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[Solved] Installation Problem

PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2014 2:21 pm
by kilogulf59
Hi,

I get the notices to DL new extensions and can never get them to install.

I DL file "dict-en.oxt" to my desktop. Then open it in the office writer using the "file" and "open" commands.

When I get this far I'm stumped...what file am I suppose to open and where is it???

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Re: Installation Problem

PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2014 2:35 pm
by RoryOF
Usually you just double click on the extension file and OpenOffice will offer to install it - see the attached screenshot

Extension.png


If your file downloads with extension .zip, rename to .oxt and all should be well, else right click on it and choose to open with OpenOffice. Where the extension is depends - some extensions add themselves to the menubar, others (such as the dictionary) need to be selected in /Tools /Options /OpenOffice(.org) /Language settings /Languages (see screenshot)

Note: /Options is under Preferences on a Mac


Languages.png


where English (UK) is selected - the checkmark beside it indicates it is used for spellcheck.

Re: Installation Problem

PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2014 4:06 pm
by kilogulf59
OK, Here's what I did...

Right clicked on the desktop icon. This popped up...
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So I clicked "OK"...then the small popup disappeared...
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So I clicked "ADD" and got this...same as before? And I'm stuck here???
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I checked where they go(?) and here's my settings per your instructions...
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I have always had this trouble with every update and finally figured I had better ask someone for help. BTW, the update DLs as a .oxt file...
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I'm running Apache OpenOffice 4.1.1 and these are my system specs...
    OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
    Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
    Other OS Description Not Available
    OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
    System Name KEN-PC
    System Manufacturer Dell Inc.
    System Model Inspiron N5040
    System Type x64-based PC
    Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 380 @ 2.53GHz, 2527 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
    BIOS Version/Date Dell Inc. A03, 8/22/2011
    SMBIOS Version 2.6
    Windows Directory C:\Windows
    System Directory C:\Windows\system32
    Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
    Locale United States
    Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7601.17514"
    User Name Ken-PC\Ken
    Time Zone Central Daylight Time
    Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB
    Total Physical Memory 3.80 GB
    Available Physical Memory 1.91 GB
    Total Virtual Memory 7.60 GB
    Available Virtual Memory 5.59 GB
    Page File Space 3.80 GB
    Page File C:\pagefile.sys

I am stumped :crazy:

Re: Installation Problem

PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2014 5:44 pm
by RoryOF
And the Extension Manager shows the Extension (dictionary) is installed (the second screenshot in your last series, the screenshot entitled "Extension Manager"). Now type some text in Writer and see if misspellings are underlined in red.

Re: Installation Problem

PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2014 6:01 pm
by kilogulf59
RoryOF wrote:And the Extension Manager shows the Extension (dictionary) is installed (the second screenshot in your last series, the screenshot entitled "Extension Manager"). Now type some text in Writer and see if misspellings are underlined in red.


OK, misspellings are underlined in red.

Why does it have the options shown then in the pic below? That's what confused me as I thought I was supposed to click on one of them like"add" to add the dictionary. Shouldn't it say "installed successful" or something to that effect? I'm not arguing, I'm just trying to understand this.
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Re: Installation Problem

PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2014 6:12 pm
by RoryOF
You have been dropped to the Extension Manager level and it is now addressing you. The Dictionary extension is expanded (Blue) because you have only one extension installed and so it is selected (by default) in Extension Manager. If it were not installed, it wouldn't have buttons for Disable or Remove (one sometimes needs to Disable rather than to remove, but let's not go there today!)

The Extension Manager itself shows the bottom row of buttons: Help is obvious, Add permits you to install more Extensions from downloaded .oxt files without exiting OpenOffice, Check for Updates does just that, checking for updates for installed Extensions (it should find update for the dictionary, dated 2014/10/01) and Close closes the Extension Manager
I append two screenshots - the first shows some installed extensions in my Extension Manager, the second shows the Dictionary extension selected to permit it be removed or disabled.
Extension Manager.png


Dictionary selected.png


Many OO users will use /Tools /Extension Manager to directly interact with Extension Manager and install extensions using the Add button, rather than double clicking on the .oxt file

Note: Extension Manager is under Preferences on a Mac.

Re: Installation Problem

PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2014 8:42 pm
by kilogulf59
Thank you...you've been very patient and helpful.