Crash, Crash, Crash

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Crash, Crash, Crash

Postby bebofpenge » Thu May 28, 2009 2:14 am

Writer keeps crashing on me. Try to print a document - Crash. Try to open another document - Crash. Send an error report - Crash.

I have even uninstalled OpenOffice and downloaded and installed the latest version, but it still crashes all the time. I have scanned the OpenOffice folder with Avast antivirus and Malwarebytes anti malware program but can find nothing wrong there. Any suggestions?
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Re: Crash, Crash, Crash

Postby Hagar Delest » Thu May 28, 2009 10:56 am

Try to reset your OOo user profile. But during the welcome process, don't transfer your personal data (if you had 2.x before), former configuration files might corrupt the new profile.

Thanks to add '[Solved]' at beginning of your first post title (edit button) if your issue has been fixed.
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Re: Crash, Crash, Crash

Postby mjschmelzer » Thu May 28, 2009 2:32 pm

Me too. I am using OS X 10.4.11 and OS 10.5.6. I have reinstalled Open Office aqua several times. It crashes every time I try to open a file. It has become completely unusable, though last week it worked fine. Any clue what is going on?

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Re: Crash, Crash, Crash

Postby JesseDaniel » Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:48 pm

I also experience constant and persistent crashing of openoffice writer.

My ability to identify what might be the cause of these crashes diminishes each time that writer crashes due to a more and more insignificant action taken by me the user. The problem originally began when -- having opened a .doc file originally created in microsoft word with openoffice writer -- I attempted to export the document as a pdf. Writer crashed. Upon reopening the file -- now having saved the file as .odt before exporting to pdf -- all endnote numerals throughout the entire document were changed to times new roman font at a font size matching the document font size, with no ability to change their attributes.

By now though, any action taken (sending the file by email, converting the file from .odt to .rtf, converting the file to pdf, whether the mouse was moved to the wrong corner of the screen), crashes openoffice writer. Deleting/resetting user profile does not solve this problem. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling openoffice suite: this does not solve the issue.
Please advise.

Many thanks.
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Re: Crash, Crash, Crash

Postby RoryOF » Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:56 pm

Disconnect from the Internet (for safety) and disable your Antivirus. Does stability return? If so, time to consider another antivirus. I use (with no crashes) AVGfree.
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Re: Crash, Crash, Crash

Postby xeno735 » Sat Sep 12, 2015 6:41 am

This blasted program is driving me nuts with crashes. :crazy: :crazy: :crazy: :crazy: This is 9/11/2015 and I'm just about to jump ship on OO 4.1.1 Writer after using it for about 8 months. AOO411m6(Build:9775) - Rev. 1617669 2014-08-13 09:06:54 (Mi, 13 Aug 2014) "OpenOffice 4.1.1 is up to date."

Crashes constantly (Not Responding) on Win 7 Pro SP1.

The automated page count at the bottom get stuck at 1/8, although my document is much longer. I've been using a lot of end notes, but I'd expect it to keep working even if I have thousands of end notes and pages. Perhaps Libre will crash less.
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Re: Crash, Crash, Crash

Postby xeno735 » Sat Sep 12, 2015 7:57 am

Fixed for now. I forced quitted the not responding OO Writer, then renamed my profile (C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\OpenOffice\4) from "user" to "user.old" then started OO and went through all settings before opening Writer and turned off anything that might have to do any work in the background or contact anything via the Internet. Then loaded my doc and it has been working fine.
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Re: Crash, Crash, Crash

Postby John_Ha » Sat Sep 19, 2015 11:26 am

When you save a document, the file registrymodifications.xcu in the User Profile is only written after the file has been completely saved. When you reset the profile, you replace registrymodifications.xcu with a new version. So ...

If you have a large document which takes many seconds to save, be sure to allow Writer plenty of time to save it, so that you can be absolutely certain that the registrymodifications.xcu file in the User Profile is also saved properly.

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