Issue 124603 - script is showing "X" or "!"
Summary: script is showing "X" or "!"
Alias: None
Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: scripting (show other issues)
Version: 3.4.1
Hardware: All Mac OS X 10.7
: P3 Major (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2014-04-05 05:10 UTC by Matthewandmarie
Modified: 2014-04-05 10:34 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Developer Difficulty: ---

I can't read anything. (23.29 KB, image/png)
2014-04-05 05:10 UTC, Matthewandmarie
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Here's what it looks like on a word document (77.88 KB, image/png)
2014-04-05 05:17 UTC, Matthewandmarie
no flags Details
Here is what the start-up screen looks like (53.07 KB, image/png)
2014-04-05 05:20 UTC, Matthewandmarie
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Description Matthewandmarie 2014-04-05 05:10:20 UTC
Created attachment 83088 [details]
I can't read anything.

All script (including font, user data window, script on bottom/top) has turned into "x" or "!" AND original font has been changed.  See attachments.
Comment 1 Matthewandmarie 2014-04-05 05:14:06 UTC
This started two or three days ago and it seems to have affected every openoffice file I have.  Please resolve this because i have MANY files I do not want to be ruined!
Comment 2 Matthewandmarie 2014-04-05 05:17:37 UTC
Created attachment 83089 [details]
Here's what it looks like on a word document
Comment 3 Matthewandmarie 2014-04-05 05:20:00 UTC
Created attachment 83090 [details]
Here is what the start-up screen looks like
Comment 4 Regina Henschel 2014-04-05 10:34:19 UTC
That looks bad, but I'm sure it is no error in the program itself, but in some settings. And you need not worry about the documents, likely only the graphical user interface is affected. Nevertheless you should only work on a copy of the document till the problem is solved. This needs support, but it is no bug, please use our forum or mailing list.

Some tips:
Rename your user profile so that a new profile is generated on start of OpenOffice. When this solves the problem, then your current user profile got corrupted and you need to work with the new one. See for details.

Please go to menu Tools > Options > OpenOffice > View. There is an item "Use system font for user interface". Is it checked or not? Toggle it. Does this solve the problem? Then one of the fonts on your system is corrupted.

You use an version 3. In the meantime version 4.0.1 (now "Apache OpenOffice") is released and version 4.1 is coming soon. Perhaps you uninstall version 3 and install a version 4?

Try to make a list of things that happened around the three days before. Are any updates done? Has a new program been installed? Does someone else has used your computer?