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31-Oct-2012, 11:29 AM #1
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OpenOffice alias in dock changes to a zip icon after boot up. It comes up with first open box but it is not the first time it has opened.
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31-Oct-2012, 11:50 AM #2
Seems like the installer has been placed on the dock and not the actual program. Simply click and drag it off the dock and onto the desktop, it will disappear into a poof of smoke.

Now go into your applications folder and find open office and launch it, while its running click and hold on the icon on your dock and select "options - keep in dock"

You can also prevent it from trying to start at startup by going to system preferences, users & groups, select log in items and delete everything except itunes helper.
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31-Oct-2012, 12:52 PM #3
Thank you that has solved it.
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02-Nov-2012, 12:06 PM #4
Sorry to say it has happened again.
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04-Dec-2012, 12:09 PM #5
Now the OpenOffice icon in the dock changes to a zip icon every time I boot up. When I click it ibrings up the dreaded box (see above) thinking it is the first time of opening but of course it is not.
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04-Dec-2012, 12:13 PM #6
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The OpenOffice icon in the dock changes to a zip icon every time I boot up. When I click it brings up the dreaded box (see attachment) thinking it is the first time of opening but of course it is not.
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04-Dec-2012, 06:04 PM #7
So is there a correlation between when this happens and recently installing an OpenOffice update?
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04-Dec-2012, 06:34 PM #8
I've merged your threads here. Please do not start multiple threads on the same topic. You can use the 'Mark Unsolved' button.
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05-Dec-2012, 08:10 AM #9
No not really as I have uninstalled and reinstalled but with no joy.
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05-Dec-2012, 07:28 PM #10
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No not really as I have uninstalled and reinstalled but with no joy.
Not sure what else to say.
It really sounds like some kind of issue where the openoffice is installed on a mounted disk image and not really on your hard drive. (If it was strictly that though, you'd see the problem every reboot)

Can you post the output from this command using /Applications/Terminal:
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ls -l /Applications/Open*
The only other option I would suggest would be trying NeoOffice instead. Basic same code base but uses better, more native OS X services.
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06-Dec-2012, 08:45 AM #11
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Result of Terminal below:

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Anthony-Burtons-Mac-mini:~ anthonyburton$ ls -l /Applications/Open*
total 0
drwxrwxr-x@ 13 anthonyburton admin 442 13 Aug 11:50 Contents
Anthony-Burtons-Mac-mini:~ anthonyburton$
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06-Dec-2012, 07:01 PM #12
Hmmm, that doesn't look right. Can you post the output of the 2 commands instead:
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ls -l /Applications/ | grep OpenOffice.org
ls -l ~/Applications/ | grep OpenOffice.org
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07-Dec-2012, 12:06 PM #13
Here is the answer to your 2 commands:

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Anthony-Burtons-Mac-mini:~ anthonyburton$ ls -l /Applications/ | grep OpenOffice.org
drwxrwxr-x@ 3 anthonyburton admin 102 13 Aug 11:49 OpenOffice.org.app
Anthony-Burtons-Mac-mini:~ anthonyburton$ ls -l -/Applications/ | grep OpenOffice.org
ls: illegal option -- /
usage: ls [-ABCFGHLOPRSTUWabcdefghiklmnopqrstuwx1] [file ...]
Anthony-Burtons-Mac-mini:~ anthonyburton$
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07-Dec-2012, 06:43 PM #14
The second command was a tilde character, not a hyphen. (Don't need though, first command was enough)

When you post output if you can put them between code tags it would help.

To do that you put code before the lines, and /code after. Make sure those code words have square brackets around them.[ ] (I can't post complete sample as it will interpret as a code block.

From your output, looks like it's installed correctly with the right permissions.

Last thing, can you hold the command key and then click the OpenOffice icon in the Dock.
The Finder should open, what directory does it open to?
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08-Dec-2012, 08:40 AM #15
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Sorry cannot understand the following instructions:

When you post output if you can put them between code tags it would help.

To do that you put code before the lines, and /code after. Make sure those code words have square brackets around them.[ ] (I can't post complete sample as it will interpret as a code block.

From your output, looks like it's installed correctly with the right permissions.

When I command/click the icon in the dock it opens the folder the file is in and highlights the file name.
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