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asked 2012-07-31 04:18:16 +0200
I have had Libre office 3.4 for a while but tried to download 3.5 without success. after increasing problems today I can't open it at all. So I downloaded 3.6 which installed and started to work but then stopped dead. Windows indicated that the programme had asked to be shut down in a strange way. So now no access to it.
answered 2012-07-31 12:40:53 +0200Astron
There are a few incompatibilities between 3.4 and later versions. Thus, first, uninstall LibreOffice 3.4 completely and then try a later version. In your case, it might be advisable to uninstall all versions of LibreOffice that you might have installed.
To uninstall LibreOffice (from a Windows system): go to the Control Panel (Systemsteuerung), then choose Software (XP) or Programs and Functions (Vista, 7). From the appearing list, double-click on any entry that is called "LibreOffice 3.x" or "LO-dev 3.x", then follow instructions to uninstall. Repeat, if there are multiple entries.
Now also clear your user settings. Open the file browser in your user folder, if you don't see a number of translucent (i.e. hidden) folders, press Alt once, then go to Tools – Options in the appearing menu. Click the tab Folder Options. This tab contains a rather long list of options, scroll to its bottom, find the "Show hidden and system files" option and tick it. Click OK. Now find the AppData folder, double-click it, then double-click Roaming and finally delete any folders named "LibreOffice" or "LO-dev".
answered 2012-08-03 15:32:35 +0200richard_1
Thanks for the suggestion. The uninstalling and reinstalling seemed to work. I avoided the Beta version and went for 3.5.
answered 2012-07-31 10:56:28 +0200roman.laube
I have had same problem. A have deleted config directory ($HOME\AppData\Roaming\LibreOffice) and it is working again...
I may have a fix for you. Had similar problem. Libra Office 3.6 would crash when I tried to open it. Then I remembered an unrelated post that mentioned the "Windows 7 is bossy". Certain programs will not run if they are installed in the "Program Files (x86)" or "Program Files" directories. Has to do with rights, privileges, security, and all that mess.
I uninstalled libra Office. Insured that all libra office directories were deleted. Then installed it into the "ProgramData" directory using the "custom" install option. When selecting an alternative install directory, you may not even see "ProgramData" listed. No problem. just type it in right below the 'directory selector' and continue to install.
A side note. Since I installed Libra Office in the "ProgramData" directory, spell checker started working for the first time for any version I've ever used.
If you don't have a "ProgramData" directory, you should be able to install it in the C: root directory.
I hope this helps. It worked for me.
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Asked: 2012-07-31 04:18:16 +0200
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Last updated: Aug 23 '12