Bug 108327 - FILESAVE: Enhancement: Generate file name "Untitled 2.odt" if a file named "Untitled 1.odt" is already existant
Summary: FILESAVE: Enhancement: Generate file name "Untitled 2.odt" if a file named "U...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: File-Name
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Reported: 2017-06-03 20:26 UTC by marcus.knappert
Modified: 2023-04-05 16:49 UTC (History)
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Description marcus.knappert 2017-06-03 20:26:37 UTC
For every new document the generic name "Untitled 1" is suggested by Writer. That creates a problem if a file named "Untitled 1" has already been created in that folder. In that case the suggested name has to be changed manually by the user.

I would suggest to change the proposed name automatically from "Untitled 1" to "Untitled 2" if "Untitled 1" is already given (numeration should be continuously increased if document is already given).

An even better enhancement is https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=58685, however, my approach would still be useful if the saved document is still empty so that no name can be generated from content. It would also reduce the risk to accidentally oversave a given file.
Comment 1 raal 2017-06-10 06:57:22 UTC
Setting as new, valid enhancement. Thanks
Comment 2 Christophe Strobbe 2022-05-16 20:48:06 UTC
Instead of using the generic "Document 1" as a suggested file name, wouldn't it make sense to check for
Comment 3 Christophe Strobbe 2022-05-16 20:48:59 UTC
Please ignore my incomplete comment 2; it was not meant to get submitted.