Altsearch extension no longer works any alternatives

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Altsearch extension no longer works any alternatives

Postby LuigiWriter2 » Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:10 am

Since Windows 10 last update
Apache OpenOffice 4.1.5
The green binocular button is available but I get the following message.
Alt Search Fail 2018-03-30_023716.png
Script framework error, script cannot be found.
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(AltSearch)-1.4.2
I re-installed AltSearch but still receive the same message, that is
that "Altsearch batches" could not be found.

Has anyone else encountered this in the windows 10 / Apache OpenOffice 4.1.5 environment or elsewhere?

I hate to loose this very useful tool.
I have e-mailed Tomas Bilek

Anything anyone could add would help him to correct the problem if he is still maintaining AltSearch, and that I hope is still true.

Thank you for any observations or suggestions.
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Re: Altsearch extension no longer works any alternatives

Postby Zizi64 » Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:54 am

I re-installed AltSearch but still receive the same message, that is
that "Altsearch batches" could not be found.


Check it if the directory and its content exists or not... You can do it with a filemanager software or you can check it in the Basic IDE of the AOO.
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Re: Altsearch extension no longer works any alternatives

Postby Villeroy » Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:04 am

AltSearch does not install to library "Standard". This is not the right place for any extension. Therefore, none of its modules can be found in that library.
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Re: Altsearch extension no longer works any alternatives

Postby RoryOF » Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:54 am

Bearing in mind what Villeroy has just posted, my suggestion is to do the following:
Start OpenOffice. Remove the extension AltSearch (using Extension manager)
Close OpenOffice
Restart the computer
Start OpenOffice and install Altsearch
Close OpenOffice
Restart computer
now see if Altsearch runs correctly.

You may not feel the computer restarts are necessary, but I'm old-fashioned - do it that way just to be certain.
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Re: Altsearch extension no longer works any alternatives

Postby Villeroy » Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:02 pm

If his AltSearch button is user-defined (because the button descriptions have changed in AOO 4), that user-defined button will still point to Standard.AltSearchBatchs.AltSearch__Dialog no matter how often he reinstalls the extension.
Simply point the button to AltSearchBatchs.AltSearch__Dialog in the correct library. I don't know its name, possibly the lib name is "AltSearch".
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