While I was confident that the upgrade would go well because of earlier experiences with Open Office, any time you make changes to a computer, you can come out of the attempt with a dead machine. ) (In October, 2010, when I went for an upgrade, I was offered a "GB" (British) version... (And that came with a US dictionary as well as the British dictionary.The excel file does not open in Office 2010, shows blank. We traced it to the Excel OFffice Security patch KB3115262 - https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3115262 Which came out July 12, 2016 To work around the issue, we had customers make a change in their Excel to allow files from the internet.To fix: 1) Open Excel Go to File Options 2) Click Trust Center - Trust Center Settings 3) Go to Protected View.You can also enhance and manipulate the appearance of your charts programmatically by using various classes and objects.In this topic, you programmatically create a simple chart and then update it by adding data.When I open the table from which I am using the query and put the "Open Dates" field in descending order, the last date it shows an account open is 8/2/2011. My sql program I am using shows all of my new accounts. The current Open Office's database, "Base", aka "oo Base", is unrelated. Big organizations, government and civilian, are adopting it as their standard office suite... (Enlarge, reduce, restore to default, respectively.) (This is more fully explained, and there's another tip, at my Power Browsing page.) Page contents © TK Boyd, Sheepdog Software ®, 11/08-11/10. A new folder, "Open Office 3.2" was created with the shortcuts I would need. After I had the new version up and running, I went to "Tools"/ "Extension Manager" and did "Check for Updates".And remember that Open Office, including oo Base, is free! and saving million$, but still Getting The Job Done. In a nutshell: When I went from a 2.2.1 installation to version 3.0.0, the upgrade went without hassle. And 3.1.0 to 3.2.0) I didn't uninstall my old Open Office first, but during the install of the new version, old program files, etc... An old shortcut which I would not have expected to work DID... in other words it opened the old app in the new Open Office. (My Oracle (previously known as "Sun") Report Builder was out of date...What led us to fact its not the content of the file is we noticed if we resave the file in notepad or notepad without making any changes, the file behaves fine so excel must be reading some property of the file rather than the content to block it.The file you are trying to open, 'name.ext', is in a different format than specified by the file extension.Verify that the file is not corrupted and is from a trusted source before opening the file. That means "Check the file name extension and the file type.If they do not match, do not open the file." See https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/948615.there are 3 options that show that were all clicked We uncheck the first option that reads -- "Enable Protected View for files originating from the Internet" That fixed the issue. I'm not sure why this particular KB broke this but I think perhaps the fact the file format is not expected and this setting are conflicting with each other.