Bug 54035 - Remember export format
Summary: Remember export format
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Draw (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: Other All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
: 117961 124618 127482 145520 (view as bug list)
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Blocks: Dialog-Remember-Settings File-Export-Dialog
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Reported: 2012-08-25 03:06 UTC by fenglich
Modified: 2023-02-07 09:45 UTC (History)
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Description fenglich 2012-08-25 03:06:59 UTC
Often one has to do many exports of the same format subsequently because one do edits. It would be very convenient if the Export dialog remembered the file format such that one doesn't have to scroll that list each time. I guess it's rather little code to implement this.
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Comment 1 fenglich 2012-09-04 21:34:47 UTC
I think this can be generalised into that all dialog boxes should remember state. For instance, "Insert Table" should remember the number of rows and other settings. Hence, the approach for fixing this would be:
1. Identify the dialogs that should remember state, and those that should not.
2. Implement a generic mechanism for remembering the state of these dialog boxes.
Comment 2 Hashem Masoud 2012-10-25 13:49:29 UTC
Same functionality is requested in bug 38444.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 38444 ***
Comment 3 crxssi 2013-08-06 13:40:41 UTC
I do not agree that this enhancement request is the same as bug 38444.  38444 seeks to have defaults for certain settings inside the export dialog remembered...which is complex, depends on WHICH file format is chosen, and might require a UI change.

THIS bug report is a request to remember just the FILE FORMAT that the user chose in the file dialog.  For example, one might want to export a dozen objects to PNG format.  And the export dialog does not remember that the user chose PNG the last time, so the user has to select it over and over again, which is very irritating.  Generally users will be working with the same type of file format for exporting, so remembering the previous selection would make a lot of sense.  This proposed change has nothing to do with the actual export settings dialog, and doesn't involve a UI change at all.

I think it would make more sense to keep this issue separate from 38444 and reopen this issue (54035).  This bug/enhancement could be resolved very quickly with a very simple code change.
Comment 4 Buovjaga 2018-06-03 19:07:15 UTC
*** Bug 117961 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 5 Buovjaga 2018-06-03 19:08:08 UTC
Correcting status to NEW
Comment 6 thinkedsfoxe 2018-06-05 13:03:13 UTC
sorry for duplicate bug report.
and we think other method.
this idea, easy and. no need mouse pointer to choose a location.
export to current directory.
with one touch bottom or toolbar icon.
Comment 7 Roman Kuznetsov 2019-04-09 14:18:32 UTC
*** Bug 124618 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 8 Heiko Tietze 2019-11-18 10:52:32 UTC
*** Bug 127482 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 9 Buovjaga 2021-12-13 17:32:51 UTC
*** Bug 145520 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 10 martin.j.lisowski 2023-02-07 09:45:08 UTC
I am seconding this enhancement request. It's very annoying to always have GIF pre-selected as export format when you do it dozen of times per day.

The Export dialog should remember last used format or at least chose a more widely used format such as PNG.

Also if possible, please remember whether I export Selection or not. Currently as of LO v7.3.7.2 when using Windows Save dialog it defaults to export the whole document while the LO dialog by default exports Selection.