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AOO crashing when trying to edit macro

PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 6:27 pm
by ptoye
AOO crashes when I try to edit a macro in Calc. Simple to get it to happen: load the workbook, go to Tools|Macros| Organise| OOBasic . In Standard|Module1 select a macro and try to edit. It crashes, at least on my machine. Interestingly, after recovery, I can edit OK, but at the next load and edit it crashes again, This is behaviour very similar to that noted in https://forum.openoffice.org/en/forum/v ... 8&start=90 which seens to be very system=-dependent. I've not tried it out on other AOO docs with macros.

Can someone try it out on their system please?

It runs OK on Libre Office.

Re: AOO crashing when trying to edit macro

PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 7:40 pm
by F3K Total
Hi,
no problems, W7, AOO 411.
Neither when editing in the spreadsheets Library, nor when editing Tools|Macros| Organise| OOBasic . In Standard|Module1
R

Re: AOO crashing when trying to edit macro

PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 9:08 pm
by ptoye
Thanks for trying. It might be my machine, but I'm not sure quite how. I'll try a safe reboot tomorrow.

Re: AOO crashing when trying to edit macro

PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 9:12 pm
by F3K Total
I don't think that's the machine, i think it's your macro library, try to rename your user profile.
R

Re: AOO crashing when trying to edit macro

PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 9:32 pm
by ptoye
Tomorrow! I'm logging off now. But I tried that for the other crash and it did nothing at all.

Re: AOO crashing when trying to edit macro

PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2015 1:11 pm
by gsd4me
Don't know if this thread is still active or valid but this has started happening to my machine as well - a new Windows 8.1 installation using OO 4.1.1, trying to access my macros via Calc, when everything was fine on my old machine.
Anyone had any ideas? There was a suggestion (via Google search) to turn off "update notification" which I did, and that worked ONCE, so not really any further forward after that.

Re: AOO crashing when trying to edit macro

PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2015 6:30 pm
by tmarkjames
I've had this happen while editing a macro in Writer. I can enter, save, and execute the macro, and make minor edits; but if I try to delete one or more whole lines of code, OpenOffice crashes. It doesn't matter whether I delete or cut, or select a line and try to paste something over it, and it doesn't matter whether I edit using the keyboard, the toolbar buttons or the Edit menu -- any edit that involves removing an end-of-line character will crash OpenOffice. The only way I can remove lines from my code is to comment them out. I'm using 4.1.1 under Windows 8.1 on a Lenovo Yoga 2 tablet.

Any ideas appreciated. -- Mark

Re: AOO crashing when trying to edit macro

PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2015 11:24 pm
by gsd4me
I must admit that this has not happened again for a while now on my W8.1 machine.
Can't remember if I did anything 'special' beyond downloading the latest version of OO after uninstalling the earlier version, and I don't think that I changed user profiles etc as suggested in other areas. Sorry that I can't be more specific as it now seems to be behaving itself.

Re: AOO crashing when trying to edit macro

PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2015 10:32 am
by ptoye
Have you tried LibreOffice? Worked for me.

Re: AOO crashing when trying to edit macro

PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:39 pm
by JerryO
Old topic, but I just encountered the same problem using OpenOffice 4.1.5 on Windows 10. The moment I hit the "delete" key to edit a macro, OO vanished like a soap bubble. When I re-launched, all but two of my macros were gone (and they weren't the first ones I'd recorded; they seemed to have been picked at random). I had updated Windows earlier in the day (version 1803 for x64-based systems, KB4483234), but this was the first time I tried editing a macro so I don't know if the problem existed before or not. From the existence of this forum topic, and a couple of others I found, it sounds like this problem has been around for a while and was either never fixed or was fixed and it's now broken again.

My workaround has been to simply re-record any macro I want to edit. That has been working okay.

Has anyone figured out what's actually going on to cause this particular crash?

Re: AOO crashing when trying to edit macro

PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:28 pm
by JeJe
JerryO:
We've had a recent thread discussing the same problem - a Windows 10 update may fix it for you.

viewtopic.php?f=20&t=96298

Re: AOO crashing when trying to edit macro

PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:28 pm
by JerryO
JeJe wrote:JerryO:
We've had a recent thread discussing the same problem - a Windows 10 update may fix it for you.

viewtopic.php?f=20&t=96298


Hmm. I had just updated Windows an hour or so before the crash, and that was on the 30th, well after people were reporting that the update had fixed the problem. So either there was an update that fixed it and another update that broke it again, or that was never the fix in the first place.

No worries; I've got all my macros loaded now, and backed up. If I have more data later, I'll post in the other more recent topic.

Thanks,
Jerry