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"Save as" same filename?

 
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:02 am    Post subject: "Save as" same filename? Reply with quote

Without getting asked whether I rilly rilly want to. . . . I can't find any way to change the default save mode.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think you are going to have to be a little more specific about what you are trying t do.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Be happy to:

I have a text doc open in Writer. I Save it. Five minutes later I decide I'm through with it for the time being and Save it again from the File dropdown menu. I'm offered the option of "Save a Version . . ." or "Save as . . ." I select "Save as . . ." and when prompted to assign a file-name. Without assigning a new file-name, I click on Save.

A box appears saying "Blahblah.doc already exists. Do you want to replace it?" I click replace.

Is there a way to change default saving so that when I click Save it just saves without getting the prompt box reminding me that if I save with the same filename the present version will overwrite the previous one?

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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and Save it again from the File dropdown menu.
Why do this when you can save using the icon on the toolbar or with Ctrl+S.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess I should say thanks. But just once, if only someone at OOO would answer the question I ask instead of providing me with their opinion on how I could do it better their way.

Anybody out therewilling to answer the question I asked?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know of any program that doesn't prompt you when you save the file. Its trying to keep you from overwriting a file accidentally. This behavior is not unique to OOo.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 6:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, thomasjk. It's still not an answer, but it explains why there isn't an answer, and that's even better.
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