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Java and OpenOffice

PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:33 pm
by Ambercelt
So - I downloaded Java. Did the Installation. Opened up Open Office preferences, went to Java, checked the Java that I'd just installed, clicked ok, restarted Open Office like it told me to, and it still won't work. What the heck am I doing wrong?

Amber

Re: Java and Open Office

PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:36 pm
by RoryOF
You need a 32 bit Java. This can run alongside your 64 bit Java.

I had not noticed you were using a Mac.

Re: Java and Open Office

PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:16 pm
by Ambercelt
Where do I get 32 bit?? I'm very new to this!

Re: Java and Open Office

PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:32 pm
by Villeroy
viewtopic.php?f=74&t=69896 explains everything.

Do yourself a favour and install https://libreoffice.org/ for Windows 64-bit. LibreOffice is the successor to OpenOffice which is almost dead by now.

Re: Java and OpenOffice

PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:19 pm
by Ambercelt
I don't have a Window's machine. I'm on a Mac

Re: Java and OpenOffice

PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:03 pm
by Villeroy
Oh, sorry. I didn't notice. I know next to nothing about Mac OS. Nevertheless, I think that LibreOffice is a better choice.

Re: Java and OpenOffice

PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:13 am
by RusselB

Re: Java and OpenOffice

PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:26 pm
by John_Ha
Use 64 bit Java on Mac. Preferences > OpenOffice > Java > Add ...

Re: Java and OpenOffice

PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:58 am
by MrProgrammer
Hi, and welcome to the forum.

Ambercelt wrote:What the heck am I doing wrong?
[Tutorial] Mac FAQ Q06/A06
I have not installed MacOS 10.14 (Mojave). The situation with Java might be different there.

Ambercelt wrote:… it still won't work.
That's too vague. If you need any further assistance explain in detail what you are doing and why you think OpenOffice needs Java. Tell us what happens and what you expect to happen.

If this solved your problem please go to your first post use the Edit button and add [Solved] to the start of the title. You can select the green checkmark icon at the same time.