Help! OpenOffice won't open!

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by cheeryble, Jul 13, 2016.

  1. cheeryble macrumors regular

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    I have a spreadsheet I have been updating occasionally on my Air for years.

    I just went to open it got a notice saying OpenOffice is from an unidentified developer........and my Security Prefs state i only accept Mac App store and identified developers.

    How do i get it back open and running?

    THanx!
     
  2. Morpheo macrumors 65816

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    You need to allow apps "from anywhere" in your security preferences.
     
  3. JohnDS macrumors 65816

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    But change the settings back after you have opened Open Office once.
     
  4. NoBoMac macrumors 6502a

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    Or simply, ctrl/right-click the app and click "Open". You will get the "Are you sure?" dialog. Gatekeeper will remember the exemption.

    Also might want to look at getting latest version of OpenOffice: that version might be signed, and has security fixes.

    LibreOffice is signed, if I recall correctly.
     
  5. cheeryble thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the help all
    Indeed I discovered that one can control click open, and it just asks for a name I think just to label docs in OO.
    Then clicked the old file in spotlight and it came open as hoped.
    Have a nice day....
     

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