Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Does anybody know where Openoffice saves its configuration for standard font, size etc?

I know i can create a template which gets used as a standard for new documents, but how do i get the location of this template? could not find it in the registry? and there is no default name like MSWord's normal.dotm, Any idea?

share|improve this question
up vote 1 down vote accepted

The default configutration/modification file is located at


The file is in XML format and is writtern in one line, therefore difficult to read.

Search for

<item oor:path="/org.openoffice.Office.Writer/DefaultFont">

And you can find the default font value for OpenOffice Writer

share|improve this answer
This is the only correct answer iv got about this in both stack exchange sites, thank you. – OneMore Jun 4 '13 at 10:14

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.