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Title: URGENT-Libre Office won't open!!!- SOLVED
Post by: Melissa on July 24, 2015, 03:50:20 pm
It's suddenly not opening- was working fine a few mins ago. I've rebooted, checked for updates, to no avail. I am frantic- need to use this urgently to do an important application form and job search ( I am unemployed). Can anyone help asap please!!! I'd be so grateful..

PS Peppermint 3 laptop.
Title: Re: URGENT-Libre Office won't open!!!
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on July 24, 2015, 04:01:14 pm
Do any of these 3 commands start libreoffice/writer when run from the terminal ?
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libreoffice
or
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libreoffice --writer
or
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lowriter
and if not, do any of them return a clue why it's failing ?
Title: Re: URGENT-Libre Office won't open!!!
Post by: Melissa on July 24, 2015, 04:14:04 pm
Mark,  thanks for replying so speedily...after 3 more reboots it is now opening. I think the application pack I was trying to open is the cause- docxs. It was in a zip and I had to open it at source on the website- one file just wouldn't open (and still won't)- do you think it might have been a virus?
Title: Re: URGENT-Libre Office won't open!!!
Post by: Melissa on July 24, 2015, 04:15:40 pm
ps, tried those commands in the terminal- they opened it like lightning!
Title: Re: URGENT-Libre Office won't open!!!
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on July 24, 2015, 05:28:06 pm
Are you saying the file is a docx file ? .. and that appears as an archive (zip) ? .. and that if you double-click it, it opens in the archive manager ?

If so, either

a) Right-click the docx file and select
Open with > Libreoffice Writer

or

b) Open Libreoffice Writer, then go to
File > Open
and navigate to the file location.
Title: Re: URGENT-Libre Office won't open!!!
Post by: Melissa on August 02, 2015, 08:29:06 pm
Thanks Mark.
Title: Re: URGENT-Libre Office won't open!!!
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on August 02, 2015, 08:45:19 pm
NP :)
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