Bookmarks Menu

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Thursday, 15 November, 2007 - 15:22
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Compatible with OpenOffice 4: Yes
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Compatible with OpenOffice 4.x?

BookmarksMenu is an extension to add a menu like a favorits menu on the OpenOffice menubar. This extension is based on the idea of Malte Timmermann's Favorites Menu.

Version 1.0 works on Apache OpenOffice 3.4 or later. Requires Py-UNO installation. After the installation of the extension package through Tools - Extension Manager, restart your office. If you use quick starter, please stop it too. You can see Bookmarks menu on the main menu of the office after restarting your office. You can modify your bookmarks through Edit Bookmarks entry in it.

Version 1.0.8 or later supports LibreOffice 4.0.

Version 1.0 does not work with Unity embedded main menu on Ubuntu 12.10. For example if you use LibreOffice bundled with Ubuntu 12.10, empty popup menu is shown for Bookmarks entry. Please use official release of LibreOffice built by TDF if you need this extension to work with your office.

Version 1.0 is differently installed from version 0.6.2.

If you have older version installed, you can migrate bookmarks of it according to Migration.

Now help file can be read on online-help or the web: Online Help.

UI languages: English, French, German and Japanese.

If you want to use this extension in your language, we have the project on Transifex. Please have a look at the page for instructions to translate.

The following description is based on version 0.6.2.
Version 0.6.2 works on - 3.3. It has UI languages: Czech, Danish, English, French, German and Japanese.

After installation of the extension, execute the macro from the Tools - Add-Ons - BookmarksMenu... entry that shows Bookmarks Menu dialog. And push the help button of the dialog to show the help file.

Bookmarks Menu

Version Operating system Compatibility Release date
1.0.15 System Independent 3.4, 4.0, 4.1 06/06/2017 - 04:35 More information Download
0.6.2 System Independent 2.x, 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4 17/12/2008 - 02:35 More information Download


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Tried version 1.012 on Libreoffice 5.1.3 (Opensuse Tumbleweed). Same problem, it installs and the menu-item appears in the top bar, but it does not register bookmarks and the bookmarks menu cannot be edited.

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Fixed on version 1.0.13 now. Thanks for the report.

Not the installation failed. But the problem caused by incompatible change on LibreOffice PyUNO.
This kind of problem had happen on my other extensions. It is hard to fix in this case. I wan to drop LibreOffice support.

I have tried different versions (1.09, 1.012, 1.08, 1.06) on libreoffice 5.05. None work. The installation runs flawlessly, the bookmar menu appears in the top bar, however, you can't add a bookmark nor can you edit the bookmarks. Furthermore, after attempting to access the bookmarks, libreoffice freezes.

I tried to reproduce the problem on LibreOffice 5.0.5 and Xubuntu Linux 14.04 but BookmarksMenu 1.0.12 worked well on my environment.

Please ignore this comment. The problem was not specific with this particular extension. I had to reset the user profile and reinstall the extensions. Sorry.


Today when I tried to click the Bookmarks on the menu the OpenOffice closed and when I opened it again the menu entry had disappeared and the extension could not be found in the extension manager. I downloaded it again, opened the extension manager and tried to install it but I got the following alert:

OpenOffice 4.0.1

Add Extension(s):
C:\...\user\uno-packages\cache\uno-packages\sv1z3fu.tmp_\BookmarksMenu~1.0.9.oxt does not exist.


When I tried clicking the downloaded on my desktop extension, an Extension Manager (Not Responding) white window came up.

I have Windows 7.

What's the problem?

This is the best extension for LO/OO ever! Unfortunately, I can’t get version 1.09 working; I’m still using V 0.6.

I get the Bookmark menu, but it has no contents.


I've been using this extension for many years now, first with OpenOffice, then with LibreOffice, and I simply love it. Thank you very much for creating such a useful tool! I agree that it should be part of both OpenOffice and LibreOffice. It's a pity, that it can't be found in the LibreOffice extension repository, but I guess it's too much work to maintain it there, too?
Thanks again, and please keep up the good work.

> It's a pity, that it can't be found in the LibreOffice extension repository
Simply, troublesome to maintain both project to release the extension package.
> One question: As I have no idea how extensions work: is the sourcecode somewhere available?
There is the link to the repository above in the description about the extension.

The extension crashes Libreoffice 4.0 on both, Ubuntu 12.10 (Gnome 3.62) and OpenSuse 12.1 (KDE 4.7.2). Confusingly, the older version 0.6.2 works flawlessly in both configurations.

Thanks for reporting.

I have already adapted the extension to work on LibreOffice 4.
But I met another bug about macro selector on LibreOffice 4 based on the changes of Python-UNO bridge.

