Open Office - What's Going On?

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  1. Newmacer2 macrumors regular

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    I just tried downloading the latest version of Open Office (4.0 I think) and it appears to download okay, but when I try to open it I get a message “OpenOffice” is damaged and can’t be opened. You should eject the disk image." I'm a member of the Open Office Forum, so I went there to see what was up. I get the following message,

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    Everytime I use my Open Office spreadsheet, I get a message telling me I need to download the latest version, but I guess I can't.

    Anyone know what's going on?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Bear macrumors G3

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    Sounds like your download may not have completed. Or they put a bad image up.

    As an alternative, might I suggest the LibreOffice fork of Open Office?
     
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  4. Newmacer2 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you Bear. I've not been that happy with Open Office of late, so maybe your suggestion came at a good time. Strange that I couldn't even get into the forum. Regardless of what Open Office is doing, it looks like the forum would be available. Go figure.

    Thanks again for your time.

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    I tried three times. Same thing happened.

    Thanks though. I appreciate your taking the time to comment.
     
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  6. Newmacer2, Aug 17, 2013
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    Newmacer2 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks

    I haven't tried it, but it sounds like it has fewer headaches, so I'm going to give it a whirl. Thank you.

    P.S. Excel is the only thing I miss about Microsoft, so I'm hoping Libre will solve a lot of problems for me.
     
  7. OLDCODGER macrumors 6502a

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    There's your problem, right there. Microsoft issued A DCMA against open office, perhaps in error. Should be sorted soon.
     

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