[Solved] OpenOffice will not open

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[Solved] OpenOffice will not open

Postby sp1504 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:34 pm

I have tried for 2 days to open a spreadsheet document in my openoffice and I cannot get it to open....any idea as to why?
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Re: openoffice will not open

Postby robleyd » Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:10 am

Can you tell us the exact type of document you are trying to open - e.g. OpenOffice spreadsheet, Excel spreadsheet, something else - and describe exactly how you are trying to open it and what happens when you try?

Are you really using 3.1, a very old version?
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Re: openoffice will not open

Postby sp1504 » Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:35 am

I am using openoffice 4.0.1

it would be openoffice spreadsheet.

I cannot open up anything that I have in openoffice....I just get this spinning circle when I try, then it times out.
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Re: openoffice will not open

Postby FJCC » Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:17 am

You might have a hung OpenOffice process. Open the task manager by pressing the three keys CTRL Shift ESC simultaneously. On the Processes tab (called Details in Windows 10), look for processes called soffice and kill them. Then try OpenOffice again.
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Re: openoffice will not open

Postby sp1504 » Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:08 am

well, I hit the keys CTRL Shift ESC simultaneously and then all of a sudden, openoffice opened up & let me open up my spreadsheet.....I did not have to go thru the rest of the process, but will keep instructions in case it happens again.
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