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Old 02-19-2008, 06:37 AM   #1
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OpenOffice crashing

This is not actually a linux question (feel free to move thread) but I'm sure you guys can help. I write a lot of documents for work, I like being able to work from home so I write them in openoffice because I'm running linux there and my piece of s**t windows machine in work should be able to read and edit them, however, openoffice on my windows machine in work just crashes and freezes all the time, it's pretty much impossible to use, the whole machine freezes up whenever I open a document. I really need to get it working if I can because if I write them in word then I can't open/edit them at home. Yes I know that they're supposed to be inter-compatible but I use the equation editor all the time and this displays as garbage in word.
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I hate to tell you this, but:

For small problems in Windows, reboot
For larger problems, reinstall

And I fear they mean reinstall Windows, not OO. Since there are a decent amount of users happily running OO in Windows, I have to assume OO is fairly stable and that something in you installation is not right.

The only time that I have seen assumed stable programs failing was with "soft" hard disk errors, that is, you are reading something else as intended from your hard disk. (Believe me, it happens, despite of all SMART and error correction)

I agree with you about interoperability.

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I feared as much. Thanks for the advice! I did reinstall OO and it's working smoother but I suspect it's just a matter of time before the old problems riase their ugly head again.


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