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Open Office Excel

mermaidlady
Hi,

One of my Open Office Excel files is not opening. My other files are
opening fine. It is a very big file with a list of emails. I wonder if
the links are too heavy or complex? Not that I really know what I am
talking about. Is there anything I can do to retrieve my data?

All best, Joelle
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Re: Open Office Excel

Steven Ahlers
Joelle,

Do you mean an OpenOffice Calc file? If you do mean a M$ Excel file you will need to go to a Microsoft help site.

Assuming it is a Calc file there are some pieces of information that would help us help you.

1) Do you get an error message when you try to open the file you’re having problems with? If so what does it say?

2) What operating system and version are you using?

3) How much RAM does your computer have?

4) What version of OpenOffice are you using?

5) How much memory does OpenOffice have allocated for use?

6) How big is the file you’re trying to open?

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> On Aug 23, 2020, at 12:12 PM, [hidden email] wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> One of my Open Office Excel files is not opening. My other files are
> opening fine. It is a very big file with a list of emails. I wonder if
> the links are too heavy or complex? Not that I really know what I am
> talking about. Is there anything I can do to retrieve my data?
>
> All best, Joelle


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Re: Open Office Excel

mermaidlady
I will answer below in blue.

On 2020-08-23 16:16, Steven Ahlers wrote:

> Joelle,
>
> Assuming it is a Calc file there are some pieces of information that would help us help you.
>
> I created it with OpenOffice, the file says, 'Type: OpenDocument Spreadsheet'. Last modified 5/17/2020. I've been using OpenOffice for years, since before I got my current computer.
>
> 1) Do you get an error message when you try to open the file you're having problems with? If so what does it say?
>
> There is no pop-up error message box, just a blank grey page with a spinning cursor. The green load in bar at the bottom has no activity. All I am able to do is close the file, but it warns me with a pop-up box, 'OpenOffice 4.1.7 is not responding, If you close the program, you might lose information.'
>
> 2) What operating system and version are you using?
>
> Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 2004 version
>
> 3) How much RAM does your computer have?
>
> 4.00GB of RAM
>
> 4) What version of OpenOffice are you using?
>
> I just uploaded the Open Office 4.1.7 this morning hoping that would help, I had the 4.1.5 just before that. Hope I didn't make things worse.
>
> 5) How much memory does OpenOffice have allocated for use?
>
> I can't find online how to check this. When I try to open the file, the Task Manager says 'OpenOffice 4.1.7 (32bit)'. I have 25.5GB of free space on my C: drive. Not sure if this is helpful.
>
> 6) How big is the file you're trying to open?
>
> 84.9KB
>
> As a courtesy I have sent a copy of this message to you, if you're not subscribed to the users list you may not see all of the responses to your inquiry.
>
> Please do not respond to my email address, respond to the users group email address: [hidden email]
>
> Thank you, I will try to make an account and log on.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Aug 23, 2020, at 12:12 PM, [hidden email] wrote:
>>
>> Hi,
>>
>> One of my Open Office Excel files is not opening. My other files are
>> opening fine. It is a very big file with a list of emails. I wonder if
>> the links are too heavy or complex? Not that I really know what I am
>> talking about. Is there anything I can do to retrieve my data?
>>
>> All best, Joelle
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Re: Open Office [spreadsheet document?]

mermaidlady
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Thanks so much for those who have responded to me. I have posted answers
to the detailed questions in the beginner area of the forum.

All best, Joelle

On 2020-08-23 16:39, Brian Barker wrote:

> At 12:36 23/08/2020 -0400, you wrote:
>
>> One of my Open Office Excel files ...
>
> Excel is a proprietary product of Microsoft and has nothing to do with OpenOffice. Do you perhaps mean a spreadsheet document file prepared in OpenOffice?
>
>> ... is not opening.
>
> So what *exactly* happens when you try to open it? As long as you keep this a secret, it is unlikely that anyone will be able to help you.
>
>> My other files are opening fine.
>
> Good-oh: so there is nothing wrong with your computer or your installation of the OpenOffice program.
>
>> It is a very big file with a list of emails. I wonder if the links are too heavy or complex?
>
> I doubt that. If there had been a problem, you would very likely have discovered that when you created the document or last edited it.
>
>> Is there anything I can do to retrieve my data?
>
> Yes: explain (1) exactly how you are trying to open the document (there are many ways), and (2) exactly what happens when you try - including details of what error messages you see.
>
> I trust this helps.
>
> Brian Barker - privately
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Re: Open Office Excel

Shari Lynn Smith
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Are you receiving any error message?

The size shouldn't effect it's ability unless you have hundreds of
sheets. Emails also shouldn't make a difference.

Shari

On 8/23/2020 11:36 AM, [hidden email] wrote:
> Hi,
>
> One of my Open Office Excel files is not opening. My other files are
> opening fine. It is a very big file with a list of emails. I wonder if
> the links are too heavy or complex? Not that I really know what I am
> talking about. Is there anything I can do to retrieve my data?
>
> All best, Joelle

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Re: Open Office Excel

Andrew Pitonyak
What is the documents file extension? I'm


How large is the file?