Thanks for the reply. For now I am happy to work with the older version. IMHO this very useful extension should be incorporated into both OpenOffice and LibreOffice. I am currently working on a project that involves a few dozens of documents; the bookmarks-extension provides a brilliant way to keep them all organised and just one click away whenever needed.

Thanks for the reply. For now I am happy to work with the older version. IMHO this very useful extension should be incorporated into both OpenOffice and LibreOffice. I am currently working on a project that involves a few dozens of documents; the bookmarks-extension provides a brilliant way to keep them all organised and just one click away whenever needed.


I released version 1.0.8 that supports LibreOffice 4.0. But version 1.X of the extension does not work with integrated menu of Ubuntu (Gnome?) Unity.

1.08 works perfectly well with Libreoffice 4.0 on both Gnomebuntu and Opensuse. However, I have now come across a strange problem: When I uninstalled the 0.6 version using extension-manager, the uninstall seemingly worked alright. But after restarting libreoffice,I am now presented with two bookmark- entries in the menu bar. And both work. Extension manager shows only the 1.08 version as being installed.

Version 0.6.X and 1.0.X can be installed at the same time.
Version 0.6 modifies user's menubar settings that can be accessed through Tools - Customize - Menu.
But 1.0 does not change it, but the menu item is added by the extension settings.

After the removeal of the older version, some bookmarks would not work anymore which depends on the
basic code provided by the extension, for example execute program.
There are few ways to remove older bookmarks menu.
- Install older version and choose Menu - remove bookmarks entry in the bookmarks window. After that, remove the older version. This procedure do not affect to the new version.
- If you do not have any modification in your menu and toolbars settings by Tools - Customize menu,
remove menubar settings from your user's profile stored under PROFILE/user/config/soffice.cfg/module/.

Thanks for the details. I have now managed to entirely remove 0.6. Your help is very much appreciated!

This extension used to work with LibreOffice - it is very helpful! Now I upgraded to Ubuntu 12.10, with LibreOffice and Bookmarks Menu 1.0.5. It shows on the Menu, but it does not work - no contents in the submenu, and it does not show in installed macros. Any idea?

Hi, thanks for reporting the problem.

I tested BookmarksMenu extension on LibreOffice bundled on Ubuntu 12.10.
BookmarksMenu extension did not work with embedded main menu in Unity on Ubuntu 12.10.
See Help - About dialog and it it contains
"This release was supplied by The Document Foundation, Debian and Ubuntu",
the office build by Ubuntu.
This can not be fixed by the extension itself because the trigger for the popup menu placed on
the main menu anymore.

But the extension worked on LibreOffice released by TDF.
If you want to use the extension on Unity environment with Ubuntu 12.10, open something and
open something with file manager commands are not work because of the change of
DESKTOP_SESSION environmental variable from ubuntu-2d to ubuntu.
I will fix this soon but required values can be set on the configuration of the BookmarksMenu.
Here is the procedure to set values:
1. Choose Bookmarks - Edit Bookmarks to open the bookmarks manager window in the main menu.
2. Choose Tools - Options entry in the main menu of the manager window.
3. Select Bookmarks Menu - Settings page on the Options page opened.
4. Choose the check box in File manager section and input "nautilus" (without double quotes).
5. Choose the check box in Open command section and input "xdg-open" (without double quotes).
6. Push OK button to finish to setup.

Please keep in mind this extension does not support LibreOffice officially yet because of
feature lost and problem on grid control used in the extension window.

Version 1.0.6 has been released with DESKTOP_SESSION=ubuntu support, you do not need to set
commands for opening file or directory from bookmark entries if you do not required to be customized.


Do you still have user's profile/config/bookmarks_NAME.json file? If it is there but its contents
are not shown in the drop down of the BookmarksMenu, it seems that the bug based on the BM itself.
Maybe this is based on Ubuntu 12.10. I will check on it.

Does anyone know if the Bookmarks Menu extension will work with LibreOffice 3.3 (OSX Snow Leopard)?

When i choose save as a directory with the wizard its oke, but when i use the link then it comes with the dirictory i have use at the latest time and not from the link.
Can you help me further?



I am trying to add a page to bookmark . does anyone know of this option for openoffice 3.2.1.

Thanks for your help


I installed it, but when I click on it in the Add-ons I get this alert: Error, Unable to obtain document content factory!

I'm using OOO320m 12 (Build:9483) running on Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx (Debian 1:3.2.0-7ubuntu4)



Is it possible to find the line number to which a bookmark belongs to in a document.

Any idea please.


I can only install this extension for one user account at a time. If I try to install as a shared extension it gives an error about every user needing to confirm install/eula?

