[Solved] OpenOffice will not open

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[Solved] OpenOffice will not open

Postby slowpoke » Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:22 pm

Updated to OO 4.1.3 on 6/17/17. OS is Windows 7 Home Premium. All has been fine until this morning- in the middle of my work session no OO documents will open. Earlier in today's session, all was working properly. There have been no other changes to my system today or recently, and the malfunction began without any warning. Previously today I opened and edited several OO docs without incident. Suggestions?
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Re: open office will not open

Postby RoryOF » Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:25 pm

Start TaskManager (Ctrl Shift Esc) and kill all "soffice" processes shown running on TM's Processes tab (Details tab on Win 10)
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Re: open office will not open

Postby slowpoke » Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:31 pm

Thank you, problem solved. Did I do something to cause this problem?
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Re: open office will not open

Postby RoryOF » Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:36 pm

Possibly you closed OpenOffice and reopened it before the operating system internal housekeeping had finished.
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Re: open office will not open

Postby slowpoke » Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:38 pm

I appreciate your help. I'll keep this in mind for the future.
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Re: [Solved] OpenOffice will not open

Postby snowfun87 » Sat Jul 15, 2017 4:03 pm

I also have the same problem but on windows 10. Thanks for the help
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Re: [Solved] OpenOffice will not open

Postby RoryOF » Sat Jul 15, 2017 5:20 pm

Read and implement the second post in this thread.
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Re: [Solved] OpenOffice will not open

Postby monicak » Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:32 pm

ive downloaded it, but when i try to open it I just get the download box again?...have i downloaded it incorrectly...cant figure it out at all
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Re: [Solved] OpenOffice will not open

Postby JamesEJ » Mon Nov 09, 2020 12:06 am

Thanks RoryOF. My Task Mgr. based problem got fixed too. Appreciated as always. Jim
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Re: [Solved] OpenOffice will not open

Postby clawrence » Mon Nov 30, 2020 5:52 am

Hi there

Open Office will suddenly not open. Have, as previously suggested, checked Task Manager and the word 'soffice' does not appear anywhere under the Processes tab. Lots of soffice.bin and soffice.exe are listed as
Disabled under the Details tab. No idea what that means.

Have you a suggestion for my next step?

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Re: [Solved] OpenOffice will not open

Postby FJCC » Mon Nov 30, 2020 6:12 am

Select each soffice process on the Details tab and then click the End task button. You may get a warning about losing data, which you can ignore. The process is already hung, so any data loss is past helping.
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Re: [Solved] OpenOffice will not open

Postby clawrence » Mon Nov 30, 2020 6:29 am

That was scary but it worked. Thank you for your spot on help as usual.
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