[Solved]Cannot open OpenOfficeWrite or view any of its files

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[Solved]Cannot open OpenOfficeWrite or view any of its files

Postby wdc » Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:35 am

I ran into this odd behaviour today, after using OOW on a W10 desktop for years. Can someone suggest what is wrong and suggest a fix?

I used OOW this morning to create a file, "Patrice letter", I now find that:
a) I cannot open the OOW app by clicking any of the icons I normally use; and
b) Although I can see a listing of my OOD documents (including "Patrice letter"), I cannot open the files and view them.

What might I have done to cause that? Thanks. ..... wdc
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Re: Cannot open Open Office Write or view any of its files

Postby RoryOF » Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:52 am

When OpenOffice files do not open, try starting TaskManager (Ctrl Shift Esc) and kill any soffice processes shown on TM's tabs. Note the initial "s" in soffice!

Such "left over" processes can stop OpenOffice starting correctly. They can be left because of a program or system crash, or sometimes because of over-hasty power off of the computer before internal housekeeping has been written to disk. When shutting down your computer, wait until hard disk has spun down before cutting the power or closing laptop lid.
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Re: Cannot open Open Office Write or view any of its files

Postby wdc » Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:28 am

Rory: Bull's Eye. I first Restarted the PC; that did NOT solve the probllem. Then went to File Manager, as you suggested. Did not see "soffice" but just clicked on OpenOfficeWrite. Got my familiar opening screen and access to all my files. Thanks a million. ....wdc
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Re: [Solved]Cannot open OpenOfficeWrite or view any of its f

Postby RoryOF » Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:39 am

Note that File Manager and Task Manager are two different programs.
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