I realize that LibreOffice is not really intended for people who function mostly in MS - there’s some expectation that we will be somewhat “tech-savvy”. However, I’m having the same (or similar) problem with Java and tried to follow the solution above. Went to “C:\Users<username>\AppData\Roaming\LibreOffice\3\user\config.” (as amended for my files) and found a file (javasettings_windows_X86) which opened in Notepad with a dire long warning (“Don’t mess with me!” more or less). Somewhere down that long line of incomprehensible text was this exquisite tidbit: “file:///C:/Program%20Files%20(x86)/Java/jre6 1.6.0_35”
I assume that this means I have Java6 installed. However, my reaction to all this was neatly paraphrased earlier in the same line by ““UTF-8”?” which I’m inclined to rewrite as ““WTF-infinite”?”
Ok, I’m old and out of date - I accept that - but it would really help me (and perhaps some others) if there were somewhere to find detailed, step by step fixes for (sort of) common issues. Especially when the problem is in the user’s setup, not in LibreOffice.
I’m a fan of Open Source software - I also greatly respect you who take the time to do all this. And I would love to see the School Board I work for switch from MS to LibreOffice… That might well lead to 20,000 students realizing that they don’t have to buy everything from the big guys. (About 10 years ago I set up a Linux network of 6 PCs because there was no budget for MS. Worked too (to my shock and amazement) and a number of students were suitably impressed. And turned on to the idea of open source.
But one thing MS does exceptionally well is write tutorials that walk you through click by click. And that’s what I need for this situation. Anybody out there really bored by the spring so far?
Many thanks for reading this rant (assuming you did) and TIA for any help you can give.