Issue 124545 - OpenOffice Excel does not recognize JRE1.7 folder
Summary: OpenOffice Excel does not recognize JRE1.7 folder
Alias: None
Product: Base
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: 4.0.1
Hardware: All Windows 7
: P3 Normal with 2 votes (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: usability
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Reported: 2014-03-28 17:13 UTC by joe
Modified: 2017-05-20 09:35 UTC (History)
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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Description joe 2014-03-28 17:13:18 UTC
OpenOffice Excel Version 4.0.1 complained that the selected folder does not contain a Java Runtime Environment. Please select a new folder.

I am trying to save an XLS file as an XML.  The application complained of requiring JRE and to enable it.  I went ahead and enable it under
Tools->Options->Java and also did an "Add" to specify where my JRE 1.7 was locally installed, at C:\Program Files\Java\jre7\bin, but the dialog came back with an error message complaining that the folder selected does not contain a Java runtime environment. Please select another folder.

I am seeing this on OpenOffice 4.0.1 AOO401mm5(build:9714) Rev 1524958  Fr. 20 Sept. 2013
Comment 1 joe 2014-03-28 17:15:11 UTC
this is seen on Windows 7 64x
Comment 2 Ariel Constenla-Haile 2014-03-28 17:34:33 UTC
(In reply to joe from comment #1)
> this is seen on Windows 7 64x

OpenOffice is a 32 bit application, so you have to install a 32 bit Java. Download from the Oracle site:
accept the license agreement, and download the link that says "Windows x86 Offline -  19.26 MB  -  jre-7-windows-i586.exe"

Once installed, restart OpenOffice, and go to Tools - Options... - OpenOffice - Java. The 32 bit version of Java should be listed there, just select it.