Doesn't open an AOO file with double-click

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Doesn't open an AOO file with double-click

Postby eleanorb » Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:21 am

To open a file, I have to use the Open menu command from within the application. Other methods do not work. The proper app is specified in "open all files like this", but nothing. This happens on Calc and doc files (but I mostly use Calc). What could be the problem? (I have 4.1.5, Mac OSX 10.11.6)
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Re: doesn't open an OO file with double-click

Postby Zizi64 » Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:29 am

To open a file,

Which type of files did you meant? The native ODF or the MS Office related ones?
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Re: Doesn't open an AOO file with double-click

Postby MrProgrammer » Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:26 am

eleanorb wrote:To open a file, I have to use the Open menu command from within the application. Other methods do not work. The proper app is specified in "open all files like this", but nothing.
See [Tutorial] Mac FAQ
Q33/A33 (making sure to follow all directions precisely)
Q28/A28 (does the failure occur with the Guest user?)
Q02/A02 (profile reset, especially if the Guest user works)
Q04/A04 A03/A03 (unlikely to fix the problem but perhaps worth a try)

If File → Open in Open Office works but File → Open in Finder doesn't, this suggests the problem is with Mac OS and not with OpenOffice. You might want to search for advice in Apple forums about deleting Finder's preferenes (com.apple.finder.plist) so they can be reinitialized if the Guest user works. Profile resets fix all kinds of weird problems, but may not help for this one.

If you do solve the problem it will help us to know what the solution was.
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Re: Doesn't open an AOO file with double-click

Postby eleanorb » Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:38 am

Happens with native .ods files. Haven't tried with guest user, will do that.
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