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bluedogranch
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AbiWord: Default save directory

Is it possible to have a checkable option to set the default save location of a new document to the drive where AbiWord is located rather than the hard drive of the host PC?

Seems strange and unintuitive that when you're running a portable application the default save for AbiWord is to the hard drive of the host PC that you're trying to keep your files away from in the first place.

Ideas?

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I think

that would be a good idea.
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Can't

AbiWord provides no setting to be able to default this. OpenOffice.org Portable does and will automatically set the documents path to X:\Documents if it exists.

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You can modify the

You can modify the AbiWord.Profile file in Data\settings to set a default save directory. In the <Scheme name="_custom_" section of the profile, add the following line:

DefaultSaveDirectory="my\path\" (note: you can use relative or absolute paths).

I don't know if this can be handled automatically by the launcher, but you can definitely do it on your own :).

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Yea.

I think John could add that in the next release, it's fairly easy as I've learned.

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Added in 2.8.6 Rev 3

I've added this functionality to new installs or clean data resets in the AbiWord Portable 2.8.6 Rev 3 release.

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Default save directory in Abiword 3-0

Can anyone tell me how to change the default save directory in Abiword 3-0 ?
Thank you.

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not available

abiword 3.0 is not available for Windows

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Default save directory in Abiword 3-0 in lubuntu

Thank you for your answer. I am using lubuntu. Can you help ?

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Incorrect location

We aren't a general support forum for either Abiword or Lubuntu. Try asking in the Lubuntu support forum: https://ubuntuforums.org/tags.php?tag=lubuntu

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Thank you

OK, thank you. When I searched for this topic, you were the only one talking about it.
Thanks' for the link.

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