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asked 2016-03-16 15:04:37 +0100

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updated 2016-03-17 23:29:36 +0100

I was going to stop posting as I fixed my own problem, however the fix is worth recording as it's not easy and may help others.

PROBLEM : I got the infamous "Libreoffice requires a Java runtime environment" when trying to do Macros and macros in Python with my Mac. I had just installed LibreOffice (5.1) and installed or re-installed a JRE (build 1.8.0_72-b15) but the error appeared everytime I clicked Tools > Macros > Organize Macros > any option. Even after quiting the program.

SOLUTION : Luckily I noticed that the Tools > Macros > Record was disabled; so first I searched the Net to find out how to enable it - this was also not easy again. The option is hidden under top left of Mac screen > Libreoffice > Preferences > Libreoffice > Advanced

I checked "Enable macro recording (limited)" at the bottom. Then I noticed that "Use a Java runtime environment" was checked (good) but that none of the two listed JRE options were checked.

I then checked the latest one (1.8.0_72), pressed OK and then was able to run macros.

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answered 2016-11-22 18:34:48 +0100

I had a similar problem but instead of trying to find a solution I just went back to the old version. So haven't upgraded since 5.0. This seems to have been fixed in version Just upgraded and tested and seems fine now.

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