OpenOffice 4.1.4 won't open

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OpenOffice 4.1.4 won't open

Postby nvarvil » Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:09 pm

I had an earlier version of Open Office and recently installed 4.1.4 on my laptop running with Windows 10. It worked fine for a few times. Then when I tried to open a file, the icon just kept whirling -trying to open, but didn't. When I clicked on the Open Office icon on desktop, it just whirled too but wouldn't open.

I uninstalled Open Office and reinstalled it. It worked a couple of times, but now it does the same thing - tries to open, but can't. When I tried to uninstall this time, a message comes up saying I have to close any Open Office files before doing this. I checked task manager and there are no files open. How do I get Open Office up and running again?
Open Office 4.1.4 on Windows 10
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Re: OpenOffice 4.1.4 won't open

Postby robleyd » Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:34 am

In task manager, look for soffice in programs for all users or however it is named.
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Re: OpenOffice 4.1.4 won't open

Postby John_Ha » Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:05 pm

nvarvil wrote: I checked task manager and there are no files open.

TaskManager checks what processes are running - it knows nothing about data files.

Delete all soffice.exe and/or soffice.bin processes. Sometimes, one gets left behind and prevents another file from being opened. Or reboot.

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