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MACBCN
11-10-2016, 04:19 PM
I use an iMac 10.10.5 and want to download Open Office For Mac.
It gives me a message “OpenOffice can’t be opened because it is from an unidentified developer.
Your security preferences allow installation of only apps from the Mac App Store and identified developers.”
Is there a way to install it without jeopardizing my security?
Thanks
Barbara

chscag
11-10-2016, 04:59 PM
The warning you received is generated by "Gatekeeper" which prevents users from opening and possibly installing malware. Open Office is safe, however, and can be installed. Just right click on the image file you downloaded and select "open". You will receive another warning from "Gatekeeper" which you can ignore and again select open.

And welcome to our forums.

MACBCN
11-10-2016, 07:19 PM
Hi,
Thanks for answering. I did what you said but get the same answer and then nothing happens. I'm leery about changing my settings. I at a loss.
Thanks
Barbara

pigoo3
11-10-2016, 07:26 PM
Thanks for answering. I did what you said but get the same answer and then nothing happens. I'm leery about changing my settings. I at a loss.

What chscag said is absolutely correct. Just right-click on the downloaded file...and choose "open". This has worked every single time I've needed to do it.

- Nick

MACBCN
11-10-2016, 08:02 PM
Thank you both. It worked. I'm very grateful for your help.
Barbara

pigoo3
11-10-2016, 08:07 PM
Good deal. Glad it worked.:)

- Nick