Author Topic: URGENT-Libre Office won't open!!!- SOLVED  (Read 16483 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Melissa

  • Vintage geek
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1421
  • Karma: 0
  • Gender: Female
  • Been a Linux since around 2010
    • View Profile
    • Awards
URGENT-Libre Office won't open!!!- SOLVED
« 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.
« Last Edit: August 18, 2015, 06:08:02 pm by Melissa »
My computers: Asus notebook x102B, running on Peppermint 9. Asus c300 Chromebook and an old Dell inspiron mini netbook running on Mint.


In a world without fences and walls, who needs Gates and Windows?

Offline Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec)

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 18210
  • Karma: 476
  • Gender: Male
  • "-rw-rw-rw-" .. The Number Of The Beast
    • View Profile
    • PCNetSpec
    • Awards
Re: URGENT-Libre Office won't open!!!
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2015, 04:01:14 pm »
Do any of these 3 commands start libreoffice/writer when run from the terminal ?
Code: [Select]
libreoffice
or
Code: [Select]
libreoffice --writer
or
Code: [Select]
lowriter
and if not, do any of them return a clue why it's failing ?
WARNING: You are logged into reality as 'root'
logging in as 'insane' is the only safe option.
pcnetspec.co.uk

Offline Melissa

  • Vintage geek
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1421
  • Karma: 0
  • Gender: Female
  • Been a Linux since around 2010
    • View Profile
    • Awards
Re: URGENT-Libre Office won't open!!!
« Reply #2 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?
My computers: Asus notebook x102B, running on Peppermint 9. Asus c300 Chromebook and an old Dell inspiron mini netbook running on Mint.


In a world without fences and walls, who needs Gates and Windows?

Offline Melissa

  • Vintage geek
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1421
  • Karma: 0
  • Gender: Female
  • Been a Linux since around 2010
    • View Profile
    • Awards
Re: URGENT-Libre Office won't open!!!
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2015, 04:15:40 pm »
ps, tried those commands in the terminal- they opened it like lightning!
My computers: Asus notebook x102B, running on Peppermint 9. Asus c300 Chromebook and an old Dell inspiron mini netbook running on Mint.


In a world without fences and walls, who needs Gates and Windows?

Offline Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec)

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 18210
  • Karma: 476
  • Gender: Male
  • "-rw-rw-rw-" .. The Number Of The Beast
    • View Profile
    • PCNetSpec
    • Awards
Re: URGENT-Libre Office won't open!!!
« Reply #4 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.
WARNING: You are logged into reality as 'root'
logging in as 'insane' is the only safe option.
pcnetspec.co.uk

Offline Melissa

  • Vintage geek
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1421
  • Karma: 0
  • Gender: Female
  • Been a Linux since around 2010
    • View Profile
    • Awards
Re: URGENT-Libre Office won't open!!!
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2015, 08:29:06 pm »
Thanks Mark.
My computers: Asus notebook x102B, running on Peppermint 9. Asus c300 Chromebook and an old Dell inspiron mini netbook running on Mint.


In a world without fences and walls, who needs Gates and Windows?

Offline Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec)

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 18210
  • Karma: 476
  • Gender: Male
  • "-rw-rw-rw-" .. The Number Of The Beast
    • View Profile
    • PCNetSpec
    • Awards
Re: URGENT-Libre Office won't open!!!
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2015, 08:45:19 pm »
NP :)
WARNING: You are logged into reality as 'root'
logging in as 'insane' is the only safe option.
pcnetspec.co.uk

 


SimplePortal 2.3.3 © 2008-2010, SimplePortal