Specifies the general settings for LibreOffice.

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Choose - LibreOffice - General.


Specifies the behaviour of the installed help.

Extended tips

Displays some short help text when you rest the cursor on an icon, a menu command, or a control in a dialogue box.

Open/Save dialogue boxes

Use LibreOffice dialogue boxes

Specifies whether LibreOffice dialogue boxes are used to open and save documents. Otherwise the dialogue boxes of the operating system are used.

The LibreOffice dialogue boxes for opening and saving documents are described in LibreOffice Help.

Document status

Printing sets "document modified" status

Specifies whether the printing of the document counts as a modification. When this option is marked, the very next time that the document is closed you are asked if the changes should be saved. The print date is then entered in the document properties as a change.

Year (two digits)

Defines a date range, within which the system recognises a two-digit year.

In LibreOffice, years are indicated by four digits, so that the difference between 01/01/99 and 01/01/01 is two years. This Year (two digits) setting allows the user to define the years in which two-digit dates are added to 2000. To illustrate, if you specify a date of 01/01/30 or later, the entry "01/01/20" is recognised as 2020-01-01 instead of 1920-01-01.

Help Improve LibreOffice

Collect usage data and send it to The Document Foundation

Send usage data to help The Document Foundation improve the software usability. The software development team is interested in information about the usage pattern of LibreOffice. This data helps to improve the usability of the applications, by identifying the most frequently used sequences of commands while performing common tasks, and in return, design a user interface that is easier to use and more productive. The usage data is sent anonymously and carry no document contents, only the commands used.