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OpenOffice- Letter Wizard

Postby jmjhome on Sat Nov 07, 2009 1:54 pm

Hello,

This question is about OpenOffice. I am using Linux Mint 7. I have the menu at the bottom, so I believe that is the KDE edition, although I never checked it.

When I try to use the Wizard for letters, faxes etc (ie In openoffice, click File, Wizards, and then the choice Letters, Faxes, etc) it has so far not worked, and comes up with the following message:

Open Office.org requires a JRE to perform this task. The selected JRE is defective. Pls select another another version or install a new JRE and select it under Tools-Options-Openoffice.org-Java, Pls install the openoffice.org-java-common package for this functionality.

I tried to fix this but to no avail.

I went to Tools-Options(etc) as it says above, and it says I have Sun Microsystems Inc and under Version it says 1.6.0_16

I went to Sun's site to try to get the version, but I am doing something wrong.

Any ideas?

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Re: OpenOffice- Letter Wizard

Postby DrHu on Sat Nov 07, 2009 2:35 pm

http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-481050.html
make absolutely sure that the jre is selected [x], it's a round selection button..
and where is it your system

    /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun-1.6.0.16/jre
--that should be the location being listed in openOffice writer, under Tools>Options>Java

The other option you have is to try another java application, such as openjava

In terminal, check
    apt search openjdk
    p openjdk-6-jdk - OpenJDK Development Kit (JDK)
    p openjdk-6-jre - OpenJDK Java runtime, using Hotspot JIT
    which java
    ls -l /usr/bin/java
    --the normal location for the java executable file..
    --which java do you have installed
    java -version
    java version "1.6.0_16"
    Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_16-b01)
    Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 14.2-b01, mixed mode, sharing)
    --which java version is active on your system..

You can also go to the sun site and test your java installed version (the one that is active: running)
http://www.java.com/en/download/installed.jsp
http://www.java.com/en/download/install ... 16-generic
    cookies, javscript and java have to be enabled for that test..
    Oops! You don't have the recommended Java installed.
    Your Java version is Version 6 Update 16. Please click the button below to get the recommended Java for your computer.
    NOTE: If you recently completed your Java software installation, you may need to restart your browser (close all browser windows and re-open) before verifying your installation.
    Download Free Java for Linux
    Version 6 Update 17
--well they have a minor update .16 to .17 for Linux..
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Re: OpenOffice- Letter Wizard

Postby jmjhome on Tue Nov 10, 2009 12:21 pm

Hello and thanks for reply,

I tried downloading the Java again, I downloaded the self extracting file, don't know how to install it though.

I tried looking at the JRE as you said, Tools Options Openoffice.org then Java. There was a button selecting it, I couldn't change it, I couldn't put an X in it, but it looks like it is selected.

It said the same location as you wrote.


I tried those commands in terminal.
Here's what came up:

I typed: apt search....
It said: Segmentation fault

I typed: both of the p open....
It said: bash: P: command not found

I typed: java - version
It said: Exactly as you wrote in your reply

I typed: which java
It said: usr/bin/java


Thank you for your help.

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Re: OpenOffice- Letter Wizard

Postby jmjhome on Tue Nov 10, 2009 4:42 pm

Oh, I neglected to mention I am talking about Linux Mint 7, KDE

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Re: OpenOffice- Letter Wizard

Postby jmjhome on Tue Nov 10, 2009 9:46 pm

Also,

One of the problems may be that I cannot use package manager, or mint install, so that Java may not download until I fix this problem.

Maybe I have to reinstall the whole Linux system? Hopefully not...........

Thank you for your help.

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Re: OpenOffice- Letter Wizard

Postby jmjhome on Sat Nov 14, 2009 8:48 am

Hi All,

Thank you for your replies.

I found that by reinstalling the entire OS (Linux Mint 7), now openoffice works correctly.

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