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Cant open OpenOffice .org 3.1 on macbookpro

Posted on 2013-05-15
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I cant open Openoffice. How do I fix this problem?

The window tells me . . .

Either another instance of OpenOffice.org is accessing your personal settings or your personal settings are locked.
Simultaneous access can lead to inconsistencies in your personal settings.
Before continuing, you should make sure usre 'macuser' closes OpenPffice.org on host 'mac-users-macbook-pro15.local'.
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Please help me solve my problem.

1.] Either another instance of OpenOffice.org is accessing my personal settings
or
2.] my personal settings are locked.

Before continuing, how do I make sure 'macuser' closes OpenOffice.org on host 'mac-users-macbook-pro15.local'.

I need help, as I cant access OpenOffice.
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by:strung
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Try deleting the whole OpenOffice.org folder from /Library/Application Support
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I have deleted the whole OpenOffice.org folder from /Library/Application Support
NOW
Safari can’t find the server.
Safari can’t open the page “http://www.landfalfoundation.org/” because Safari can’t find the server “www.landfalfoundation.org.

What do I do?
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Try re-installing Open Office.
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When I google . . .
- free install OpenOffice for macbookPro 10.5.8
I am given a choice of many. . .

but . . .
I dont see the one I had [that you suggested I delete].
And
I dont see one for MacbookPro 10.5.8

The user ratings are not very encouraging.
What do I do?


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I tried it, but got this reply . . .

Not Found

The requested URL /pub/openoffice/stable/3.3.0/OOo_3.3.0_MacOS_x86_install_en-US.dmg was not found on this server.

Apache Server at openoffice.mirrors.tds.net Port 80
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Try again. I just tried it and it worked for me.
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Twice this evening I have tried to download . . .
 http://openoffice.mirrorbrain.org/files/stable/3.3.0 OOo_3.3.0_MacOS_x86_install_en-US.dmg

I get this message:
Not Found
The requested URL /pub/openoffice/stable/3.3.0/OOo_3.3.0_MacOS_x86_install_en-US.dmg was not found on this server.
Apache Server at openoffice.mirrors.tds.net Port 80

It is working for you because you have something that I dont.
Is there something extra I need to make this download for me?
Is it compatible with Safari?
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Looks like it is  trying to download it from a different mirror location, probably because of the country or area you located in.

Try http://openoffice.mirror.rafal.ca/stable/3.3.0/OOo_3.3.0_MacOS_x86_install_en-US.dmg
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Cool, got something this time!

 . . . .OpenOffice.org with 4 item, zero KB available

The 4 items are -

openOffice          ..............  >    Applications folder

     Licenses                                    ReadMes
      Folder                                        folder


What do I do now?
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Drag Open Office to the Applications folder. Then double click on the copy in the applications folder to open it.
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Thanks for your staying power   :)
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