[Solved] Spreadsheet link greyed out.

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[Solved] Spreadsheet link greyed out.

Postby Littlerooster » Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:25 pm

I installed Version 4.1.5 and selected those features I wanted, then closed the install. On the opening page the Spreadsheet link was greyed out and not accessible. I queried the problem and the suggestion to fix was to reinstall it and choose ALL the offered features. I then did this and AGAIN, the spreadsheet
link is greyed out and not working. The start page shows: Text Documents-Presentation-Drawing-Database-Formula-Open and Templates which all work but the
Spreadsheet is still greyed out and will not work. I wanted the spreadsheet application primarily so if it cannot be accessed I will just uninstall the program.
Will appreciate any help! Many Thanks: Dick
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Re: Spreadsheet link greyed out.

Postby RoryOF » Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:28 pm

From which site did you download?

 Edit: Perform a system file search for scalc.exe; if that is not found, then it was definitely not installed (and hence not linked to) and your downloaded file was probably incomplete. 
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Re: Spreadsheet link greyed out.

Postby Littlerooster » Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:09 pm

I downloaded it from the Apache Open Office site. [https://www.openoffice.org/download/] I do not find the file you referenced [scalc.exe]
I uninstalled and reinstalled the program and chose ALL features on the second go around,but still no spreadsheet option - still greyed out! Can the file you referenced be downloaded separately,then be installed? Or perhaps I should uninstall it again, then download from a different site?
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Re: Spreadsheet link greyed out.

Postby RoryOF » Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:53 pm

I'm long out of touch with Windows, so take my suggestion in that light. I suggest renaming the OO User Profile, then reinstalling OO from the existing, or better yet, a fresh download.

To rename your User Profile close OpenOffice and the Quickstarter. Open File Explorer. Copy and paste %appdata%\OpenOffice\4 in the File Explorer Address Bar and press Enter. Rename the "user" folder (user.old is good to use).

Reinstalling does not generate a fresh OO user profile, so in case it is influencing the install, one must manually rename or delete it.
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Re: Spreadsheet link greyed out.

Postby Littlerooster » Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:10 am

RoryOF:
Your information on what to do was Right On.. I renamed the user folder, then uninstalled and reinstalled the program and it worked just fine.
My sincerest thanks to you for your assistance. It was very much appreciated.
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Re: [Solved] Spreadsheet link greyed out.

Postby rainydaydance » Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:29 am

I tried this, but now it say's I don't have the permissions to uninstall the program! I may just find some other program at this rate.
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Re: [Solved] Spreadsheet link greyed out.

Postby robleyd » Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:16 am

Can you tell us exactly what is the problem you are having, and what happened prior to the problem showing itself?
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