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[Solved] Is 10.15 Catalina compatible with OpenOffice?

PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:53 am
by Traff
I have used Open office for many years, mainly for spreadsheets.
Yesterday I installed OS 10.15 Catalina on my I Mac and then tried to open Apache Open Office. Could not do it. All I had was error message .
Please help a non computer savvy 70 yr old.
All my business records are there

Re: Is 10.15 Catalina

PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:51 am
by robleyd
What is the error message you get?

Re: Is 10.15 Catalina

PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:28 pm
by RoryOF
Tried to open OpenOffice, or tried to install OpenOffice?

The Apple Gatekeeper problem?
If so, see
Tutorial: Mac FAQ
Q5/A5 in the above gives the answer.

Re: Is 10.15 Catalina

PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:41 pm
by Traff
The error message came when trying to install the latest Open Office from the official Apache site
I can’t remember the exact message but is was about not loading because Mac could not verify there was no malware

Re: Is 10.15 Catalina

PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:42 pm
by RoryOF
That is Apple Gatekeeper. Try the solution in my earlier post Q05/A05 in the tutorial.

Re: Is 10.15 Catalina

PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:46 pm
by Traff
Thanks. Will do

Re: Is 10.15 Catalina

PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:54 pm
by Traff
Magic. It works
Thanks a million

Re: [Solved] Is 10.15 Catalina compatible with OpenOffice?

PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:37 pm
by pilot711
Does not seem to be solved for me :(

I have a mac and as soon as Catalina was installed when I click open office nothing happens. I had to temporarily download Libreoffice so I could use files. I have performed all the Q/A's I believe properly and even found the code to make gatekeeper make the box appear in settings to allow other app. Any assistance would be immensely appreciated.

Re: [Solved] Is 10.15 Catalina compatible with OpenOffice?

PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 6:22 pm
by Tiji
Hello,

As I can't launch Open Office directly, I find a solution which works for me : I open directly a document created by Open Office.

Slts

Re: [Solved] Is 10.15 Catalina compatible with OpenOffice?

PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:17 pm
by pilot711
Wish it worked for me :(

Re: [Solved] Is 10.15 Catalina compatible with OpenOffice?

PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:30 pm
by RoryOF
There are three possibilities that occur to me: the first is that you have not installed OpenOffice correctly, the second is that you have a bad download, the third is that you have not downloaded the correct version for Mac Catalina.

I am not a Mac user, so can not help further with your problem.

Re: [Solved] Is 10.15 Catalina compatible with OpenOffice?

PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:47 pm
by pilot711
Thanks for the reply. The Catalina was an auto download so not sure there. I had open office already installed and running and probs begun with Catalina.

Re: [Solved] Is 10.15 Catalina compatible with OpenOffice?

PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:51 pm
by RoryOF
When I wrote "The correct version for Mac Catalina", I meant the correct version of OpenOffice for Mac Catalina.

Re: [Solved] Is 10.15 Catalina compatible with OpenOffice?

PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:16 pm
by pilot711
I downloaded the 64bit version and don't know if there are any other options. Do you have a link?

Re: [Solved] Is 10.15 Catalina compatible with OpenOffice?

PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:52 pm
by robleyd
There is only one Mac version. Perhaps you could describe exactly what steps you have tried, especially considering the advice in Q05/A05 in [Tutorial] Mac FAQ