Can't open OpenOffice

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Can't open OpenOffice

Postby FirstVampire » Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:54 pm

For several years I have been using Open Office until I tried to use it today. The icon was gone from my desktop (Macbook Pro). So, I downloaded a newer version and was able to create a document. After saving the document and closing Open Office, the icon was gone from my desktop. So, I went to Finder and clicked on the icon and this message comes up. “OpenOffice” can’t be opened because it is from an unidentified developer." Consequently, I can't open Open Office again. I am using version 4.1.5 and OSX 19.9.5. HELP
Open Office version4.0.1 on a Macbook Pro with version 10.9.5
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Re: Can't open Open Office

Postby RoryOF » Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:56 pm

This is caused by Apple Gatekeeper
https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202491
You have to tell GateKeeper to trust this application and permit it to install.
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Can't open Open Office

Postby FirstVampire » Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:57 pm

Thanks, I'll try that and let you know.
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Can't open Open Office

Postby FirstVampire » Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:10 pm

I tried the suggestion of control-clicking the icon, but, that didn't work. So, in Privacy and Security I switched to allow APPS from Anywhere and was able to open it. Although it more or less says that isn't a good idea. Thanks for your valued assistance.
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Re: Can't open Open Office

Postby robleyd » Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:42 am

You may find [Tutorial] Mac FAQ a useful resource.
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Re: Can't open OpenOffice

Postby Guludon » Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:01 pm

I have been using Openoffice on Mac since 6 years but unable to open it since last 4 days. Tried everything suggested on the posts and even updated it to version 4.1.5 but still the file refuses to open. Pls HELP

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Re: Can't open OpenOffice

Postby MrProgrammer » Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:00 pm

Guludon wrote:Tried everything suggested on the posts …
[Tutorial] Mac FAQ Q02/A02 or Q28/A28
Review the other entries as well. You may find one which matches symptoms you haven't told us.
If you are opening the file using Finder, try instead launching OpenOffice and use File → Open.
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Re: Can't open OpenOffice

Postby Guludon » Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:27 pm

MrProgrammer wrote:
Guludon wrote:Tried everything suggested on the posts …
[Tutorial] Mac FAQ Q02/A02 or Q28/A28
Review the other entries as well. You may find one which matches symptoms you haven't told us.
If you are opening the file using Finder, try instead launching OpenOffice and use File → Open.


Hi

Thanks for your suggestion !

Tried everything as per the tutorial, even reinstalled the app but still the same result. Still the app crashes on launch, pls suggest.

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