Bug 37597 - Templates in subfolders are invisible
Summary: Templates in subfolders are invisible
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.3.2 release
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Template-Manager
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Reported: 2011-05-25 12:23 UTC by Hans-Georg Bork
Modified: 2017-07-24 11:55 UTC (History)
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Description Hans-Georg Bork 2011-05-25 12:23:31 UTC

I installed LibreOffice 3.3.2 on a CentOS 5.4 and just copied the template tree from OpenOffice into the similar location of LibreOffice (see listing below), but the templates are not accessible (visible) within LO. 

In order to use the templates I need to move them all into one folder under /opt/libreoffice/basis3.3/share/template, but then the hierarchy of them is completely destroyed.

Just a note: with OpenOffice 3.2.1 and previous versions the tree was completely accessible and all templates and folders in all subfolders were visible.

Anyone an idea on how to get that fuunctionality back?

Kind regards

        -- hgb

[root@nomachine OurTemplates]# pwd
[root@nomachine OurTemplates]# ls -als
total 24
4 drwxr-xr-x 6 root root 4096 May 25 21:09 .
4 drwxr-xr-x 8 root root 4096 May 25 21:07 ..
4 drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 Feb 16 13:23 Finance
4 drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Jan 19 15:29 Letter_and_Fax
4 drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Feb  9  2010 Other_Docs
4 drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 May 25 21:12 Reports
[root@nomachine OurTemplates]# ls -als Reports/
total 100
 4 drwxr-xr-x 3 root root  4096 May 25 21:16 .
 4 drwxr-xr-x 6 root root  4096 May 25 21:09 ..
 8 -rw-rw-r-- 1 root root  8104 Jun 22  2009 annotatied bibli.ott
12 -rw-rw-r-- 1 root root 11366 Jun 22  2009 Copyrights UWEP.odt
36 -rw-rw-r-- 1 root root 34408 Jun 22  2009 Fact sheets.ott
 4 drwxrwxr-x 2 root root  4096 May 25 21:16 HR
12 -rw-rw-r-- 1 root root 11629 Aug 21  2009 Mission Report.ott
20 -rw-rw-r-- 1 root root 17648 Jun 22  2009 Template kar keysheet.ott
Comment 1 Björn Michaelsen 2011-12-23 12:01:06 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 2 kivi 2012-02-11 05:57:54 UTC
I used all previous versions of LO in openSUSE and did not have such problem.
Unfortunately with LibreOffice 3.5.3 some thing like this is available.
The behaviour of the dialogue form form File --> Template --> Template management is strange. I got some error messages and templates are not visible even they are there.
Also new templates can not be iported using this dialogue form.
Comment 3 kivi 2012-02-11 05:59:16 UTC
Sorry I did a missprint. The faulty version of Libre office is 3.5.0 but not 3.5.3
Comment 4 Florian Reisinger 2012-08-14 13:57:11 UTC
Dear bug submitter!

Due to the fact, that there are a lot of NEEDINFO bugs with no answer within the last six months, we close all of these bugs.

To keep this message short, more infos are available @ https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/QA/NeedinfoClosure#Statement

Thanks for understanding and hopefully updating your bug, so that everything is prepared for developers to fix your problem.


Comment 5 Florian Reisinger 2012-08-14 13:58:33 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 6 Florian Reisinger 2012-08-14 14:03:06 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 7 Florian Reisinger 2012-08-14 14:05:20 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 8 Thomas Lendo 2017-06-01 08:20:48 UTC
I dig up that old bug and ask the question whether it's intended that sub-folders of the template folder are ignored and that their content isn't shown in the template manager?

Should users do the arrangement in the template manager instead of underlying the folder structure? But I haven't found any options to have a hierarchical ordering in the template manager.
Comment 9 tommy27 2017-07-22 09:57:07 UTC
let's ask the UX-team...
Comment 10 Heiko Tietze 2017-07-22 10:51:38 UTC
Jay, what do you think?
Comment 11 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2017-07-24 11:55:17 UTC
Templates are pulled from the main template folder (e.g. ~/Templates) and its sub folders (e.g. ~/Templates/Presentations), but not sub sub folders (e.g. ~/Templates/Presentations/Google).

Samuel and Akshay attempted to make sub sub folders work during the redesign of the template manager, but were unable to do so.