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asked 2019-12-08 14:47:44 +0200

t0riaj gravatar image

updated 2020-08-18 15:23:05 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

I keep getting the following error when I try to open Libre Office:

" “” can’t be opened because Apple cannot check it for malicious software. This software needs to be updated. Contact the developer for more information.

Chrome downloaded this file today at 13:38 from"

As you can see I have got the most up to date version, I've been getting this error message for a few weeks now. I am on Mac OS Catalina 10.15.1

Any ideas?

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answered 2019-12-08 16:35:53 +0200

ProLogic gravatar image

This is not a LibreOffice problem, it's an Apple MacOS problem! Check out how to open an App which was not "notarized" by Apple

Scrolldown once you're on that page until you see :

How to open an app that hasn’t been notarized or is from an unidentified developer

It's the the solution with screen shots

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Just to mention that LibreOffice is notarized and macOS throws the message anyway. See bug report #tdf126409 - Comment #24

Opaque gravatar imageOpaque ( 2019-12-09 02:13:00 +0200 )edit

Thank you @Opaque good to know

ProLogic gravatar imageProLogic ( 2019-12-10 01:36:08 +0200 )edit

answered 2019-12-08 16:29:03 +0200

ebot gravatar image

I myself work with Windows.

But maybe this post can help you:

LibreOffice and macOS Catalina

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