Open/Save dialogs – Use LibreOffice dialogs
To use the standard Open and Save dialogs for your operating system, deselect the Use
LibreOffice dialogs option. When this option is selected, the Open and Save dialogs supplied
with LibreOffice will be used. See Chapter 1, Introducing LibreOffice, for more about the
LibreOffice Open and Save dialogs. This book uses the LibreOffice Open and Save dialogs in
Open/Save dialogs - Show ODMA DMS dialogs first
(Windows only) If you have the GroupWise client installed on the computer, you can select this
option to have LibreOffice.org offer to open documents from GroupWise, or save documents in
GroupWise. If the GroupWise client is not installed, this option has no effect.
Print dialogs – Use LibreOffice dialogs
(Mac only) To use the standard Print dialogs for your operating system, deselect the Use
LibreOffice dialogs option. When this option is selected, the Print dialogs supplied with
LibreOffice will be used. This book uses the LibreOffice Print dialogs in illustrations.
Document status – Printing sets “document modified” status
If this option is selected, then the next time you close the document after printing, the print date
is recorded in the document properties as a change and you will be prompted to save the
document again, even if you did not make any other changes.
Document status – Allow to save document even when the document is not modified
Normally when a document has not been modified, the File > Save menu option and the Save
icon on the Standard toolbar are disabled and the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+S has no effect.
Select this option to allow documents to be saved even when they have not been modified.
Year (two digits)
Specifies how two-digit years are interpreted. For example, if the two-digit year is set to 1930,
and you enter a date of 1/1/30 or later into your document, the date is interpreted as 1/1/1930
or later. An “earlier” date is interpreted as being in the following century; that is, 1/1/20 is
interpreted as 1/1/2020.
Enable experimental (unstable) features
To try out two experimental features in LibreOffice, in-line formula editing and macro recording,
select this option.
The options on the LibreOffice – Memory page control how LibreOffice uses your computer’s
memory and how much memory it requires. Before changing them, you may wish to consider the
More memory can make LibreOffice faster and more convenient (for example, more undo
steps require more memory); but the trade-off is less memory available for other
applications and you could run out of memory altogether.
If your documents contain a lot of objects such as images, or the objects are large,
LibreOffice’s performance may improve if you increase the memory for LibreOffice or the
memory per object. If you find that objects seem to disappear from a document that
contains a lot of them, increase the number of objects in the cache. (The objects are still in
the file even if you cannot see them on screen.)
Setting up LibreOffice