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LibreOffice Calc does not apply default template to CSV

📅 2019-Sep-18 ⬩ ✍️ Ashwin Nanjappa ⬩ 🏷️ ⬩ 📚 Archive

Problem

I customized my LibreOffice Calc default template as described here so that all new spreadsheets created in the application have this formatting. However, I noticed that CSV files opened in LibreOffice Calc from shell using xdg-open did not use my default template.

Solution

This turns out to be an old bug in LibreOffice Calc known for many years. There does not seem to be any estimate of when this bug will be fixed.

Tried with: LibreOffice 6.0.7.3 and Ubuntu 18.04