Open Office and Java Runtime

  Grandad99 16:50 04 Sep 2014
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Trying to save on Open Office WP document I get a message that it needs JRE in oreder to save.

Googling Java I gather that it can be installed merely to read documents or, in another version, can be used in web design etc. (My interpretation on a first encounter with it)

Trying to download a "read only" version I seem to be forced into the more advanced area and am required to set up an account.

Can anyone give me a link to a basic download?

Thanks

  rdave13 21:32 04 Sep 2014
  Grandad99 21:47 04 Sep 2014

Thanks but I can't see the connection between this and my problem. The forum thread is about opening Word Perfect files with Open Office whereas I'm trying to save an new Open Office document and apparently need JRE to do so.

Am I missing something (quite possible given my level of inexpertise!)

  Grandad99 21:48 04 Sep 2014

Thanks but I can't see the connection between this and my problem. The forum thread is about opening Word Perfect files with Open Office whereas I'm trying to save an new Open Office document and apparently need JRE to do so.

Am I missing something (quite possible given my level of inexpertise!)

  rdave13 21:58 04 Sep 2014

Sorry, misread the Trying to save on Open Office WP document , that has flummox me completely.

As for Java us this site to verify your Java that's installed. I don't use it but I think it will prompt for the latest version. Hope that helps.

click here

  rdave13 22:16 04 Sep 2014

Sorry, misread the Trying to save on Open Office WP document , that had flummoxed me completely.

As for Java use this site to verify your Java that's installed. I don't use it but I think it will prompt for the latest version. Hope that helps.

click here

  rdave13 22:16 04 Sep 2014

Sorry, misread the Trying to save on Open Office WP document , that had flummoxed me completely.

As for Java us this site to verify your Java that's installed. I don't use it but I think it will prompt for the latest version. Hope that helps.

click here

  rdave13 22:56 04 Sep 2014

tullie, then walk away. I don't know the 'ins' and 'outs' of running such a site but it can't be easy when you have spammers and other attackers on their servers. This happens occasionally and is fixed 'till the next time.

Some posters here have said other forums don't have this problem but I've had a few pages on other sites when Avast or MBAM have blocked malicious scripts.

  Grandad99 10:01 07 Sep 2014

Thanks but trying to check as you suggest I get a message "JavaTM is required to display this content"

Catch 22?

  rdave13 10:22 07 Sep 2014

Not on a PC now so cant check, if you close the pop-up doesn't it go to the latest download page?

  Woolwell 12:36 07 Sep 2014

Download Java from Java but be very careful because unless you untick boxes it will install the ask toolbar and change your search engine and both can be a pain to remove.

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