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I have Libre and can't open Appleworks - which I used to be able to do help

asked 2018-07-12 00:23:50 +0100

tjweiss gravatar image

I was able to open Appleworks with Libre Office - now it won't open with Libre. Since that was my main reason for subscribing, I need help getting that option back. Please help - and since the latest "upgrade" is gettin terrible reviews, I don't want to do that "downgrade" in order to get this function back. Thanks

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What means "to open Appleworks with Libre Office" - Appleworks is an application IIUC?

You tell "which I used to be able to do" - but what happened? has it happened out of the blue? or an upgrade (which you dislike)?

(Also you didn't mention your OS - and I only can guess that it's a flavor of macOS.)

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2018-07-12 03:47:27 +0100 )edit

Now that I look at the App Store's LibreOffice Vanilla version history, there had never been a 5.3 version. So - where did you subscribed and for what? and which "terrible reviews" you mention? I am not sure now that I even guessed your OS correctly.

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2018-07-12 03:51:34 +0100 )edit

I have tried to add a comment giving the OS and Libre version, and how I used Libre to open Appleworks - but for some reason I got a red message saying "this content is forbidden" - so don't know how to answer you.

tjweiss gravatar imagetjweiss ( 2018-07-14 22:05:23 +0100 )edit

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answered 2018-07-12 10:41:57 +0100

osnola gravatar image

Hello, do you try to open them with the menu File, then Open... ? Ie. by default, at least on OSX, drag and drop, ... only works with modern extensions for security reasons (older file formats are often undocumented, filters are tested on fewer files, ...)


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