Java and OpenOffice

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Java and OpenOffice

Postby Ambercelt » Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:33 pm

So - I downloaded Java. Did the Installation. Opened up Open Office preferences, went to Java, checked the Java that I'd just installed, clicked ok, restarted Open Office like it told me to, and it still won't work. What the heck am I doing wrong?

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Re: Java and Open Office

Postby RoryOF » Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:36 pm

You need a 32 bit Java. This can run alongside your 64 bit Java.

I had not noticed you were using a Mac.
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Re: Java and Open Office

Postby Ambercelt » Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:16 pm

Where do I get 32 bit?? I'm very new to this!
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Re: Java and Open Office

Postby Villeroy » Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:32 pm

viewtopic.php?f=74&t=69896 explains everything.

Do yourself a favour and install https://libreoffice.org/ for Windows 64-bit. LibreOffice is the successor to OpenOffice which is almost dead by now.
Please, edit this topic's initial post and add "[Solved]" to the subject line if your problem has been solved.
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Re: Java and OpenOffice

Postby Ambercelt » Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:19 pm

I don't have a Window's machine. I'm on a Mac
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Re: Java and OpenOffice

Postby Villeroy » Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:03 pm

Oh, sorry. I didn't notice. I know next to nothing about Mac OS. Nevertheless, I think that LibreOffice is a better choice.
Please, edit this topic's initial post and add "[Solved]" to the subject line if your problem has been solved.
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Re: Java and OpenOffice

Postby RusselB » Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:13 am

OpenOffice 4.1.7 and LibreOffice 6.3.3.2 on Windows 7 Pro & Ultimate
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Re: Java and OpenOffice

Postby John_Ha » Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:26 pm

Use 64 bit Java on Mac. Preferences > OpenOffice > Java > Add ...
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See the Writer Guide, the Writer FAQ, the Writer Tutorials and Writer for students.

Remember: Always save your Writer files as .odt files. - see here for the many reasons why.
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Re: Java and OpenOffice

Postby MrProgrammer » Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:58 am

Hi, and welcome to the forum.

Ambercelt wrote:What the heck am I doing wrong?
[Tutorial] Mac FAQ Q06/A06
I have not installed MacOS 10.14 (Mojave). The situation with Java might be different there.

Ambercelt wrote:… it still won't work.
That's too vague. If you need any further assistance explain in detail what you are doing and why you think OpenOffice needs Java. Tell us what happens and what you expect to happen.

If this solved your problem please go to your first post use the Edit button and add [Solved] to the start of the title. You can select the green checkmark icon at the same time.
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