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UX Matters Not If You Can't Work The Program!

PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:03 pm
by Brainheil
What is going on with OpenOffice lately? I've tried installing the updates, rolling back, and nothing. Calc, Writer, and all the programs crash regularly running on Windows 10 (regularly updated). I can't even get through five minutes of work without it crashing. And even when I put on the autosave work option for as low as one minute, it does NOT autosave anything. I've sat there and timed it -- nothing. Then I try to save it regularly, and it crashes. Sometimes it will even crash while on Ctrl + S.

I've been using OpenOffice for over half a decade now, but I'm getting real tired of this. I've lost hours and hours over the past 6 - 8 months trying to figure out what is going wrong with OO. If a fix isn't made soon, I'm just going to scrap the whole thing and go to Microsoft or Google. It's already hard enough to transfer files over to Microsoft users, and the lack of support for .docx files in this day and age is atrocious.

Re: UX Matters Not If You Can't Work The Program!

PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:43 pm
by FJCC
I suggest you reset your user profile. Shutdown OpenOffice and open any folder. Enter
%appdata%\openoffice\4
in the address bar near the top. Rename the user folder to user_old. Restart OpenOffice and you should get the registration screen. Is it more stable now?

Re: UX Matters Not If You Can't Work The Program!

PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:16 pm
by John_Ha
Faulty Windows 10 updates are known to cause AOO problems - search the forum for the update numbers. Be certain your W10 is fully up to date.