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gudmund
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Consistent crashing on various "Close" operations (3.0.1, OOO300m15 (Build:9379))

Hello,

just wondering if anyone else is experiencing what I do, and if anyone knows the cause and a remedy.

Nearly every time I close *anything* in OpenOffice, it crashes, and starts file recovery + error reporting, apparently regardless of document type (.odt, .ods, .sxw, .doc, .pps, .xls...).

Instances when it rather consistently crashes:
- Clicking the [X] at the top right corner of the current document window
- Clicking "Close" in the Files menu
- Clicking [Close] in the Find dialogue
- Closing OOo with Alt+F4

gudmund
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Is really nobody else...

...having OOo behave in this way?

Gudmund

bh2ooo
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Maybe the User profile

If you previously used version 2.x, don't move that user profile into 3.x.

http://user.services.openoffice.org/en/forum/viewtopic.php?f=74&t=12426 is a user forum tutorial on the user profile.

http://user.services.openoffice.org/en/forum/viewtopic.php?f=74&t=12426#... is a subtopic of the above, and mentions a problem when using a 2.x user profile in the 3.x software.

That has been shown to cause widely varying but very troublesome problems.

There are other, if unknown, ways for the user profile to go bad and similarly cause problems, even if you didn't upgrade.

The tutorial has info on how to clear things up. (of course, they speak in terms of the standard installed version and its user file location, but the concept is the same)

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"quick check: stop the program, rename the user directory and restart"

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Not a bad idea to save a copy of a good user profile now and then in case it suddenly goes bad

Bh2ooo

gudmund
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Removed the whole OpenOfficePortable directory...

... and installed it again from scratch (OpenOffice.org_Portable_3.0.1_en.paf.exe). Same problem still persists.

It asked me about name, registration data etc., so anything old seems to be gone.

Gudmund

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Not here

Have you tried installing the 3.1 Pre-Release to see if that helps fix your issue?

Good luck

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gudmund
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Haven't tried the 3.1 Pre-Release

Where do I find it, please?

Gudmund

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Culprit found (?)

Upon manually deleting the OOo installation directory, I got blocked despite making sure the usual culprits were closed (via Task Manager's detailed view).

Deduction left Copernic Desktop Search. Shut it down, reinstalled OOo, tested on a few documents. No problem.

Started Copernic, reran the tests -> crash.

Pretty much looks like it's Copernic.

...so now I'll have to find a replacement for that... Sad

Gudmund

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Try Locate32 or Everything

Try Locate32 or Everything for finding your files.

The developer formerly known as ZGitRDun8705

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Thanks for the tips,

will have a look at them, especially their in-file searching abilities for various formats.

Gudmund

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Or try O3find...

... a small program that hasn't been updated recently but works beautifully for me. It's just an .exe file so is portable by nature.

http://o3find.en.softonic.com/

It works without indexing, and it searches file content in most of the popular text file formats, though specifically designed for OpenDocument formats: .odt, .ods, etc. It can also find any document type (not just text formats) by file extension.

o3find does have some limitations so it won't completely replace a more robust search tool, but it's very handy, fast and lightweight for those times you don't need complex search capabilities.

Cheers!
---Fox

Cheers!
---Fox

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