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oo 3.1 error

I updated OpenOffice to version 3.1. Saving a new Writer document give the error..

OpenOfficePortable\Data\settings\user\..\..\..\..\..\Documents does not exist.

..each time before showing the normal "Save as" window.

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Yes, I found the same bug.

Yes, I found the same bug. Such a message appears two times.

PR1 was not affected by the bug!

I hope a fixed build will be available soon.

Is PR1 still somewhere available?

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Yes

It can still be found on our Sourceforge project page.

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Addition to my last comment

Such a message appears two times each time a new document is saved. That's really annoying!

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Fixed build

If John T. Haller does not respond, what could we do? I guess it his "his job", isn't it?

Is there a dedicated bug tracker for Portable apps available?

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Add the folder / Can't reproduce

It may help to ensure it is installed in the standard place (aka X:\PortableApps\OpenOfficePortable) and that the standard documents folder exists (aka X:\Documents).

It may help to delete the file \OpenOfficePortable\App\DefaultData\settings\user\registry\data\org\openoffice\Office\Paths.xcu

Or it may help to reset your settings by deleting the OpenOfficePortable\Data directory.

I should note that I can't reproduce the reported problem. Running it from my desktop folder or from a portable drive without a Documents folder produces no such error message. Is there any chance something else is up? Where is it installed? What operating system are you using?

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Confirmed (at least OOP German)

WinXP SP3 without Documents (Dokumente) folder, standard installation directory.
Editing the "Path.xcu" solved the problem, I've deleted the following lines:

 <node oor:name="Work">
   <prop oor:name="WritePath" oor:type="xs:string">
    <value>$(user)/../../../../../Dokumente </value>
   </prop>
  </node>

Edit: It's really hard to display xml code right, so replace all * by [Edit 2: Fixed it for you, mod SL]

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Yes, deleting these lines

Yes, deleting these lines works for me!

Thanks.

(Someone should update the package please.)

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Same here..

I got this error message after installing v3.1 over my old 3.0.1 version. A fresh install of 3.1 to a different folder doesn't help either.

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Details

For any reports, please include:

- Full path installed to (example: X:\PortableApps\OpenOffice)
- Language (English, German, Japanese, etc)
- Operating System (Windows Vista SP1, XP SP3, etc)

I have a working fix/patch but want to ensure it works everywhere.

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My Report

I install and use all the portable apps on my HD. In addition, I then copy each app to flash for backup and portable use

OS is WinXP SP2, English
Current HD path is: G:\Portable\Office\OpenOfficePortable
I installed Open Office Portable 3.1 over the previous version.

To eliminate some of the variables, I tried a new 3.1 install to C:\PortableApps\OpenOfficePortable. Same problem.
However, both John and Bart.S suggestion to edit or delete Paths.xcu eliminates the error message.

Guess that's it. I still have v3.0.1 available for testing if needed.

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Hi John. - Full path

Hi John.

- Full path installed to (example: X:\PortableApps\OpenOffice)

D:\Programme\OpenOfficePortable\

- Language (English, German, Japanese, etc)

German

- Operating System (Windows Vista SP1, XP SP3, etc)

Windows XP Professional Version 2002 Service Pack 2

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Fixed build

Hi John,

when do you plan to release a fixed build?

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After it's sorted out

The issue has got to be pinpointed first.

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Workaround?

Have you tested the above mentioned workaround? Does it work for you?
Just browse to "OpenOfficePortable\Data\settings\user\registry\data\org\openoffice\Office" and edit the Paths.xcu.

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Yes, deleting these lines

Yes, deleting these lines works for me!

Thanks.

(Someone should update the package please.)

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