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Unable to install OpenOffice 4.1.6 on Mac Mojave

PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:34 pm
by tomdesgn
I had this problem also with 4.1.5 and somehow it resolved itself. I get a window popup saying it wouldn't install as not being listed in the apple App Store. It said something about changing the security settings but where are those settings located on a Mac. I'm relatively new to the Mac OS using Win products for near 30 years so pardon my ignorance. Some guidance? TIA

Re: Unable to install OpenOffice 4.1.6 on Mac Mojave

PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:51 pm
by RoryOF
This is Apple Gatekeeper not allowing you install because it is not an Apple approved application. You have to tell Gatekeeper to permit this installation.

Re: Unable to install OpenOffice 4.1.6 on Mac Mojave

PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:43 pm
by merlijn

Re: Unable to install OpenOffice 4.1.6 on Mac Mojave

PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:23 pm
by Reaki
I'm having the same problem. Managed to get around the Gatekeeper and the downloaded file (dmg) is opening, but when we get to choose a location where to download the app, nothing works. First I get the pop up (see enclosed screenshot), trying to bypass it and get to the "later" part, I can't choose any location, they are inactive. So can't install anywhere.
Also, in Settings, Security&Privacy, there are 2 options left:
Allow Apps downloaded from:
App Store
App Store and identified developers

the 3rd option (anywhere), that is mentioned in other posts no longer exists in my OS version

Did Someone solve that?

PS: recently acquired MacBook pro running on OS 10.14 Mojave

Re: Unable to install OpenOffice 4.1.6 on Mac Mojave

PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:42 pm
by lgusaas
Reaki wrote:I'm having the same problem. Managed to get around the Gatekeeper and the downloaded file (dmg) is opening, but when we get to choose a location where to download the app, nothing works. First I get the pop up (see enclosed screenshot), trying to bypass it and get to the "later" part, I can't choose any location, they are inactive. So can't install anywhere.
Also, in Settings, Security&Privacy, there are 2 options left:
Allow Apps downloaded from:
App Store
App Store and identified developers

the 3rd option (anywhere), that is mentioned in other posts no longer exists in my OS version

Did Someone solve that?

PS: recently acquired MacBook pro running on OS 10.14 Mojave

You downloaded a language pack, not the actual application.
Go to http://www.openoffice.org/download/index.html and click on Download full installation