I installed Libre on my 2012 MacBook Air with a new install of High Sierra. I’m not experiencing problems with the new OS. When I opened Libre for the first time, it wouldn’t respond. Nothing happened. It took a minute or two and finally it opened.
The white background and light gray frame for a Word document I opened was bright for my eyes, so I explored the preferences for the first time and selected black for the document’s background color. But the gray frame and gray bars at the top remained gray, so I found the themes section of preferences and thought I’d try some. I clicked on ‘Colors’ and it indicated it was searching. Nothing happened, though. I finally tried exiting and my entire computer screen turned black.
I’m able to see the menu at the top where preferences is located, when I put my cursor up there. But I can’t see anything else. Did I somehow convert everything (the entire screen and font) to black? When I go into preferences, the wheel spins and things freeze and don’t respond. I’m not sure what’s happening, but I’m feeling concerned that perhaps my older laptop is a problem or there’s a compatibility problem with High Sierra.
Does anyone have any suggestions for me? I’m anxious to start writing my book again. MS Word was out of date and I couldn’t afford to purchase a new copy, and I’m frankly tired of being tied to Microsoft. I’m really hoping I can keep Libre. It sounds like an exciting program and wonderful community of people.
ETA: I ended up having to force quit Libre. Also, I chose the “conservative” option when I downloaded Libre, although I’m not really sure what that means. I’m a light user and only need Libre for word processing.