Re: NVDA and Libreoffice


hi quentin.
i have many doc format, but as you know, i use xp and dont have any
problem to open doc files.
is it possible that windows deffender recognizes libreoffice as
malware and causes problems for it?

On 8/23/17, Quentin Christensen <> wrote:
The original question from Don was around opening a Word 2003 DOC file (not
docx) on a Windows 10 computer running NVDA 2017.3rc1 and LibreOffice. I
couldn't reproduce the issue on my system, but I didn't have an old Office
2003 file, I just made one in Word 2016, and there's all kinds of reasons
why that might be different.

If anyone has a doc file that reproduces the crash that you can share, feel
free to send it to me directly (you won't be able to send it on list in any



On Wed, Aug 23, 2017 at 5:36 PM, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io <> wrote:

Was this in windows 10? There have been a number of odd things happening
with the latest 10, that seem to randomly crash office 2003 programs, and
maybe its more to do with the file format than anything else.
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----- Original Message ----- From: "Quentin Christensen" <>
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Sent: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 2:19 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA and Libreoffice

Using NVDA 2017.3 rc1 and LibreOffice Writer I did the following:

- Opened Word 2016 (I didn't have an old Word 2003 document handy) and
typed a few words, saved as Word 97 - 2003 format .doc.
- Opened LibreOffice Writer.
- Opened the document I'd saved.
- Read through document, added some text.
- Saved document, and when prompted, saved in Office 2003 format.

I did notice at that point, the NVDA seemed to lose focus. Pressing alt
twice to go into the menu and back, or alt+tab to something else and
fixed the issue though.

I tried again and had no problems, although I got the lose focus thing
one point moving through the text. I didn't find a concrete way to
reproduce that. It's annoying, but it didn't bring the system down or
anything. The focus itself was still in the document, so I could still
move around and edit, it was just that NVDA wasn't reading properly so I
expect it wouldn't be evident with NVDA not running. Nothing untoward
the NVDA log though. I have noticed occasional issues with LibreOffice
not sure if this is related to using a Word 2003 doc, or just a general
LIbreOffice thing.

On Wed, Aug 23, 2017 at 5:55 AM, Don H <> wrote:

Running NVDA 2017.3 RC1 on a Win 10 system.
Just installed LibreOffice and attempted to open and modify a MS Office
2003 document. If I change the document and select to save it as the
original .doc file type it crashes LibreOffice to the point of needing
hard reboot to clear it. Is this a known issue with trying to use
LibreOffice with Microsoft Office documents?

Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager

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Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager

Basic Training for NVDA & Microsoft Word with NVDA E-Books now available:

Ph +61 7 3149 3306
Twitter: @NVAccess
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