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eduzs
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 3:21 pm    Post subject: Migration, backup restore user settings Reply with quote

I want to migrate from ooo 2.4 to 3.0, but there's too much settings, words added in the dic/substitions list, macros, ... that I don'1 want to reocnfigure, reewrite, etc...
What I have to do?
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thomasjk
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When you install V3.0 it will ask if want to keep 2.4 installed. You choice to keep it. V3 should migrate all of your settings automatically.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 9:57 pm    Post subject: custom menus & toolbars won't migrate to 3.0 Reply with quote

Hi. I had the same issue. I did keep version 2.4 and elected to transfer all settings automatically. But my customized menus and toolbars (writer) did not migrate. I put a lot of thought and effort into those, and was loath to undertake to replicate them.

So, here's what I did. I opened 2.4, made a change to the toolbar, then searched for any file modified within the past 5 minutes. I found a couple, and copied them to the comparable location in 3.0. The pertinent one, I believe, was: (...\Application Data\OpenOffice.org\3\user\config\soffice.cfg\modules\swriter\toolbar).

At first, I was so discouraged that I did not even recognize my own customized toolbar because of the new icons!

Best of luck!
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 3:28 am    Post subject: finding lost icons etc Reply with quote

What I do is to compare the ...user/basic user/Scripts and user/config directory trees using the wonderful Windows utility beyond compare, and then synch up the new one with the old. This brings over all the personalisations that I care about (personalised toolbar icons are in a directory called Images)
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