[Solved] JRE Required error message

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[Solved] JRE Required error message

Postby wdc202 » Sun Mar 28, 2021 3:10 am

An only occasional OpenOfficeWriter user, I recently encountered this error message when I tried to create a table with 6 columns and 15 rows:
Open Ofice requires a realtime environment (JRE) to perform this task. Please install a JRE and restart Open Office.

Would someone please spell these instructions out for me? Just what am I to do to restore OOW? Whatever did I do to find myself locked out from doing a task I had done hundreds of times before? Needless to say, I am a rank Beginner.

Thanks for your patience.

FWIW, I am using OOW on a Windows 10 laptop with a Chrome browser.

.... wdc
Last edited by Hagar Delest on Mon Mar 29, 2021 7:15 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: JRE Required error message

Postby RusselB » Sun Mar 28, 2021 4:57 am

Please see Troubleshooting Open/LibreOffice and Java
You do not need to restore OOW, but you do need to restart it after Java is installed.
Restoring and restarting are two very different processes.
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Re: JRE Required error message

Postby wdc202 » Mon Mar 29, 2021 2:31 am

RussellB: I do not understand this malevent a bit, but my problem seems to have disappeared after I viewed your comment and attempted to follow your instructions. Thank you so much. .... wdc202
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Re: JRE Required error message

Postby RusselB » Mon Mar 29, 2021 3:17 am

Sounds to me like you installed Java, but failed to restart OpenOffice after completing the installation.
OpenOffice gets a lot of information from your system upon startup, but if you make a change that affects OpenOffice while the program is open, OpenOffice will not recognize the change until it has been closed and then reopened.
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