Open Office is completely unusable

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Open Office is completely unusable

Postby GHS22 » Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:00 pm

This used to work several months ago. Now I cant even make a spreadsheet without it crashing and I lose all my work. This has happened every time I use it including just now after an hour of work. Brand new computer. Open Office is completely unusable, or do I have to save my work every 19 seconds?
Open Office 4.1.8
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Postby RoryOF » Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:21 pm

Start windows in Safe Mode and see if OpenOffice will run OK in that mode. If it does, your problem is caused by interference from some program, or driver that runs in Windows normal mode. Obvious candidates are Windows Defender or Ransomware Protection. Also your antivirus may need its setting adjusted.
Apache OpenOffice 4.1.9 on Xubuntu 20.04.1 (mostly 64 bit version) and very infrequently on Win2K/XP
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Postby John_Ha » Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:26 pm

It's a problem in your PC environment.

Strange problems are sometimes fixed by resetting the user profile - see Resetting the user profile.

Avast AV software seems to cause problems - search the forum with Avast for a recent post.
LO, Windows 10 Home 64 bit

See the Writer Guide, the Writer FAQ, the Writer Tutorials and Writer for students.

Remember: Always save your Writer files as .odt files. - see here for the many reasons why.
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