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From Dave <>
Subject Re: Problems with Spreadsheet, A repeat but with an added note
Date Sun, 17 Jul 2016 19:59:22 GMT
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From: J J Wilkerson <>
To: <>
Date: Sun, 17 Jul 2016 16:15:47 +0000 (UTC)

>   Hello again,
> I realize that this is Sunday so I might not get a reply for some time, and that is fine.
Any help you can offer will be greatly appreciated.
> I've been using Open Office for Word Pad and Spreadsheets for more than a year and installed
4.1.2 a long time ago. Yesterday I went t open a spreadsheet that I have been adding to for
about two months. All of a sudden I can't open any spreadsheet with Open Office. I reinstalled
4.1.2 but that has made no difference. What do I do next to open my spreadsheets?
> Just wanted to add that I thought about uninstalling Open Office, but I was concerned
that that might affect all the Word Pad documents that I have and frequently use.
> Thanks,
> J. Wilkerson

In some parts of the world Sunday was yesterday :-)

It's a little confusing when you say "/using Open Office for Word Pad/",
because Apache OpenOffice Writer and Windows WordPad are similar, but
unrelated programs.

What happens when you try to open your spreadsheet? Does Calc appear to
be starting to load? Do you see any error messages and if so what do
they say?

Try starting Calc from the system menu (eg. Windows Start button) which
automatically starts a new spreadsheet. If that works, try using Calc's
main menu "File -> Open..." option to open your spreadsheet.

The old Windows myth about uninstalling and reinstalling fixing problems
rarely works for Apache OpenOffice. An often recommended solution to
these kinds of issues is to delete or (preferably) rename what is known
as the "/User Profile/". For details about how to do this see the
following tutorial in the User Forum: Reset your user profile:

Hope this helps.


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