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OpenOffice will not open at all

Postby Romes » Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:25 am

Hi I'm wondering if anyone can help me. I'm running MAC OS Mojave 10.14.4 with the latest version of open office and cannot get it to open at all. This was also happening before I installed the newest version of OO (Hence why I tried it to see if it would work). I have tried everything. It says "Open office Quite unexpectedly". I have loaded and re loaded the application, re started my computer, gone to security settings in system prefenrecnes to allow downloads other than from the app store and nada. I have all these documents on file as I am a writer and can't access anything!!! Any ideas?
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Re: Open Office will not open at all

Postby robleyd » Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:32 am

Did you follow the Installation instructions for Mac when you installed AOO? Similar information can be found at Q3/Q3 of [Tutorial] Mac FAQ.
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Re: Open Office will not open at all

Postby Romes » Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:56 am

Thanks for your reply. It wasn’t working with my existing open office, so I had to reinstall it and it still didn’t. So I don’t think it’s an installation issue?
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Re: Open Office will not open at all

Postby RoryOF » Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:08 pm

Are you attempting to open your documents by (double) clicking on them (is it single click on a Mac)? Can you start OpenOffice on its own from a programs button or menu, then use /File /Open to point to a document? Does it then open?

If so, you need to remake the File Associations to tell your computer which program to use to open which type of file.

 Edit: When we know the above information, we can advise on setting the File Associations. 
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Re: Open Office will not open at all

Postby robleyd » Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:08 pm

Try this forum search which may provide some solutions.
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Re: Open Office will not open at all

Postby Romes » Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:43 pm

I’ve tried double clicking on a document, clicking on the icon for the app and also tried file open. It comes up with the same alert which is “open office quit unexpectedly”.
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Re: Open Office will not open at all

Postby RoryOF » Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:50 pm

I cannot advise with any certainty on a Mac; as it is a variant of linux, perhaps the linux trick of opening a terminal and typing "openoffice4" (no quotes or capitals) might give some helpful diagnostic information, if that method works on a Mac, which I do not know.
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Re: OpenOffice will not open at all

Postby MrProgrammer » Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:44 pm

Romes wrote:I'm running MAC OS Mojave 10.14.4 with the latest version of open office and cannot get it to open at all.
Review [Tutorial] Mac FAQ Q02/A02, Q15/A15, Q28/A28, and perhaps others. I don't use MacOS 10.14 myself. Uninstall/reinstall is most likely a waste of your time. See if the problem occurs using the Guest User account. Review similar topics in the forum to see if any ideas there help.

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.
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Re: Open Office will not open at all

Postby lgusaas » Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:33 am

Romes wrote:I’ve tried double clicking on a document, clicking on the icon for the app and also tried file open. It comes up with the same alert which is “open office quit unexpectedly”.

Can you start OpenOffice itself, and then start a new document?
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Re: OpenOffice will not open at all

Postby Romes » Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:45 am

I cannot. It will not open at all.
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Re: OpenOffice will not open at all

Postby RoryOF » Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:47 am

Did it ever open, in any way, on your current Mac?
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Re: OpenOffice will not open at all

Postby lgusaas » Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:42 pm

Romes wrote:I cannot. It will not open at all.

Did you reset your user profile? (one of the suggestions you look at in a previous post.)
viewtopic.php?f=74&t=89283 FAQ Q02/A02
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