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Apple/OpenOffice compatibility

Postby Antlance » Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:06 pm

Is Open Office V4.1.6.normally fully compatible with Apple OS Mojave 10.14. New user.
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Re: Apple/Open Office compatibility

Postby Villeroy » Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:16 pm

OpenOffice is dead. Even if it is fully compatible with something, this compatibility may break tomorrow when something changes and the old project does not follow. You better install https://libreoffice.org/ which is the actively developed successor to OpenOffice since 2011.
Please, edit this topic's initial post and add "[Solved]" to the subject line if your problem has been solved.
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Re: Apple/Open Office compatibility

Postby Bidouille » Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:49 pm

Don't listen merchants of doom: OpenOffice works with MacOS.
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Re: Apple/Open Office compatibility

Postby John_Ha » Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:37 pm

It's not whether the program is compatible - it whether the files are compatible.

See [Tutorial] Differences between Writer and MS Word files for a discussion.
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See the Writer Guide, the Writer FAQ, the Writer Tutorials and Writer for students.

Remember: Always save your Writer files as .odt files. - see here for the many reasons why.
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Re: Apple/OpenOffice compatibility

Postby Birkl7e » Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:00 pm

When will AOO be compatible with MacOS Mojave (I'm on 10.14.6)? It looks as though 4.1.7, which is a maintenance update, isn't compatible. I've used AOO previously before, it's a good product.
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Re: Apple/OpenOffice compatibility

Postby MrProgrammer » Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:33 am

Antlance wrote:Is Open Office V4.1.6.normally fully compatible with Apple OS Mojave 10.14.
Birkl7e wrote:When will AOO be compatible with MacOS Mojave (I'm on 10.14.6)?
There are no developers here. We have no more information about OpenOffice/MacOS planning or compatibilty than you do. I can tell you from personal experience that AOO 4.1.5 runs well on MacOS 10.11.6. A review of posts in the Mac OSX forum shows that several people say they are currently running various versions of OpenOffice on MacOS 10.14.

Birkl7e wrote:It looks as though 4.1.7, which is a maintenance update, isn't compatible.
Then you shouldn't install it. But others with different configurations may have success with AOO 4.1.7. Time will tell.

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: Apple/OpenOffice compatibility

Postby lgusaas » Mon Sep 23, 2019 2:34 am

Birkl7e wrote:When will AOO be compatible with MacOS Mojave (I'm on 10.14.6)? It looks as though 4.1.7, which is a maintenance update, isn't compatible. I've used AOO previously before, it's a good product.

AOO is compatible with macOS Mojave. I am currently using AOO 4.1.7. I have always used the latest version of AOO and had no compatibility problems.
What make it think it isn't compatible.
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Re: Apple/OpenOffice compatibility

Postby Zizi64 » Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:00 am

Try the LibreOffice.
The LO project was forked at OpenOffice version 3.3.x. The newest AOO version is 4.1.7, but the latest LibreOffice Still version is 6.2.7 today... (And the latest LO Fresh version has 6.3.1 version number) It means: The LO has a more intensive development. Every 3 months has been released a "bug-fixed" or a "new-function" LO version since the forking date. See the Release plan:
https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/ReleasePlan

The LO
- has a higher compatibility with the foreign and the never standardized file formats.
- can save into the Strict version of the OOXML standard.
- has a new, MS Ribbon-like optional User interface/Toolbar look. (I hate the Ribbon, I am using the SideBar.)
- has a higher compatibility with the continously changed Windows 10 environment and the newer versions of the other operating systems...
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