File dialogs - such as, and the like - are available in two different ways:
As native file picker dialogs of the window manager of your operating system.
As built-in LibreOffice file picker dialogs.
Use - to shift from one to the other. -
If the file that you want to open contains styles, special rules apply.
Pick up your preferred folder from the pull-down list or type its path name. Autocomplete function can be used to ease typing.
Connect to a server using the File Services dialog.
Select a parent folder from the folder path with .
Add a subfolder to the current folder with .
Add current folder to your favorite places using. Remove a selected place from the list with .
Displays the files and folders in the folder that you are in. Click column headers to sort files names, types, sizes or dates in ascending or descending order.
To open more than one document at the same time, each in an own window, holdwhile you click the files, and then click .
Modern system file dialogs present many features for file handling. Most allows you to rename, delete, create files, sort list of files, display files and folders in icons, tree or list views, traverse the file system folder tree and much more. Use the mouse right button to get a list of commands on the selected files in the display area.
Enter a file name or a path for the file.
The following features are available in the dialog:
Select the file type that you want to open, or select All Files (*) to display a list of all of the files in the folder.
If there are multiple versions of the selected file, select the version that you want to open. You can save and organize multiple versions of a document by choosing File - Versions. The versions of a document are opened in read-only mode.
Opens the file in read-only mode.
Opens the selected document(s).
When you open a document created from a template, LibreOffice checks to see if the template has been modified since the document was last opened. If the template was changed, a dialog is shown where you can select which styles to apply to the document.
To apply the new styles from the template to the document, click.
To retain the styles that are currently used in the document, click.
If a document was created using a template that cannot be found, a dialog is shown that asks you how to proceed next time the document is opened.
To break the link between the document and the missing template, click LibreOffice will look for the template the next time you open the document., otherwise
When you use not specified in the Templates path, then the documents based on that template will not be checked.and select a template filter to save a template in a directory that is