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Apache open office, user error)
« on: December 09, 2018, 10:07:40 pm »
I hadn't been using openoffice for some time and needed to edit a spreadheet. Opened it, did my editing, tried to save the document. Boom, Office crashed. Could not find out why at the time. Installed the new version a few days ago and could not open any documents. Insufficient user rights. Same with saving. No crash though). Duckduckgoed a bit, and found someone had had the same problem with a Linux version of Libreoffice, caused by a temp variable pointing at a directory that office had no permission for, with the result that the path entry for temp files in offices settings was blank and not editable. I checked, the same, editable though, but stayed blank after editing. So, I typed set temp at a command prompt. It returned TEMP=q:temp. Oops.....
I could only find the problem because the latest port of openoffice does the error handling better than the previous one. So, a big thank you to the guys at Bitwiseworks. Remember to keep sponsoring!
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