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Interesting OpenOffice Error

Postby LeeNukes » Mon Jul 13, 2009 6:24 pm

OK, you may be able to repeat this, you may not, anyway steps to repeat (and don't judge me, its not my computer):

Goto this site: http://www.vistax64.com/printthread.php?t=81176
Copy from "How" in bold at the top all the way down to just before "I will add more as I find them,"
Open up OpenOffice Writer
Paste into OpenOffice Writer
Scroll to the top page

For me OpenOffice hung for a good few minutes, then gave me the best error of the day which was "General Internet Error"

Nice :)

See if you can repeat it, I'm using Fedora 10 with OpenOffice 3.0.1
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Postby Rhakios » Mon Jul 13, 2009 6:32 pm

OpneSUSE11.0, OOo 2.4.0. I don't get that problem, all that happened here was that it refused to paste more than one page, until I undid the paste, then checked the selection in clipboard and redid it.

I can't believe I was bored enough to do that :shock:
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Postby johnhudson » Mon Jul 13, 2009 8:34 pm

No problems with Go-OO 3.1; just pasted it directly.
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Postby RedWillow » Mon Jul 13, 2009 10:41 pm

Absolutely fine in OpenOffice 3.01 in Ubuntu Jaunty. Took about 2-3 seconds to import the document in all its multicoloured glory. :|

Perhaps it's a Fedora thing. Fedora cripples OO by removing the Autocorrect > Replace utility because of some tight-arsed Fedora attitude about something or other - Java runtime iirc. Perhaps they've managed to bugger up some other under-the-hood parts of OO too.
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Postby towy71 » Tue Jul 14, 2009 7:54 am

Worked fine for me using Jaunty and 00 3.0.1
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Re: Interesting OpenOffice Error

Postby MartyBartfast » Tue Jul 14, 2009 8:21 am

LeeNukes wrote:
For me OpenOffice hung for a good few minutes, then gave me the best error of the day which was "General Internet Error"

Nice :)

See if you can repeat it, I'm using Fedora 10 with OpenOffice 3.0.1


Same OS, same version of OO and same result for me.

I think it's the digg object that's doing it, as monitoring the system while it's hanging shows it's doing no I/O & no CPU to speak of, but it keeps going out to a tools page at diggthis, and it's when I get to that object that the thing hangs.
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Postby LeeNukes » Tue Jul 14, 2009 1:10 pm

I suspected the same, it seemed to hang when I was scrolling up to that point and it did seem like an embedded section. Maybe they fixed the internet options in OOo?
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Postby HINTERG » Fri Aug 14, 2009 7:49 pm

Here is an odd one I get. Each week I receive a statement from a supplier in .doc format, presumably Word. When I open it in OpenOffice Writer (2.4 on Ubuntu 8.10, OR 3.01 on Puppy), it displays just fine. If I then save the file with a new name, it thereafter displays borked though still readable no matter what format I select. Odd.
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Postby johnhudson » Sat Aug 15, 2009 8:28 am

If don't want to edit it, try export to PDF.

Alternatively, have you tried RTF? I received a corrupted Word file which I was able to rescue by saving to RTF and then reloading.
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Postby paulm » Sat Aug 15, 2009 9:28 pm

HINTERG wrote:Here is an odd one I get. Each week I receive a statement from a supplier in .doc format, presumably Word. When I open it in OpenOffice Writer (2.4 on Ubuntu 8.10, OR 3.01 on Puppy), it displays just fine. If I then save the file with a new name, it thereafter displays borked though still readable no matter what format I select. Odd.


I have a customer who has a similar problem with ooo 3.1 under Vista. No problem opening the word document, but if it is saved and reopened, most of the spaces are stripped out, making the document look strange, and making it almost impossible to edit again.

Tried his sample document on my own laptop, under Zenwalk (Goo), Vector (ooo) and Vista (also the original Open Office), no problems at all. Tried uninstalling his copy of OpenOffice, cleaning the registry and reinstalling - exactly the same problem. Very odd....

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