Unable to open .docx in Writer with AOO 4.1.8

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Unable to open .docx in Writer with AOO 4.1.8

Postby ppatrick48 » Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:34 pm

Since the last update to 4.1.8 I have been unable to open .docx documents in Word.
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Re: .docx

Postby FJCC » Tue Jan 05, 2021 12:24 am

There is a bug in 4.1.8. I would uninstall it and reinstall 4.1.7. A fix to the bug is known and 4.1.9 should be out soon. I think the 4.1.7 installation files you need are here.
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Re: Unable to open .docx in Writer with AOO 4.1.8

Postby Xenia » Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:06 pm

I tried that. Did not help unfortunately. I have now installed 4.1.7 and problem is the same...
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Re: Unable to open .docx in Writer with AOO 4.1.8

Postby RoryOF » Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:11 pm

You could download and try AbiWord.
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Re: Unable to open .docx in Writer with AOO 4.1.8

Postby John_Ha » Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:42 pm

Strange problems are sometimes fixed by resetting the user profile - see Resetting the user profile.

Try opening this file.
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Re: Unable to open .docx in Writer with AOO 4.1.8

Postby Hagar Delest » Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:52 pm

LibreOffice may help but there is a bug with the Retina screens IIRC.
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Re: Unable to open .docx in Writer with AOO 4.1.8

Postby Xenia » Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:02 pm

Thanks! I tried to follow the instructions in "resetting the user profile". Managed to identify my userprofile in finder aftar a google search. I cannot, however, figure out, how I can change the name of it.... I cannot click on it as it says in the tutorial. Neither does et help to right-click... Any further advise on how to change the name?
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Re: Unable to open .docx in Writer with AOO 4.1.8

Postby Bidouille » Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:02 pm

AOO 4.1.9 solves this issue: https://bz.apache.org/ooo/show_bug.cgi?id=128415
You can download and use it.

Hagar Delest wrote:LibreOffice may help but there is a bug with the Retina screens IIRC.

https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/sho ... ?id=138122
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Re: Unable to open .docx in Writer with AOO 4.1.8

Postby Xenia » Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:31 am

Installed Libreoffice. Solved problem :-) Thanks for your inputs!!!
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