Suppose I have a.odt and b.doc in some directory.
I open a.odt and click save as to convert it to a.doc .
However, when I choose doc from the pull-down list, the file name is changed from a.odt to b.doc instead of a.doc . If I do not notice this, the unrelated file b.doc will be overwritten with the converted a.odt without a warning.
The reason seems to be that the file dialog is looking for an existing *.doc file instead of creating a new file with the same base name and a different ending.
LibreOffice 22.214.171.124 release
Ubuntu 14.04 x64
I do not see this behavior if I am understanding you correctly. What I did:
1. New document;
2. Save as a.odt in folder temp;
3. New document;
4. Save as b.doc in folder temp;
5. Close LibreOffice;
6. Open a.odt
7. File -> Save As -> Pull Down menu .doc
File a.odt changes to b.doc?
Extensions aren't even visible - I just see "a" and the extension is controlled by the drop-down.
Am I missing something? Setting to NEEDINFO as the instructions provided are a bit unclear. Once you provide reproducible steps please set to UNCONFIRMED. Thanks!
(In reply to Joel Madero from comment #1)
These steps are precisely what I meant. I tried again on 2 systems and it is confusing:
* With LO 126.96.36.199 on Windows 7 the problem does not happen; the ending is not shown at all but the new file is correct.
* With LO 188.8.131.52 on Suse Linux, the problem does not happen in this way in a new directory. The endings are shown, sometimes a.odt is replaced with an empty string upon choosing doc, sometimes a.doc comes correctly.
* In my Downloads directory with 2000 files and hundreds of odt and doc , the problem happens consistenly: for several odt files that I tried, the conversion always is changing the file's base name to an existing doc file.
The problem does not happen for conversion from doc to odt .
* So I copied all doc and odt files to a new directory, but here the problem does not appear ...
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