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Keeps Randomly Closing Mid-Writing

Postby FerreTrip » Wed May 01, 2019 12:58 am

For some strange reason, OO has been stopping and closing itself in the middle of my writing, most often on a certain file :crazy: :crazy: :crazy: I updated to the current version, but it still does that. I copied the text and pasted it into a new file, but it still does that. What's going on, and more importantly, how can I stop it? I've got stories to write! :cry:
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Re: Help! Keeps Randomly Closing Mid-Writing

Postby RusselB » Wed May 01, 2019 2:20 am

Welcome to the forums.
My first suggestion, is make a back-up of your file, as random closing of a file can lead to file corruption. This is a preventative measure to help keep your data safe, not part of my suggestions for resolving the problem.
Regarding the actual closing of the program, have you tried running OpenOffice in Safe mode? As you are using Windows 10 (which I detest), I'm unable to advise you as to how to get into Safe Mode. Hopefully you know how, or someone else can provide the information.
If you have no problems in Safe Mode, then the problem lies with some software that you have installed on your system.
If you do still have problems, then I suggest resetting your OpenOffice User Profile, as described here
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Re: Help! Keeps Randomly Closing Mid-Writing

Postby RoryOF » Wed May 01, 2019 11:10 am

It has been reported that a Windows 10 update of about six months ago caused instability in OO and that a later update cured this. I suggest you should tell Windows 10 to update itself fully (may take some time - perhaps leave it to do so overnight?).

If your problem continues with that one file, you could upload it to Forum or a filesharing site for examination. As a workaround, I suggest you truncate it before the area you suspect causes the problems, and continue writing from that point in a new file.
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Re: Keeps Randomly Closing Mid-Writing

Postby FerreTrip » Thu May 30, 2019 1:06 am

Alright, after working in Safe Mode for a while, I've determined that it's Windows. I've had Windows update, but it still keeps shutting itself off. It's getting to the point where my mom is offering to give me a copy of Microsoft Office. I like my OpenOffice, though. Maybe I haven't updated fully? What exactly happened in the update to cause OpenOffice to become unstable and how can I fix this?
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Re: Keeps Randomly Closing Mid-Writing

Postby RusselB » Thu May 30, 2019 2:05 am

I don't think anyone here knows exactly what happened in the update to cause the problems.
Rory already made the suggestion for the, currently known, fix. Namely let Windows 10 do a full and complete update. You may have to do this in steps, as an update can download and then attempt to install, but the installation of that update fails.
If that happens, and the only way to tell is to look at the list of updates, where it will show each update and if the update was successful or not.
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