timestamp backup Timestamp Backup

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This extension for LibreOffice and OpenOffice enables the user to make a normal save and to additionally create a timestamped backup copy of the document with just one click.

Description

This extension for LibreOffice and OpenOffice enables the user to make a normal save and to additionally create a timestamped backup copy of the document with just one click.

The backup copy will be placed into the backup directory set in Tools - Options - Open/LibreOffice - Paths - Backups

It is recommended to adjust the path of the backup directory to a user friendly place.

The extension has a menu item in the File menu, and a toolbar icon in the standard toolbar.

It works in these applications: Writer, WriterWeb, WriterMaster, Calc, Draw, Impress, Math.

WARNING for Mac users: The extension may not work under LibreOffice Vanilla which is available at the Mac appstore. This might be due to the increased security settings and sandboxing provided by the appstore, but additional information about this issue is welcomed.

License: GPL v3

Original creator: Kovács Tibor

Project maintainer: kovlev, however any contribution is appreciated

Source code is available at: https://github.com/kovleventer/timeStampBackup

Tested with Apache OpenOffice also

Homepage: http://flowcont.hu/LO_oxt_store/

Release List

  • Release Description Compatibility Operating Systems License Release notes  
  • 1.1.8 Added file saving dialog on initial save
    Code from Hubert Lampert and GerhardW
    4.0 Linux, Windows, macOS GPL Download
  • 1.1.7 Updated German and English descriptions by swhib 4.0 Linux, Windows, macOS GPL Download
  • 1.1.6 Base support
    French and Dutch translations
    4.0 Linux, Windows, macOS GPL Download

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Timestamp Backup

This extension for LibreOffice and OpenOffice enables the user to make a normal save and to additionally create a timestamped backup copy of the document with just one click.

04-2021

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  • Tibor Kovacs Mar 6, 2021, 9:10 PM (38 days ago)

    The 1.2.0 version has a new feature: you can manage the backup files:
    You can open or delete the selected backup files. (Menu: File - Manage Backup files)
    You can open one selected backup file at a time, or you can delete more than one selected backup files. You can select files based on many conditions.

    You must use the file access dialogs of the Office Suite - instead of the file access dilalogs of the Operating System, therefore the code enforces the usage of the dialog boxes of the office suite (only for the timestamp backup feature.

    You have downloaded the 1.2.0 version from the site linked above.

  • David Casey Feb 15, 2021, 5:50 PM (57 days ago)

    Nice to have, but it would be a lot nicer if you could set it up as automatic, without having to click the button to get it to fire off. I know some would say, "But the backup directory would become monstrously huge!" Fine, include a small setup menu for the extension that allows you to keep only the last XX number of backups of a file (where XX is user definable).

    • Tibor Kovacs Mar 6, 2021, 9:28 PM (38 days ago)

      This extension is written in StarBasic and it is an open source, free software. You can modify it as you want it.

  • STef Müller Dec 23, 2020, 3:38 PM (4 months ago)

    Simple: Must Have.

  • Steve Mileman Oct 29, 2020, 7:08 PM (6 months ago)

    This is a brilliant add-in. I use it to keep a record of versions of my drafts because it saves the file but also it timestamps the file name. Now it doesn't work with the latest Libre Writer. I look forward to your return. Please update it quickly

    • Tibor Kovacs Mar 6, 2021, 8:53 PM (38 days ago)

      Steve,
      The 1.2.0 version of the timeStampBackup extension works for me in my LO 7.1.0 portable version (on Windows 10 x64 prof.). You can download it from the link given above.

  • Hans IGNAZI Sep 26, 2020, 8:37 PM (7 months ago)

    Hasta ahora no está disponible

  • L Sep 18, 2020, 12:19 AM (7 months ago)

    This works great. I'd love to be able to assign a keyboard shortcut to 'Save and Timestamp Backup' --- and in fact, I'd like to assign the normal save shortcut to this, so I'm always saving versions.

    I understand that there's a modification required to the extension to make this possible, e.g. https://ask.libreoffice.org/en/question/112656/set-keyboard-shortcuts-for-extensions/

    • Tibor Kovacs Mar 6, 2021, 9:25 PM (38 days ago)

      You can assign the "timeStampBackup" subroutine to a free hotkey manually by usage of the Tools - Customize feature.
      (for example the Ctrl-T is free in my Hungarian LibreOffice. Use the "LibreOffice" scope option if you want to use it in all of the applications.

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