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donrc



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 3:51 pm    Post subject: Problem with saving file in Open Office Calc

I've been using Open Office for a couple of years and never had any problem saving files. After building a lot of important (to me) spreadsheets I now find that I can no longer save my spreadsheets.

When I go to Save As for a spreadsheet I am presented with a dialog box that asks for a name and a file type. I enter a name in the same format that I have been using for two years and the box flickers and remains the same instead of disappearing as before. It does not save the file. Then when I start to close the spreadsheet it asks if I want to save. I reply yes and get the same name dialog box which will not accept the save.

Since all my financial info for the last two years is in this form I need HELLLP!

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silmaril8n



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 8:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Problem with saving file in Open Office Calc [Login to view extended thread Info.]

What version are you using and what is the extension that you're trying to save the spreadsheet as?
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xavierx



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 10:55 pm    Post subject: [Login to view extended thread Info.]

You could try Portable Open Office (from portableapps.com) and copy/paste into the portable version then try to save.
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donrc



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 3:10 am    Post subject: [Login to view extended thread Info.]

silmaril8n,
I have both 2.3 and 2.4. This seemed to start after installing 2.4. I went back to 2.3 but it didn't help.

xavierx,
I'll look at that.

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silmaril8n



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 5:10 am    Post subject: [Login to view extended thread Info.]

Rather than doing a SaveAs, are you able to Save normally?
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donrc



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 2:50 pm    Post subject: [Login to view extended thread Info.]

Save As is, of course, for new files and save is for a file you have altered and neither works. Since it worked fine before and changed when I installed 2.4 it almost has to be a setting somewhere among the dozens that got changed when I installed 2.4. I just don't know which one.

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donrc



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2008 12:04 am    Post subject: [Login to view extended thread Info.]

Solved the problem by going back to Excel. Still don't know what caused the problem. Thanks for the posts guys.

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silmaril8n



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2008 8:32 pm    Post subject: [Login to view extended thread Info.]

Just happened across this issue on another forum. Check your Java installation and make sure it's functional. Maybe try using a different JRE in OpenOffice settings. Apparently, OO uses Java during the save process so if there is a problem you wouldn't be able to save files.
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