Writer will not Save

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Writer will not Save

Postby dawn3737 » Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:08 pm

Had Open office installed since I switched to Windows 10, when it came out. Never any issues. Today I went to save a document...and nothing. Literally nothing. I clicked the save button and nothing happened. Then I tried the Save As button, nothing happened. I cut and pasted the doc to my google docs just to hold on to it. Then I started trying to trouble shoot. Did a repair through windows...no dice. Uninstalled, reinstalled. Nope. Uninstalled, then rolled back to 4.1.4. No love. Same problem each time. Click file, click either save option, the dialogue box goes away and nothing happens. No error message, nothing to indicate the issue. Any help would be much appreciated.
OpenOffice 4.1.5 on Windows 10
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Re: Writer will not Save

Postby RoryOF » Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:37 pm

Start TaskManager (Ctrl Shift Esc) and Kill any soffice processes shown on TM's tabs. Then try OO again.
Apache OpenOffice 4.1.7 on Xubuntu 18.04.3 (mostly 64 bit version) and very infrequently on Win2K/XP
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Re: Writer will not Save

Postby Hagar Delest » Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:01 pm

Hi and welcome to the forum!

You can try to reset your OpenOffice user profile.
Any Windows update? There are some topics about that and Defender that need to be told that AOO is OK IIRC.
AOO 4.1.7 on Xubuntu 19.10 and 4.1.5 on Windows 10 (with winPenPack port).
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Re: Writer will not Save

Postby John_Ha » Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:36 pm

Reboot.
Give AOO permission to write in Windows Defender.

As a new poster you will find much useful information in the Writer FAQ, the Writer Tutorials, the up to date Writer guide and the Writer Manual. May I suggest you bookmark the pages.

Press F1 to access the Help screen and search for your problem

The chapter headings in the manual are:

1 - Introducing Writer
2 - Setting up Writer
3 - Working with Text
4 - Formatting Pages
5 - Printing, Exporting, Faxing and E-Mailing
6 - Introduction to Styles
7 - Working with Styles
8 - Working with Graphics
9 - Working with Tables
10 - Working with Templates
11 - Using Mail Merge
12 - Tables of Contents, Indexes and Bibliographies
13 - Working with Master Documents
14 - Working with Fields
15 - Using Forms in Writer
16 - Customizing Writer – Keyboard shortcuts.

When a pop-up window opens, click the Help button for extensive help on that function - it is often more comprehensive than the manual.
AOO 4.1.6, Windows 7 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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