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OpenOffice crashing on macOS Big Sur? Try LibreOffice

Some Apache OpenOffice users are reporting that version 4.1.8 is crashing on Apple macOS 11.0 (aka “Big Sur” or 10.16) when opening OOXML documents – like .docx and .xlsx. The error message is:

OpenOffice quit unexpectedly

Here’s a video showing how it crashes (WebM version here):

Community Member Monday: Shivam Kumar Singh

Today we’re talking to Shivam Kumar Singh, who has been working on new LibreOffice features as part of the Google Summer of Code

To start with, tell us a bit about yourself!

I am a undergraduate Engineering student at the Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology in Shibpur, India. Currently I

Announcing the winners in the Month of LibreOffice, November 2020!

At the beginning of November, we started a new Month of LibreOffice, celebrating community contributions all across the project. So how many people got sticker packs? Check it out…

Great work, everyone! Hundreds of people, all across the globe, have helped out in our projects and communities. We’re hugely thankful for

LibreOffice monthly recap: November 2020

Here’s our summary of updates, events and activities in the LibreOffice project in the last four weeks – click the links to learn more…

  • November kicked off with a new Month of LibreOffice. This is a campaign we run twice a year, in which we award sticker

Community Member Monday: Yusuf Keten

Today we’re talking to Yusuf Keten, who added new features to LibreOffice as part of the Google Summer of Code 2020. He was mentored by Muhammet Kara from Collabora Productivity. Here’s what he had to say…

To start, tell us a bit about yourself!

I was born on February 25, 1998

What to do with a document “created by a newer version of OpenOffice”

Are you using Apache OpenOffice? Have you recently tried to open a .odt, .ods or .odp file and received this error message? “This document was created by a newer version of OpenOffice. It may contain features not supported by your current version.

In this case, the document probably wasn’t created in OpenOffice, but