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Solved: OpenOffice.Org V2.0 has spat the dummy!

Discussion in 'Apple Mac' started by Serge_N_Gin, Aug 8, 2006.

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  1. Serge_N_Gin

    Serge_N_Gin Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    This is my problem:

    I have openoffice.org 2.0 and X11 installed on my iMac G5 and I run OS 10.4.7.

    I have been working on a very important doc and everything was working fine yesterday, but this morning when I tried to launch the document, X11 didn't launch first as it should.

    OpenOffice launched on its own then 5 seconds later I received a message from it that the command timed out.

    Usually if I double-click on the documents icon on my desktop, X11 launches 1st then OO.Org launches and opens the document.

    So I quit OO.Org and I launched X11 on its on and it quit within 5 seconds.

    I re-installed X11 from the C.D. and dragged the old X11 from the Utilities folder along with OO.Org, to the trash and deleted them.

    Then I re-downloaded OO.Org 2.0 and when I returned to my iMac there was a notice in the download window that the image failed to mount.

    I tried installing the OO.O.dmg but nothing has changed and I still cant access the doc.

    Could someone please help me with advice on what i need to do to get around this frustrating situation.

    The doc was a mix of jpegs and word processing. Is there another app that can open .odt files?
     
  2. superhall

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    I'm not sure of another application that can open .odt files. Be sure to try "Text Edit" and "MS Word" (if you have it). Since your document is basically a word processing document, you could try out a trick I use sometimes. Duplicate your document and then change the ".odt" to ".doc" or ".txt". It's a cheap trick, but it has a tendancy to work! Hope that helps.
     
  3. Serge_N_Gin

    Serge_N_Gin Thread Starter

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    Thanks superhall, but the problem I feel lies with X11 which is needed to run OOo.

    X11 just wont run properly and crashes despite being reinstalled from my Tiger CD.
     
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  5. Serge_N_Gin

    Serge_N_Gin Thread Starter

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    thanks for the tip, Pensacola Tiger....the problem now is that my iMac G5 went to sleep last night and wont wake up now....tried turning the power off/on, disconnectint/reconnecting peripherals but its on but asleep.....?????

    My problems are doubled now.
     
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