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Susan B
I have been trying for 5 hours to download and utilize some of the templates from your site. When they download they just go into my document file. I do not understand how to get them to where the app will open them up in a blank file or on a blank page. Can you tell me where I can find, easy to follow, instructions on downloading and installing them to Open Office. Or give me a URL with the directions for doing this? I am quite lost and need some of them quickly for starting my new business.

Respectfully,
Susan Busk
Managing Partner
S&T Trading & More
dba: S&T Custom Jewelry
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Re: [AOO-Templates]

Alan Boba-2
Hi Susan,

Sorry you've invested so much time without success.

The following instructions worked for me...
1. the web page with links to the instructions
OpenOffice.org 3.3 User Guides (ODT) - Apache OpenOffice Wiki
<https://wiki.openoffice.org/wiki/Documentation/OOo3_User_Guides/OOo3.3_Chapters_ODT>

2. The chapter with template usage info found in the "Getting Started
Guide" section of the webpage above. The link will download an .odt file
that opens in Writer
Ch3 - Using Styles and Templates
<https://wiki.openoffice.org/wiki/Documentation/OOo3_User_Guides/OOo3.3_Chapters_ODT>

4. Refer to the section "Importing a template" on page 22.
The template must be imported before it can be used in the next step.
Note: you must know where the template file has been downloaded to so it
can be picked for import

5. Refer to "Using a template to create a document" on page 14.
Once a template is imported this is the only step that needs to be repeated
to create a document with a given template.




On Wed, Jan 29, 2020 at 6:42 AM Susan B <[hidden email]> wrote:

> I have been trying for 5 hours to download and utilize some of the
> templates from your site. When they download they just go into my document
> file. I do not understand how to get them to where the app will open them
> up in a blank file or on a blank page. Can you tell me where I can find,
> easy to follow, instructions on downloading and installing them to Open
> Office. Or give me a URL with the directions for doing this? I am quite
> lost and need some of them quickly for starting my new business.
>
> Respectfully,
> Susan Busk
> Managing Partner
> S&T Trading & More
> dba: S&T Custom Jewelry
>


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Alan Boba
CISSP, CCENT, ITIL v3 Foundations 2011
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Re: [AOO-Templates]

Chuck Spalding
Alan,

Your guidance sort of works for me (OO 4.1.7 on Mac OS 10.12.6). If I do
not have any document open, the menu selection *File > From Template...*
works as expected. But if I have any document open (Writer or Calc), the
selection *File > New > Templates and Documents* does nothing—the *Templates
and Documents* dialog does *not* open as claimed in the documentation.

I can't resist mentioning that it's not obvious that one should look at
documentation for version 3.3 when using version 4.1. Also, it's
"interesting" that the *What's New* section of the documentation page
<https://wiki.openoffice.org/wiki/Documentation> contains only two items
from 2013. (Yes, I know it's a volunteer organization.)

Chuck

On Wed, Jan 29, 2020 at 10:22 AM Alan B <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Hi Susan,
>
> Sorry you've invested so much time without success.
>
> The following instructions worked for me...
> 1. the web page with links to the instructions
> OpenOffice.org 3.3 User Guides (ODT) - Apache OpenOffice Wiki
> <
> https://wiki.openoffice.org/wiki/Documentation/OOo3_User_Guides/OOo3.3_Chapters_ODT
> >
>

[snip]
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Alan Boba-2
Hi Chuck,

I'm also using OO 4.1.7. On Linux though. Have Windows 10 but have not
tested with it. Only so much time for volunteering in a day.

Based on your feedback I tried with no document open, with a new unsaved
document open (Untitled 1), and with a previously saved document open.

In all cases File > New > Templates and Documents initialized a new
Untitled 1 document based on the selected template.

Seems you have discovered a bug in the Mac version.

On Wed, Jan 29, 2020 at 8:59 PM Chuck Spalding <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Alan,
>
> Your guidance sort of works for me (OO 4.1.7 on Mac OS 10.12.6). If I do
> not have any document open, the menu selection *File > From Template...*
> works as expected. But if I have any document open (Writer or Calc), the
> selection *File > New > Templates and Documents* does nothing—the *Templates
> and Documents* dialog does *not* open as claimed in the documentation.
>
> I can't resist mentioning that it's not obvious that one should look at
> documentation for version 3.3 when using version 4.1. Also, it's
> "interesting" that the *What's New* section of the documentation page
> <https://wiki.openoffice.org/wiki/Documentation> contains only two items
> from 2013. (Yes, I know it's a volunteer organization.)
>
> Chuck
>
> On Wed, Jan 29, 2020 at 10:22 AM Alan B <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
>> Hi Susan,
>>
>> Sorry you've invested so much time without success.
>>
>> The following instructions worked for me...
>> 1. the web page with links to the instructions
>> OpenOffice.org 3.3 User Guides (ODT) - Apache OpenOffice Wiki
>> <
>> https://wiki.openoffice.org/wiki/Documentation/OOo3_User_Guides/OOo3.3_Chapters_ODT
>> >
>>
>
> [snip]
>


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Alan Boba
CISSP, CCENT, ITIL v3 Foundations 2011