Libre Office Wants Java - Just Not The Java I've Given It!

  Harper Boy 11:47 21 Dec 2013

I have made reasonable progress with building a database using Libre Office Base 4.1 on my Win 7 laptop. I have tried to do the same thing on my new Win 8 machine and Base refuses to work without Java Runtime Environment. I have downloaded and installed JRE 7 x64 but Libre Office Base still insists it can't find it.

I have only the haziest idea what JRE even is, still less why LO Base needs it, so please make any reply simple!

  Harper Boy 14:57 21 Dec 2013

  Harper Boy 08:48 25 Dec 2013

I'm not sure what's happening here but it looks as if Liquid PR has inserted something inappropriate - hope that wasn't my fault, but if it was I apologise.

That still leaves me with a mystery to solve re JRE and Libre Office. Any advice gratefully received. Oh, and Happy Christmas!

  Secret-Squirrel 09:01 26 Dec 2013

"I have downloaded and installed JRE 7 x64"

I think that may be the problem. Libre Office appears to be a 32-bit application and you've installed the Java 64-bit version and that's probably why Libre can't find it.

Download Java again from here and let me know how you get on.

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