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have ubuntu 14.04 LTS have used libre office for a while just stopped opening one day. gives an error message stating has experienced an internal error. Have tried uninstalling libre office and reinstalling. Have downloaded direct from libre office and reinstalled still no luck.

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    What if you run it from the terminal (just type libreoffice and hit enter)? Do you get any error messages? Dec 15, 2014 at 15:57
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    tried from terminal, didn't open. banner came up but nothing else happened. Dec 15, 2014 at 16:20
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    tried uninstalling it via apt-get purge libreoffice to remove config files too? If that will still work with the non-Ubuntu version you downloaded & presumably installed
    – Xen2050
    Dec 15, 2014 at 19:42
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    yes, totally removed that way and installed open office, but I didn't like it so i tried reinstalling and same thing happened. Dec 15, 2014 at 21:55
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    Daniel, there is a hidden folder ~/.config (so in your home directory). Could you make it visible by typing Ctrl+H while in your home directory and remove the libreoffice folder inside that folder? Good chance that all works fine then. Possibly (probably, my guess) some settings file is damaged. Those files are not removed when uninstalling I believe. Dec 16, 2014 at 6:40

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Daniel, there is a hidden folder ~/.config (so in your home directory). Could you make >it visible by typing Ctrl+H while in your home directory and remove the libreoffice >folder inside that folder? Good chance that all works fine then. Possibly (probably, my >guess) some settings file is damaged. Those files are not removed when uninstalling I >believe. – Jacob Vlijm 2 days ago"

After removing the libreoffice folder, I restarted the computer, reinstalled libreoffice and it ran fine.

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    Sorry I am new to this site. I didn't want to leave the question unanswered. Dec 19, 2014 at 14:37
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    No problem, maybe I should have answered earlier, I was pretty sure that this was it. Dec 19, 2014 at 14:38

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