It would be really nice to be able to install to all users in one go esp. now that open office 3 gives the option of installing an extension for all users (well at least from an admin account in xp)

I made the package that can be installed as shared installation:
This extension package is only for developer. I need more test before release.
The ShellCommand module will be created in BookmarksMenu library of user library (the extension is installed as mytools_BookmarksMenu library). All ancient ShellCommand modules and settings can not be used with the package indicated above.

This extension does not work in shared library because some function create macro and store it in the library. Normal users can not write into shared libraries.
I don't want to make another library because it remains after the uninstallation of the extension. Hum...

It's coming up with the menu so narrow you can only see the New button and part of the Edit button, and it won't resize. When you select "Bookmark this document" nothing happens, even if you press enter.

I really found this extension a life saver before, so I hope you can tell me how to get it working on linux.

I'm using OO 2.4.1 running on Ubuntu Hardy Heron, and I just downloaded the extension a couple of days ago, it says 0.5.5 on the oxt file.

>It's coming up with the menu so narrow you can only see the New button and part of the Edit button, and it won't resize.

It is Compiz related bug on the Ubuntu. Other extensions have the same problem on the Ubuntu.
Some other post are there in the French forum but I can't read French.
So, you can disable the compiz on your environment.

very nice information.

A Scripting Framework error occurred while running the Basic script
Message: BasicProviderImpl::getScript: no script!

I received this error trying to launch a bookmark that should open in another application. The bookmark was working previously.

Bookmarks to OpenOffice documents are still working.

If there is any more information that I can provide, let me know.

As an aside, this error made me think that being able to back up bookmarks would be useful if one was going to remove and then re-install the extension.

Best wishes,

Thank you for your report.
Did your update the extension before the error? If you did, you needed to back up the ShellCommands module. You don't need to make a back up of the menu settings when updating the extension.
If you didn't, this might be a problem. Could you check the ExecuteComand_WXPDWYEZUB is there in the ShellCommands module inside. Choose Tools - Macros - Organize Macros - ... entry and then expand My Macros and mytools_BookmarksMenu, and select "ShellCommands" module. Check is it in the list.

I just noticed this in the "Menu"

I have exported the settings - Can I use this information to find out what the error is that I mentioned previously?

I created a new bookmark to a file that opens in another application and it works. I exported the settings again. I have compared the entries for the working against the non-working and I can see little difference:

<menu:menuitem menu:id="" menu:label="Key Words & Phrases (mm)"/>

<menu:menuitem menu:id="" menu:label=""/>

I could't find any differences between these menu items. Because these name of the macro is generated randomly.

So, I think this caused by the update. I need to move ShellCommands module to another library. But "Execute program", "Save As ...", "Open ..." and "Open directory" use mytools_BookmarksMenu module. There are other problems maintain of the library and remaining problem of the another library after the extension uninstallation.

I'm working on German translation and hope to finish soon!

I already sent resource files to you. If someone want to translate this extension to your language, contact me from the contact form.
And I will fix locale problem of the dialog on the next release.


I just stumbled over your nice extension, and will get rid now of my own hacked script now :)

I already made some promotion for it in my blog.

If you are interested in improving your extension a little bit (having the menu as a sub menu in the file menu), just leave a comment in my blog, and I will find somebody here for hints or sample code.

You gave me the idea of the extension. It is very nice idea.

>having the menu as a sub menu in the file menu
Like a context dependent recent file list ? Does someone want it?

When i have upgrade extension bookmarks and i have recent link to a folder
made, this doesn't work again when the update is done.
It is bored when you must de wizard again and delete the old one.

Is this solve the problem?


Open folder with the filemanager uses ShellCommand module of the Basic. So, did you back up it before update and restore it after update of the extension ?

I have made the link wirth the wizard and choose "Open directory" or "Open ...."dialog with specified directory." When there is a update i choose for install and when i use the link it doesn't work. When i use the link to a file its oke. So i didn't backup or restore things.

I have trouble using this extension for opening directories. I have used the wizard, and I get a error message when executing the entry. It seems there is a couple of " too many in:
ExecuteCommand("explorer.exe", ""C:\Program Files""). When I press the Test button it works. Is this a bug?
Jørgen Rasmussen

Yes, it is a bug. The argument needs to quote with three double quote marks if it has space characters. I will fix the serious bug because it brings syntax error into the basic module.
Please try 0.5.2.

I used "Bookmark This Document" on a writer document that I am frequently working with. Clicking on the entry in the list does not work.

Creating the bookmark using the wizard does not work either.

I discovered that when I renamed the folder several levels up and removed the ampersand (&) from the folder name, the Bookmark This Document and resulting link worked fine.

Unfortunately, I cannot rename the folder permanently because many other shortcuts and links already exist.

I am using Windows XP Pro SP2 with JRE 1.6.0_03 and OO 2.4.0