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Thanks Charles

FWIW it's at least good to know it's not just me

& too, I'd like to tell ComputerActive about this
as not only did their current edition feature a
good i.e. favourable LO review BUT TOO
they're currently running stuff on how to use
Windows 8.1 - given all the trouble

But too, though I've a PC with Windows 7
& remember XP with fondness, somehow
I can't understand why you're telling me
all this when I've needing to use new Laptop
equipped with Windows 8.1 on which I need
the WP etc that LO will give me

& I shrink from the time black hole of trying
to find compatibility etc & properties on this
Laptop, which with 8.1 seems built & fixed
to fail or at best frustrate!

Moreover e.g.

when you say

"click the installation files icon"

which one where do you refer to!?


On 28 January 2015 at 15:59, Charles-H. Schulz <> wrote:

Dear Philip,

Sorry for the question on your laptop; it does explain why there is such
as thing as an "App Store".
It also seems to explain what you're going through. On our other community
support venue, somebody else reported exactly the same problem one month

Now before you go through all this, there are chances that in order to
install LibreOffice you may need to "configure the installation in
compatibility mode". I don't have Windows myself, but it seems the
following quote from a Microsoft forum would help you install .msi packaged
software properly.

 You might try to run in Compatibility Mode.

To Run the installation program in compatibility mode:
1. Right-click the installation file's icon.
2. Click Properties > Compatibility .
3. Select the compatibility mode for Windows XP.
4. Click OK .
5. Run the installation program.
After it's installed, run the program in Windows XP compatibility mode by
doing the same with the installed program.
If you have an older application for Windows XP or Vista that doesn't run
in Windows 7, you may be able to get it working properly by running the
program in compatibility mode.
1. To begin, find the application or shortcut that is causing the problem,
then right click on it and select Properties.
2. Then, select Compatibility from the tabbed menu at the top of the
properties page:
3. Now, check the "Run this program in compatibility mode for..." box and
select the OS you wish to emulate. For most applications, it will be
Windows XP SP2. Once you are done, click OK.
4. When you next launch the application it should run under compatibility
mode using the OS you selected. If it still fails to run correctly, try
another OS selection in step 3 and try again.  "

Both the link and the explanation above should help. Keeping my fingers



Le 28.01.2015 16:49, Philip Jordan a écrit :

Dear Charles

I'm sure I've covered this before, but:

I'm using an almost new Toshiba Laptop with Windows 8.1

& though I followed Stuarts instruction/link in downloading the file
with the msi end
it said man on the Laptop after this was done

- or does that mean I failed to replace the existing man one
  even though I entered the instruction to do that!?


On 28 January 2015 at 15:41, Charles-H. Schulz
<> wrote:

 Dear Philip,

Forgive me to answer before Stuart but do you mean to say that you
followed the link and ended up with downloading a file with a .man
extension at its end?
I have just tried your link and got a file with a .msi ,which is a
very common form of Windows Installer.

By the way, what version of Windows do you use? Windows 8? 7?
Vista? XP?



Le 28.01.2015 16:36, Philip Jordan a écrit :
Thanks V Stuart

I've followed your instruction & to be very specific it meant I
from this link


(gb, prio 100)

So far so good - & incidentally an exact replica of file
like with like
(albeit that on both occasions what actually got saved on the
laptop had
the 3 letter
ending of man i.e.not msi - even though I specifically clicked to

But or anyway on clicking the file when in situ on my laptop

I received the same App instruction Box i.e.

*How do you want to open this type of file (.man)?*

*Look for an app in the Store* - which does not work!

*More options* - which leads me to what I got from Microsoft with
matching the file title!

Except it doesn't work & instead I get this

*This app can't run on your PC*

*To find a version for your PC check with the software provider*

So I have & here we are except that - even though I've now
installed the
Help file that you example - I still can't get LO installed

etc etc

On 28 January 2015 at 14:54, V Stuart Foote
<> wrote:


We can try to make this easier for you since you seem to be having
The LibreOffice project uses as system of download mirrors to
deliver the
released official versions of the program. On Windows that will be
Microsoft Installer package--.msi There is a way to directly
access the
downloads thorough the Info tab link listed.

But, if you are directed to a Web site where you download
something other
than an .msi file, e.g. an .html page, or some weird download
manager as
becoming too common--it may or maynot actually install LibreOffice.
not provide the link that you used--but I've no qualms in saying
that you
got mis-routed to your download.

Instead, here is a direct link to the mirror list meta data for
LibreOffce (4.3.5) , and the (optional) local install help program.
If you
wait a few days, 4.3.6 will be posted, and not too much longer
we'll have
the 4.4.0 release.

Anyhow, chose a mirror site from the list (it should offer sites
close to
your location, but you can use any)... and then download using the
link as" or "Save target as" mechanisim that your web browser
Then it is best to check the HASH value of the installer package
what is listed in the meta data.

The 4.3.5 Fresh build


Local (off-line) help


Good luck, and post back if you are really still stuck.


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