Catalina HELP Please!

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Catalina HELP Please!

Postby pilot711 » Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:22 pm

Ive been using a MAC and open office for years without any issues. When Catalina downloaded I cant open the Open Office ap. No warning box, nothing whatsoever...If you scroll the mouse up top to the menu all you see is a color wheel which hangs then drops. I have read and operated the Q/A's, been exchanging emails with OpenOffice and even found the code to disable gatekeeper so you can have the checkbox for outside aps. I have the latest 64 bit system, and have reinstalled and reset several times with no luck. I had two temporarily download LibreOffice so I could keep using files, it works fine other than the horrible low resolution. Please help...
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Re: Catalina HELP Please!

Postby RusselB » Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:52 pm

Regretfully it sounds like this is the result of an Operating System upgrade that breaks compatibility with software that works with earlier versions of that Operating System.
Catalina, to my understanding, came out after the latest release of OpenOffice.

Since your only (it seems) complaint against using LibreOffice, which works under Catalina, is the resolution, then maybe your best bet would be to start a topic in this (the Mac OSX) forum and ask for assistance with getting the resolution better.

Aside from the above, I have no further suggestions at this time.
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Re: Catalina HELP Please!

Postby pilot711 » Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:57 pm

Thank you!
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Re: Catalina HELP Please!

Postby RoryOF » Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:03 pm

There are reports on Forum of OpenOffice running on Catalina.
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Re: Catalina HELP Please!

Postby pilot711 » Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:07 pm

Not me :(
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Re: Catalina HELP Please!

Postby RoryOF » Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:09 pm

You could try a Forum Search (top right of Forum Window) using Catalina as the search term.

Alternately, as a diagnostic, open a terminal and type openoffice4 and see what are the error messages.
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Re: Catalina HELP Please!

Postby pilot711 » Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:32 pm

Thank you
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Re: [Solved] Pasting filename into a Save As dialog in Catal

Postby pilot711 » Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:59 pm

Is this assuming you can get to the OpenOffice menu? When I attempt to launch I get the spinning wheel with no access to menu. Is there a different way?

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