The error message about
~/.libreoffice/{3,4}/user/config/javasettings_Linux_*.xml is unrelated,
it is simply telling you libreoffice cannot find a JRE (but it will work
fine without it, for the most part).

What you're seeing is apparmor confinement finally working as intended. The 
package had been shipping apparmor profiles for some time, but they were not 
functional, and they have been fixed.
Those profiles allow reading/writing office documents in $HOME, /mnt and /media 
(that excludes /home2/).

Can you try running the following command in a terminal, and confirm
that this "fixes" your issue:

    sudo apparmor_parser -R
/etc/apparmor.d/usr.lib.libreoffice.program.*

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https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1751005

Title:
  libreoffice cannot open a document not within $HOME

Status in libreoffice package in Ubuntu:
  New

Bug description:
  Starting with today's update to LibreOffice 5.4.5.1 40m0(Build:1),
  files not within the user $HOME directory cannot be opened. This has
  nothing to do with ownership or permissions - the target document is
  owned by the user with full permissions. Moving the file to ~/Desktop
  allows it to be opened normally.

  Error message in popup window:
    Access to /home2/mico/documents/personal/2018 lists.ods was denied.

  Error message when launched from terminal:
  $: localc "2018 lists.ods"
  javaldx: Could not find a Java Runtime Environment!
  Please ensure that a JVM and the package libreoffice-java-common is installed.
  If it is already installed then try removing 
~/.libreoffice/3/user/config/javasettings_Linux_*.xml
  Warning: failed to read path from javaldx

  The file mentioned in the error message does not exist.
  I removed the corresponding file under ~/.libreoffice/4/ but that makes no 
difference.

  This but started in Ubuntu 18.04 (alpha) around Feb. 15, and with
  today's update (Feb. 22) it appeared in Ubuntu 17.10.

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 17.10
  Package: libreoffice-core 1:5.4.5-0ubuntu0.17.10.1
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.13.0-36.40-generic 4.13.13
  Uname: Linux 4.13.0-36-generic x86_64
  ApportVersion: 2.20.7-0ubuntu3.7
  Architecture: amd64
  CurrentDesktop: ubuntu:GNOME
  Date: Thu Feb 22 09:35:49 2018
  InstallationDate: Installed on 2018-01-27 (25 days ago)
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 17.10 "Artful Aardvark" - Release amd64 (20180105.1)
  SourcePackage: libreoffice
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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