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Thread: [SOLVED] OO.org Writer's Extension manager doesn't respond

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    [SOLVED] OO.org Writer's Extension manager doesn't respond

    hello,

    I'm using OO.org 2.4.1 on Linux Ubuntu Hardy Heron 8.04. I'm not using the version provided with the Ubuntu installation CD: I replaced it with that found at http://openoffice.bouncer.osuosl.org...&version=2.4.0 and updated to 2.4.1, as I understood it's a good idea to have OO always updated...and maybe it wasn't such a great idea, after all...

    The Extension Manager (OpenOffice.org Writer>Tools>Extension Manager) doesn't respond when I click on it. It worked in the version provided by Ubuntu. Initially I thought something went wrong with my fresh installation, so I re-installed it (after cleaning up). It still doesn't respond. Nor it does if I right-click on (for instance) ccooo.oxt and choose "Open with Office...Extension Manager".

    I checked OpenOffice.org Writer>Options>Java (if it matters at all) and "Java Options>Use a Java Runtime environment" is ticked. In the list, I see "Sun Microsystems Inc 1.6.0_06" (ticked) and "Sun Microsystems Inc 1.6.0 with accessibility" (unticked).

    I also posted this at the Open Office support's forum, but I thought it'd be of interest over here as well.

    Thanks for your help.

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    Re: OO.org Writer's Extension manager doesn't respond

    Here's the solution (provided through OO.org forum):

    1) go to Home Folder
    2) hit ctrl-H (to have hidden files pop up)
    3) look out for a folder named .openoffice.org2 (there'll be a dot preceding the name)
    4) change the name to openoffice.org
    5) start openoffice.org writer (it'll start as if it's the first time>all the personal settings will have to be manually restored)
    6) extension manager should now be working.

    That's it.

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