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Using LibreOffice with a 2011 MacBook pro

asked 2017-01-06 18:49:41 +0100

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updated 2020-09-20 17:25:28 +0100

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I have just downloaded LibreOffice to be able to use the database application. It asked me to download Java which I did. Overtime I try to use the database program it still asks be to download and states no java installation can be found. Can anyone tell me please what I am doing wrong. I was sure this program would work with an Apple computer but perhaps not.

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answered 2020-09-20 17:32:41 +0100

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updated 2020-09-20 21:58:03 +0100

LO | get-help | System Requirements | macOS

Due to an issue, there are the following restrictions with Java: on macOS 10.10 and newer, JRE isn't found, JDK is required

TDK | wiki | FAQ | General | macOS

On macOS 10.10 and newer, please note that you need to install JDK, not JRE. You may find download links choosing JDK version on this page. On macOS 10.09, neither JRE, nor JDK are found. LibreOffice releases available from Apple App Store don't include Java support at all, because apps distributed in the App Store are not allowed to depend on optional functionality like Java.

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answered 2017-01-06 21:02:45 +0100

updated 2017-01-06 21:05:01 +0100

Ciao, look at this link: https://support.apple.com/kb/DL1572?v...

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Thank you for your suggestion. Unfortunately I have tried this and for some reason it does not work. To be frank I am stuck. Perhaps a good nights rest might help and I will try again tomorrow. Thanks again for trying to help I appreciate it.

beeky gravatar imagebeeky ( 2017-01-06 23:09:33 +0100 )edit

I am in the same boat. I need to install Java OSX 2015.01? Can't find it. Am offered 2014, it won't install because a newer version is installed. I forsee needing to spend fifteen minutes swapping Javas each time I need to run Base. Yikes! Has anyone discovered a way through? Thank you!!!

JG15 gravatar imageJG15 ( 2017-01-07 04:08:29 +0100 )edit

Because LibreOffice offers a database application similar to Access and the fact that you can't run access on a MAC made me think this would be a good solution for me. However the problem with Base and it continuing to ask for Java has made me think again - which would be a pity. Can't anyone help overcome this problem. I have downloaded Java several times now when told the program won't work without it. Surely there must be a solution to this problem. Anyone's help would be much appreciated.

beeky gravatar imagebeeky ( 2017-01-07 09:37:51 +0100 )edit

Is there a way to "bump" this, to try to attract someone to answer? JG

JG15 gravatar imageJG15 ( 2017-01-08 01:57:05 +0100 )edit
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