Libre office 5 problems and solutions

Problem

After upgrading my system to Ubuntu 17.04, Libre Office 5 stopped working. Libre Writer and Libre Calc are not starting at all - after loading screen nothing happens. After re-initialization and uninstalling, purging, and reinstalling only Libre Calc was fixed. Finally the problem was solved by disabling java.

Solution

To get rid of of this problem:

  • LibreOffice or any program - Writer, Calc (only one program, settings apply to all suite)
  • Options
  • LibreOffice
  • Advanced
  • Uncheck "Use a Java runtime environment"

Most of the functions will work properly without Java. Java could be required for macros or some external libraries.

Other solutions

Libre Office - Add PPA, Uninstalling, Purging, and Reinstalling

  • Add latest Libre Office PPA for the :
sudo apt-get update 
sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
sudo ppa-purge ppa:libreoffice/ppa  
  • reinstall
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install --reinstall libreoffice
  • Uninstalling, Purging, and Reinstalling
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get remove --purge libreoffice
sudo apt-get install libreoffice

Delete Libre Office folder

Delete or refresh Libre Office user folder by (LibreOffice 5):

  • Close completely LibreOffice(including "QuickStart" in system tray etc)
  • Back up - rename the user profile folder from "user" to "user.bak", locations for all OS
  • Linux - /home/user/.config/libreoffice/4/user
  • MacOS - /Users/user/Library/Application Support/libreoffice/4/user
  • Windows users - \Users\user\AppData\Roaming\libreoffice\4\user

(Before Windows Vista: \Documents and Setting\user\Application Data\libreoffice\4\user)

  • restart LibreOffice and a new user profile will be generated

  • Uninstalling, Purging, and Reinstalling

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get remove --purge libreoffice
sudo apt-get install libreoffice

Windows repair LibreOffice

In order to 'Repair' LibreOffice in windows and fix configuration problems you can follow:

  1. Menu Start
  2. Control Panel
  3. Programs and Features
  4. Find LibreOffice and Right Click on it
  5. Select Repair (Three options appear a. Uninstall b. Change c. Repair)
  6. Wait for LibreOffice reconfiguration and restart.
  7. Open LibreOffice after the restart.

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