In Writer, get at templates: ~f, n, m (or ^$n); right-click any template, get 'Confirmation: The template has been modified…' Why? I am trying to modify it; just show it 'as is'.
Steps to Reproduce:
1.In Writer, get at templates: ~f, n, m (or ^$n)
2.right-click any template
get dialogue: 'Confirmation: The template has been modified…'
I am trying to modify the template; just show it 'as is'.
User Profile Reset: No
When you get that dialog, is because you are modifying a file which is based on the template. If you want to modify the template itself, do it from the template manager.
Closing as RESOLVED NOTABUG
'do it from the template manager'.
I did: the manager gave me the template list; I right-clicked a template, chose Edit from the popped menu, and… got the (confusing) Confirmation dialogue! (I understand a document is based on a template but… is a template based on itself?)
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Created attachment 151818 [details]
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Created attachment 151821 [details]
I tried to reproduce as follows
1. Save attachment 151820 [details] and attachment 151821 [details]. both templates depend on another template
2. Open Writer
3. Open one of the attachments
4. LO asks to accept change of the underlying template => accept
5. Save document and reopen
6. LO will ask you again
Expected result: shouldn't happen
TorrAB, can you confirm those steps? I haven't tested, if this ocurs only with your template or with every template that depends on another template.
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Created attachment 151852 [details]
I can open templates from comment 9 and 10 without any problems. Since they don't depend on another template, this confirms my assumption from comment 8.
What do you think, Torr AB?
It seems I forgot to send the comment accompanying the last 2 attachments:
If I try to edit TP.ott (modified 2015-03-23; attached), LO does not ask me to confirm, even though it's based on Livret (attached), which has been modified 2019-02-26. It seems that date checking is inconsistent.
Anyway, a template, regardless of how it was made —from scratch, a document, or another template —should be an absolute base, independent of any other.
(In reply to TorrAB from comment #12)
> If I try to edit TP.ott (modified 2015-03-23; attached), LO does not ask me to confirm, even though it's based on Livret (attached)
TP.ott doesn't depend on another template (template entry is empty in File => Properties)
Created attachment 151907 [details]
screenshot showing TP depends on Livret
(In reply to TorrAB from comment #14)
> Created attachment 151907 [details]
> screenshot showing TP depends on Livret
Sorry, I've made a mistake. You're right. So I can confirm your bug report with the specific documents from comment 4 and 5, but I don't know, if this is a general problem => I changed bug summary an set status to NEW (hope you agree)
OK. Do we agree that a template, regardless of how it was made —from scratch, a document, or another template —should be an absolute base, independent of any other? If so, no effort should be made to find why the current date checking is faulty, as no date checking is required.
Looking again on this bug and attachment 151821 [details] I think the problem is that examen.ott depends on iself. And therefor it is logic, that you will be asked again and again.
1. Open examen.ott and accept changes
2. Save with a new name (for example examen2.ott)
You can open examen2.ott without the message.
So it's not a problem, if a template depends on another template, but if it depends on itself. But I failed on creating such a template. Can you provide some steps? I would expect a warning during the process: "You can't create a template that is its own template" (or something similar).
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