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Hi all.

Ok well I have done as complete an uninstall and registry cleaning as I can reasonably do at this point. After uninstalling all java related things including L.O. I cleaned the registry and there were in fact some errors that were corrected. So I then re-installed the programs in the order that Stuart suggested. However, when I run L.O. and try to enable accessibility I get this error message.

LibreOffice requires a Java runtime environment (JRE) to perform this task. The selected JRE is defective. Please select another version or install a new JRE and select it under Tools -
Options - LibreOffice - Java.

So, this is where I am at this point. I hope to hell somebody figures out what is going on with this since I am apparently not the only person having this problem. Fortunately my Mac version of L.O. is still working so I can use it to actually get work done because I cannot afford to keep frakking around with this all week.

I'm done ranting for now, I do appreciate you guys trying to help out and I am sure we will get this figured out eventually.

Best regards,

-----Original Message----- From: V Stuart Foote
Sent: Tuesday, June 26, 2012 8:09 AM
Subject: [libreoffice-users] Re: latest java update has broken my install of Libre Office.


Java based programs on a Windows OS are frustratingly unstable when multiple
Java Runtime Environments are present because of the way program
configurations are pointed to the version of Java to call--registry entries,
user environment variables, system environment variables.

For stability, run with just one JRE--but don't allow it to update until
convenient for you to monitor changes.

You could jump in and immediately uninstall all things Java based (NVDA,
Dolphin, JAB)  and LibreOffice--and clean the registry. And then reinstall
everything so configuration files are correct.

But one simple option for additional troubleshooting  would be to create a
new user account on the computer. Login to it--and test your Java
components. If JAB based utilities run, then check them in LibreOffice.  And
if while using the new account, JAB based programs fail (and they may),  you
probably will need to uninstall and reinstall.   But if all is good for the
new user account, the problem *is* configuration issue for you normal
account, and you will need to dig into your Windows user profile.

An uninstall, reinstall will fix either case but is tedious and error prone
-- so use an uninstaller ( I prefer the VSRevo products with moderate
registry clean-up, the free version is fine for 32-bit, but would need the
Pro for 64-bit--has a modest license fee to use beyond trial period -- find
them here:

freeware 32-bit only  --
pro version 32/64 -bit trial  -- )

Then reload these Windows programs in order:
JRE 1.7u5 (this would now be the ONLY Java runtime on the system, with fresh
configuration laid down)
Java Access Bridge (use Jamal Mazrui's JWin installer from )
Dolphin or NVDA (or both) (test that they're working)
LibreOffice 3.5.4  (select the JRE, and activate  Accessibility -- assistive
technology tools)

Obviously once Dolphin or NVDA come off you are likely to need some sighted
assistance with the interface, but it should be brief and by running through
the clean up this way--you will be more likely to have a stable and fully
functioning system as an outcome.


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