As I am using Disroot for some cloud storage I found a link to https://www.onlyoffice.com/ on Friendica. As this supports saving to cloud based services such as Nextcloud I decided to investigate how this could be done in Libreoffice.
Note I am using Libreoffice 6 under Debian 10
These instructions are meant as a very rough guide, please READ THE DOCS for your specific circumstances.
Libreoffice can save to remote file storage.
Firstly you need to set up both Open AND Save
The settings are the same for both.
Click File and goto Open Remote
From here you can add remote services
Click Add service
Clicking help you should get the local docs that help you set up your remote WebDav storage
In my case (file:///usr/share/libreoffice/help/en-GB/text/shared/guide/cmis-remote-files-setup.html?&DbPAR=SHARED&System=UNIX) (note this is MY local help file, so please don’t copy / paste that in to your browser as it won’t work)
The following can be found under:
Setting up a remote file service connection:
Connecting to a WebDAV server (
Host: the server URL, usually in the form file.service.com
Port: port number (usually 80)
Select Secure Connection checkbox to access the service through https protocol and port 443
So the settings I used (I have removed my username)
label : your label
root : /remote.php/dav/files/username/
use secure connection port 443
If everything works properly you get a list of files.
Now do the same for remote save.
If you now exit, and reload libreoffice when you select either remote open / save you get asked for your username and passoword
So go ahead and enter the appropriate credentials and press OK.
This worked for me, as I said earlier it is a rough guide.
I can also be contacted on friendi.ca if you want to ask further questions. Please discuss in public forums so that others can help, contribute to any advice given.