Bug 117237 - sessions -- working sessions, list of open files (a wish)
Summary: sessions -- working sessions, list of open files (a wish)
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
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Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
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: 154962 157058 159267 159760 (view as bug list)
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Blocks: Start-Center
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Reported: 2018-04-25 20:16 UTC by peter josvai
Modified: 2024-06-13 15:53 UTC (History)
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Description peter josvai 2018-04-25 20:16:33 UTC
hello, 

It would be great to have "sessions" in Libreoffice, especially in Writer...

that is, to be able to save the working session... 
and reopen it next time.. the same couple of files..


to save the list of the open files...
and save this list as "a session" under a name...
and reopen it any time in the future...

I guess I don't need to advertise this functionality, cause developers ALL uses sessions like this :) wouldn't it be a pain if one hat to find which files to reopen, and reopen them individually? every time you restarted your computer?  :) :) Well, Writer users probably feel the same about it, too :)
In any case, it would be huge enhancement!! :)

Peter
Comment 1 peter josvai 2018-04-25 20:19:43 UTC
> I meant: 

"developers ALL use"
"if one had to"
"a huge enhancement"

(sorry)
Comment 2 Xavier Van Wijmeersch 2018-04-26 13:05:33 UTC
there is something like file => recent documents; and when closing a document there is a visual reference for the documents you working on
Comment 3 Heiko Tietze 2018-04-30 13:07:56 UTC
Sounds like a project. Wouldn't restrict it to Writer but open spreadsheets, drawings, and presentations too. 

To save the current state and reload it on restart we could introduce an option "[ ] Restore last session" that remembers the state of open documents on exit and restores it with the next session. If the user starts LibreOffice by "executing" a document it adds to the stack.
Comment 4 Vincent Boudry 2024-01-08 16:37:59 UTC
I would happily have a session handler as well (save currents files as session, open session list of names, ...), but just to have an option at start to restore the previous one would be already a plus.

Right now, one could save all files, and knowingly terminate LibreOffice, they will be offered to be restored, but it is more a hack than a method.

Bests,
Vincent Boudry.
Comment 5 Vincent Boudry 2024-01-08 16:40:01 UTC
Allowing to select multiple files on the StartCenter would also be an option.
Comment 6 Stéphane Guillou (stragu) 2024-02-02 08:35:05 UTC
(In reply to Vincent Boudry from comment #5)
> Allowing to select multiple files on the StartCenter would also be an option.
This is requested in bug 143495.

(In reply to peter josvai from comment #0)
> It would be great to have "sessions" in Libreoffice, especially in Writer...
> 
> that is, to be able to save the working session... 
> and reopen it next time.. the same couple of files..

(In reply to Vincent Boudry from comment #4)
> I would happily have a session handler as well (save currents files as
> session, open session list of names, ...), but just to have an option at
> start to restore the previous one would be already a plus.

Bug 146769 is about restoring all the documents from the last session.
But I understand you ask for more control, i.e. saving several "sets" of documents.
Related request is bug 37134, which asks for a multi-document interface. In such an interface, it would make even more sense to have a "collection" of documents saved as one single session.
Comment 7 Heiko Tietze 2024-02-06 10:02:34 UTC
*** Bug 159267 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 8 Stéphane Guillou (stragu) 2024-02-28 11:55:07 UTC
*** Bug 159760 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 9 Justin L 2024-06-13 15:52:49 UTC
*** Bug 154962 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 10 Justin L 2024-06-13 15:53:35 UTC
*** Bug 157058 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***