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NOTICE: OpenOffice 2.4 does not work with Alt and Ctrl key combinations

NOTE: This archived documentation has not been updated recently and may contain information that is no longer relevant


When you use a Keyman keyboard that makes use of Alt and Ctrl key combinations, these combinations have no effect in OpenOffice 2.4. Earlier versions of OpenOffice are not affected.


  • Use an earlier version of OpenOffice which does not have this problem.
  • You could also use Keyman Developer to redesign your keyboard layout to avoid use of Alt and Ctrl key combinations. Please contact Tavultesoft Support ( for assistance with this if necessary.
  • Type your text into another application and copy/paste into OpenOffice.


This is due to a bug in OpenOffice 2.4. Tavultesoft are working to have this bug addressed in a future update of OpenOffice.

Please refer to bug 91011 at OpenOffice for further information on the bug fix status.

Applies to:

  • Keyman 5.0
  • Keyman 6.0
  • Keyman 6.2
  • Keyman Desktop Corporate 7.0
  • Keyman Desktop Light 7.0
  • Keyman Desktop Professional 7.0