Adding Template Files to an Apache OpenOffice Installation

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You can make custom document templates available to all users or to individual users of an OpenOffice.org network installation. You can also make specific directories for document templates available to these users.

Documentation caution.png Do not give users write permission for template files.


To Add a Template For All Users of a Apache OpenOffice Network Installation

  1. Become root.
  2. Copy the template to the network-install-dir/share/template/ directory.

To Add a Template to a Workstation Installation of Apache OpenOffice

  1. Become root.
  2. Copy the template to the ooo-user-dir/user/template/ directory on the workstation.

To Add a Template Directory to an Apache OpenOffice Installation

  1. In any Apache OpenOffice program, choose Tools > Options > Apache OpenOffice > Paths.
  2. In the list of default paths, select Templates, and then click Edit.
  3. In the Edit Paths dialog box, click the Add button.
  4. Locate the template directory you want to add and click Select.
  5. In the Edit Paths dialog box, click the OK button.
  6. In the Options - Apache OpenOffice - Paths dialog box, click OK.
  7. Exit Apache OpenOffice.
    Apache OpenOffice saves the template path to the ooo-user-dir/user/registry/data/org/openoffice/Office/Common.xcu configuration file.
  8. Copy the code below into the appropriate Common.xcu file.
    • To make the template directory available to all users of the Apache OpenOffice network installation, copy the code into the install-dir/basis<version>/share/registry/data/org/openoffice/Office/Common.xcu file.
    • To make the template directory available to a single user of an Apache OpenOffice network installation, copy the code into the ooo-user-dir/user/registry/data/org/openoffice/Office/Common.xcu file.
 <node oor:name="Path">
  <node oor:name="Current">
   <prop oor:name="Template" oor:type="oor:string-list">
    <value>$(inst)/share/template/$(vlang)
      $(user)/template new_template_directory
    </value>
   </prop>
  </node>
 </node>
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