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Bug 127543 - FILESAVE: "Save a Copy" is missing in tabbed notebookbar
Summary: FILESAVE: "Save a Copy" is missing in tabbed notebookbar
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) Windows (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Notebookbar-Tabbed
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Reported: 2019-09-14 14:24 UTC by Dave
Modified: 2019-09-17 13:35 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Description Dave 2019-09-14 14:24:07 UTC
In previous versions of Writer, before the tabbed menu was standard, there was a selection under the File menu for Save a Copy.  This seems to have disappeared in recent times.  I would like to request an enhancement for its return.  Here's why:  Save a Copy is an incredibly useful feature when submitting manuscripts to publishers.  Many times publishers will ask for submissions in RTF or DOCX format.  Save a Copy allows me to keep my original document in ODF and just generate RTFs as needed.  The alternative of using Save As will change the format in the current window.  I then run the risk of making changes in a format that I do not want to keep as my original document.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open a new Writer Document
2. Click the File tab
3. Notice that Save a Copy is missing and cry

Actual Results:
Save a Copy is missing from the selections.

Expected Results:
Save a Copy would be available to select.

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

Additional Info:
This feature was available in previous versions, before the tabbed menu.
Comment 1 m.a.riosv 2019-09-14 22:45:14 UTC
I can't repro
Version: (x64)
Build ID: 23edc44b61b830b7d749943e020e96f5a7df63bf
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 10.0; UI render: GL; VCL: win; 
Locale: es-ES (es_ES); UI-Language: en-US
Calc: threaded

Maybe it was deleted inadvertently in Menu/Tools/Customize/Menu

Test with Menu/Help/Restart in Safe Mode.
Comment 2 Dave 2019-09-15 00:09:01 UTC
Thanks for looking into this.  I have restarted in safe mode as suggested.  When I do this, the old-style menu appears to be the default, and the Save a Copy option is present under the File menu.  To reproduce my missing Save a Copy, switch to the tabbed menu with View > User Interface > Tabbed.  Now click the File tab and you will see that the Save a Copy is nowhere to be seen.
Comment 3 QA Administrators 2019-09-15 02:48:11 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 4 Dieter 2019-09-16 06:40:52 UTC
I confirm, that "Save a Copy" is missing in tabbed notebookbar (as icon and also in File menu. I expect it at least in the file menu.

Version: (x64)
Build ID: f0c832acb53326ccc9a8c1a47401fbc9e1081feb
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 10.0; UI render: GL; VCL: win; 
TinderBox: Win-x86_64@62-TDF, Branch:master, Time: 2019-09-11_05:46:53
Locale: en-GB (de_DE); UI-Language: en-US
Calc: threaded

Andreas, one for you?
Comment 5 andreas_k 2019-09-16 06:51:28 UTC
will add it and as we get customization support, it will be available also as hidden command.
Comment 6 Dave 2019-09-16 21:13:13 UTC
Thanks guys. I look forward to Save A Copy's triumphant return.  LibreOffice is a wonderful product and your dedication to it is appreciated.