If you cannot do it, I might be able to convert it to an ods (calc) file for you. That said, excel may be able to write an ods file directly.

It is better, of course, if you do it yourself.

If AOO cannot do it, I might try LO (LibreOffice), sometimes, what fails in one works in the other. Kind of a least resort for a casual user I think.




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On Aug 25, 2020, 1:33 PM, at 1:33 PM, Web Shari <[hidden email]> wrote:

>Are you receiving any error message?
>
>The size shouldn't effect it's ability unless you have hundreds of
>sheets. Emails also shouldn't make a difference.
>
>Shari
>
>On 8/23/2020 11:36 AM, [hidden email] wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> One of my Open Office Excel files is not opening. My other files are
>> opening fine. It is a very big file with a list of emails. I wonder
>if
>> the links are too heavy or complex? Not that I really know what I am
>> talking about. Is there anything I can do to retrieve my data?
>>
>> All best, Joelle
>
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Re: Open Office Excel

mermaidlady
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Thanks Shari for responding,

I was able to sort it out with the help of RoryOF on the forum. Take a
look for more details:
https://forum.openoffice.org/en/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=102846&p=497589#p497589

All Best, Joelle

On 2020-08-25 13:33, Web Shari wrote:

> Are you receiving any error message?
>
> The size shouldn't effect it's ability unless you have hundreds of sheets. Emails also shouldn't make a difference.
>
> Shari
>
> On 8/23/2020 11:36 AM, [hidden email] wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> One of my Open Office Excel files is not opening. My other files are
>> opening fine. It is a very big file with a list of emails. I wonder if
>> the links are too heavy or complex? Not that I really know what I am
>> talking about. Is there anything I can do to retrieve my data?
>>
>> All best, Joelle
>
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Re: Open Office Excel

mermaidlady
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Thanks Andrew for responding,

I was able to sort it out with the help of RoryOF on the forum. Take a
look for more details:
https://forum.openoffice.org/en/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=102846&p=497589#p497589

All Best, Joelle

On 2020-08-25 14:47, Andrew Pitonyak wrote:

> What is the documents file extension? I'm
>
> How large is the file?
>
> If you cannot do it, I might be able to convert it to an ods (calc) file for you. That said, excel may be able to write an ods file directly.
>
> It is better, of course, if you do it yourself.
>
> If AOO cannot do it, I might try LO (LibreOffice), sometimes, what fails in one works in the other. Kind of a least resort for a casual user I think.
>
> ⁣Sent from BlueMail ​
>
> On Aug 25, 2020, 1:33 PM, at 1:33 PM, Web Shari <[hidden email]> wrote: Are you receiving any error message?
>
> The size shouldn't effect it's ability unless you have hundreds of
> sheets. Emails also shouldn't make a difference.
>
> Shari
>
> On 8/23/2020 11:36 AM, [hidden email] wrote: Hi,
>
> One of my Open Office Excel files is not opening. My other files are
> opening fine. It is a very big file with a list of emails. I wonder if the links are too heavy or complex? Not that I really know what I am
> talking about. Is there anything I can do to retrieve my data?
>
> All best, Joelle
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Re: Open Office Excel

Andrew Pitonyak
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Excellent... And Rory is awesome...

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On Aug 26, 2020, 2:13 AM, at 2:13 AM, [hidden email] wrote:

>Thanks Shari for responding,
>
>I was able to sort it out with the help of RoryOF on the forum. Take a
>look for more details:
>https://forum.openoffice.org/en/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=102846&p=497589#p497589
>
>All Best, Joelle
>
>On 2020-08-25 13:33, Web Shari wrote:
>
>> Are you receiving any error message?
>>
>> The size shouldn't effect it's ability unless you have hundreds of
>sheets. Emails also shouldn't make a difference.
>>
>> Shari
>>
>> On 8/23/2020 11:36 AM, [hidden email] wrote:
>>
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> One of my Open Office Excel files is not opening. My other files are
>>> opening fine. It is a very big file with a list of emails. I wonder
>if
>>> the links are too heavy or complex? Not that I really know what I am
>>> talking about. Is there anything I can do to retrieve my data?
>>>
>>> All best, Joelle
>>
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Re: Open Office Excel

Shari Lynn Smith
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Great! Glad the ending was a happy one.
Shari

On Wed, Aug 26, 2020, 1:13 AM <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Thanks Shari for responding,
>
> I was able to sort it out with the help of RoryOF on the forum. Take a
> look for more details:
>
> https://forum.openoffice.org/en/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=102846&p=497589#p497589
>
> All Best, Joelle
>
> On 2020-08-25 13:33, Web Shari wrote:
>
> > Are you receiving any error message?
> >
> > The size shouldn't effect it's ability unless you have hundreds of
> sheets. Emails also shouldn't make a difference.
> >
> > Shari
> >
> > On 8/23/2020 11:36 AM, [hidden email] wrote:
> >
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> One of my Open Office Excel files is not opening. My other files are
> >> opening fine. It is a very big file with a list of emails. I wonder if
> >> the links are too heavy or complex? Not that I really know what I am
> >> talking about. Is there anything I can do to retrieve my data?
> >>
> >> All best, Joelle
> >
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