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[SOLVED] LibreOffice does not open .doc file

Postby vistad on Sat Sep 29, 2012 10:59 am

I mostly used LMDE, where everything worked fine for me. Now I decided to try LM13 Mate. Problems started immediately upon installation. This doesn't work, that doesn't work. The distro is too raw, or what? Now LibreOffice does not open .doc file. It starts, shows its logo and immediately exits. I tried to reinstall with no success.
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Re: LibreOffice does not open .doc file

Postby kyphi on Sat Sep 29, 2012 6:57 pm

LibreOffice opens .doc files just fine.

Did you download LinuxMint 13 MATE edition from the LinuxMint site? After the download did you run a md5sum check to verify the integrity of the download?

It seems that you have a faulty copy of the operating system.
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Re: LibreOffice does not open .doc file

Postby axel668 on Sun Sep 30, 2012 2:40 am

Maybe you should go back to LMDE if that's what works best for you.
Debian, even Testing, usually has older, more mature versions of programs like LibreOffice
(By the way, if LibreOffice doesn't work you can also try OpenOffice or Abiword).
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Re: LibreOffice does not open .doc file

Postby vistad on Sun Sep 30, 2012 7:06 am

kyphi, thank you, I will try full reinstall. Sure I downloaded the DVD iso from the linuxmint.com and I think I checked md5 and it was OK.
BTW, do you also use LM13 Mate? What are the faults you found after the installation - what was not working?

So far I can not depart from LMDE, because nothing else works properly - I mean hundreds of annoyances here and there.
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Re: LibreOffice does not open .doc file

Postby kyphi on Sun Sep 30, 2012 6:20 pm

No, vistad, I do not use LM13 MATE although I have it installed in VirtualBox to help users to solve problems. I have not come across any faults with MATE so far.
I prefer to use LM13 Cinnamon (for stability) with Gnome-shell as well as Pure OS5 (Debian Sid for cutting edge).
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Re: [SOLVED] LibreOffice does not open .doc file

Postby vistad on Sat Oct 06, 2012 8:55 am

I found what the problem was. For unknown reason the folder .config/libreoffice changed its permissions. It gained a sign of a lock on it. Of course I could chown it, but I decided to delete it. Then I started LibreOffice and it recreated it anew. After that it worked fine!
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Re: [SOLVED] LibreOffice does not open .doc file

Postby UeB on Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:44 am

Thanks this theard helped me a lot. I had exaclty the same problem and deleting .config/libreoffice solved it.
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Re: [SOLVED] LibreOffice does not open .doc file

Postby yoramdavid on Fri Feb 22, 2013 6:37 am

I have a similar problem, I installed LibreOffice 4 because the version that comes in the program manager is 3.6 and was giving me problems, such as no borders in calc.
I must say I liked 3.6 better.
And since that I launch the program, no matter which one, it seems to start then does nothing.
I have no lock file under ./config/LibreOffice. There is still the folder from version 3 there aside with folder 4...

Thank you.
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