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Problems with Extensions

Postby gkick » Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:53 am

Hi,

Not sure whats happening on my machine. Had some extensions installed and working fine for some time. Today when trying to install a new one, I noticed they have vanished. Attempting to install the Base Documenter extension I get the message that the extension does not exist even though its sitting nicely in the download folder.
Nothing has changed on my machines config other then that I recently installed xampp but would not think that would interfere with LO ???

Anyone else lost extension in the past?

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Re: Problems with Extensions

Postby Zizi64 » Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:06 am

Attempting to install the Base Documenter extension I get the message that the extension does not exist even though its sitting nicely in the download folder.

How you tried to install it? By a double click on the name of the .oxt file?
Has the downloaded file ".oxt" extension? Sometimes the Windows or the built-in browser will rename the file to .zip extension (Because it is a .zip archive really.). In this case you must change it back the file extension to .oxt.
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Re: Problems with Extensions

Postby gkick » Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:14 am

Thanks for your prompt response. The download has correct oxt extension. First attempt to install via Tools, Extension Manager, Add and select the file = error
Then second time round I tried via doubleclick, third time round not download but open via LO. None of the above worked.
But am more concerned about the disappearance of previously installed extensions.

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Re: Problems with Extensions

Postby Zizi64 » Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:16 am

...and there are old extensions that are not compatible with the newer versions of the LibreOffice...
but this usually does not affect their installation...
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Re: Problems with Extensions

Postby Zizi64 » Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:19 am

Please share it where you donloaded it from?
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Re: Problems with Extensions

Postby gkick » Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:29 am

https://extensions.libreoffice.org/exte ... plications

downloaded about a month ago installed fine, but disappeared with other extensions.
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Re: Problems with Extensions

Postby Zizi64 » Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:15 am

I just tried it: The version 0.6.0. of this extension downloaded and installed without any problem on my LO 6.2.8 portable version. I can not try it, because I never used the Base application...

BaseDocumenterInstall.png
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Re: Problems with Extensions

Postby RoryOF » Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:16 am

@gkick: Did you get a message to enter your name and initials, similar to that you got on first installation of LibreOffice or OpenOffice?
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Re: Problems with Extensions

Postby gkick » Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:27 am

noops, no prompt only the error message, but I seem to recall another poster had a similar problem due to some python macro.
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