OpenOffice – XDarwin is not found in the application directory

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Hi there,

When I try to use OpenOffice on my MacBook which is running on OS X 10.8.3, an error message appears. 

The message says that XDarwin is not found in the application directory. 

Here below is the screenshot of the error message for your reference.

Could anyone have a suggestion to solve this error please? 

Thanks in advance.

Have a good day.

XDarwin Not Found XDarwin does not exist in the Applications directory.

XDarwin could not be located, so the default AppleScrips for launching will not function. It may have been installed to a non-default location.

If you are using a different X-server, you will need to manually start 1.0.1 from a terminal. See the README or the build instructions at for how to launch from the command-line. Alternatively, you can manually edit the AppleScript applications to launch the X server you are using.

If you are using OroborusX, you must use version 0.8b2 or higher.


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OpenOffice – XDarwin is not found in the application directory


Greetings David K Miller,

It seems to that sometimes Open Office has a problem with Mac OS. It could be for number of reasons but nothing is clear.

My best guess for you to fix this problem is to download the latest version of Open Office.

Go to this website and select the desire language/OS and click the download button.

After that just start installation.

You could uninstall your current version, that's probably the best idea.

I hope I helped you,


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