I also cannot get OpenOffice to start up. I am running MacOS10,5,2, and trying to run OpenOffice 2.4. I also had the same problem with OpenOff 2.3.1. Previously OpenOffice 2.3.1 had run properly. Now it appears in the processes, but does not open, and cannot open .odt files.
I removed all traces of OpenOffice from
There are no apparent OpenOffice files in root/Library/Preferences OR Application Support
I then Opened X11 first, as described in an OpenOffice FAQ, and tried to open OpenOffice.org 2.4.app without success. The BMW symbol rotates for awhile, very slowly, and then stops. I have to force quit OpenOffice.org, as OpenOffice.org, while displaying a dropdown menu for quit, will quit neither from the menu or with CMD-Q.
Added 14 April 2008
- repaired my Boot Disk with DiskWarrior
- exercised a number of terminal commands recommended in another Forum entry to identify and terminate 'hung' processes associated with OpenOffice.org - there were no such processes - I am unable to again find that Forum entry to reference it.
X11 is XQuartz 2.1.4 - (xorg-server 1.3.0-apple10)
OpenOffice.org still behaves as described above.
NeoOffice 2.2.3 with Patch-1 does run.
Last edited by Charles Hine
on Mon Apr 14, 2008 1:23 pm, edited 4 times in total.