Hi: This may be the ultimate dumb question, but here goes...I have just started using the program on my USB stick...How do I save a created document "on the USB stick" itself...I am having no luck...It just wants to refer to my hard drive...I'm sure this is a simple fix, but I can't find it!



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Which menu system in OpenOffice

Openoffice can use it's own "Open/Save" dialogs or it can use the more familiar Windows design. I find the one that OpenOffice has is a bit confusing to me, a Windows user, for accessing other drives.

I don't know which one you are using, so let's select here:

Use the OpenOffice Tools menu, go to Options,, General; and where it says "Use dialogs", remove the check mark if there was one. Then press Ok.

Now lets save your document. Use the File menu, Save As dialog. On the left side, click on the "My Computer" icon.

You should now see listings for the "C" drive, your removable drive (maybe E or F or something), and maybe other drives. You just click on the drive you want and navigate from there.

Hope that helps.

If that wasn't your problem someone else will have to help. Please leave a reply to let folks know.


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Got It!

That did it! You are right...The OpenOffice dialogs are a bit more "challenging", for me anyway...Problem solved! Thanks a lot,


Chip Botkin
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Relative and Absolute Paths

Dumb question revisited: Is there a way to save the created document
"on the usb stick" by default. In other words not have the user browse for the correct drive/directory but instead always save to "%F:%Documents?

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This is the deault path of Portable ...

... if You use it in the Suite and Portable is installed under F:\PortableApps\OpenOfficePortable the default path is F:\Documents.

But there is a bug with the Save Dialog under Vista. The default path is only shown if the Option "Use Open Dialogs" is active. Else the path of the last saved file is shown as default.

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