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Old 02-15-2006, 10:30 AM   #1
philosophe
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OpenOffice Error Loading BASIC of document


I keep getting the "Error loading BASIC of document" with OpenOffice--even after a clean install of OO.o2.0.

Googling "What is the BASIC of a document in OpenOffice" doesn't yield any help.

On forums I see occasional specific advice (move this, move that, edit this or that file), but can someone give a general answer that one could then apply to one's own situation without having to be a programmer?

--What IS the BASIC of a document? What's it for? What happens when you go ahead and save the document despite this warning (I haven't noticed any ill effects).

--What, in general, is the solution?

Thanks.
 
Old 02-16-2006, 01:29 AM   #2
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Google for

"Error loading BASIC of document"

There is a fix which involves deleting a file buried deep in the configuration directory in your /home/username directory.

Sorry, can't remember exactly what it was but it was related to something left over from a previous installation.
 
Old 02-23-2006, 07:33 AM   #3
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Googling "Error loading BASIC of document"

Please, community: I asked some specific questions. I have looked at openoffice forum and openoffice2 users guide--no one that I can see has answered these questions yet. The extremely brief discussion in the new users guide only again suggests moving some file, a file which as nearly as I can tell does not exist on my computer tho I did a clean install with a rpm downloaded from the OpenOffice site.

Again, I would really like answers:
--What IS the BASIC of a document? What's it for? What happens when you go ahead and save the document despite this warning (I haven't noticed any ill effects). If I knew what I was dealing with, it would help. Surely this isn't an inappropriate question. Someone must know WHAT the BASIC of a document is, what it's for, what happens if you ignore the error, etc.

--What, in general, is the solution? I.e., don't just say "move some specific file." What kind of file? How is it found? What if it doesn't seem to exist anywhere? Etc. Let's go, open source community.

Another question to add to my list:
This is obviously an old problem. Why hasn't it been fixed in OO.o2.0?

Thanks.
philosophe
 
Old 02-23-2006, 09:53 AM   #4
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It seems that "the BASIC" may have to do with macros in Word.
I read somewhere that there is a convertor to use Word macros in OOo---(You guessed it: Try Google)
Don't assume that OOo is going to implement EVERY feature of MSOffice.....This said, you may want to join up at their website and get on some mailing lists....
 
Old 02-24-2006, 12:19 AM   #5
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Go here: http://www.8daysaweek.co.uk/forums/v....php?p=196#196

and look at the last post. Delete those files and you should be OK.
 
Old 02-24-2006, 12:24 AM   #6
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I deleted the whole OOo2 config to clean it up

Rebuilt config on next restart. Not much to configure so it didn't matter...
 
Old 02-24-2006, 02:39 AM   #7
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As long as it worked....

Can I assume you renamed rather than deleted initially?

I think that there is also a problem elsewhere else, with files in the wrong directory (or incorrect pointers in the config directory).

However your drastic action obviously worked around this.
 
Old 02-24-2006, 02:50 AM   #8
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I did rename, you are correct. My mistake. Just checking I note I still have the old copy sitting there
 
Old 04-25-2008, 02:10 PM   #9
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open-save dialogs hang application in 64bit system

Hi,

Maybe this can help.

http://www.openoffice.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=82418



openoffice crash save button, kde, linux, 64bits, opensuse 10.3, problem

Last edited by tnt2br; 04-25-2008 at 02:12 PM.
 
Old 07-06-2008, 04:59 PM   #10
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Debian OpenOffice 2.4

On my debian box was an additional folder of openoffice called ~/office (may be from older versions).
After deletion of ~/office and ~/.openoffice.org2 the dialog.xlc and script.xlc were a copy of the /usr/lib/openoffice/presets/basic and openoffice started without any problems

best regards
Joerg
 
Old 09-16-2009, 11:49 PM   #11
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I'm on Ubuntu 8.04 Linux, w/ Oo 2.4. I got rid of (renamed) the directory ~/.openoffice to fix the problem. Getting rid of ~/.openoffice.org2 didn't do anything to fix the problem for me...

HTH.
 
Old 10-06-2009, 03:22 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by cosmolee View Post
I'm on Ubuntu 8.04 Linux, w/ Oo 2.4. I got rid of (renamed) the directory ~/.openoffice to fix the problem. Getting rid of ~/.openoffice.org2 didn't do anything to fix the problem for me...

HTH.
and did you also remove or rename ~/office?

Best regards
 
Old 10-06-2009, 04:35 PM   #13
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I didn't have a directory named '~/.office'. I got rid of a directory named '~/.openoffice'

Rename or delete, either way, it doesn't matter. Rename at first, just to make sure nothing goes wrong, and you can recover it if needed. Once you are sure you don't need the directory, delete it - no use in keeping it hanging around...Cosmo
 
  


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